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Three wins for Cloudpunk at inaugural Scottish Games Awards

Game from German Studio IonLands triumphs, developers Team Terrible and Brilliant Skies also receive accolades

The first ever Scottish Games Awards took place night, as part of the inaugural Scottish Games Week.

A panel of industry judges decided the winners for the evening, which was chaired by VGC features editor and author Chris Scullion.

Ion Lands' Cloudpunk was the big winner, picking up three awards for Art and Animation, Best Large-Budget Game, and Creativity. While the studio is German, Cloudpunk's lead writer Tom Welsh is from Scotland.

Other winners include SOLAS 128 from Amicable Animal, which won the Audio award, The Baby in Yellow from Team Terrible which won Best Small-Budget Game, and From The Depths by Brilliant Skies, which took home the Technical Achievement award.

The show also honoured several industry names, Dr Lynn Love won Best Educator, VR Writer's Room creator Tanya Laird picked up Diversity Champion, and Lemmings creator David Jones won the Lifetime Achievement award.

Additionally, the Community Spirit Award, dedicated to the late Just Add Water founder Stewart Gilray, was awarded to Games Talks Live organiser Colin MacDonald.

The full list of Scottish Games Awards winners is below.

  • Art and Animation - Cloudpunk (Ion Lands)
  • Best Educational Programme - Dundee & Angus College: HN Games Development
  • Best Educator - Dr Lynn Love
  • Best Large-Budget Game - Cloudpunk (Ion Lands)
  • Best Small-Budget Game - The Baby in Yellow (Team Terrible)
  • Creativity - Cloudpunk (Ion Lands)
  • Diversity Champion - Tanya Laird
  • Lifetime Achievement - David Jones
  • Stewart Gilray Award (Community Spirit) - Colin MacDonald
  • Technical Achievement - From the Depths (Brilliant Skies)
  • Tools and Technology - Dislectek
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