The unsung heroes of games development have been unveiled!

Game Dev Heroes Winners Announced
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After much anticipation, hundreds of nominations, weeks of deliberation by a team of judges, the unsung heroes of games development have been unveiled. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, we’re really proud to be involved in this awesome initiative.

This is a huge step for us, and something we’ve been hoping to get off the ground for a long time. Hopefully it’ll grow into a giant that everyone in the industry wants to be a part of!

We decided to sponsor and organise this event because we see how great everyone is in the industry every single day. We know that without the personal contributions of so many excellent developers, studios and games would cease to exist. As there isn’t an awards which shines the spotlight on the behind the scenes work these heroes do. We’re here to shine that light!

So, after weeks of hard work from us, Alex Boucher and the rest of the team involved, we can honestly say that the inaugural event was a huge success! You can check out the photos from the drinks reception at the Mesmerist in Brighton here.

Without further ado, here’s the list of winners;

Art & Animation;
Anna Hollinrake
Senior Artist, Dream Reality Interactive

Design;
Meg Jayanth
Freelance Writer and Narrative Designer

QA
Lesleyann White
Quality Analyst & Support, Failbetter Games

Sound
Sam Hughes
Founder, The Sound Architect & Intern, Remedy Entertainment

Production
Jessica Gaskell
Producer, Sumo Digital

Programming
John Campbell
Technical Director, Triangular Pixels

Marketing & Community
Haley Uyrus
Marketing Manager, Failbetter Games

Management
Thad Frogley
Technical Director, Boss Alien

Unsung Hero
Bill Donegan
Project Manager, Special Effect

Diversity Champion
Helen Andrzejowska
Director, Ocean Spark Studios

Outstanding Contribution
Mike Simpson
Creative Director, Creative Assembly

We’d like to say a huge congratulations to all the winners and those shortlisted. You’ve made it an awesome event and we’re proud to name you as the first ever Game Dev Heroes.

Click here to read the profiles on the winners!

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