Game Development World Championship Award Winners Announced
The Game Development World Championship is an association that recognizes all types of game developers, whether they are professional designers, amateurs or even students. The winners of all nine award categories were announced today, and they include at least one big win for Nintendo Switch owners.
The 2021 Pro Console Game of the Year award went to Kulebra and the Souls of Limbo, from the game studio Galla. Kulebra is expected to arrive on the Nintendo Switch in 2024, but a demo is available now via Steam if you can’t wait that long. A brief synopsis of the game is as follows:
It’s always great to hear about lesser-known titles from awards organizations like GDWC. Check out the full winners recap below.
Professional PC Game of the Year:
Lost Twins 2 by Playdew from Pakistan “Lost twins 2 is a blend of sliding and interactive puzzle elements to create a one-of-a-kind gaming experience.”
Learn more: https://thegdwc.com/pages/game.php?game_guid=942611c2-f51d-49d7-a780-1335f090d40c
Professional Console Game of the Year:
Kulebra and the Souls of Limbo by Galla, a small video game studio made up of Pavel Lara, Paulo Lara and Zach Striefel from the United States. “A dead snake with a heart of gold embarks on a journey to find its purpose in a world where the same day plays on repeat.”
Learn more: https://thegdwc.com/pages/game.php?game_guid=c3b4869c-7eb2-4b7d-9521-61df3c5349d8
Hobby Game of the Year:
If On A Winter’s Night, Four Travelers from Dead Idle Games, the team consists of Laura Hunt and Thomas Möhring from Germany. “If On A Winter’s Night, Four Travelers is a point-and-click narrative adventure with horror elements that explores the stories of four different characters in a masquerade ball set aboard a train in the late 1920s.”
Learn more: https://thegdwc.com/pages/game.php?game_guid=d5ecd28d-ba33-4c7b-a06f-274368545a78
Mobile Game of the Year:
Svoboda 1945: Liberation by Charles Games from the Czech Republic. A studio behind the award-winning game Bombing 1942. “Svoboda 1945: Liberation is a unique blend of adventure gameplay, full-screen video interviews with real actors, and historically accurate interactive memories of people who lived through the chaos of the sequels from World War 2.
Learn more: https://thegdwc.com/pages/game.php?game_guid=81e978a5-639a-449c-9f31-3341384e3be2
Best VR game:
A Township Tale by Alta, an independent Australian VR game development studio. “Band up with your friends and explore a long-forgotten world filled with adventure, danger, and ancient secrets. Tame the wilderness as a group and build your own city.
Learn more: https://thegdwc.com/pages/game.php?game_guid=4ed0137c-a03a-4613-822b-9e2453205533
Best VR prototype:
VR-Enhance by Modulus from Malta. “By using artificial intelligence to recognize both speech and dynamic hand gestures, players can finally feel like a true magic wizard, casting spells using their own voice and arm movements. “
Learn more: https://thegdwc.com/pages/game.php?game_guid=d5e58aa2-15bb-478f-ad97-8b20338b3cee
Student Game Prize:
Embodied by Idan Rooze, an Israeli game developer. “Experience a divine entity’s descent from the heavens through a series of procedurally generated levels. After each level, you must lose one of your celestial powers until you are fully transformed into a human.
Learn more: https://thegdwc.com/pages/game.php?game_guid=9a8240eb-4270-442f-b0b8-1a7ab13177b6
Best Game Jam game:
Get out! by Ralph Anna James, a team from the United States formed for the historically accurate Game Jam. “A point-and-click escape room with secrets and consequences. Comes complete with mysterious toilet jokes and historically accurate propaganda.
Learn more: https://thegdwc.com/pages/game.php?game_guid=7d0c32a4-1867-4ea5-a6dd-bac75a9c51b2
pureya by Majorariatto from Spain. “pureya is a collection of arcade mini-games that are played with only 2 buttons and randomly switch from one to the other every 10 seconds.”
Learn more: https://thegdwc.com/pages/game.php?game_guid=1febd60c-96d6-425d-b4e3-eb64f0984927