Disclaimer: Sadly, the real Mario wasn't available to attend on the night
Disclaimer: Sadly, the real Mario wasn't available to attend on the night

Last night, Thursday 5th March, saw the MCV/Develop Awards 2020 take place at The Brewery in central London, UK. Dating back almost 20 years, the MCV and Develop Awards were combined this year into a single event, aiming to "bring together every aspect of our multi-faceted, multi-talented industry".

Nominees for the awards below were selected by a grand jury of 50 industry veterans, with 5,000 MCV/Develop subscribers then casting their votes to see who would take each category. Nintendo managed to win two awards - one for 'Major Publisher of the Year', and one for 'Platform of the Year' - but you can see the entire list right here:

DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS
Development Tool of the Year
Unity

External Development Partner of the Year
Sumo Digital

Recruitment Agency of the Year
Amiqus

OUTSTANDING STUDIOS
Major Studio of the Year
Media Molecule
Indie Studio of the Year
Hello Games

INNOVATION IN GAMES
Visual Innovation of the Year
ZA/UM for Disco Elysium

Audio Innovation of the Year
Creative Assembly for Total War: Three Kingdoms

Gameplay Innovation of the Year
Media Molecule for Dreams

Narrative Innovation of the Year
Supermassive for The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

REACHING AUDIENCES
PR Agency of the Year
Indigo Pearl

Creative Agency of the Year
Fourth Floor

Campaign of the Year
Xbox Game Pass – Xbox

Media Brand of the Year
Eurogamer

PUBLISHING AND PLATFORMS
Major Publisher of the Year
Nintendo

Indie Publisher of the Year
Team17

Platform of the Year
Nintendo Switch

RETAIL AND DISTRIBUTION
Retailer of the Year
Amazon

Distributor of the Year
Koch Media

SPECIAL HONOURS
Games for a Better World
Emily Mitchell for Fractured Minds

MCV/DEVELOP LEGEND
Rare

Earlier this week, a full list of nominees for the 2020 BAFTA Games Awards was also revealed with Luigi's Mansion 3 doing particularly well for itself.

Well done to all the winners, although Nintendo's trophy cabinet must be struggling to cope at this point.

[source mcvuk.com, via gonintendo.com]