Scottish Games Week reached its climax late last month with the first-ever Scottish Games Awards, a celebration of everything that’s great about the country’s historically rich, contemporarily vibrant and globally important industry.

Notable winners included Dr Lynn Love from Women in Games Education Ambassador Abertay University for Best Educator; Tanya Laird for Diversity Champion, ION LANDS’ Cloudpunk, a cyberpunk delivery game that claimed three different awards, for Art and Animation, Creativity, and the Best Large-Budget Game; Amicable Animal’s SOLAS 128, following up its BAFTA win with the Audio award; and Team Terrible’s The Baby in Yellow, a bizarre yet effective fusion of eldritch horror and comedy that won the Best Small-Budget Game award.

Dave Jones, Co-Founder of DMA Design, was given the Lifetime Achievement award.

The Scottish Games Awards winners in full are:

Art and Animation
Cloudpunk (ION LANDS)

SOLAS 128 (Amicable Animal)

Best Educational Programme
Dundee & Angus College: HN Games Development

Best Educator
Dr Lynn Love, Abertay University

Best Large-Budget Game
Cloudpunk (ION LANDS)

Best Small-Budget Game
The Baby in Yellow (Team Terrible)

Cloudpunk (ION LANDS)

Diversity Champion
Tanya Laird

Lifetime Achievement
David Jones

Stewart Gilray Award (Community Spirit)
Colin MacDonald

Technical Achievement
From the Depths (Brilliant Skies Ltd.)

Tools and Technology

Brian Baglow, Director of Scottish Games Week and Founder of the Scottish Games Network, said: “The level of creativity and technical expertise across Scotland is outstanding, as is the passion, enthusiasm and commitment that we see from so many people across the whole games ecosystem. Today we are celebrating those achievements and turning the spotlight on the individuals, organisations and games that make Scotland’s games community such a vibrant and fun place to be.

“As the culmination of Scottish Games Week, these awards are a stake in the ground which proclaim that games are important, that we have a significant role to play in Scotland’s future and that we are going to be a far larger, louder and prominent part of Scotland’s digital future.”