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Best Publisher
To get a game out the door takes a lot of organisation and often a huge amount of backing. This is where the publishers turn up. Orchestrating the release or taking a risk on a new IP is no easy task. The Best Publisher award is set aside for those companies who put the gamer first, where they strive hard to support the ongoing health of the industry, release games that are good value for their price tag or maybe invest in top quality aftermarket support for. They may champion struggling genres or release free expansions.
Paradox Interactive
Always a favourite publisher in the PC gaming world. When these guys select a game to publish they rarely put a foot wrong, reliably turning out solid releases over and over, often PC only strategy titles, the likes of which make you excited to be a PC gamer. On the Paradox release horizon there is the much talked about Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines 2 and Crusader Kings 3 in their stable of upcoming PC gaming beauties. During 2019 their focus has been on Age of Wonders Planetfall and Imperator: Rome.