The tenth annual Develop Awards took place in Brighton last night (July 11). The ceremony was attended by over 550 people from 150 companies, making it the highest-attended show in its ten-year history, reports MCV.
Ubisoft's latest Rayman release won the Visual Arts Award, while Rocksteady Studios took home the Use of a License prize for its work with Batman: Arkham City.
Moshi Monsters developer Mind Candy took home the overall Grand Prix prize, while David Perry was given the Development Legend award.
Mode 7 Games won the New IP prize for Frozen Synapse, Steam was voted Publishing Hero, Dear Esther made the best Use of Narrative and Battlefield 3 was deemed to have the best Audio Accomplishment.
Last year's Awards were dominated by Angry Birds developer Rovio and Minecraft team Mojang.
The winners in full:
New IP: Frozen Synapse (Mode 7 Games)
Use of a License: Batman: Arkham City (Rocksteady Studios)
Use of Narrative: Dear Esther (Thechineseroom)
Visual Arts: Rayman Origins (Ubsioft Montpellier)
Audio Accomplishment: Battlefield 3 (EA Dice)
Publishing Hero: Steam
Technology and Services
Technical Innovation: Enlighten (Geomerics)
Use of Online: World of Tanks (Wargaming.net)
Visual Outsourcer: Cubic Motion
Audio Outsourcer: Side
Services: VMC Game Labs
Tools Provider: Epic Games
Engine: Unity 3.5 (Unity Technologies)
New Studio: Bossa Studios
Micro Studio: Thechineseroom
Business Development: NaturalMotion Games
Independent Studio: CCP
In-House Studio: The Creative Assembly
Development Legend: David Perry
Grand Prix: Mind Candy