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Scottish Games Awards Nominees Announced

Scottish Games Awards Nominees Announced

The first-ever Scottish Games Awards has announced its long list of nominees.

The Scottish Games Awards celebrate the best games and talent in Scotland. The awards are set to take place at the Malmaison in Dundee on October 27, bringing together a wide range of disciplines and specialties from across gaming. The winners will be announced at the ceremony. The awards are a part of Scottish Games Week.

UPDATE (10/28/22): The winners were announced last night.

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The award nominees are as follows:

Art and Animation

  • Just Take Your Left (Mehrdad Rezaei)
  • Cloudpunk (ION LANDS)
  • Galaxy Fight Club (Interference Pattern)
  • Train Sim World 2: Island Line 2022 (Rivet Games)
  • Autonauts vs Piratebots (Denki)


  • SOLAS 128 (Amicable Animal)
  • Train Sim World 2: Island Line 2022 (Rivet Games) 
  • A Bonnie Odyssey (Astrodreamer Studio)
  • Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The First Cases (Blazing Griffin)
  • Autonauts vs Piratebots (Denki)

Best Educational Programme

Best Educator

  • Daisy Abbott 
  • Dr. Thomas Methven 
  • Jane Draycott 
  • Erin Hughes 
  • Dr. Lynn Love 

Best Large-Budget Game

Best Small-Budget Game


Diversity Champion

  • Joanne Lacey 
  • Searra Dodds
  • Tanya Laird
  • Lauren Aitken
  • Charly Harbord

Lifetime Achievement

  • Colin Anderson
  • Tanya Laird
  • Stuart Martin
  • Dave Jones
  • Chris Sawyer

Stewart Gilray Award (Community Spirit)

  • Malath Abbas
  • Colin Macdonald
  • Colin Anderson
  • Dr. Amanda Ford
  • Paddy Burns

Technical Achievement

Tools and Technology


In addition to the list of nominees, the Scottish Games Awards also named the judges. The long list of entries will now go to the judging panel, which is chaired by Chris Scullion.

The judges include:

  • Brian Baird: Technical Director at Bethesda Games Studios Austin
  • Joe Donnelly: Feature Writer at GamesRadar+
  • Alisdair Gunn: Director at Glasgow City Innovation District
  • Steven Hamill: COO at Scottish Edge 
  • Keza MacDonald: Video Games Editor at The Guardian
  • Jim Trinca: Games journalist and video producer
  • Jo Twist: CEO of UKIE

If you would like to attend the ceremony, tickets are available now via Citizen Ticket.