German Developer Award 2020: These are the nominees

The German Developer Award will be presented on January 20, 2021. The organizers have now also announced the nominees for the event in advance. Games from German-speaking countries are awarded in 15 different categories. Ten specialist juries with a total of 76 jurors viewed 163 submissions and selected the best titles for the respective categories.

The award ceremony can be held live on the Website of the German Developer Award be followed. A list of the individual candidates can be found at the end of the report. The year's favorites include Cloudpunk, Iron Harvest, Desperados III, Lost Ember, and Through the Darkest of Times, each of which received at least three nominations. Due to the pandemic, the organizers are currently working on a digital concept for the show. More details will be available shortly. The German Developer Prize has been awarded since 2004. The event is funded by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the City of Cologne, the Film und Medienstiftung NRW and game e.V.

German Developer Award 2020 – The nominees for the award

Best game

  • Cloudpunk (Ion Lands)
  • Desperados III (Mimimi Games)
  • Iron Harvest (King Art)
  • Lost Ember (Mooneye Studios)
  • Through the Darkest of Times (Painbucket Games)

Best studio

  • Black Forest Games
  • Gaming Minds
  • King Art
  • Kolibri Games
  • Machine man
  • Mimimi Games
  • Rockfish Games

Best publisher

  • Assemble entertainment
  • Headup Games
  • HandyGames
  • Kalypso Media
  • THQ Nordic

Best game design

  • Desperaods III (Mimimi Games)
  • Iron Harvest (King Art)
  • Nowhere Prophet (Sharkbomb Studios)
  • Port Royale 4 (Gaming Minds Studios)
  • SpellForce 3 – Fallen God (Grimlore Games)

Best sound

  • 1-800 SUPER (Pangolin Park)
  • Cloudpunk (Ion Lands)
  • Desperados III (Mimimi Games)
  • Iron Harvest (King Art)

Best graphics

  • Desperados III (Mimimi Games)
  • Destroy All Humans! (Black Forest Games)
  • Iron Harvest (King Art)
  • Lost Ember (Mooneye Studios)
  • SpellForce 3 – Fallen God (Grimlore Games)

Best story

  • Cloudpunk (Ion Lands)
  • Desperados III (Mimimi Games)
  • Iron Harvest (King Art)
  • Lost Ember (Mooneye Studios)
  • Through the Darkest of Times (Painbucket Games)

Best indie game

  • Cloudpunk (Ion Lands)
  • Endzone – A World Apart (Gentlymad Studios)
  • Lost Ember (Mooneye Studios)
  • The Flower Collectors (Mi'pu'mi Games)
  • Through the Darkest of Times (Painbucket Games)

Best mobile game

  • Epic Guardian (Quantumfrog)
  • High Rise (Florian Grolig)
  • The Innsmouth Case (Robot Pumpkin Games)

Innovation Prize – Special Prize from the City of Cologne

  • Drone Swarm (Stillalive Studios)
  • Jessika (Tritrie Games)
  • LiteBringer (CipSoft)
  • Tower Day (VR Nerds)

Most Wanted

  • Kick-off 2022 (2tainment)
  • Curious Expedition 2 (machine man)
  • Everspace 2 (Rockfish Games)
  • The Wandering Village (Stray Fawn)

Long-running

  • Albion Online (Sandbox Interactive)
  • Bridge Constructor (Headup Games)
  • Idle Miner Tycoon (Kolibri Games)
  • Tropico Series (Limbic Entertainment)
  • Anno series (Ubisoft)

Ubisoft Newcomer Award

  • Village romance
  • Get together
  • Local Paper Small Town
  • The Bestowed City
  • WHALIEN

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