The Grads In Games Awards 2018

Nominations Shortlists

Academic Award

Showcasing the academics who are doing the most to help students into the games industy, with a strong track record of beneficial results from their work.

Dr Hamish Carr
University of Leeds

Dr Iain Donald
Abertay University

Prof Mata Haggis-Burridge
NHTV Breda University of Applied Scientists

Dr Daryl Marples
University of Huddersfield

Dr Mike Reddy
University of South Wales

Paul Roberts
Staffordshire University

Dr Gary Ushaw
Newcastle University


Educational Institution Award

Highlighting the universities and courses that are actively doing the most to help students into the games industry.

Birmingham City University (Gamer Camp)

Bournemouth University (NCCA)

Howest DAE

Sheffield Hallam University

University of Hertfordshire

University of Huddersfield

Student Award

Showcasing games students who are pro-active high achievers, exceeding expectations to ensure the best chance of graduating straight into a games industry role.

Jared Buckley
Sheffield Hallam University

Kieran Clare
De Montfort University

Richard Hill
Staffordshire University

Ben Murray
University of Derby

Kial Oliver-Gibson
University of Huddersfield

Lewis Thompson
Staffordshire University

Student Game Award

The best of student games projects, whether independently developed or as part of university study.
These games highlight students & recent graduates taking huge steps toward a professional career in games.


The Grandfather Machine
National Film & Television School

Falling Sky
National Film & Television School

University of Huddersfield

Sheffield Hallam University


The Red Stare

From Light
University of Southern California


Graduate Employer Award

The studios doing the most to help nurture the next generation of games developers, and working towards a more sustainable future for the industry.



Electric Square



Red Kite Games

Sumo Digital

Graduate Impact Award

Graduate & junior employees that have quickly become integral members of their teams and are creating a hugely positive impact not just within their studio, but also toward the wider games industry.

Josh Bell
Junior Sound Designer
Cloud Imperium

Matthias Kapuvari
Senior Concept Artist

Matthew Kemp

Anthea van Leeuwen
3D Artist

Liz Mercuri
Technical Evangelist

Nicolas Pirot
Technical Artist


The Grads In Games Awards

Part of the Grads In Games initiative