Nominations for the Develop:Star Awards 2023 are now open

Entries for the Develop:Star Awards 2023 are now open, so make sure to nominate your favourite games, studios, and individual developers well in advance

Screenshot of someone picking up an award at the Develop Star Awards 2022 for 2023 nominations

The time is coming to celebrate some of the UK’s rising game development stars, with nominations for the Develop:Star Awards 2023 now open. With over ten different categories, there are plenty of accolades on the line, and you can now nominate someone you know in the industry to pick up a gong for themselves.

With nominations open until March 31, you’ve got just over a month to decide who you think might be worthy of taking home a prize. The voting itself takes place from May 15-31, with winners announced at the prestigious event full of industry bigwigs on July 12 as part of the Develop:Brighton conference.

Last year’s winners include big names like Life is Strange: True Colors taking home the Best Narrative award, while Horizon Forbidden West got the gong for Best Audio. It wasn’t just big names though, with indie favourite Unpacking getting the nod for Best Game Design, while Acid Nerve won out as the Best Micro Studio.

If you’re thinking of nominating someone for the Develop:Star Awards 2023, you can check out all the terms and details on the official website.  If you want to secure tickets, head to the Develop:Brighton site and use the code ‘BTPRSP” at checkout for a 10% discount. We’ve also listed the prize categories below, just so you can get a sense of what they’re looking for.

  • Best Visual Art
  • Best Narrative
  • Best Game Design
  • Best Audio
  • Best Original IP
  • Best Technical Innovation
  • Diversity Star
  • Marketing Star
  • Best QA and Localisation Provider
  • Best Creative Provider
  • Best Technology Provider
  • Talent Development Star
  • Recruitment Star
  • Best Mobile Game
  • Tomorrow’s Star
  • Publishing Star
  • Best Game
  • Best Small Studio
  • Best Studio
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That’s all you need to know about nominations opening up for the Develop:Star Awards 2023. If you want to join the roster of speakers at the event, check out our call to action for Develop:Brighton 2023 speakers.