Voting opens for the first ever TIGA Awards 2012

But you've not got long to mull it over

Voting opens for the first ever TIGA Awards 2012

Voting has opened for the TIGA awards – the trade association's inaugural celebration of the British games industry bound for the ExPlay Festival in Bath.

After a call for entries that lasted almost two months, the nominations are in, and TIGA has assembled a longlist of games in eleven categories, including best casual game, best social game and best student game.

Voting is now open for those eleven categories as well as a special Game of the Year category.

To cast your vote, simply visit the TIGA Awards website, ensuring you mark your ballot before midnight on 12 October.

The final say

Once the votes are in, they will be passed on to TIGA's judging panel, who will use the results to help decide the winners of each category.

"TIGA is focused on strengthening the UK games development and digital publishing industry," said CEO Richard Wilson.

"The fact that we have had so many entries of such high calibre demonstrates the wealth of talent and experience in the games industry.

"TIGA's innovative Awards programme has attracted entries from both the UK and overseas, demonstrating their credibility and popularity."

Smart casual

Those interested in attending the first ever TIGA Industry Awards Ceremony - set to take place on 1 November - can purchase tickets online.

The cost is £70 per person, which includes a drinks reception, a three course reception and admittance to the awards after-party.

"I'd like to thank all of the people who have submitted entries to the TIGA Awards and I wish you the very best of luck," Wilson concluded.

James Nouch
James Nouch's news editor 2012-2013