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The Initiative Creative Gaming bestowes the international Creative Gaming Awards in two categories as part of the PLAY - Creative Gaming Festival (October 31 - November 5, 2023). Artists and developers from around the world could propose games and playful media works that allow players to interact with the game in a creative way. In addition, all projects in the PLAY23 exhibition can win the Audience Award.

Creativity can mean overturning existing structures, finding new perspectives or simply questioning previous game ideas and finding originality. We do not want to restrict you in any way and we welcome all forms of video games, playful media and performances - whether they are games with a narrative focus; projects that play with the game controls as we know them; video games as media art; or whether you have developed a game that you find entertaining and that you would like others to play as well.




The Most Creative Game award honors games and playful media works from around the world that give players the opportunity to interact creatively within the game. The creative freedom can arise in the interaction with the game, out of the game or in the mind of the player.
For example, works in this category may have multiple story paths, non-linear gameplay, role-play opportunities, unexpected interactions with other gamers, or be open to interpretation. The creativity of the players can also be stimulated by built-in editors or the possibility of enriching the game world with your own creations, designs and your own social rules.

The winners will receive prize money of 500€ and the PLAY AWARD trophy.

The Jury

Awards Show

November 4th, 2023 onsite and online at the PLAY – Creative Gaming Festival

We will start off with a one hour live Let's Play by our Hosts Manu and OddNina, followed by the appearance of many guests and the announcements of the award winners.

This is what it looked like last year:

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