The Winners of Game Dev Heroes 2022

Our Game Dev Heroes for 2022 have been crowned! This year’s awards saw 280 devs and industry professionals come together to celebrate the unsung heroes of the games industry.

Thank you to everyone who helped make Game Dev Heroes happen this year, all of you who entered a nomination, our judges, everyone who came along on the night to whoop and cheer and of course the support of our event partners, Airship, Cloud Imperium, CMD:Studio, Creative UK, Etch.Play, Aardvark Swift, nDreams, Square Enix London Mobile, Games Jobs Direct, EPOS, Creative Assembly, King, Aardvark Swift and Analog.

We received over 850 nominations this year across 12 categories, resulting in shortlists full of highly talented and worthy individuals, making thing the job of our judges all that more difficult!

Shining the spotlight on the brilliant devs and games industry professionals year on year shows just how talented the industry is. And without further ado, the winners of Game Dev Heroes 2022 are…


Art + Animation Hero

Scarlett Fu

Senior UI Artist, Ubisoft Dusseldorf


Community Hero

Jesse Raen-Saunders

Community Engagement Manager, Uplift Games


Design Hero

Autumn Jackson

Advanced Game Designer, Supermassive Games


Leadership Hero

Alejandro Arque Gallardo

Game Director at Supermassive Games


Marketing Hero

Claire Sharkey

Senior PR Specialist, Raw Fury


Production Hero

Sara Simmons

Producer, Plucky Bytes


Programming Hero

Nikky Armstrong

Lead Programmer, Silver Rain Games


Progression Advocate

Suneet Sharma

Legal Executive, SEGA


QA Hero

Oliver Balaam

Senior Quality Software Engineer, Improbable


Sound Hero

Alyx Jones

Post-Production Lead, Liquid Violet


Unsung Hero

Stuart Muckley

CEO, Code Wizards


Writing + Narrative Hero

Jen Simpkins

Editorial Manager, Media Molecule


Thank you and congratulations to everyone, from all of us at Game Dev Heroes.