4J Studios scoops Game Of The Year prize for Minecraft at TIGA Games Industry Awards


4J Studios picked up the Game Of The Year award for its console versions of Minecraft at last night’s TIGA Games Industry Awards. The UK trade body held the event at the OXO 2 building in London. The GOTY award, which is voted for by the public, exceeded last year’s record with just under 12,000… Continue reading

Win an Xbox One and a copy of Dead Rising 3 with Argos


To celebrate Halloween, Argos is offering Edge readers the chance to win an Xbox One along with a bundle of zombie­themed prizes and a copy of Dead Rising 3. Along with Microsoft’s console, the winner will receive a customised Xbox One controller with zombie decals, a 3D­printed zombie model sporting their own face, a reversible… Continue reading

TIGA announces 2014 Games Industry Awards finalists, opens public voting for Game of the Year


Public voting for the TIGA & Edge Game of the Year award is now open, and you can cast your vote here. The winner will be announced at the 2014 TIGA Awards, which takes place on November 6 at OXO2 on London’s Southbank. The deadline for submitting your vote is Tuesday October 20. If you’d… Continue reading

TIGA’s 2014 game industry awards open

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Game industry network TIGA has opened entries for its third annual awards, aimed at recognising achievements in creativity and technical innovation throughout the UK across big and small companies alike. This year’s awards feature a total of 31 categories and include Edge/TIGA’s Game Of The Year, which will be chosen by the UK development community… Continue reading

Stylish realtime strategy One Minute To Midnight is the winner of this year’s Get Into Games Challenge


Yesterday, we announced the runners-up of our Get Into Games Challenge 2014, and today we reveal its winner. George Ing’s One Minute To Midnight was the favourite of four out of the five judges, and as a result he wins a Unity Pro licence and a trip to Unity’s annual Unite show, this year taking place… Continue reading

Sailing and running feature as we reveal the runners-up of Get Into Games Challenge 2014


This year’s Get Into Games Challenge is now complete and, after three months of teams crunching across the globe, it’s time to reveal the winners. Protest was the theme for the third of our annual coding competitions, inspiring some extremely creative interpretations and a diverse field of games that included RTSes, puzzlers, brawlers and even a rebellious-ant… Continue reading

Abertay’s ProtoPlay gears up to showcase the brightest new videogame talent


Dare To Be Digital, Abertay University’s annual student coding competition, kicked off in June and will see 15 teams of five students attempt to create a game prototype in just nine weeks. The results of their work will be showcased at ProtoPlay, under a large marquee in Dundee’s City Square, which is taking place August… Continue reading

How Amazon Game Studios is planning to broaden out gaming’s middle ground


Amazon has been in the game-making business for some time, but not so anyone would notice. In 2008, it bought Wik And The Fable Of Souls developer Reflexive and put the studio to work on games for Kindle tablets and the Amazon Appstore, firing out casual games such as Airport Mania and Simplz: Zoo. Amazon Game… Continue reading

E3 2014’s Horizon Conference: an oasis of serene beauty amid the hyperbole

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Last year, Horizon announced itself to the industry with an assortment of fresh forthcoming indie projects and the news that Polytron was, back in the summer of 2013, working on Fez 2. This year the event, helmed by IGF chairman and Venus Patrol founder Brandon Boyer, didn’t really have a headline-grabbing hook like Fez 2,… Continue reading

Nintendo’s E3 2014: a line-up unlikely to ‘save’ Wii U, but who cares when it’s this much fun?

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And now for something completely different. It doesn’t matter whether you believe Nintendo’s determination to do things its own way is its greatest asset or its greatest flaw, few will have watched Nintendo’s version of an E3 press conference without cracking a smile. The tone was set from the very beginning with an extraordinary, GIF-friendly… Continue reading