The winners of the third Gamesindustry.biz Ideal Areas To Function Awards (UK) have been revealed.
Presented by Amiqus, 20 distinctive firms collected Ideal Areas badges at a ceremony in Central London this afternoon (Friday, September 20th).
The Ideal Areas To Function in the UK video games market are:
Massive Pixel Studios, Inventive Assembly, Criterion, D3T, Dlala, Electric Square, Failbetter Games, Hammerhead VR , Hangar 13, Lucid Games, Media Molecule, Mojiworks, NaturalMotion, No Code, Playground Games, Uncommon, Space Ape Games, Studio Gobo, Unit two Games and Unity
All of these firms scored more than the threshold expected to win a single of our coveted Ideal Areas badges. Interviews with all of the winners will seem on GamesIndustry.biz subsequent week.
At the occasion, Gamesindustry.biz also revealed the winners of a quantity of specific awards about Education, Well being & Wellbeing, Corporate Social Duty and Diversity. It also named the No.1 scoring modest, mid-sized and substantial studios. The winners have been:
The Corporate Social Duty Award — in partnership with SpecialEffect
(For firms that assistance charities and the wider games business enterprise)
The Well being and Wellbeing Award
(For firms who assistance their staff’s physical and mental welfare)
The Diversity Award
(For firms that encourage a diverse workforce in games)
Winner: Media Molecule
The Education Award
(For firms that assistance schools, universities and colleges)
Winner: Inventive Assembly
The Ideal Modest Enterprise
(The highest scoring enterprise below 50 workers)
Winner: Dlala Studios
The Ideal Mid-Sized Enterprise
(The highest scoring enterprise below 200 workers)
Winner: Space Ape Games
The Ideal Huge Enterprise
(The highest scoring enterprise more than 200 workers)
Winner: Playground Games
The UK’s Ideal Boss
Winner: Siobhan Reddy, Media Molecule
Throughout the occasion, a diversity initiative G Into Gaming took to the stage to go over approaches to strengthen gender diversity in the workplace. The project’s founder, Liz Prince, also named the recipient of the second G Into Gaming Award, which went to Ann Hurley of Testronic.
The Ideal Areas To Function Awards are judged by a dual survey technique, such as a enterprise questionnaire (worth 25% of the final score) and an employee survey (worth 75% of the final score). The threshold for winners varies based on enterprise size. Nearly 80 firms participated in this year’s awards.
Gamesindustry.biz will be operating in-depth interviews with all the winners subsequent week.
The 2019 Ideal Areas To Function Awards have been presented by Amiqus, and sponsored by Playground Games and Inventive Assembly. Particular thanks to UKIE and SpecialEffect for more occasion assistance.