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The Final Vote for GDWC 2020 is here and we have a whopping 32 awesome Nominees to choose from! Check out the games and VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE HERE!



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GDWC is more than a competition! GDWC TALKS is a program where we talk and dig deeper into the world of game development and the culture of gaming. We are super happy with this new format! This first event is made together with our fantastic partner Oulu/North Finland area libraries. They help us to reach those interested in the game industry in Finland.

We have three inspiring guests:
Jeppe Kilberg Møller CEO at ARblox with 12 years of industry experience, having worked for Kiloo (Subway Surfers) and MovieStarPlanet (250M users) to mention the biggest ones.

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Last Weekly Vote of GDWC 2020 has come to an end and the winner is Haven by The Game Bakers from France! Congrats to the winning team! This means Haven is the last game to enter the Final voting round of Fan Favourite!

"Yu and Kay have escaped to a forgotten planet. Play the two lovers settling in an unknown world. Survive together, glide over the plains, camp, restore the planet, fight if you have to. All that matters is to stay together. A relaxing RPG adventure about love in a vibrant sci-fi world brought to life with amazing art and production values. To play solo or co-op locally."

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This is the last Weekly Vote for GDWC 2020, meaning it's also the pick for one more game to go on to the Final Voting Round! To make this week even more interesting, we decided to forego any theme completely, so this week's games are completely randomly picked! Check them out below.

The voting runs until Saturday 10:00 AM Finnish time (GMT+3) and winner moves to the next round of Fan Favorite category.

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This week we got in a festive mood and enjoyed some silly funny games. We heard you laughing, seemed you had a lot of fun! Ultimately, The Pancakes Official Game Show by Dema Studios from Italy was the one made you laugh the most! Congrats to the winner and big thanks again to all the Nominees and voters!

"This is the Bob story. Bob likes to shake his arms and eat food but one day something unexpected will change his life forever. Bob is one of the lucky 200 participants who will compete in a crazy game show with a prize of one million pancakes! Will he win?"

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Time to lay back and relax. This week we are here to remind you to not take things so seriously. So, let's get our faces silly while checking out this week's funny games and be prepared to laugh a lot!

The voting runs until Saturday 10:00 AM Finnish time (GMT+3) and winner moves to the next round of Fan Favorite category.

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Freddy Spaghetti
Playful Pasta, South Africa
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Puzzles are always creative and never unfair, however they require mindful observation in order to succeed. But all's well that ends well. Glad to see you were all observant and persistent enough to come up with solutions to some awesome exploration puzzle games. Oh yes, we have a Winner for this week, Project Grove by Antler Studios from United Kingdom! Congrats to the winner and big thanks again to all the Nominees and voters!

"Playable Prologue OUT in Feb 2021! An elegant puzzle exploration game: Solve spatial conundrums using your pocket knife robot companion! Follow ageing Alchemist Edric and his portable platform L-P1N on their journey to locate the mythical Grove, in hope of finding a cure to the Empire's pandemic: the Great Rot."

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Be persistent and observant enough and keep your hopes up that you will come up with solutions! This week we chose Exploring Puzzle Games, where you can explore mysteries and solve challenging puzzles in beautiful exploration puzzle games.

The voting runs until Saturday 10:00 AM Finnish time (GMT+3) and winner moves to the next round of Fan Favorite category.

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A Monster's Expedition
Draknek And Friends, United Kingdom
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Last week we worked harder with our imagination and dived into the world of the games, unleashing our creativity and experiencing feelings of nostalgia .The simplicity, the minimalism and the lightness of the pixels were so tempting. The Winner for this week's vote is Keylocker | Turn Based Cyberpunk Action by Moonana from Brazil! Congrats to the winner and big thanks again to all the Nominees and voters!

"Keylocker is a Cyberpunk turn based rhythm JRPG inspired by the Mario&Luigi RPG series and Chrono Trigger, in which you play as the singer and songwriter, BOBO in a world without music, where she and the Jukebot Drummer Rocket will fight the authorities with the power of melody. - - Battle the authorities, unlock the secrets of Saturn, play on your own bands' concerts and hack into the network to bring an end to this corrupt system, for better or worse. - -"

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Do you share a passion for creativity? Then the only limit is your imagination. Next week we have selected Pixel Art Games, so lets explore together some awesome games which will unleash your creativity and bring back a nostalgic feeling.

The voting runs until Saturday 10:00 AM Finnish time (GMT+3) and winner moves to the next round of Fan Favorite category.

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Aeon Drive
2Awesome Studio, Netherlands
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This week's Nominees took us into the Battle Arena to fight the enemy until the final fall and got our adrenaline pumping. Glad to see you have all survived the Battle! The Winner for this week's vote is Codename Mallow by Ancalabro from Canada! Congrats to the winner and big thanks again to all the Nominees and voters!

"Codename Mallow is an adrenaline-charged versus multiplayer game with armless melee battles, one-hit-kill weaponry, and wildly unpredictable stages. Duel for Ninja Supremacy with up to 4 friends in local or online play. Demo available NOW!"

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Do you enjoy fighting and mashing every button you desire? Are you prepared for the battle? Then let's look together next week's games and get ready to fight until the final fall.

The voting runs until Saturday 10:00 AM Finnish time (GMT+3) and winner moves to the next round of Fan Favorite category.

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Codename Mallow
Ancalabro, Canada
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We all have an untold story inside us don't we? This week we had story games where you could train your imagination and discover things you have never experienced before. The Winner for this week's vote is Helheim Hassle by Perfectly Paranormal from Norway! Congrats to the winner and big thanks again to all the Nominees and voters!

"Helheim Hassle is a narrative adventure game with puzzle platforming elements. Play as Bjørn, a pacifist Viking that can detach and combine limbs at will to solve challenging puzzles and get out of uncomfortable situations involving desperate Norse Gods, Goblins, Dragons, and angry skeletons."

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We interviewed a bunch of game developers from all over the world about their experiences and lessons learned from taking part in game jams. We collected top tips from their interviews to help you navigate the challenging but fun process of making a game during a game jam. Check out the tips below!

You can read the full developer interviews in our blog.

Tip #1
Experiment and design freely! Don't limit yourself and go off charts. Just do what you feel like and don't overthink it.

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Story games are good to check out when you are a bit tired of playing for scores :) This week we have selected story games which will move your heart.

The voting runs until Saturday 10:00 AM Finnish time (GMT+3) and winner moves to the next round of Fan Favorite category.

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Arcanbreak
Kisuarts, Finland
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VR games is relatively new game genre but it has grown so fast and there are lot of great VR games, and we didn't miss the greatest games. The Winner for this week's vote is Quash by Team Quash from France! Congrats to the winner and big thanks again to all the Nominees and voters!

"Quash is a VR arcade game where you're swinging your racket, destroying bricks, rising your score and climbing up the campaign."

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The selection of this week's games will give you chance to escape into mesmerizing cyberspace. Let's check them out and jump into another reality, new dimentions!

The voting runs until Saturday 10:00 AM Finnish time (GMT+3) and winner moves to the next round of Fan Favorite category.

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Arcaxer
Overrun Games,
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Although the idea of couch gaming is a bit limited for everyone at this time, now we know what to play with friends after situations back to normal! The Winner for this week's vote is Grid Fight - Mask of the Goddess by Playtra Games from United Kingdom! Congrats to the winner and big thanks again to all the Nominees and voters!

"Grid Fight is a beautifully hand-drawn, grid-based Action/Strategy/RPG where you fight, recruit and unlock the powers of more than 100 female warriors in a race to cure the sickness that is killing the Goddesses of the world."

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Online play gets popular but we all still love to play local multiplayer games with friends in real life. Get together with friends and compete with each other in couch games and laugh a lot!

The voting runs until Saturday 10:00 AM Finnish time (GMT+3) and winner moves to the next round of Fan Favorite category.

Check out this week's Nominees:


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From the Shadows
Team Spooky, France
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This week we had challenging strategy games where you test your skills and use your competence to expand your empire, space factories and secret agencies. The Winner for this week's vote is Rising Lords by Argonwood from Germany! Congrats to the winner and big thanks again to all the Nominees and voters!

"Rising Lords is a medieval turn-based strategy game with card and board game elements. Send your serfs to fight and die in your name... or let them prosper, and use them to your advantage! Collect taxes and resources. "

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Plan carefully, make a good decision and move on! This week we picked up strategy games where you can be the great leader at medieval times, secret agency or even at space factories.

The voting runs until Saturday 10:00 AM Finnish time (GMT+3) and winner moves to the next round of Fan Favorite category.

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Final Upgrade
Final Upgrade, Russia
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We're you haunted by many good horror games this week? We heard you scream! It seems you found good ghost friends. The Winner for this week's vote is Dark Fracture by Twisted II Studio from Israel! Congrats to the winner and big thanks again to all the Nominees and voters!

"Dark Fracture is an indie psychological horror game played in first-person, targeted for early access release in 2021. Between reality and a nightmare. Sanity and madness. In Dark Fracture the player explores a world that's ever-changing. Face your character's inner turmoil and chaos. Walk the edge of madness in their shoes in this thrilling first-person psychological horror experience."

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Here are the spooky, scary horror games to play at Halloween. Let's go check all these games before ghosts haunt you! Hold on, isn't there someone in your room, staring at you...? Look, there is someone behind you...

The voting runs until Saturday 10:00 AM Finnish time (GMT+3) and winner moves to the next round of Fan Favorite category.

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Alice(愛莉澄)
838s Maniacs, Japan
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This week we were well locked and loaded to enjoy all unique FPS games as elite sharpshooters. Good to see you all survived! The Winner for this week's vote is Receiver 2 by Wolfire Games from USA! Congrats to the winner and big thanks again to all the Nominees and voters!

"Receiver 2 simulates every internal part of each firearm based on manufacturer schematics and gunsmithing resources. Learn exactly how each sidearm works, including how to load and unload them, clear malfunctions, and operate their safety features."

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Get ready for this week's Nominees have their weapons Locked & Loaded and bullets will fly as they will try to blast their way to Victory!

The voting runs until Saturday 10:00 AM Finnish time (GMT+3) and winner moves to the next round of Fan Favorite category.

Check out this week's Nominees:


This week's nominees...


Leap of Champions
Leaf games & software, Italy
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This week we took our adventurous spirits with us and went on an adventure with some awesome games. The Nominees sure did take us on an Adventure and the Winner is "Dr Livingstone, I presume?" by Vulpesoft from Poland! Congrats to the winner and big thanks again to all the Nominees and voters!

"As Henry Stanley, you came to Africa to find the missing Dr Livingstone. Explore a mysterious building full of closed doors and unusual objects. Solve puzzles to achieve your goal!"

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Hello and welcome to our newest part of the interview series! We have recently been interviewing game developers around the globe regarding Game Jams and about being a game developer. In this part we interview Jason (JBo) about his experience with Game Jams! This year, he has developed a game called Japanese Romaji Adventure and it is participating in this year's Game Development World Championship!

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Grab your pants with infinitely deep pockets, collection of weird knickknacks that somehow just fit together and make more weird trinkets, and follow that floating cursor-like thing for whatever unknown lies behind the edge of the screen, for this week we're heading for an ADVENTURE!

The voting runs until Saturday 10:00 AM Finnish time (GMT+3) and winner moves to the next round of Fan Favorite category.

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This week's Nominees took our back to the Medieval times with swords swinging, armor clashing, and spells flying. They had spells at medieval times right? Anyway, we have a Winner! Popup Dungeon by a family run indie game studio from USA, Triple-B-Titles! Congrats to the Winners and big thanks again to all Nominees and voters!

"A papercraft roguelike RPG that lets you create any weapon, ability, enemy, hero, and game imaginable. Popup Dungeon blurs the line between customization and creation."

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In today's interview we have two game developers from different corners of the world. Welcome Choi Je Hyun from South Korea and Jari Hanski from Team Scallywags from Sweden! Choi Je Hyun participates this year in the GDWC 2020 with game BouncyCell, an Android arcade game where you fight a virus. Jari Hanski's game Scallywags! also participated this year. It's a chaotic, couch co-op game where you and your friends need to survive the journey over the open seas.

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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.

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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 Favourite 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 favourite game of the week, which will then be a nominee in the final Fan Favourite 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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