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Entries Now Open For The Develop:Star Awards 2020

Tandem Events has announced that nominations are now open for the Develop:Star Awards taking place during Develop:Brighton 2020 on Wednesday 15 July at the Hilton Brighton Metropole.

The Develop:Star Awards are split into 17 categories, for which nominations are open until 23:59 BST on Friday 3 April.

“The Develop:Star Awards recognise the achievements of our industry’s best and brightest, who continue to push the boundaries of this fabulous and exciting industry,” said Andy Lane, managing director of Tandem Events.

“This year we’re excited to be introducing four new awards, recognising QA and localisation, creative and technology providers and with our Tomorrow’s Star prize, new talent and the future of the business.”

Last year Overcooked! 2 from Ghost Town Games and Team17 won Game of the Year, with Jagex’s Old School RuneScape picking up the Best Mobile Game award. Sumo Digital won the prize for Best Studio while Weather Factory won Best Micro Studio.

In addition to those 17 categories is the Develop Star Award, which will honour an extraordinary industry figure for their outstanding achievements and contribution to the industry. Last year’s recipient was No Man’s Sky creator and Hello Game co-founder Sean Murray.

The qualifying period for entries is from 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020. Only games released during this period are eligible for nominations in the appropriate categories, and any supporting evidence or testimony included in the nomination must fall within the same timeframe.

The finalists will be announced in May, after which voting will open to the development community, ensuring the winners are chosen by developers themselves.

The details for each of the 17 awards open for nominations are below:

For more information on Develop:Star Awards and how to submit nominations, please visit:

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