Creative Gaming Award

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Creative Gaming Award 2019

The Creative Gaming Award is granted anually during the PLAY – Creative Gaming festival and honors the most creative and innovative games and media. There are two categories: while the Most Creative Game Award will be given to the most creative project, the Most Innovative Newcomer Award honors the best newcomer production. Indie game developers from all over Europe have the chance to submit their games and prototypes. The nominated media will be shown at the PLAY19 exhibition and winners will be chosen by an international jury. The winners will be announced at the awarding ceremony on 16 November 2019 in Hamburg.

See all nominees here.

The award focuses on creative games and playful media that give the player the possibility to interact creatively with and within the game. The innovation 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 interesting topics that the game deals with in a novel manner.

Most Creative Game

This category is directed to experienced developers that have already published one or more games. The award is endowed with a prize money of 1.000 Euro. The nominated games will also be showcased in the PLAY exhibition, the developers are invited to Hamburg during the festival and can participate in the awarding ceremony, taking place on 16 November 2019. Beta versions and completed projects can be submitted.

Most Innovative Newcomer

This category is directed to newcomer developers who have NOT published a game yet. In this category, prototypes as well as alpha and beta versions and finished projects can be submitted. This award is endowed with a one-year mentoring. The nominated games also receive a place in the PLAY exhibition and participate in the festive awarding ceremony on 16 November 2019. During the festival, nominated developers are invited to Hamburg.

Previous winners of “Most Creative Game” are Among the Sleep (2015), FRU (2016), Keyboard Sports (2017) and Do Not Feed the Monkeys (2018). Previous winners of “Most Innovative Newcomer” are Lucid (2015), FAR: Lone Sails (2016), Tell Me What You See (2017) and Symbio (2018).