Space Ape’s Transformers: Earth Wars wins Game of the Year 2016 at TIGA Awards

Voted for by a record 60,000 people

Space Ape’s Transformers: Earth Wars wins Game of the Year 2016 at TIGA Awards

Space Ape’s mobile title Transformers: Earth Warshas won Game of the Year 2016 at the TIGA Awards.

The game was voted for by more than 60,000 people, a record for the event.

The London studio was nominated for numerous accolades and also took home the award for Best Strategy Game.

And the winners are...

Other mobile winners on the night included Rebellion’s Raceline CC for Best Casual/Social Game, Pixel Toys’ Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade for Best Game by a Small Studio and Channel 4’s Eden: The Game for Best Game on the Amazon Appstore.

"Congratulations to all of last night’s winners,” said TIGA CEO Richard Wilson.

“At our largest ever TIGA Awards we highlighted excellence in games and business, education and technology, diversity and creativity. I would like to say a huge congratulations to all of our winners, whose innovation, creativity and excellence is driving the UK games industry forward.”

The list of winners in full:

Best Arcade Game
Alienation - Housemarque (SIEE)

Best Action/Adventure Game
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End - Naughty Dog (SIEE)

Best Debut Game
Overcooked - Ghost Town Games

Best Strategy Game
Transformers: Earth Wars - Space Ape Games

Best Casual/Social Game
Raceline CC - Rebellion

Best Puzzle Game
Hue - Fiddlesticks Games

Best Racing Game
DiRT Rally - Codemasters

Best Role Playing Game
Monster Mountain - Funky Panda Games

Best Game on Amazon Appstore
Eden: The Game - Channel 4

Best Audio Design
Batman: Arkham Knight - Rocksteady Studios

Best Creative Gameplay
Total War: Warhammer - Creative Assembly

Diversity Award
NextGen Aspiring Women - Next Gen Skills Academy

Best Educational Game
The Times Table Adventures - Strawdog studios / Pitstop Productions

Best Game by a Small Studio
Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade - Pixel Toys

Most Original Game
The Assembly - nDreams

Best Virtual Design
Tearaway Unfolded - Media Molecule (SIEE)

Best Animation Supplier

Best Audio Supplier
Pinewood Studios

Best In-House Studio
Ubisoft Reflections

Best Educational Initiative and Talent Development
London South Bank University

Best Educational Institution
Bournemouth University

Best Engines, Middleware, Tools and Technology

Best Independent Studio - Small
Lockwood Publishing

Best Independent Studio - Large
Sumo Digital

Best Legal Services Supplier

Outstanding Leadership
Playground Games Leadership Team:
Gavin Raeburn - CEO
Trevor Williams - COO
Ralph Fulton - Creative Director

Outstanding Leadership - Highly Commended
Universally Speaking - Vicki Peggs

Best QA provider

Best Recruitment Agency
Aardvark Swift

Best Start Up
Project M Studio

Tax and Accountancy Firm
Saffery Champness

Best Technical Innovation
Epic Games / Ninja Theory / 3Lateral / Cubic Motion

Best Publisher
Sold Out Sales and Marketing

Outstanding Individual Award
Gisele Stewart

Outstanding Growth Award

Outstanding Creativity Award
Supermassive Games

Game of the Year 2016
Transformers: Earth Wars - Space Ape Games

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Craig Chapple is a freelance analyst, consultant and writer with specialist knowledge of the games industry. He has previously served as Senior Editor at, as well as holding roles at Sensor Tower, Nintendo and Develop.