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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.

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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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All of this week's Nominees bring us back to the medieval times with takes on the theme and different mechanics. Check out the games 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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Elemental Dungeon
Combo Travellers, China
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This week our Nominees were picked from our Community Discord Server, and the Winner is PROJECT D: Human Risen by Cat Games from Indonesia! Congrats to the Winning Team and thanks to all Nominees and voters!

"Project D: Human Risen is a multiplayer survival game with many islands to explore, build unique vehicles, and survive where players are the last human on earth. - - The year is 2022, earth hit by terror of extinction, a new virus called D-VIRUS spread fast enough to trigger human extinction. To prevent human extinction, researchers from all over the world gathered to find solution, after a long discussion, they name their project as Doomsday Project. - -"

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We're once again having a chat with a couple of awesome game developers about game jam game development. Welcome Ethan Jennings from Bacon Studio and Constantin Liétard.

Ethan is participating in this year's Championship with his game Gun Galaxy, in which you play as a gun trying not to die from boss rush.

Constantin in turn is participating in this year's GDWC with three games: Desktop Garden, Breached, and Grove Groove. He also took part in the GDWC 2018 with his game KHAMSIN and took the 3rd place in the Game Jam category.

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In this week's Vote we're once again taking a look at a bunch of cool games from our Community Discord Server. Check out the games below and if you're looking to join the Official Developers-only GDWC discord server, you can find the invite link in your profile page.

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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Last week we jumped in with a selection of great platformers and the winner rolled around and grabbed the trophy with their massive paws. Winner is Fat Bear Week by Team Fat Bears from Finland! Congrats to the Winner! And thanks to all voters and Nominees!

"Become the fattest bear before winter comes! Roll around eating food and turning into the biggest bear of the forest! - A third person, single-player action-paced collectathon full of delicious food to eat and secrets to find!"

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Welcome to our newest developer interview! This time we have two Spanish development teams to chat with: Digital Monster Collective and Extrys from the Squirrel Bytes team.

Digital Monster Collective is competing in this year's GDWC with their educational game for children in the autism spectrum, The Wordland Scape. They took the first place in the Fan Favourite vote during the Educational Games week with their game.

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Don't you just sometimes feel like running and jumping around?! Or is that just me? Regardless, this week's games let you do just that. Check out Platfomer Week's games below!

As usual 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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Deep the Game
Goricina Productions, Croatia
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This week we took it easy and relaxed with a bunch of calming and chill games. But the race to top wasn't too chill and in the end Tiny Lands by Hyper Three Studio from Spain took the win!
Big congrats to the winners and thanks to all other Nominees and everyone who voted!

The developers describe Tiny Lands as a "A relaxing low poly isometric game where you have to find the differences in 3D and experience a beautiful environment."

Check out Tiny Lands here.

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Hello and welcome to another edition of our game developer interview series. In today's interview we have Chaz Carter, a game developer and musician from the UK. You can check his games and music at his website MadeByChaz.com! Chaz's is competing in the GDWC 2020 with his latest game, Don't Kill Death (Or Die Trying), which was also a Fan Favourite weekly vote nominee a couple of weeks ago!

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Every now and then it's good to take it a bit easier and relax. This week's game's won't put pressure or urgency on you, but simply allow you to move on your own pace, take in the scenery, and enjoy a moment of peace and serenity. Check them out below.

As usual 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 took a dive to past with a bunch of awesomely retro feeling games and in the end one was crowned victorious. That game is Digital Janitors by Tired Turtle Games from USA! Huge congrats to the winning team! And big thanks to all other Nominees and all voters!

"Digital Janitors is a desktop defense game in the style of an old-school PC. A hacker has taken your employer's network hostage, sending malicious files and malware to all the company computers. Playing as the IT Administrator for Merter Corporation, you must go to each computer in the company and excise the virus, beating back the hacker."

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Hi there! In this week's chapter of our Developer Interview series we discuss Game Jams with a developer that has achieved a lot despite his young age! Introducing: 89o!

89o has developed multiple games throughout the years, like Planet Doom, Nocturnion, 1000-BIT, and Crystal Ninja. 89o has been an active game developer for over 3 years with a goal to show people that videogames are the artform of the 21st century.

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All of this week's games bring about delightfully retro feeling in our hearts and minds and hark back into the days of the old when men were made of iron and computers from wood! Was everything truly better back then? You decide!

As usual 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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A.R.M -Absolutely Reliable Machine-
Hwang Jungseob, South Korea
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This week we took a more casual approach to gaming and in the end Kiki's Vacation casually waltzed to the top spot! Developed by the Mexican development team HyperBeard. Congrats to the Winning team and thanks to all voters and Nominees!

"Kiki's Vacation sets you off to the breezy paradise of Kokoloko Island in a relaxing idle adventure! Join Kiki as she befriends the locals, explores the islands' secrets, finds romance (*wink*wink*) and discovers herself in the process!"

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For this week's vote we're all taking a step back and playing a bit more casual like! All of this week's Nominees are easy to pick up and play, so check them out below!

As usual 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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Fall Master
Sambrela, Georgia
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This week the Fan Favourite voting Nominees gave us some tough nuts to crack. The puzzle of winning the vote was ultimately solved by Indian development team Holy Cow Productions with their game Mystic Pillars! Congrats to the winner and big thanks to other Nominees and all voters!

Mystic Pillars is an original blend of intriguing puzzles and an immersive storyline set in Ancient India, providing you with a unique gameplay experience.

Check out Mystic Pillars here!

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Hey all! Introducing our third part of the new interview series, we will this time discuss Game Jams from yet another perspective. During the last interviews, things like time management, simple scopes and socializing rose to the surface. This time we interviewed indie game developer Bohdan Taraba. Bohdan's roguelite game Submarine Hunt is participating in the GDWC 2020! But now, let's dive into it!

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A new set of weekly vote Nominees has arrived! This week we're going back to the wonderful world of puzzles as all the Nominees seek to make us think and wonder. Check out the games below!

As usual 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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CAMEO: CCTV Detective
Wreck Tangle Games, United Kingdom
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This week's voting Nominees took us back to school and The Wordland Scape did it best as it took the first place! Congrats to the development team Digital Monster Collective from Spain! Big thanks to all voters and Nominees!

Digital Monster Collective describes The Wordland Scape:
People with autism spectrum disorder, especially children, usually show difficulties in the communication and understanding of emotions. In fact, it is a condition that impacts how a person perceives and socializes with others, having the communicative, emotional and symbolic development disturbed, causing problems in social interaction and communication. However, it is known that playing is an effective means that contributes to the development of those abilities in cases of autism. That's why we created this video game. There has been a flight of words in the country of Wordland. Those words are hidden in different places outskirts. The kid must find them and classify them by semantic field so that the words can return to their hometown: Colourville, Feelingstown, Animalville and Foodtown. The main function of the game is to find the words and identify their meaning, helping autistic children to work on perception and logic, becoming familiar with terms about emotions and relating them to their meaning.


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In the third part of our new interview series we interview Thomas Detoy of twobitadder games. Thomas's game, 7 Intelligence, is participating in the GDWC 2020 and was a nominee for the Weekly Vote #6! He has also published several other games that can be checked out at his itch.io account "twobitadder". In this interview we go over a few different perspectives regarding Game Jams and hopefully you can learn a thing or two!

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Are you interested in game development but can't quite find the motivation? Are you lost in a sea of ideas and cool things you want to create? Taking part in a Game Jam can help you find your focus by pushing yourself with the crushing weight of a DEADLINE! All in good fun of course! :)

Unexpected Jam is a game jam with a focus on creating an unpredictable and unexpected game. So not only can you go crazy here and pull off something insane from the left field when the player least expects it, you probably should do so.

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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.

Prizes

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  • Valco ANC Headphones to Winning Team (2 pairs)
  • Houdini Indie one year license to each of the top 3 teams!
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All the rules of the GDWC competition apply. In addition, the following apply for section 4. Judgement criteria:
  • The game for the submission must have been done entirely during a game jam, which must be specified while submitting the 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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