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TIGA Awards finalists and Game Connection Europe

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It has been a very busy few weeks for us here at Speech Graphics, and it is not stopping any time soon! We have started working on some exciting new projects, gotten some great recognition, and are gearing up for our next games industry event. I will be in Paris next week for Game Connection Europe and Paris Games Week. In addition to meeting with studios and making new contacts, I am very excited to check out the games on display. I still have a few meeting slots left, so if you will be in attendance and want to learn more about our facial animation, just let me know.

Speech Graphics has also been shortlisted for Animation Supplier at the 2015 TIGA Games Industry Awards! This is our second year in a row being shortlisted for this award, which is a great honor. The awards ceremony takes place November 12, and we hope that this will be our year. The full list of awards and nominations can be found on the TIGA website, or right here.

We also recently had a profile piece on Alphr, a new website for tech news. This was based on an interview we did with PC Pro magazine, and we are very excited to have a digital version to share.  In addition, I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael from Pivot, a brand new Edinburgh tech blog. Not only was the Speech Graphics piece part of the launch, but a number of  friends from our home at CodeBase and around Edinburgh have also been featured.

Lastly, we had the opportunity to demo at the Data Science for Media event at the University of Edinburgh put on by the Alan Turing Institute. Talks featured speakers from the New York Times, the BBC, Ericsson and more. It was a great event, and we were very glad to take part!

TIGA Games Industry Awards 2012 Finalist

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Speech Graphics was honoured to be a finalist at the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2012.

TIGA is quoted on their website: “As trade body for the UK Games industry , we’ve set up our awards with a difference. As well as focusing on the best games in the industry over the last 12 months, we want to highlight best practice and reward those in the industry contributing to its long-term innovation.”
More details of the awards can be found here.

Speech Graphics wins John Logie Baird Award

Speech Graphics was honored to receive a John Logie Baird award for its innovative audio-driven animation solution at the gala dinner in Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel. Details of the winners can be found here.

CTO Michael Berger is quoted in the UK press association release: “This award represents a lot to us. Scotland has proven to be a great place to go into business. Not only is the video game industry in Scotland world-leading, but there is also a network of support for innovation here that is second to none, and the John Logie Baird Award captures the essence of that.”

The awards commemorate the Scottish inventor of the television. Winners were honoured in front of 270 industry experts and guests, including John Logie Baird’s grandson, Ian Baird.

New Ventures Competition finalist

Speech Graphics was shortlisted as a finalist in the Scottish Institute for Enterprise’s (SIE) New Ventures Competition. We were selected from among 41 university spinoff companies who entered the competition from across all of Scotland.

John Logie Baird Award finalist

Speech Graphics is one of three finalists in its category for the John Logie Baird Award, a Scottish awards scheme for excellence in innovation, named after the Scottish inventor of the television. Winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Dinner at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on March 12.