Winners of the 2017 Ludicious Awards
Reigns» by Nerial from the UK is the winner of the festival’s «International Competition» and «Nocturnal Hunt», created by students from Games Academy Berlin, Germany is the winner of the «Student Competition». The festival was a great success with more than 680 game professionals attending and 4997 visitors in total.
The international juries announced the winners of the festival’s «International Competition» and «Student Competition» at the Ludicious & SGDA Game Awards Night on Friday, January 28. The winner of the «International Competition’s» «Ludicious Award» (€8’000) is «Reigns» by London-based Nerial. The Jury, consisting of Eric Zimmerman (Jury President, NYU Game Center), John Gaudiosi (Journalist) and Karoliina Korppoo (Colossal Order), was impressed by the quality and diversity of the works they judged. «The games show the breadth of variety in indie games today: All of the games were absolutely awesome, and every single one was innovative in its own way» complimented the Jury the nominees. «Reigns» was chosen because «the Jury loved the humor, the unique combination of storytelling and new mechanics, along with the memorable visual style and sounds.»
«Nocturnal Hunt» wins «Outstanding Talent Award»
The «Outstanding Talent Award» (€4’000) for the best student project went to «Nocturnal Hunt» by Wolf Pack, a team of students from Games Academy Berlin, Germany. «This year’s nominees have shown a lot of creativity and innovation across multiple genres and platforms», noted the Jury, consisting of Fleur Marty (Jury President, Eidos Montréal), Koh Kim (Advisor) and Chris Bergstresser (MTGx – Modern Times Group). «Nocturnal Hunt is very immersive with great visuals and sound design, as well as non-linear gameplay. It exemplifies polish, persistence and passion, all of which are necessary to thrive in the today’s game development ecosystem» commented the jury on why they chose this game.