The 2012 TIGA Games Industry Award winners have been revealed at a ceremony in Bath.
Taking place at the Bath Assembly Rooms last night (November 1), the ceremony was hosted by video game voice actor Corey Johnston and was attended by numerous UK-based developers and industry veterans.
Dear Esther was the big winner of the night, picking up six gongs for Portsmouth-based development team thechineseroom.
Taking place on a mysterious island, Dear Esther is an experimental first-person adventure in which players attempt to discover who they are controlling, why they are on the island and why a person named Esther has sent them there.
It won the 'Best Arcade/Adventure Game' award, and also picked up prizes for its visual and audio design, originality and for being this year's 'Best Debut'.
Double Eleven won the award for 'Game of the Year' for its work on LittleBigPlanet Vita, which was released in September.
Minecraft: Xbox Live Arcade Edition was named 'Best Arcade Game', while Blitz Studio CEO Philip Oliver was named 'Person of the Year'.