Life Is Strange and Alien: Isolation Emerge Victorious at the Develop Awards 2015

Life Is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment and Alien: Isolation studio The Creative Assembly emerged triumphant at this year’s Develop Awards in Brighton, England.

Alien: Isolation, which sold more than two million copies and received six BAFTA nominations, picked up three of its awards in Use of a Licence or IP, Audio Accomplishment and Creative Outsourcer.

Meanwhile, Dontnod Entertainment’s story-driven episodic series fought off strong competition to scoop the New Games IP – PC/Console and Use of Narrative accolades.

Tim and Chris Stamper, the founders of British-based developer Rare, were presented with the Development Legend award, with Tim also announcing his latest project: a mobile title called ‘Cat Logic.’

Over 20 awards were handed out during a ceremony that had more than 150 companies in attendance, with some of the other winners including Rockstar North (In-House Studio), Monolith Productions’ Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Creative Outsourcer – Visual & Development) and Unity Technologies’ Unity 5 (Engine).

The Develop Conference was held from July 14 to 16 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole.

Listed below are all of the recipients from the 2015 Develop Awards:

  • New Games IP — PC/Console: Life Is Strange
  • New Games IP — Mobile: Plunder Pirates
  • Use of a Licence or IP — Presented by Iconicfuture: Alien: Isolation
  • Visual Arts: Lumino City
  • Audio Accomplishment: Alien: Isolation
  • Use of Narrative: Life Is Strange
  • Technology Provider: Oculus VR
  • Design & Creativity Tool: SpeedTree for Games
  • Production Tool: Perforce
  • Engine: Unity 5
  • Services: Audiomotion
  • QA & Localisation: Testology
  • Creative Outsourcer — Visual & Development: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Creative Outsourcer — Audio: Alien: Isolation
  • Recruiter: Amiqus
  • Publishing Hero: Team 17
  • Micro Studio — Presented by Unity: Roll7
  • Independent Studio: Space Ape Games
  • In-House Studio: Rockstar North
  • New Studio: Starship
  • Development Legend: Tim and Chris Stamper

Read more about the Develop Awards winners in Hardcore Gamer’s reviews of Alien: Isolation, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Life Is Strange Episode 1: Chrysalis.