02.08 - Scarlet Hollow Wins Fan Favorite Vote 19!

{ Fan Favorite Vote Round 20 }

20th round of Fan Favorite Voting for GDWC 2021 is here! Check out the Nominee Games below and Vote for your Favorite!


vote for this week's

{ Fan favorite }

Here are our picks for this week's Fan favorite. It's now up to you to narrow it down to one! Voting starts on Monday and closes on next Monday.

Aviano

Tatti, Italy

Choju Yokai Giga

Nice Gear Games, Japan

Dear Mom

Ethos Games Studio, India

DEAREND

KUROSAWACREATE, Japan

Hell of an Office

43 Studios, Spain

Leaf on Wind

Rouem, Brazil

Life On A Pizza

Faris, Canada

Memories of East Coast

Muhammad Hakim Bin Ahmad, Malaysia

Tuned Turtle

32 Pixels, Brazil

previous fan favorite

{ Scarlet Hollow }

More info

Trapped in the dying Appalachian mining town of Scarlet Hollow for the funeral of your estranged aunt, you quickly find yourself at the center of a dark mystery that threatens your life. Scarlet Hollow is a horror-mystery game with sharp writing, dark humor, and hand-drawn art from award-winning graphic novelist Abby Howard. Hand-drawn backgrounds and sprites work together with a complex relationship system to bring to life an immersive world of charming (and terrifying) characters. Who lives, who dies, and the fate of an entire town rests on your shoulders.

Team: Black Tabby Games (USA)
Status: Early access
Link: store.steampowered.com

what is

{ GDWC? }

What?

The Game Development World Championship is an annual competition for Game developers, game development students, game development hobbyists, and anyone interested in game development to join in.

When?

This year's GDWC started on the 1st of January 2021. The final day to enter and submit your games is the 31th of December 2021. Note that the submissions automatically close on at 23:59 Finnish time (GMT+2).

Where?

The event happens online for the most part, with the winners from the Pro PC Game of the Year, Pro Console Game of the Year, Hobby Game of the Year, and Mobile Game of they Year categories brought to Finland to visit game companies. The trip will be paid for by us. We will also be attending game developer events and visiting industry hubs. Hope to meet you there!

How?

By pressing the “Enroll now” button above, you can register for the competition. Any games that have not been released before 2021 can enter into the championship. We expect a few screenshots, a written description, a playable build and a gameplay video of your games to be submitted.

Why?

We believe in new game developers and want to give them the chance to show their games for a large audience.
For game developers, this is an easy opportunity to get extra visibility for yourselves, help to motivate yourselves and most importantly, it doesn't cost a penny.


championship

{ Categories and Prizes }

For PC Games in the Pro Division

Prizes for the Winning Team:
Trip to Finland for a Team Representative
Visits to Top Game Studios
One-Year Houdini Core License for the Winning team
Three Permanent Developer Licenses for Game Maker Studio 2 of the Winner's choosing.
One Year Arcweave Team subscription for the Winning Team
50% Discount Coupon to any new Arcweave subscription for the four Finalists
6 Months of 1Password Family Subscription for new 1Password subscribers to the Winner and the Four Finalists
Unique Trophies
Visibility on the GDWC Website and Medias
More to come...
For Console Games in the Pro Division

Prizes for the Winning Team:
Trip to Finland for a Team Representative
Visits to Top Game Studios
One-Year Houdini Core License for the Winning team
Three Permanent Developer Licenses for Game Maker Studio 2 of the Winner's choosing.
One Year Arcweave Team subscription for the Winning Team
50% Discount Coupon to any new Arcweave subscription for the four Finalists
6 Months of 1Password Family Subscription for new 1Password subscribers to the Winner and the Four Finalists
Unique Trophies
Visibility on the GDWC Website and Medias
More to come...
For Games in the Hobby Division

Prizes for the Winning Team:
Trip to Finland for a Team Representative
Visits to Top Game Studios
Unique Trophies
Visibility on the GDWC Website and Medias
One-Year Houdini Core License for the Winning team
One Year Construct 3 Business License
Marvelous Designer Personal License for 2 years for the Winner!
Marvelous Designer Personal License for 1 year for four Finalists!
One Year Arcweave Pro subscription for the Winning Team
50% Discount Coupon to any new Arcweave subscription for the four Finalists
6 Months of 1Password Family Subscription for new 1Password subscribers to the Winner and the Four Finalists
More to come...
For Mobile Games in all Divisions

Prizes for the Winning Team:
Trip to Finland for a Team Representative
Visits to Top Game Studios
Unique Trophies
Visibility on the GDWC Website and Medias
One-Year Houdini Core License for the Winning team
One Year Construct 3 Business License
One Year Arcweave Pro subscription for the Winning Team
50% Discount Coupon to any new Arcweave subscription for the four Finalists
6 Months of 1Password Family Subscription for new 1Password subscribers to the Winner and the Four Finalists
More to come...
For Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) games in any Division. Learn More!

Prizes for the Winning Team:
A publishing deal from VRKiwi
Hardware prizes
One-Year Houdini Core License for the Winning team
One Year Arcweave Pro subscription for the Winning Team
50% Discount Coupon to any new Arcweave subscription for the four Finalists
6 Months of 1Password Family Subscription for new 1Password subscribers to the Winner and the Four Finalists
For Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) prototypes in any Division. Learn More!

Prizes for the Winning Team:
Hardware prizes, mentoring, investor connections, and a publishing deal through VRKiwi or VRKiwi’s networks
One-Year Houdini Core License for the Winning team
One Year Arcweave Pro subscription for the Winning Team
50% Discount Coupon to any new Arcweave subscription for the four Finalists
6 Months of 1Password Family Subscription for new 1Password subscribers to the Winner and the Four Finalists
For Games in the Game Jam Division. To participate in Game Jam Division, your game must have been made during a Game Jam.

Prizes for the Winning Team:
GDWC 2021 Care Package with Lots of Goodies
Visibility on the GDWC Website and Medias
One-Year Houdini Core License for the Winning team
One Year Construct 3 Business License
One Year Arcweave Pro subscription for the Winning Team
50% Discount Coupon to any new Arcweave subscription for the four Finalists
6 Months of 1Password Family Subscription for new 1Password subscribers to the Winner and the Four Finalists
More to come...
Open to all Games on all Divisions. Your Game is automatically enrolled in this category!

Prizes for the Winning Team:
GDWC 2021 Care Package with Lots of Goodies
Visibility on the GDWC Website and Medias
One-Year Houdini Core License for the Winning team
One Year Construct 3 Business License
One Year Arcweave Pro subscription for the Winning Team
50% Discount Coupon to any new Arcweave subscription for the four Finalists
6 Months of 1Password Family Subscription for new 1Password subscribers to the Winner and the Four Finalists
More to come...

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bonus stage

{ Game Jam }

What is this bonus stage?

Bonus stages are additional challenges for game developers, giving them a chance to win prizes that are not part of the two main categories. For the Game Jam category, this means participating with games made during game jams.

How do I participate in this bonus stage?

Register for the Game Development World Championship normally. Find out a Game Jam you want to participate in, and develop your game during that game jam according to their rules, if any. Afterwards, submit your game into the GDWC as you would any other game.

Prizes

  • Visibility on the GDWC website
  • GDWC Finland-themed "care package"
  • Valco ANC Headphones to Winning Team (2 pairs)
  • Houdini Indie one year license to each of the top 3 teams!
  • More to come...

Rules

All the rules of the GDWC competition apply. In addition, the following apply for section 4. Judgement criteria:
  • The game for the submission must have been done entirely during a game jam, which must be specified while submitting the game.
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bonus stage

{ Fan Favorite }

What is this bonus stage?

Bonus stages are additional challenges for game developers, giving them a chance to win prizes that are not part of the two main categories. For the Fan Favorite category, there are no additional limits, it's simply a bonus!

How do I participate in this bonus stage?

Register for the Game Development World Championship normally. We will pick awesome games from those submitted into the competition weekly. During this week, our audience can vote for their favorite game of the week, which will then be a nominee in the final Fan Favorite vote.

Prizes

  • Visibility on the GDWC website
  • GDWC Finland-themed "care package"
  • Valco ANC Headphones to Winning Team (2 pairs)
  • Houdini Indie one year license to each of the top 3 teams!
  • More to come...

Rules

All the rules of the GDWC competition apply. In addition, the following apply for section 4. Judgement criteria:
  • Instead of the GDWC judges, the winner will be chosen by an open vote. Schedule to be determined later.
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