TIGA Awards 2012 nominees: Denki
No quarrel here
Denki is up for two awards in all, with Quarrel in the running for best social game and best serious release.
We caught up with head of product strategy and shipping Sean Taylor to find out how the developer is taking the nominations.
Pocket Gamer: How do you feel about being named as a finalist at the TIGA Awards?
Sean Taylor: We're very pleased to be nominated for, not one, but two TIGA awards.
Just because a legal guardian has wrestled Quarrel from our arms and denied us visitation rights, it doesn't mean we love our baby any less!
What would receiving a TIGA Award mean for your studio?
It would mean a great deal, particularly the serious game award.
Quarrel is proof that you can put fun first and still deliver a "meaningful learning experience".
I've seen people of all ages connect with Quarrel, despite the core mechanics being the rather unsexy counting and spelling.
As Pink Floyd sang, "We don't need no edutainment.
Are you a TIGA member?
Denki is a founder member of TIGA and our CEO sits on the board - but not the awards jury, I stress.
TIGA is making a real difference to the industry. There is still a credibility gap between games and the rest of the arts and entertainment industries, and by making sure our interests are properly represented in Government and the press, TIGA is closing that gap.
What do you think are your chances of winning?
Slim. The quality of nominee in each category is so high, I don't envy the judges who have to make the final awards.
Thanks to Sean for his time.
You can find more details on the TIGA Awards 2012 nominees here.