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Tiga Awards Winners revealed

Tiga, The Independent Game Developers Association, presented its annual gongs at a glittering awards ceremony held last night in London.

Tiga Awards Winners revealed

London, England, 31st January 2008: Tiga, The Independent Game Developers Association, presented its annual gongs at a glittering awards ceremony held last night in London.

The awards which are voted by and won by Tiga members are given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development community throughout 2007.

Commenting on the awards Fred Hasson, the departing TIGA CEO, said "The European development community represents some of the best talent in the world. The awards presented last night are treasured by the winners as they are voted by and presented by their peers."

The full list of winners is:

Best PC/Console Game developed by a TIGA member 2007

Presented to: Codemasters Studios for Colin McRae: DiRT

Best Handheld/Console Game developed by a TIGA member 2007

Presented to: Doublesix: Kuju Entertainment for Geometry Wars: Galaxies

Best Mobile Game developed by a TIGA member 2007

Presented to: Finbalde for Tomb Raider Anniversary

Best Technology 2007

Presented to: Codemasters for The EGO Engine

Best Cross Media Application of Games 2007

Presented to: Audiomotion

Best Developer - Greatest contribution to independent games development during 2007 by TIGA member

Presented to: Denki

Best Player - Greatest individual contribution to independent games development during 2007

Presented to: Fred Hasson

The awards took place at the Haymarket Hotel, London on the 30th January 2008, the 2007 Tiga awards were voted on by Tiga members.

For more information on the awards, or to arrange interviews, please contact:-

Keef Sloan

Peppermint P

e: keef@peppermintp.co.uk

t: 07973 614302

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-- About Tiga --

Tiga is the national trade association representing the business and commercial interests of games software developers in the UK and Europe. Tiga's key objective is to keep its members at the heart of the global games industry by helping to create a successful business environment for them and by representing their interests to Government, Europe, and financiers. To this end Tiga has 2 principle roles:

To interface with Government departments and Ministers (as well as Europe) on all issues that affect the overall wellbeing of the sector - Tiga has relations with BERR, Treasury, Inland Revenue, UKTI, DCMS, DIUS, and the Home Office; we encourage a strong partnership between government and industry, and To develop economic development strategies for the sector that make the UK the place of choice to do 'games' business; we aim to get UK development back into 3rd place and keep it one of the top most important global centres, alongside the US and Japan.

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This press release was issued by Peppermint P - the Development Industry's specialist PR agency. Find out more at: www.peppermintp.co.uk

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