World War Two naval warfare PC game ‘Victory At Sea’ has stunned the industry by scooping a top award – just months after being launched.
The hit battle game was launched for PC in August and stormed to number 5 in the Steam global online store. It followed a partnership between Evil Twin Artworks from Swindon, Wilts, and Mongoose Publishing.
The tabletop strategy game has now received Best Action/Adventure game by a Small Studio at the TIGA Awards in London, which is attended by dozens of some of the largest UK-based games developers.
Evil Twin Creative Director James Carroll said: ‘It’s been almost three since months launch and we’ve really been amazed with the great response we’ve had so far to Victory at Sea. I’d like to thank our community who have been immensely helpful with all their feedback.
‘We were shocked by not only the community but also the National industry support our game has received.’
Jame’s twin borther Mark Carroll added: ‘We were quite shocked when they announced the winner. There were so many high calibre games in the category. When they called out our name we sat there for a while as it sank in.’
The Swindon based company works with young people across the town and beyond where they nurture creative talent. Their team comprises of young people who they have visited their courses in the past and have been inspired to progress further in the games industry.
The game, whilst taking many pointers from the original tabletop game, has added many new additions to create a deeper experience for those willing to get their seafaring strategies underway.
There are now close to 100 historically accurate ship classes that can be sailed into over 120 ports across the world and although simple to pick up and play, the game is difficult to master with hidden depths and details for those who want to delve deeper.
Players start as a Destroyer Captain and make decisions to create their own story as WWII happens around them. Players can rise through the ranks of the Royal Navy and create a fleet of Submarines, or become a US Admiral and command a fleet of Aircraft Carriers.