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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:


This week's nominees...


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.

Check out this week's Nominees:


This week's nominees...


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:


This week's nominees...


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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Another Monday another round of weekly votes! This week we're all going to learn something as our Nominees are very educational!

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:


This week's nominees...


Birthday Stories
Mini Muffin (Slovenia)
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Lääkemaisteri
Lääkemaisteri (Finland)
Vote here!

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For this week's vote bullets were flying everywhere as the SHMUPs were reloaded! ExtraGalactica by the development team Digital Yogurt from USA took the victory! Congrats to the Winner! And huge thanks to all Voters and Nominees!

"A college football captain's fight to defend his rival's home-world from the rogue villain in his Professor's favorite arcade game. Slow time using Retro-Dash as you pilot Super G Machine through waves of scaling enemy's, defeat huge bosses, and explore Celestro with Captain Flerp and his copycat Nova!"

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Game Development World Championship 2020 Breaks Competitor Records

The Game Development World Championship - GDWC for short - has seen a larger turnout of participants than any previous year, with over a thousand development teams from nearly a hundred countries joining into the championship. This is partially due to the championship's fully online operation, which has allowed for developers across the world to participate regardless of the global pandemic situation which has shadowed this year.

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We're now on weekly vote round 12! Once again we have awesome games for you to pick from. All of this week's games make you blast your way through hordes of enemies in a glorious hail of bullets! Check them out below!

As usual the voting runs until Saturday 10:00 AM Finnish time (GMT+3) so don't wait, go vote now! The winner will face off the other weekly vote winners at the end of the season for the victory of Fan Favourite category!



This week's nominees...

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This is the strange story of how Brian Fisher grabbed the victory of this week's Fan Favourite vote. This week all our Nominees were picked from our developer-only discord server. If you haven't joined in yet, jump in quickly and become part of our awesome growing community! You can find the invite-link in your profile page.

We want to extend our thanks to our awesome community for putting up a solid fight for the top spots in the vote and for all the players who voted. In the end, The Strange Story of Brian Fisher: Chapter 1 by the developer Intetic from Macedonia took the 1st place.

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This is part one of our new interview series. For this series we have interviewed game developers around the globe that participate in the Game Development World Championship about the different aspects of being a developer and making a Game Jam game.

In the first part, we focus on the developer who goes by the name of Isaac Lopes and has started at a very young age. During his journey in the world of games, he has managed to do a lot. Isaac is one of the developers behind Paper Disco, which won Weekly Vote round 6 this year. Paper Disco will compete in the Fan Favourite bonus stage!

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New round of Weekly Votes for the Fan Favourite category is here! All of this week's games have been picked from our Developer Discord community. Not yet a member? If you're a developer and have submitted a game to this year's or one of the previous GDWCs you can find the invite link in your profile.

As usual the voting runs until Saturday 10:00 AM Finnish time (GMT+3) and the winner will go move on to the next round of Fan Favourite category.

Check out this week's nominees...

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This week we had a selection of games incorporating RPG elements in various in the vote. The winner is Nanotale - Typing Chronicles by Fishing Cactus from Belgium! Congrats to Fishing Cactus! They'll move on to the next stage of Fan Favourite GDWC 2020! Big thanks to all Nominees and all voters!

Nanotale - Typing Chronicles is an atmospheric typing adventure RPG set in a colorful vibrant world. Follow Rosalind, a novice Archivist, as she journeys out to explore a distant world. On her quest to gather knowledge, she collects samples of mystic natural beauties. Everything is peaceful. War is a thing of the distant past. In the shadows, a tale of dissonant magic is spreading, instilling corruption into broken hearts.

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We've now reached Weekly Vote Round 10! This week's games bring you different takes on and styles of RPGs! Check them out below.

The voting runs until Saturday 10:00 AM Finnish time (GMT+3) so don't wait, go vote now! This week's winner will go toe to toe with the other weekly vote winners at the end of the year for the Crown of Fan Favorite!



This week's nominees...


Anilife
Diego Gerrera (UK)
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All of this week's games valiantly had their Defenses Up! but in the end the victory went to Leturn - Defense of Magic by Dreams Studio from Indonesia! Congrats to the Dreams Studio team!

Leturn - Defense of Magic is an Epic Tower Defense with a compelling narrative. A great evil looms, threatening to gather the broken pieces of a great relic to bring about the great calamity once again, and take over Leturn.

Leturn and Dreams Studio go forward into the final voting round of Fan Favourite at the end of this GDWC Season. We'll meet them again in the final vote. Big thanks once again to all our Nominees for the tight race and to all voters!

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Weekly Votes are here again and we're throwing Defenses Up! with this week's games! Stand your ground and defend against hordes of enemies in this week's games. Check them out below!

The voting runs until Saturday 10:00 AM Finnish time (GMT+3) so don't wait, go vote now! This week's winner will go toe to toe with the other weekly vote winners at the end of the year for the Crown of Fan Favorite!



This week's nominees...


Artificial Extinction
100HrGames Inc. (Canada)
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Our latest Weekly Vote winner is AVA by Stardust from Switzerland!

AVA is a carefully crafted, tarot puzzle game about diversity and the tale of Ava, whose destiny is decided by a turn of the cards. The narrative broaches issues of gender, discrimination, prejudice and mental health.

AVA continues to the final voting round in this year's Fan Favourite category and will be met again in the final vote! Huge thanks again to all Nominees and all voters!

Check out AVA here.

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We're rolling onto the eight round of Weekly Votes, with a new set of awesome nominees! This week they all fit nicely in your pocket so you can take your gaming fun wherever you go.

The voting runs until Saturday 10:00 AM Finnish time (GMT+3) so don't wait, go vote now! This week's winner will go toe to toe with the other weekly vote winners at the end of the year for the Crown of Fan Favorite!



This week's nominees...


AVA
Stardust (Switzerland)
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This week's Weekly Vote victory goes to The Last Cube by Improx Games from Finland.

Venture through six unique areas of the cube-world and overcome three-dimensional brain-teasers in this upcoming puzzle adventure game. Collect stickers on the cube's sides and use their distinct abilities to progress through levels with atmospheric environments. You, the Last Cube, were awakened for a purpose—save this peculiar world from collapsing by solving puzzle tracks left by your ancestors.

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Another game stands victorious among the Nominees of Weekly Vote! Paper Disco by Mad Pixel from Brazil has taken the crown this week! Congrats to the winning team and we'll see you again in the Fan Favorite Vote at the end of GDWC 2020!

Huge thanks to all who voted and to all Nominees!

Check out Paper Disco here.



Runner Ups:

  • WAVER by Buried Things from UK - 2nd Place
  • Stealth by SK Studios from Australia - 3rd Place

Rest of the Nominees (in alphabetical order):

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We're entering the seventh round of weekly votes and with another bunch of awesome games!

You know the drill! Voting runs until Saturday 10 AM Finnish time (GMT+3) and winner moves to the next round in Fan Favorite vote! So check out the games and cast your vote!




Bokube
Fredrick Conception
Vote here!


Georifters
Busy Toaster (Taiwan)
Vote here!


Gerritory
Party Goose
Vote here!

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It's time to vote again! This week's Weekly Vote Nominees for Fan Favorite are all puzzling choices! Check them out below!

As usual, the voting runs until Saturday morning 10 AM (GMT+3), but the faster you vote the surer it's done! Winner will go head to head with other weekly vote winners for the title of Fan Favourite!



This week's Nominees are:


7 Intelligence
twobitadder (USA)
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Don't Kill Death (Or Die Trying)
Chaz (UK)
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Weekly Votes keep on stacking up and another winner has been selected! This week Orbits by __Rudrac from India took the first spot! Congrats to the winner, you're moving on to compete for the top spot in Fan Favourite 2020!

Check out Orbits here!



Once again huge thanks to all Nominees and to everyone who voted! Check out the other nominees below.

Runner ups:

Other nominees in alphabetical order:

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Another week another round of weekly votes! This week we're showcasing six arcade gaming nominees! Check them out below!

The voting runs until Saturday morning 10 AM (GMT+3) but don't wait around, vote now! This week's winner will go head to head with the other weekly vote winners at the end of the year for the title of Fan Favourite!

This week's nominees...




Annoying White Ball
Siimai (Finland)
Vote here!

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Another week and another weekly vote has passed and we have a Winner! Graves of Kin by Project Parallel from Indonesia has won! The race was extremely tight this week, thank you to all nominees and all voters! See you a gain on Monday!

Check out Graves of Kin here!



Runner ups:

The rest (in alphabetical order):

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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

  • 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:
  • 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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{ Fan Favourite }

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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