Tuna seeking to hook a top award

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Tuna Technologies, the Sheffield-based boutique electronic games developer, has been shortlisted for a top digital award.

The Electric Works-based business has reached the finals of the Best Use of Visual Design and Best Use of Gaming categories of the Big Chip Awards with its strategy game, Eufloria HD.

Eufloria combines space exploration and evolution, with players pitting their wits against artificial intelligence opponents to develop semi-organic plants and creatures on asteroids in deep space.

The game was runner up for Apple Best Game of 2012, has been a Number 1 paid for App and was among the top ten games worldwide.

Now it is in the running for one of the Big Chip Awards, which celebrate the best in the digital and creative sector in the north of England and are open to any organisation in the North that has designed or commissioned any digital projects in the past year.

Tuna specialises in developing projects for mobile, traditional gaming and on-line platforms, ranging from iPhones to X-Boxes and its clients have included Channel 4, Electronic Arts, Activision, Microsoft and Screen Yorkshire.