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Tiga Games Industry Awards 2021: the best social, casual and strategy games

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The Tiga Games Industry Awards 2021 event has already happened and we know the winners! If you are also curious to learn about the best games in different categories according to Tiga this year, here you will find extended information not only about the winners but also about the criteria used by Tiga to find the best games!

How is the best social game chosen by Tiga?

The most important features for the judges are the innovation, creativity and the level of engagement of a social game. Still, the elements of design are also crucial, so the judges are checking the visual design, the sound and the game design itself.

Which games were assessed this year and who is the winner?

All in all there were seven games under the category of the best social game. They were Tactile Games Ltd:  Simon’s Cat – Story Time, Supermassive Games: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope, Snap Finger Click: ACT IT OUT XL! A Game of Charades, Supersolid: RoPets, Sold Out Sales and Marketing: KeyWe and Sony Interactive Entertainment/XDev: Sackboy: A Big Adventure.

The best social game chosen by Tiga this year is Supermassive Games: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope.

How is the best casual game is chosen by Tiga?

Actually, the criteria used by the judges for choosing the best causal game are the same as the ones used for choosing the best social game. The difference of course in the scope of game the judges are checking, yet, what they are looking for are also the level of the graphics, sound and game design as well as the innovation used in the game, the creative approach and the way the game is engaging people to play.

Which games were assessed this year and who is the winner?

The judges of Tiga were choosing the best casual game among such games as Trailmix: Love and Pies, Arte France – Upian: Unmaze, Outplay Entertainment:  Gordon Ramsay’s Chef Blast, IDEA Games: OtherWordly, Marmalade Game Studio: THE GAME OF LIFE 2, Lockwood Publishing: Avakin Life and Kwalee: Let’s Be Cops 3D.

The judges of Tiga have chosen Trailmix: Love and Pies as the winner of their award for the best causal game.

How is the best strategy game of the year is chosen by Tiga?

The process of choosing the best strategy game by the judges of Tiga is similar to the procedure for other game categories. Innovation, creativity and engagement are assessed as well as the technical aspects of a game such as the game design, the quality of sound and graphics.

Which games were assessed under this category this year and who is the winner?

The shortlist included six games under this category this year. The games assessed by the judges were Team 17 (publisher) and NEXT Studios (developer): Crown Trick, Team 17 (publisher) and Astral Pixel (developer):  Super Magbox, Creative Assembly: Total War: WARHAMMER II, Rebellion: Evil Genius 2: World Domination, Perchang Games: Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower and Legendary Games: Necromunda: Gang Skirmish.

The winner of the award this year is Creative Assembly: Total War: WARHAMMER II.

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