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Media Molecule & LBP score big at Develop Awards

The 2009 Develop Industry Excellence Awards proved a resounding success for the talented chaps at Media Molecule this week, with the studio scooping up a whopping five gongs including Best New IP for its celebrated PS3 outing, LittleBigPlanet.

Elsewhere, former Sony Worldwide Studios bigwig Phil Harrison received the Development Legend gong, while both Rockstar North and Rockstar Leeds also scooped up an award each. See below for the full list.

CREATIVITY

Best New IP
LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)

Best Use of a Licence
Lego Batman (Traveller’s Tales)

Visual Arts
LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)

Audio Accomplishment
Fable II (Lionhead)

Publishing Hero
Apple

TECHNOLOGY & SERVICES

Technical Innovation
LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)

Best Tools Provider
Autodesk

Best Engine
Unreal Engine 3 (Epic Games)

Recruitment Company
Amiqus

Services
Audiomotion

Creative Outsourcing
Side & Sidelines

STUDIOS

Best New Studio
Media Molecule

Best Handheld Games Studio
Rockstar Leeds

Business Development
Playfish

Best Independent Developer
Media Molecule

Best In-House Team
Rockstar North

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Development Legend
Phil Harrison

Lifetime Achievement Award
Jacqui Lyons

Grand Prix
Codemasters