Competition for the developers of new games with a massive prize fund. Since 2009, it has been attracting large publishers and media, with over a hundred industry professionals on the jury.

Deadline for game submissions: October 10
Awards ceremony: November 25

NOMINATIONS & Prizes

$20,000 prize fund

Grand Prize

the main award

$2,500

Excellence in Game Design

evaluated by game designers

$2,500

Excellence in Visual Art

evaluated by artists

$2,500

Excellence in Audio

evaluated by sound designers

$2,500

Excellence in Narrative

evaluated by narrative designers

$2,500

Best Mobile Game

games for mobile devices

$2,500

Best Desktop Game

desktop and online games

$2,500

Best Indie Game

category for indie games

$2,500

Special prizes by Xsolla
valued at $450k

1. $5,000 monetary prize

2. Support from the Funding Club:

  • Co-invest in the game in the amount of 10% of the requested budget, but not more than $250k,
  • Assistance in compiling a Pitch Deck,
  • Additional promotion in the Funding club.

3. One month subscription on 80 level Talent platform that allows:

  • Access to the database of hand-selected, pre-screened candidates,
  • Unlimited number of job postings on the 80lv Job Board,
  • Side and Top banner published on the 80lv website promoting the job openings,
  • Interview published on the 80lv website with SM Promotion,
  • Social media support for each job posting,
  • Inclusion of the job posting in the 80LV Newsletters and Digests.

4. Ticket to Xsolla Accelerator

  1. $2,500 monetary prize 
  2. Support from the Funding Club:
  • Co-invest in the game in the amount of 10% of the requested budget, but not more than $250k,
  • Assistance in compiling a Pitch Deck,
  • Additional promotion in the Funding club.

3. One month subscription on 80 level Talent platform that allows:

  • Access to the database of hand-selected, pre-screened candidates,
  • Unlimited number of job postings on the 80lv Job Board,
  • Side and Top banner published on the 80lv website promoting the job openings,
  • 1 Interview published on the 80lv website with SM Promotion,
  • Social media support for each job posting,
  • Inclusion of the job posting in the 80LV Newsletters and Digests.

4. Ticket to Xsolla Accelerator

  1. Streamlined application to Xsolla Funding Club to become visible to qualified investors and publishers
  2. Opportunity from 80 level Talent:
  • Job posting published on the 80LV Job Board,
  • Social media support for a job posting,
  • Inclusion of the job posting in the 80LV Newsletters and Digests.

3. Newsletter to influencers in Xsolla Partner Network

4. Opportunity to get early access to Pay Station v4.0 with custom design

5. Free setup and launch of Xsolla Webshop Solution to accelerate a mobile game growth

  1. $500 grant of a deposit for Xsolla Partner Network to promote your game
  2. Free package of Xsolla services and easy way onboarding:
  • Free usage of Xsolla Login with password less ability,
  • A package for the Xsolla launcher, which includes 25TB of traffic,
  • Free setup and launch of pre-order campaigns or any other monetization stage while using Xsolla Site Builder,
  • Free setup and launch of Xsolla In-Game Store with an approved limit of 10K MAU (for games with cross-platform player inventory connected with free inventory storage provided by Xsolla).

Awards Sponsors

The prize fund of the competition totals $20,000 and is provided by DevGAMM Awards sponsors.

Support the developers’ drive to create new amazing projects.

Competition Schedule

JUDGES

All games will be thoroughly reviewed by industry experts. Pro bono, for the sake of game industry development. Become one of them to award the best titles and access new games ahead of others.

Stephen Lee

Head of Business Development
DECA Games

Anlu Liu

Content Manager
Kowloon Nights

Leszek Szczepański

Senior Gameplay Programmer Guerrilla Games

Patryk Jan Hamerlak

Head of Publishing
Vivid Games

Mahesh Athirala

Game Designer/Co-founder Street Lamp Games

Jason Tzaidas

Senior Gameplay Programmer Splash Damage

Esther Tan

Lead Narrative Designer
inXile Entertainment

Samuel Lee

Founding Partner and COO Kowloon Nights

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Awards Ceremony

The grand finale of the competition. Celebrities and excited developers are going to join the online ceremony live to reveal the main point of suspense: who’s going to win?

Watch it on November 25, 18:00 (GMT+3) on YouTube

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