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The Longest Walk and Hercule Poirot: The London Case crowned at Scottish Games Awards

The Scottish Games Awards 2023 took place yesterday in Glasgow, with Alexander Tarvet’s The Longest Walk winning Best Small-Budget Game, and Agatha Christie: Hercule Poirot – The London Case (developed by Blazing Griffin) getting Best Large-Budget Game.

Other winners included Matt Stark’s Viewfinder, which got the award for Technical Achievement, and Blinnk and the Vacuum of Space, which won the Pure Quality award. We talked to developer Changing Day earlier this year about designing autistic-friendly games.

The Lifetime Achievement award was given to Mike Dailly, currently principle programmer at Sumo, but best known for designing Lemmings and co-founding DMA Design (now Rockstar North). He also spent eight years at YoYo Games as head of development for GameMaker.

Here’s the full list of winners at the Scottish Games Awards 2023:

Art and Animation: Skye Tales – Puny Astronaut
Audio: Eschaton – Jabuga
Best Small-Budget Game: The Longest Walk – Alexander Tarvet
Best Large-Budget Game: Agatha Christie: Hercule Poirot – The London Case – Blazing Griffin
Creativity: Marion’s Journey – Chimera Tales
Technical Achievement: Viewfinder – Matt Stark
Spirit Of Scotland: Skye Tales – Puny Astronaut
Pure Quality: BLINNK and the Vacuum of Space – Changing Day
Best Educational Programme: Online Diploma Programme (Game Design) – Robert Gordon College
Best Educator: Dr Thomas Hainey – University of the West of Scotland
Diversity Champion: Searra Leishman – Hyper Luminal Games
Lifetime Achievement: Mike Dailly
Community Spirit Award (Stewart Gilray): Luci Holland
Tools and Technology: GameMaker
Rising Star: Rach Macpherson – Neonhive

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