Red Kite Games enjoyed a winning evening in London last night, picking up Best Small Independent Studio at the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2018.
The studio, which is based in Huddersfield, had been nominated for two different awards, including the Best Services Provider category. At a lavish event at Guildhall in London, however, Red Kite Games brilliantly managed to take home Best Small Independent Studio.
Its success adds to the plaudits received for the studio’s growing roster of client work, which has seen Iwaniszak and co. work with the likes of Activision, Sony, Microsoft and Sumo Digital, amongst numerous others.
Red Kite Games brilliantly managed to take home Best Small Independent Studio
“I know everyone says this when they win an award, but I genuinely didn’t expect this,” commented Simon Iwaniszak on the award. “To have even been nominated in any of the categories was a big moment for the studio. To actually win one, however, is something else. Naturally, I’d like to thank everyone who has worked with Red Kite Games over the last year. We’ve got some exciting things to announce in 2019, and so this win really sets us off on the right foot.”
Building on TIGA’s role as a key trade association for the UK games industry, the TIGA Awards are designed to acknowledge the most creative studios in the country, as well as honour technological and business brilliance in games businesses of all sizes. More than 30 awards in all were handed out over the course of the evening, with categories split between Game and Business Categories.
“The creative drive behind studios in the UK is something to be envied, and if the new recruits coming to Red Kite are indicative of the wider industry across Britain, then there is some real talent coming through at the moment,” added Iwaniszak, who has previously worked at the likes of Rockstar. “We’re proud to have a role to play in the UK industry moving forward.”