TIGA Awards 2012 nominees: Hutch

Smashing up the competition

TIGA Awards 2012 nominees: Hutch
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With mobile studios dominating the list of nominees for UK trade association TIGA's first ever awards, we decided to put the spotlight on some of the developers in the running.

Hutch is up for one award, with its action-packed Smash Cops in the running for best debut game.

We caught up with Hutch CEO Shaun Rutland to find out how the developer is taking the nomination.

Pocket Gamer: How do you feel about being named as a finalist for a TIGA award? Shaun Rutland: Fantastic, what a year!

What would receiving a TIGA Award mean for your studio?

Winning would be the icing on the cake for us.

We've had a stonking response to our debut game, grown the studio by 2x, are moving into a cool new office and have three games in development.

Are you a TIGA member?

Yes, we are.

We want to take a very active role in the industry help and learn from others where we can - make Britain the greatest place to develop games again.

What do you think are your chances of winning?

I'd like to think yes, but, who knows. The other finalists have all done great things too.

Thanks to Shaun for his time.

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You can find more details on the TIGA Awards 2012 nominees here.

Keith Andrew
Keith Andrew
With a fine eye for detail, Keith Andrew is fuelled by strong coffee, Kylie Minogue and the shapely curve of a san serif font. He's also Pocket Gamer's resident football gaming expert and, thanks to his work on, monitors the market share of all mobile OSes on a daily basis.