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We're super happy to welcome Gcore on board as one of the supporters of GDWC 2022!

Gcore is one of the international leaders in cloud computing, content delivery, hosting, and security solutions. They manage a global infrastructure with first-class edge and cloud-based services spanning six continents with 150+ points of presence around the world. With one of the best network performances in Europe, North America, Asia or Latin America, Gcore provides speeds of 3-5 milliseconds in several regions.

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IndieLand is back this year with a hybrid streaming & live event! The event is once again hosted by Jirard Khalil, also known as the Youtuber The Completionist, and will celebrate indie games while fundraising to support dementia research.

IndieLand will feature an army of great indie games, many of which once again come from the ranks of GDWC participants. We're super excited for this chance to again collaborate with IndieLand and to help bring more awesome games to the limelight and to support the fight against dementia!

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November's top 10 games have been ranked, with the crown going to Aces in the Dust! Congrats to the winners! Check out all top 10 games below.


Aces in the Dust by DUV Studios
Take command of a team of three elite Airmen! Each of them pilots a warplane equipped with the most powerful experimental weapons to date. Shoot down enemies using machine guns, missiles, energy cannons and… a laser beam!

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Another month has passed and another set of Top 10 Games have been ranked in the Game Development World Championship 2022 (GDWC). All competing games are up for the monthly ranking by public player interest. Find results on the GDWC Youtube Channel here.


Seeking Light by a student development team named Lucky Dodo Games from ESAT Innovation School in Spain took the first place in latest monthly Top 10 Ranking for GDWC 2022.

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David dove deep into the world of metafiction in gaming and media. Check out what he found out about fourth wall breaks!

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For those looking for something new, we have some fun indie games to check out! We have gathered all of your votes and engagement from August, which has determined the Top 10 Indie Games of September!



1. Berserk Boy by Berserkboy Games
A vibrant, retro-inspired 2D action platformer that lets you… GO BERSERK!




2. Soulstone Survivors by Game Smithing
An action roguelite where you slay hordes of foes and face titanic bosses while learning powerful skills to enhance your character.


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Awesome news to all student game developers! We've once again partnering with the awesome folks at Autodesk to bring back Student Game Award for GDWC 2022! The submissions are now open!

Student Game Award '22!
This year the Student Game Award is again open for student-developed projects on all digital platforms. You don't have to specifically be studying game development, all students are welcome as long as you have a project to show us.

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We are super excited to announce Xsolla as the latest sponsor for GDWC 2022! Together we're introducing a new award for this year's championship: The Xsolla Game of the Year Award!

This award comes with a whopping 5000 US Dollar cash prize! The award is open for all new and current GDWC 2022 competitors with a commercial game.

Xsolla is an international video game trading company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the gaming industry. As our partners, they provide prizes for participants to find the right business partner and funding or business solutions for the success of their game.

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Another month has passed and another set of Top 10 games have been picked! Check this list out and you'll know what games you should be playing this month.



Two Falls (Nishu Takuatshina) took the first place for August. The game is developed by Unreliable Narrators, an independent video game studio from Quebec, Canada, who are creating narrative games with the goal of giving a voice to people that aren't heard often enough.

Two Falls (Nishu Takuatshina) is a narrative-driven game that lets you live the intertwining journeys of Jeanne, a shipwrecked girl stranded far from the French colonies, and Maikan, a young Innu forced to travel west when his people are afflicted by a strange illness. The story takes place in the wilderness of 17th Century Canada and your choices will shape the respective paths of our two protagonists, but the actions of one may have consequences for the other.

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Playdew Releases Steam Demo for its Upcoming Puzzle Title" Lost twins 2"
Playdew launched the steam demo and announced the mobile version for the Chinese audience

July 9, 2022 - Islamabad - Playdew announced some more exciting news about its upcoming game "Lost Twins 2". The developer announced the mobile version for China and will be launching the steam version during the PAX rising showcase. The demo is available for both Windows and Mac. The game has already snatched wins under its name despite being still in development. The game was the winner for PRO PC Game of the year at GDWC 2021 announced earlier this year.

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The Game Development World Championship 2022 (GDWC), one of the biggest game development competitions in the world will be giving out prizes and giveaways worth over $100,000 this year. This is the largest prize pool in the Championship's history.

Prizes are spread across multiple categories and many giveaways are available to all championship participants. Prizes and giveaways vary from software licenses and development tools to hardware, visibility, and paid-for games industry networking trips. New prizes are also constantly added. Check out prizes and giveaways here.

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For those looking for something new, we have some fun Indie games to offer! We have gathered all of your votes and engagement for the last month so we can determine the Top 10 Indie Games of July! Do you wonder how the list works? You can learn more about the Monthly Top 10 here. Also, don't forget that you can visit our website where we have recently opened up all the games to the public, so you can easily explore the games that have been submitted over the years and find new gems to play. Now let's discover what is on the list!

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We were honored to have Autodesk as our sponsor for Student Game Award in 2021. Autodesk is a multinational software corporation that makes software products and services for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, education and entertainment industries. During the Student Game Award there were five finalists that won the price of an interview with Autodesk, with one of the games being There You Are. The other four games were Astreia's Gift, Lysfangha, Postbird in Provence and Incarnation. You can find the interview with Idan Rooze, the game developer of Incarnation here.

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We are excited to announce our New Series, where we show you Indie games that were submitted to GDWC over the years that have been influenced by well-known games! Are you looking for new gems to scare you off? In this episode we are introducing our Top 5 Games inspired by Resident Evil and The Last of Us. Through this list you'll find horror vibes, environmental puzzles, strong characters who can overcome any near-death situations and zombies or some monster chasing. Keep reading to explore the depths of fear with us!

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We were honored to have Autodesk as our sponsor for Student Game Award in 2021. Autodesk is a multinational software corporation that makes software products and services for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, education and entertainment industries. During the Student Game Award there were five finalists that won the price of an interview with Autodesk, with one of the games being Incarnation. The other four games were Astreia's Gift, Lysfangha, Postbird in Provence and There You Are.

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Hey Game Developers! Be the First of the Four Winners of these Valco ANC Headphones!

The Valco ANC headphones have:
- Active Noise Cancellation
- Long-Lasting Battery
- Perfect Sound Quality
- Comfortable
- Finnish Design

Answer the Developer Survey with your Game Entry at thegdwc.com for the chance to win!
Learn More about Valco's Headphones at Valco.io

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On today's episode of Games from Your Countries, we head to Scandinavia to visit Sweden. The home of IKEA, Abba, Volvo, and Spotify is also home to many famous games. Some notable games developed by Swedish game studios are: Stellaris, Crusader Kings Series and Hearts of Iron series by Paradox Interactive, The Just Cause series by Avalanche Studios, Goat Simulator, Valheim and Satisfactory by Coffee Stain Studios, Battlefield Series, Mirror's Edge and Star Wars Battlefront Series by DICE, among others. Popular Indie Games from Sweden are: Hotline Miami by Dennaton Games, TABS and Clustertruck by Landfall Games, and Passpartout by Flamebait Games. And of course, we couldn't forget the best-selling indie game ever: Minecraft.

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SifeFX is hosting a Houdini Game Jam from June 17th to 24th, 2022!

This is a great opportunity to showcase your game development skills and get the recognition you deserve. There are various prices such as software licenses, free training, resources, and much more!

Interested? You can learn more HERE!

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In this week's episode of Games from Your Countries, we head to this South-West Pacific country, New Zealand. This beautiful country is known for its landscapes, wine, rugby, the Maori people, and even many video games. Fan-favorite games from New Zealand are The tower defense game series Bloons TD, The ARPG game Path of Exile, and indie games such as the Poly Bridge series or Mini Motorways.

Top 10 Games from New Zealand
Into the Dark by Esenthel
Frame of Mind by [SAMPLE TEXT] Studios ltd
Operation STEEL by Undermog Games
Battlecruisers by Mecha Weka
Before We Leave by Balancing Monkey Games
Ready or Not by VOID Interactive
39 Days to Mars by It's Anecdotal
Reverie by Rainbite
Samsara by Marker Limited
Seedlings by Bardsley Creative

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The Top 10 Games of June have been revealed!





In the first place is COGNAC by Aditya Gaurav, a developer working on a game that they hope is a revolutionary breakthrough in multiplayer game mechanics in the industry. This online multiplayer PvP TDM game is made using PhotoScan technology mixed with Synthetic Data. The game has multiple different characters with a wide range of abilities that function well with the in game mechanics. Congrats to Aditya Gaurav! 

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Cognac, a multiplayer shooter, developed by Aditya Gaurav, is becoming the first Indian game with both Photorealism and Metaverse. According to his words, the game incorporates realistic environments, and the gameplay feels close to real life. Maps are designed by taking references and inspiration from monuments, abstract thoughts, abandoned areas, and old areas. The game also features a mix of cyberpunk environments with a synthetic retro feel.

Cognac runs well even on low-budget PCs because it is greatly optimized. Aditya promises it gives plus 60 fps on 720p on low integrated graphics. Aditya is also preparing for cognac to run at 60fps 1080p on integrated APUs without degrading any quality of maps. He hopes, that it will be done soon. The game also includes unique features such as real-time changing weather, day simulation, night simulation, sun and moon cycles, etc. Aditya says It is one of the best features that a metaverse game should include.

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Brytenwalda Studios, the developers of Beyond Mankind, want to reflect a bit on their studio's past and the journey that has taken them to where they stand today. They believe it can inspire other people to pursue what they want to do. Brytenwalda Studios is a studio full of talented people that love history and imagining how life would be in a different time than ours so that they can bring it to reality through games and tell engaging and complex stories. But it took a lot of work for them to get where they are now.

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In this week's episode of Games from Your Countries, we journey north to "the land of a thousand lakes", Finland. The home of Santa Claus and The GDWC, Finland is famous for saunas, high-quality education, Nokia, and being the happiest country in the world. Finland is also well known in the world of gaming. With massive studios such as Supercell the developers of Clash of Clans, Sulake the developers of Habbo Hotel, Remedy Entertainment the developers of the Alan Wake, Max Payne, and Control, Housemarque the developers behind Returnal, and of course Rovio the developers of the Angry Birds series. Besides big-name studios, Finland has indie games such as Hill Climb Racing, Javelin Masters, and the Lakeview Cabin Collection.

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The Game List Page is the latest feature of the GDWC website!

The game list page is an explore page on which you can easily find the types of games you like playing. Narrow down your search using the Search Bar, or by filtering based on Genre, Platform, Monetization, Theme or Player count. With over 350 indie games to choose from there surely is a game for everybody.

You can find the game list under the "GAMES" tab on the top bar or by clicking here!

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