Game Development World Championship opens 2023 Winter Season with $660,000 Prize Pool

Game Development World Championship opens 2023 Winter Season with $660,000 Prize Pool

The Game Development World Championship (GDWC) has opened the 2023 Winter Season for submissions. Games can be submitted until the end of the year. Winners will be announced in February 2024.

Winter Season breaks records with the biggest prize pool in GDWC history, totalling over $660,000 in value. Prizes are spread across 12 award categories and range from swag & software licences to cash prizes, publishing deals and marketing & User Acquisition funding.

As the mobile game category sponsor, Skillz is expanding the competition to include three separate categories, offering multiple publishing deal prizes with User Acquisition funding up to $100,000. Likewise, VRKiwi is bringing a publishing deal with up to 100,000€ marketing funding offer to VR game developers.

"We're extremely happy to bring these awesome opportunities to our participants and developer community. Working with Skillz and VRKiwi and all our other great partners has allowed us to push the bar forward with GDWC once again." -- Olli Mäntylä, GDWC Director

GDWC is free to participate and open to everyone from hobbyist & student developers to professional studios from all over the world. Games on all digital platforms - PC, Consoles, Mobile, VR & AR, Web & Browsers, are accepted. Developers can participate with a game they are currently working on, or with a game they have released, as long as it was released after August 1st 2022.

Games can be submitted to the competition in the GDWC website at