We explicitly encourage developers to submit their game even if it’s not released yet, as well as resubmissions of games that weren’t nominated last year but have since been improved. Previously nominated games from the Student Competition are also able to step up to the Innovation in Game Award!
The Innovation in Game Award: We want innovative games that explore novel ideas and convince in their execution. The award is explicitly aimed at small studios and developers working with equally small budgets. New ideas and approaches in game design, visual style or storytelling are among the criteria.
The Emerging Talent Award: the award will be handed out to a game that demonstrates a level of creativity and quality that is exceptional among its peers. In order to be eligible, the majority of the production team must have been enrolled at school or university in this year’s (2017) spring semester.
The SGDA Swiss Game Awards honour projects that have put the Swiss game industry on the radar with innovation in form of novel and disruptive ideas in the digital media sector and follows an inclusive submissions policy.
The deadline for all submissions was October 1st 2017.
Submissions are now closed. Thank you for all your submissions. All submitted projects will be reviewed during the coming weeks. We will contact you in in early December.
All entries submitted to our competitions will automatically be entered into the Nordic Discovery Heat at Ludicious!
Submitted games not only stand a chance of winning our Innovation in Game or Emerging Talent awards, but also the chance of being selected to pitch their game in a regional heat of the Nordic Game Discovery Contest which takes place during Ludicious Festival January 18th to 21st 2018. Teams that pitch in the Nordic Discovery Heat teams could then win an entry into the Nordic Discovery Final in Malmö, Sweden on 23rd-25th May 2018.
Ludicious Award: Reigns, by François Alliot, Nerial (UK)
Outstanding Talent Award: Nocturnal Hunt, by Wolf Pack (DE)
Ludicious Award: Prune, by Joel McDonald (US)
Outstanding Talent Award: FAR, by Don Schmocker, Joel Schoch, ZHdK (CH)
Ludicious Award: A Tale of two Worlds, by ENJMIN (FR)
Outstanding Talent Award: Tower Offense, by Robin Bornscheid, Andreas Halter and Dominic Müller, ZHdK, (CH)
Diamond in the Rough Award: Soft Body, by Zeke Virant, NYU Game Center (US)