Categories & Prizes

We are really lucky to have some incredible sponsors this year. Thanks so much to our Gold sponsors ARM and PlayJam, Bronze sponsor BlackBerry, snacks sponsor Unity Technologies and prize sponsors; Pinewood Studios and Centroid.

Best Game

Sponsored by ARM and GameStick

A mystery theme for this category will be announced at GameHack. Your challenge, should you choose
to accept it, is to build a game based on this theme in 24 hours.

Participants will be provided with a free copy of Unity for Android and ARM’s development tools such as emulators and debuggers. They will also receive help and support from the ARM team throughout the event in using of cutting edge graphic tricks for GameStick and other ARM powered devices such as mobiles and tablets. Participants will have the chance to use GameSticks on the day.

Prize: Win £2,000, with an additional £3,000 to publish the game on GameStick.


About ARM
ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies.

About PlayJam
PlayJam was established with a core mission to bring affordable gaming to TV. The company operates a built-for-TV games platform that currently powers casual games on over 80 million Smart TV devices worldwide through partnerships with leading manufacturers including, Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic. To date the platform has delivered over 1 billion games via Pay and Smart TV networks in over 120 countries.
In January this year, PlayJam extended support for its platform to Android-enabled devices and announced the launch of its own hardware platform GameStick. At $79.99, GameStick – billed as the world’s most portable TV games console – offers families an affordable entry point to a world of games that can be played out on the home’s big screen.

PlayJam is backed by GameStop, Adobe, Endeavour Ventures, London Venture Partners and a number of game industry luminaries.

Best ‘endless runner’ game


Sponsored by BlackBerry

Create the most addictive ‘endless runner’ style game in 2D or 3D. Using a meta game design, displaying friends ‘in-game’ progress, and social integration with leader board, achievements and challenges for extra points!

Prize: To be announced soon!

About BlackBerry 10
BlackBerry 10 offers a powerful and easy platform for game development. A POSIX-based OS helps your games perform to their fullest and our leading hardware provides a visually stunning platform for your game. So users get a rich, engaging mobile gaming experience that keeps them coming back for more.

Most awesome game

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Sponsored by Centroid 3D
Prize: Half a day motion capture studio time with Centroid

About Centroid
Motion capture and character animation services to the film, television and video games industry, Centroid delivers motion capture and 3D pipeline solutions throughout Europe. With a team of thirty industry professionals, a comprehensive list of facilities and services from production pre visualisation to finished post production animation and a strict secure data environment, we deliver on time to the highest standards, quality and security.

Most innovative idea


Sponsored by TIGA
Prize: Increasing discoverability, profile and exposure of your team and game to TIGA’s network. Opportunity to be the main keynote at the next TIGA GameDev Night and main feature in the TIGA newsletter ‘The Eye’ with exposure of your game.

The Hacktackular Award
Prize for the most unique and original game of the TIGA GameHack

The Community Spirit Award
Prize dedicated to the individual or team who goes out of their way to help others

Snacks sponsors: Unity Technologies



Unity is a game development ecosystem: a powerful rendering engine fully integrated with a complete set of intuitive tools and rapid workflows to create interactive 3D content; easy multiplatform publishing; thousands of quality, ready-made assets in the Asset Store and a knowledge-sharing Community.

For independent developers and studios, Unity’s democratizing ecosystem smashes the time and cost barriers to creating uniquely beautiful games. They are using Unity to build a livelihood doing what they love: creating games that hook and delight players on any platform

2 thoughts on “Categories & Prizes

    • An endless runner is a game where the player runs until examples of the genre are Temple Run and JetPack Joyride.

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