Games industry veteran Team17 have today announced their sponsorship of the 2015 TIGA Games Industry Awards. Having recently developed their own independent games label, Team17 are pleased to help TIGA reward developer excellence at the prestigious, sold out, awards evening on 12th November.
TIGA, the network for games developers & digital publishers and the trade association representing the video games industry, is staging its 4th annual awards event to recognise excellence across the industry. This year sees a record number of awards being presented, with categories including Independent Studio, Debut Game and Start-up.
Team17’s Gold Level Sponsorship enables TIGA to reward success across all sectors of the gaming industry and to split certain awards into large and small studio categories.
Team17 is a fully independent video game developer and games label responsible for the famous Worms™ series. Founded in 1990, Team17 developed and published games principally for the Commodore Amiga home computer, including numerous successful games such as Alien Breed (1991), Project-X (1992), Body Blows (1993), Superfrog (1993), and Worms (1995). In 2007 Team17 released their first digital download game, Worms for Xbox LIVE Arcade, which has gone on to become one of the top 5 best-selling XBLA games of all time.
Today, Team17 continues to grow from strength to strength through its own independent games label with hits like The Escapists and unique titles such as Beyond Eyes being released. 2016 will see more highly anticipated titles with PlayTonic’s Yooka Laylee and Lilith’s Allison Road to name but a few.
Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, said, “I am delighted to announce Team17 as a Gold sponsor of the 2015 TIGA Awards. Their understanding of all levels of the industry – from their huge success with the Worms™ series to their commitment to support young independent developers makes them the perfect partner for the TIGA Awards.”
Debbie Bestwick, Team17 CEO, added “We are very pleased and very proud to be playing such an important role in these highly prestigious awards. TIGA have worked tirelessly to give UK independent game makers every opportunity to succeed in making their aspirations a reality and we wish all of the nominees the very best of luck on the evening.”