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2024 Summer Season Categories

Innovation Award

Awarded for the Most Innovative project of the Season!

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Best Web3 Game

Awarded for the Best Game using Web 3.0 technologies

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Players' Choice Award

Multiple prizes awarded for Highest Rated Game, Most Improved, & Future Potential

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ZBD Bonus Prize

Awarded for Best Game using ZBD SDK

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Best Indie Game

Awarded for Best Indie Game of the Season

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Best Studio Game

Awarded for Best Studio Game of the Season

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Best Mobile Game

Awarded for the Best Game on Mobile Platform

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Best Student Game

Awarded for the Best Student Game project of the Season!

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Best Hobby Project

Awarded for the Best Hobbyist Project of the Season

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GDWC 2024 Summer Season Schedule

Submissions open
Monday, January 29, 2024
00:00:00 EET / UTC+2

Submissions close
Friday, May 31, 2024
23:59:59 EEST / UTC+3

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2023 Winter Season Winners

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Accolade for Best Prototype Winner

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2023 Summer Season Winners

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About

The Game Development World Championship, or GDWC for short, is a global open competition for game developers.

Our goal is to celebrate awesome games and the developers behind them. We aim to highlight new and rising talents & teams and work tirelessly to create new opportunities for success for our participants.

Through our 10-year history, GDWC has had over 42,000 developers participate from 145 different countries and we've given out over $1,000,000 worth of prizes and giveaways.

Open for all

The Championship is open for everyone interested. Doesn't matter if you're a professional, hobbyist, student, or just curious about game development.

If you've got a game, you're invited to join and submit it!

Free to join

There are no participation fees or other fees for competing in the Championship.

This way we can ensure that everyone interested can join and it won't be a competition between budgets.

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We aim to highlight and showcase the participating games throughout the Championship.

Winners earn bragging rights and awesome prizes provided by our sponsors and partners.

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