2023 winter Awards

Watch the GDWC 2023 Winter Season Awards Stream recording below:

Accolade for Best Prototype - Winners

Awards Categories

GDWC 2023 Winter Season is open with multiple categories to compete in and prizes ranging from service credits & software licenses to publishing deals and up to $200,000 in marketing & UA funding! Check out the categories below!

Hobby Award

Awarded for the best non-commercial game of the Season

Win Booth & Travel to Brasília Game Festival 2024!

Non-commercial games on any platform can participate.

Trophy & GDWC Swag!

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Made-with-Houdini Award

Awarded for the best use of SideFX Houdini in games

Winners get Houdini Core licenses.

Games utilizing SideFX Houdini in any way in their production can participate.

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Best Web3 Game

Awarded for the best use of web3 technologies in building a fun, compelling, and creative game.

$2,500 Cash Prize + other prizes up to $15,000 value!

Games using Web 3.0 technologies can participate.

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Skillz Classic Award

Awarded for best Asynchronous competitive multiplayer mobile game using Skillz

Win publishing deal & up to $100,000 in user acquisition funds!

Mobile games with competitive asynchronous online gameplay and published on Skillz platform can participate.

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Best Multiplayer Game

Awarded for Best Multiplayer Game of the Season!

50,000€ Anybrain platform credits for winner and 5,000€ credits for each runner-up!

Multiplayer games on PC, Console, and Mobile platforms can participate.

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Studio Award

Awarded for the best commercial game of the Season made by larger development teams

Win Booth & Travel to Brasília Game Festival 2024!

Commercial games on any platform can participate.

Trophy & GDWC Swag!

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Mobile Award

Awarded for the best mobile game of the Season

$10,000 for grand prize winner and $2,500 for each of the four runner-ups!

All games on Mobile platforms can participate.

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Best Visual Effects

Awarded to the game with best visual effects.

Free copy of JangaFX Personal/Indie licenses to Top 3 teams!

All games on any digital platform can participate!

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Procedural Award

Awarded for the best use of Procedural Generation in games

Winners get Houdini Core licenses.

Games utilizing Procedural Generation in any way and with any tools in their production can participate.

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Indie Award

Awarded for the best commercial game of the Season made by smaller development teams

Win Booth & Travel to Brasília Game Festival 2024!

Commercial games on any platform can participate.

Trophy & GDWC Swag!

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Skillz Real-time Award

Category cancelled.

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Best VR Game

Awarded to the best game made for Virtual Reality platforms.

Winning team gets a Varjo Aero VR headset.

Win a publishing deal and up to 100 000 € marketing budget to market the game.

Games made for any VR platform can participate.

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Accolades

Best Community Design by Modulate

Five multiplayer games with best community design get $5,000 off of ToxMod voice chat moderation platform! Get free Modulate materials on healthy community building here.

Immersive Audio

Valco will reward the game with most Immersive Audio with two pairs of Valco ANC Headphones!

Best Trailer

Playsense will reward the game with a best trailer of the Season with $5,000 credits to their services

Best Prototype

Machinations will reward two Best Prototypes of the Season with Machinations Power Plan!

Best Music

Yamaha will reward five games with Best Music! Winner gets ZG01 PACK (Game Streaming Audio Mixer plus Gaming Headset), 2nd place ZG01 Game Streaming Audio Mixer, and 3rd - 5th places AG01 Live Streaming Microphone

Best Action Game

GDWC will honor the Best Action Game of the Season with an Official Digital Certificate

Best Adventure Game

GDWC will honor the Best Adventure Game of the Season with an Official Digital Certificate

GDWC Prize Pool
value over $660,000

Yamaha Prizes for Best Music Accolade

Winner: ZG01 PACK (Game Streaming Audio Mixer plus Gaming Headset)
2nd place: ZG01 Game Streaming Audio Mixer
3rd - 5th place: AG01 Live Streaming Microphone

Visit Yamaha
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Valco Prizes

Two pairs of Valco ANC Headphones!

Visit Valco
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Surfshark Raffle Prizes

1-year Surfshark VPN raffled to 9 devs for replying to the Developer Survey during game submission!

Visit Surfshark
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Anybrain Prizes

Credits to Anybrain Platform!

Visit Anybrain
Prizes
5
Gross value
€70000

VRKiwi Prizes

Publishing Deal & up to 100 000 € Marketing budget

Visit VRKiwi
Prizes
1
Gross value
€100000

Indie Award Prize

Showcase your game at BRASÍLIA GAME FESTIVAL 2024!

Winning team gets a booth at the Brasília Game Festival 2024 (May 10th to 12th) and travel & accommodations paid for one team member. GDWC will hand out the Trophy to the Winner in the main stage at BGF.

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JangaFX Prizes

Top 3 Games with Best Visual Effects Win Free JangaFX Personal/Indie licenses!

Visit JangaFX
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Machinations Prizes

Machinations Power Plan to two Best Prototypes of the Season

Visit Machinations
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Skillz Prizes for Mobile

$10,000 for category winner and $2,500 for each of four runner-ups!

Visit Skillz
Prizes
5
Gross value
$20000

Playsense Prizes

Credits to Playsense services!

Visit Playsense
Prizes
1
Gross value
$5000

Prizes for Skillz Real-Time Award

Publishing deals to top 5 games with guaranteed UA spend: $100,000 to Winner & $25,000 to each runner-up!

Visit Skillz
Prizes
5
Gross value
$200000

Modulate Prizes

5,000 USD off ToxMod voice chat moderation platform!

Visit Modulate
Prizes
5
Gross value
$25000

Prizes for Skillz Classic Award

Publishing deals to top 5 games with guaranteed UA spend: $100,000 to Winner & $25,000 to each runner-up!

Visit Skillz
Prizes
5
Gross value
$200000

Sequence Web 3.0 Prizes

Cash prize of $2,500, One-year subscription to Sequence Pro valued at $15,000, and Rare gold Skyweaver cards.

Visit Sequence
Prizes
1
Gross value
$17500

Houdini Core License

License for Houdini Core, a powerful and accessible 3D animation experience to CG artists creating feature films, commercials or video games.

Visit Houdini
Prizes
10
Gross value
$20000

GDWC Prizes

Trophies, GDWC Swag, and Digital Certificates

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Varjo Prizes

Varjo Aero VR Headset!

Visit Varjo
Prizes
1
Gross value
€2000

Studio Award Prize

Showcase your game at BRASÍLIA GAME FESTIVAL 2024!

Winning team gets a booth at the Brasília Game Festival 2024 (May 10th to 12th) and travel & accommodations paid for one team member. GDWC will hand out the Trophy to the Winner in the main stage at BGF.

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Hobby Award Prize

Showcase your game at BRASÍLIA GAME FESTIVAL 2024!

Winning team gets a booth at the Brasília Game Festival 2024 (May 10th to 12th) and travel & accommodations paid for one team member. GDWC will hand out the Trophy to the Winner in the main stage at BGF.

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Gross value

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