The strangest thing happened last Thursday. Eufloria HD had been nominated for both Gaming and Design in the Big Chip Awards. These UK are awards primarily aimed at digital agencies. Somehow, we came from completely left field to win not only both these categories but also the grand prize, beating off the BBC’s iPlayer Radio app in the process. We’re still a bit dumbstruck! Anyway, pic and press release follows.
Tuna Technologies beat off all-comers to win 3 awards at the prestigious Big Chips awards ceremony, including the best of the night Grand Prix Award, Best Use of Design and Best Use of Gaming.
BAFTA nominated Eufloria, an ambient real-time strategy game, picked up plaudits from the judges for the beauty of its visuals, the simplicity and depth of its game play and the praise heaped on it by gamers. Described as a very accomplished piece of design, it united the judges to declare it Big Chip Grand Prix winner 2013.
“To come here and successfully take on such renowned and successful digital agencies is a wonderful achievement. Eufloria’s success continues to surprise and amaze us, and shows the power of our commitment to originality and quality” said Alex Amsel, Managing Director of Tuna.
The Big Chips are far and away the biggest digital awards outside London and the longest running in the UK. They are run by and for the industry, not for profit – by trade association, Manchester Digital working with partners including Digital Union in the North East, Leeds Digital Festival, Creative Liverpool, Creative Sheffield, Liverpool Vision and the Manchester Digital Development Agency.
Official website: www.bigchipawards.com
Eufloria HD is part of a continuing collaboration with Rudolf Kremers (Omni Systems) and Alex May, and was Apple’s Best iPad Game of 2012 Runner-Up. It’s available on the Apple App store and Google Play store for £2.99/$4.99/€3.99.
Official website: www.eufloria-game.com
Press Pack: http://www.eufloria-game.com/files/Eufloria_HD_PressPack.zip
Tuna is an international award-nominated boutique indie game production company who specialise in developing projects for mobile, traditional gaming and on-line platforms. With many years experience in the field, Tuna have worked with a range of partners including marketing and advertising agencies, independent game developers, universities, and solo artists. Services include digital consultancy, concept development, production management, software development and establishing software development partnerships. Brands Tuna has worked with include Family Guy, Big Brother, Cadbury, Asteroids, Boulder Dash, and indie hits Alien Hominid and Eufloria on platforms as wide ranging as iPhone, iPad, Android, Facebook, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PS3.
Official Website: www.tunahq.com
About Omni Systems Ltd
Eufloria is published by Omni Systems Limited, Rudolf Kremer’s indie media production company. Omni has been set up as a new kind of independent games (and other media) company, offering an alternative to corporate restraints and rewarding developers in a way that traditional game development often does not allow. Additionally Omni produces and develops other media including screenplays, comics, PS3 Dynamic Themes and more, while also offering consultancy services ranging from interactive software development to consultancy on creating virtual spaces. Current projects of note are two new games: StarLit and Neopolis, a series of Sci-Fi dynamic themes for PlayStation 3 and a comic called Spire.
Official Website: www.omni-labs.com