Game Dev Heroes launches with Aardvark Swift as headline sponsor

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A new search for excellence in the games industry was announced today as the Game Dev Heroes initiative officially launched. The only national awards ceremony to celebrate game developers for their individual contributions to their studios, teams and projects, the Game Dev Heroes aim to shine the spotlight on the unsung heroes and hidden visionaries behind our favourite titles.

“We’re delighted to be part of such a brilliant initiative!” Says our Director & Lead Recruiter Simon Hope, “Games, projects and studios can only be as strong and successful as their dev team are, and we should recognise and celebrate those who’re making a personal contribution. We speak to so many talented people every single day who’re personally doing phenomenal things – those individuals deserve to be celebrated.”

We’re now joining forces with Game Dev Heroes to call on industry professionals to nominate your studio’s heroes. Anyone in the studio could be a winner, with categories spanning development, management, marketing & community, the studio ‘Unsung Hero’, and ‘Diversity Champion’. The submission deadline is Tuesday 19th June 2018.  An award will also be given to highlight a member of the industry for their Outstanding Contribution, which will be chosen by the judging panel.

We’ll be part of the judging panel alongside a panel of industry professionals across HR and senior management. We’re looking forward to digging deep into your nominations and hearing how brilliant you are! Sponsoring alongside us are GamesJobsDirectAnalog and Launchpad.

The award winners are set to be announced on Tuesday 10th July as part of a Game Dev Heroes networking event, held in Brighton throughout Develop Conference week. The event is free to attend but will be ticketed entry – to be notified when tickets are available, head over to and sign up to the mailing list. We’ll see you there!

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