DevGAMM Awards

is a prestigious game competition within DevGAMM conference. All judges are the gaming industry professionals. The event is held twice a year.

Deadline: October 14

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NOMINATIONS, Nominees AND PRIZES

There are 9 Awards nominations in total. You choose by yourself to what nomination you want to submit your game (minimum 1 nomination). You can change your nomination before the game submission deadline. The final decision of the jury is not subject to appeal!

$30,000 prize fund is sponsored by Unreal Engine, tinyBuild, Royal Ark and Game Gears

Grand Prize – $6,000

the main award

Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG developed by Dark Crystal Games
Gripper developed by OctoBox Interactive
Replaced developed by Sad Cat Studios
The Great Perhaps developed by Caligari Games​
TOHU developed by Fireart Games

Best Desktop Game – $3,500​

desktop, and online games

Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG developed by Dark Crystal Games
Hydropunk developed by Freaky Bytes
On Air developed by RainStyle production
Replaced developed by Sad Cat Studios
TOHU developed by Fireart Games

Best Mobile Game – $3,500​

games for mobile devices

Dark Chess developed by Tall Troll Games
Get access developed by UnderAIR
R.A.C.E. – Rocket Arena Car Extreme developed by SMOKOKO LTD
TRIZ – Sacred Geometry Puzzles developed by ArtFireGames
Unfold developed by Wet Box

Best Hyper Casual Game – $3,000​

 hyper casual games for any platform

Color Ground 3D developed by WooHoo
Shoot Master! developed by Vectormonk
Worm Whole  developed by Twigames

Best Indie Game – $3,500​

nomination for indie-games

Gripper developed by OctoBox Interactive
Hydropunk developed by Freaky Bytes
Replaced developed by Sad Cat Studios
The Serpent Rogue developed by Sengi Games
TOHU developed by Fireart Games

Excellence in Game Design – $3,500​

evaluated by game designers

Gripper developed by OctoBox Interactive
Imperiums: Greek Wars developed by Kube Games
The Great Perhaps developed by Caligari Games
The Serpent Rogue developed by Sengi Games
TOHU developed by Fireart Games

Excellence in Audio – $3,500​

evaluated by sound designers

DRAW CHILLY developed by AZAMATIKA
Gripper developed by OctoBox Interactive
Replaced developed by Sad Cat Studios
The Great Perhaps developed by Caligari Games
TOHU developed by Fireart Games

Excellence in Narrative – $3,500​

evaluated by narrative designers

DRAW CHILLY developed by AZAMATIKA
Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG developed by Dark Crystal Games
Gripper developed by OctoBox Interactive
Shadows of Solomon developed by Heartstep Studios
The Great Perhaps developed by Caligari Games

Excellence in Art – $3,500​

evaluated by artists

Flea Madness developed by Missset
Potata developed by Potata company
Replaced developed bySad Cat Studios​
Shadows of Solomon developed by Heartstep Studios
TOHU developed by Fireart Games

How to take part?

  • Buy ticket for DevGAMM (BUSINESS or STANDARD)
  • Submit your game no later than October 14 using your ticket number
  • Your game will be reviewed by our judges
  • Nominees will be announced a week before DevGAMM
  • Visit DevGAMM Awards ceremony on November 22
  • Gain recognition, win money prizes!
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GAME SUBMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

  • Submissions are free, but you must have a ticket to the conference
    (1 game = 1 ticket)
  • All the games (regardless of a studio size) are evaluated on a common basis
  • You can change your submission before the game submissions deadline

Game release (see the description below) – Game was released no later than a year ago (not earlier than 14.10.2018)

Team size – Any

Having publisher or investor – Is allowed

Game is a sequel – Is allowed

Platforms

– Desktop (Windows\Mac)
– Mobile (iOS, Android)
– Desktop VR
– Mobile VR

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Having playable build

– Link to website/page if it is an online game
– Link to build (only Dropbox or Google Drive)
– Steam codes if it is a paid game on Steam  
– AppStore/Google Play (TestFlight or redeem codes if it is a paid game)
– Games without build will not be accepted!

Stages – Alpha version and higher, prototypes are not accepted

BEST INDIE GAME NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS

The additional condition of Best Indie Game nomination is that you must own 100% of your IP and you should have an “indie spirit”. The organizers reserve the right to remove a game without any explanation.

HOW TO CONSIDER "THE GAME WAS RELEASED" CONDITION

Apart from official game release, released games are games that use monetization.

Examples:

  • Game sale in Early Access on Steam
  • Collecting donations on Patreon
  • Sale of in-game items
  • Monetization through advertising
  • Gamejolt, itch.io and other resources if there’s monetization (if there’s no monetization than it’s allowed)
  • Soft Launch on mobile devices in one of the regions with any ways of monetization
  • Sale of game access on your website including closed or open beta-test

If a game is available on its website or services as itch.io without ways of monetization than we do not consider it as a release.

HOW TO BECOME A JUDGE

Each DevGAMM Awards we invite game industry professionals to participate in the evaluation of projects through our automated judging system. For instance, artists, game designers, narrative designers, programmers, producers, testers, publishers, journalists, CEOs of gaming companies and so on.

Requirements for judges:

  • Judge should have minimum 3 years of work experience in the gaming industry
  • Judge shouldn’t be involved in any of the projects that are submitted to DevGAMM Awards
  • Judge is obliged to evaluate minimum 20 games or more (optional)
  • Time for evaluation is 2 weeks (october 15 – november 5)
  • We do not publish the names of judges to avoid pressure on them, but we don’t prohibit them to talk about it publicly

Judging is a voluntary action of the gaming industry representatives who really cares what kind of games should win recognition.

Moreover, it is a nice opportunity for publishers to review projects prior to the conference!

WANT TO SPONSOR A NOMINATION?

  • Additional status of a “… Nomination sponsor”
  • Increase your brand awareness
  • Logo on Awards page
  • Logo in the Show Guide
  • Logo in all online Awards promos (newsletter, social media, blog)
  • Extra mentions in nominees and winners announcements
  • Logo in the video of your nomination during Awards
  • Logo on Awards program handout

If you would like to become a nomination sponsor, please contact us at contact@devgamm.com

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