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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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In this episode of Games from Your Countries, we journey East to an archipelago of over 7000 islands, Philippines. While the Philippines exports loads of electronics and fruits, they have also published multiple interesting games. Notable games from the Philippines would be the anti-platformer Kill The Plumber and potion shop management game Potion Punch.

Top 10 Games from Denmark
TrueLies by Rafael Production
Xander's Watch by Zedgames
Trance by Pantoy Games
BlamBox by Heavenward Games
Unruly Delivery Company by Kenn Ong
Garrison: Archangel by Project G:A
Immortal Tactics: War of the Eternals by Kenn Ong
Ash of Legends by Pcubed VR
Fallen Tear: The Ascension by Winter Crew
Goblin Stone by Orc Chop Games

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Two randomly selected games from the 2022 GDWC Competition will be put against each other on the Game Discovery Page. You can learn about both games by watching a trailer or reading the game page. Not only can you use the page to discover new indie games to test out, but you can also vote for which one is your favorite out of the two! The votings that happen on the game discovery page matter in the competition, so be careful picking your favorite.

You can find the Game Discovery Page Here!

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On this week's episode of Games from Your Countries, we journey to the home of LEGO, Denmark. Denmark is a small Nordic country that is not only famous for The Little Mermaid and plastic bricks, but also for many fantastic games. Some fan favorites from Denmark are: The stealth game series Hitman, The mobile hit game Subway Surfers, and the Hugo game series.

Top 10 Games from Denmark
Burning Daylight by Team Burning Daylight
Broken Lines by PortaPlay
PandaBall by GetAGame
THE DOOR by ARBlox
Elderfact by Zera
Endling by Team BeHuman
Figment 2: Creed Valley by Bedtime Digital Games
First Class Trouble by Invisible Walls
Athemore by Aces Games
Mutazione by Die Gute Fabrik

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Director Olli and Marketing Manager Teea from the GDWC team recently were on the "Real Professional" podcast hosted by Jans, Ted, and Abbey from DreadXP. The Real Professional podcast is a podcast where real professionals from the gaming industry come to have real conversations. They discuss the GDWC, who can enter, how voting works, angry contestants, etc. Besides the GDWC, they discuss various topics such as struggles with throwing controllers and TikTok/YouTube devlogs. There is even a long rant about respectfully giving and receiving criticism.

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The third episode of Games from Your Countries is here, and we take a trip all the way down south across Africa to South Africa. This beautiful country at the tip of Africa is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world and they've developed a very diverse range of games. Some famous games from South Africa are Stasis, 7th Legion as well as the most popular game: Broforce.

Top 10 Games from South Africa
Fhtagn! - Tales of the Creeping Madness by Design Imps
Semblance by Nyamakop
Day and Knight by CP-Dimensions
Freddy Spaghetti 2.0 by Playful Pasta
Godsbane by Project Hyperdrive
Nine Noir Lives by Silvernode Studios
Project Nyx by Major7th Games
Sir War-A-Lot by Studio Cypix
The Spirit by Roberto Sartori
World Turtles by Re: cOg Mission

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On the second episode of Games from Your Countries, we visit the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan. Anime, food, technology, landscapes, cars, there is almost a limitless amount of things Japan is famous for and games are definitely on that list. From Nintendo and Sega to From Software and Capcom, Japan has been putting out big hit games for over 50 years now. While big studios from Japan have seen massive popularity across the world, Indie developers have seen little love.

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On the first episode of Games from Your Countries, we visit the South-American country of Argentina. The home country of Tango and Lionel Messi is also home to many wonderful game developers. Argentina has produced such games as the MMO Argentum Online and the massively popular phone game series Trivia Crack.

Top 10 Games from Argentina
Deeply Dark by Dalesi
Goldernjar Fall by Ardeal Studio
Clones by Grup Studio
Super Cute Alient by SETENTIA
Teratopia by Ravegan
Noir Storm by Diskeletton Studios
Blue Fire by Robi Studios
Juanito Arcade Mayhem by Game Ever
I See Red by Whiteboard Games
Esse Proxy by From South Games

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In this episode of Games from Your Countries, we visit the sunny Mediterranean country of Greece. The 13th most populous country in Europe is popular with tourists, but some gamers have found to love games from there too. Such games would be the MMORPG series Darkfall and the FMV game series Conspiracies.

Top 10 Games from Greece
Disconnected by Giorgos Kletsas
Morgue Agony by Giorgos Kletsas
Netherspace by Konstantinos Katsoris
The Twins' Experiment by Haris Periorellis
Dare Enter My Dungeon by DEMBERG
Watch Over Christmas by Dionous Games
Aurora: The Lost Medallion by Noema Games
Robbie Swifthand and the Orb of Mysteries by Pixel Reign
THE SHORE by Dragonis Games
Apotheorasis • Lab of the Blind Gods by Tall Guy Productions

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The top 10 games of May have been revealed!

Before we showcase the top games, let's go briefly over how the Monthly Ranking works. The top 10 is formed based on the engagement on the game page, as well as votes on the Game Discovery Page. The highest-ranked game of each month is guaranteed a spot in the Fan Choice voting and on the Jury Choice shortlist of any category it's participating in. For further information check out the blog post here.

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Your game is in the competition, what now?
All games automatically participate in the public ranking. It is formed from two factors: Engagement on the game page such as game page views, likes, and shares, as well as votes on the Game Discovery page. Each month the Top 10 games will be revealed.

The highest-ranked game of each month will be guaranteed a spot in the Fan Choice voting and on the Jury Choice shortlist of any category it's participating in. The rankings are reset each month so it is never too late to participate!

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Every Wednesday a well-received series of Top 10 Games are uploaded to the GDWC's YouTube channel. In the series, Community Manager David goes through the best games per country. All of them have participated in the GDWC in previous years. 

Last week's games were showcased from Brazil, the fifth-biggest country in the world with tons of amazing games. Let the video speak for itself. You can comment on the video about which country you want to see next!

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Thomas, a stay-at-home dad, is making a mobile game based on the drawings of his kid, who is on the autism spectrum. It's an infinite runner designed for a younger audience with the goal of teaching spelling while having fun.

In 'Go, Booper, GO!' the player will dodge and jump obstacles to build preset words before time runs out. A second play mode allows players to pick up letters and spell words for points. Thomas tells his kids' drawings seemed to be a natural for making game characters with. And they had filled stacks of sketchbooks with them.

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Apotheorasis is a first-person shooter audio-only game; the first of its kind as far as the developer team, Tall Guy Productions knows. While they definitely leveraged the existing "language" of both genres (FPS, audio game), innovation was mandatory to navigate these uncharted waters.

Shooting in an audio-only game in a way that feels both fair and realistic at the same time was a big design challenge. There is a form of aim assist which factors in distance, angle, wanted section difficulty, player speed, and rate of fire to create forgiving yet challenging gameplay, ironed out towards perfection through countless iterations.

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Games Job Fair of Spring 2022 is a fully online event dedicated to recruitment, career-building, & networking in the games industry.

- Connect with #gamedev studios
- Talks by industry heavyweights
- Networking between studios, peers, speakers
- Talent career Level-Up with expert advice
- New insights into the games industry

Between April 27-29 the fair connects Industry Speakers & 1000+ Talents from around the world. The organizer, Games Factory Talents aims at getting the right people to the right jobs by giving talents the chance to get hired by a studio, receive advice to boost their careers & take part in fun activities hosted in a friendly, diverse environment.

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