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Creative Gaming Award 2019

The Creative Gaming Award honors games and playful media that give the player the possibility to interact creatively in and with the game.
The focus is on the game idea and the innovation that is connected with the development of the game. This can be showcased by a special gameplay, transmediality, unknown possibilities of interaction within the game, essential graphic innovations, new interfaces, uncommon atmospheres, visual breakthroughs or new topics that are being dealt with in the game. The Creative Gaming Award will honor the most creative projects in two categories:

Most Creative Game Award
It is possible to submit beta-versions and finished projects.
This award is endowed with 1.000€. Additionally, two members of the nominated teams will be invited to the PLAY – Creative Gaming festival (including festival passes, travel expenses and accommodation during the festival) and the projects will be showcased in the official PLAY19 exhibition.

Most Innovative Newcomer Game
It is possible to submit prototypes, alpha-versions, beta-versions and finished projects. The award is endowed with a one-year mentorship: developers will be supported by an experienced developer from the gaming industry for one year. Furthermore, two members of the nominated teams will be invited to the PLAY – Creative Gaming festival (including festival passes, travel expenses and accommodation during the festival) and the projects will be showcased in the official PLAY19 exhibition.

Submission
The registration and submission for the Creative Gaming Award is taking place online via playfestival.de. All data, videos and other materials need to be sent to Creative Gaming either via the form on our website, or via mail on CD, DVD or USB-stick to the following address: Creative Gaming e.V., Wiesendamm 59, D-22305, Hamburg.
We require five keys or a download link, please do not use links that expire. The game/project will be made accessible to members of our team during our internal judging process. We will not publish any information about your game outside the judging process.
The submission is only complete and eligible for nomination if all required fields in the submission form have been filled out and the material has been made accessible to Creative Gaming. When all materials have been submitted, a participation confirmation will be sent to you via e-mail.

Deadlines 2019
Start of submission: 1 June 2019
Deadline: 30 June 2019 (00:00 Uhr MEZ), (for mail: the date of the stamp counts)

General Requirements
You produced all contents by yourself and did not violate others’ rights. You did not use property of other’s (music, pictures, etc.). If you did you have all necessary opt-ins.
By participating you give us the permission to present your work during the PLAY19 festival (14-17 November 2019) and for other purposes related to PLAY – Creative Gaming Festival.
The Creative Gaming Award is a Europe-wide contest, thus we can only consider submissions from European developers.
Your data storage devices will remain in the property of Creative Gaming (please do not send originals!).

You agree on being contacted via e-mail concerning the PLAY19 festival, your submission and further events organised by Initiative Creative Gaming.

In case of a nomination, it is required that at least one representative of your submitted project is present during the PLAY19 festival in Hamburg. If you do not send a delegate the nomination can be denied by Creative Gaming. In this case, another project can be nominated instead.

In case of a nomination, your submitted material will be used for the corresponding websites (playfestival.de, creative-gaming.eu), published on Youtube, used for press releases and presented publically during the exhibition at PLAY19 in Hamburg and used for other purposes related to PLAY – Creative Gaming Festival.
Please prepare the material accurately (pictures, sound, texts) and double check the file regarding bugs and errors (it is recommended to check the file on differents systems).

Data Usage
The team of Initiative Creative Gaming e.V. takes the security of your data very serious. We strictly work by German data protection standards. Personal data is only requested, if needed for the award. Your data will never be given to other people or institutions.
Data we collect (if filled out in the submission form):
Contact person, Address (private or company, mail address, home town, home country), twitter handle, team credits.

Awarding Ceremony
The awarding ceremony takes place November 16th 2019 during the PLAY – Creative Gaming festival in Hamburg (14-17 November 2019).
Two members of each nominated project will be invited to Hamburg for the entire festival. Travel and accommodation expenses are being covered by PLAY – Creative Gaming festival.

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