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Fan Favorite vote 38 winner is Innominate Games from Poland with CountryBalls Heroes!



"CountryBalls Heroes is a game where you get to play as your favorite Countryball. Become a legend by leading massive Countryball armies. Create your forces, build master-planned cities, gather powerful artifacts, and prove that your Countryball is the most powerful."

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Fan Favorite vote 37 winner is Team Kity from Spain with Kity builder!



"Kity Builder is a relaxing and cute city building and exploration game about searching for lost blueprints around a desert archipelago to decorate its islands. You'll get creative designing dreamlike cities for other kitties to live in, while you calmly explore the peaceful ocean."

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Fan Favorite Vote 36 winner is Martial Law by FIXER, a team from Poland!



"Martial Law is a game about difficulties that came with Communism in Poland. Game is meant to visualize the realities of Polish families back then, their ways of thinking and understanding the world. The story is shown from the perspective of a man who is abandoned because of his low social status. He tries his best to be there for his daughter despite the difficulties. Game is also meant to be educational. There are many places you can stop to learn more about Polish culture from the communist era."

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Today we're joined by Kelly Ng Wan and Hagen Deloss from Autodesk to discuss the Student Game Award which is a new category in this year's Game Development World Championship launched with the help and support of Autodesk.







Hi Kelly and Hagen, can you tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do at Autodesk?

Hagen: I have been making games for about 12 years now, in various capacities. I joined Autodesk almost 4 years ago to help with 3ds Max community support, and eventually found myself in the Media & Entertainment Community Engagement role. I currently help manage Autodesk social media accounts for Maya, 3ds Max, and ShotGrid, as well as run our influencer program and various activities on our community website, AREA. I've been an active mentor in my local Portland game dev scene, as well as Jurying roles for Indiecade. I love to help creators obtain their goals!

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Fan Favorite Vote 34 winner is A Township Tale by Alta, an independent VR game development studio from Australia!



"Band together with your friends and explore a long-forgotten world filled with adventure, danger, and ancient secrets. Tame the wilderness as a group and build your own town. A sanctuary in this wild land, your town is where you'll craft gear for your next expedition. It takes all kinds of heroes to make a successful town. Will you be a warrior? A miner? A blacksmith? Choose your destiny, and unlock new abilities for your town and your party."

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Fan Favorite Vote 33 winner is Avian by Royale Monkey, a team of students from France!



"Avian is an adventure musical experience, where you play as the last guardian tasked to save his world with his ancestral flute! Save your fallen brothers in this refreshing game, where you play as a guardian of a long lost civilization. You are the last hope of your world as your brothers have fallen in battle... Will you step up to the adventure?"

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The Red Dead Redemption series in undoubtedly the best-known representation of Western genre in video games. John Marston and Arthur Morgan have cemented their positions as well-loved protagonists and the themes of redemption, change and survival echo strong in the minds of those who have experienced the tragic and nuanced story of the Van der Linde gang. Set in the end of the mythical Old West era of the United States, Red Dead Redemption (2010) and its acclaimed prequel Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018) perfectly encapsulate the thematic journey of the Western and the fading frontier spirit which gave way to the industrialization of the 20th century.

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Fan Favorite Vote 32 winner is Project Haven by Code Three Fifty One from Portugal! Congrats to the winners.



"Project Haven brings a gritty dystopian story, along with the intricate mechanics of the classics, to the Tactical Turn-Based genre. Alone or in co-op up to 4 players, the player commands the Steel Dragons, a mercenary outfit fighting for survival in the harsh streets of Haven City, the last city of Earth."

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31st Fan Favorite vote has come to an end and we have a winner! Ephesus by The Pack Studios from Turkey! Congrats to the Winning team!



"Ephesus is an exploration and survival game adorned with a unique story. Write your own destiny through the West Aegean Coast of the glorious Roman Empire. While you're on the path, don't forget to stay alive!"

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Today we're having a chat with Jani Kaipainen, the Head of Publishing at VRKiwi. Great to have you here Jani! You guys are the experts when it comes to making VR games, and especially bringing those games into a slew of different VR platforms. You guys are also working with us in making the Virtual Reality Awards happen as a part of this year's GDWC.



Can you first give us a quick intro into who you guys are and what exactly it is that VRKiwi does.

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We're looking for a mascot to represent the championship, the fun of playing games, and all the hard work game developers do to make the games happen. To find the right kind of mascot, we've kicked off an open competition for mascot designs and will reward the winner with a cash prize of 1000 euros.

What do you think the mascot should be like? We'd want it to be friendly and funny, and to be connected to gaming and game development. It can be 2D, 3D, 2.5D, or 4D if you want. Let your ideas flow free!

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Today we're joined by Manos, one of the Co-founders of Arcweave to discuss what their game design tool can do and how it can help you during your game development project.

Hey, Manos! Thank you for joining me today! Can you first give us a quick rundown on what exactly Arcweave is?

Arcweave is a web app for designing and prototyping games. It is highly visual and supports real-time collaboration. Our tool allows users to create diagrams (called 'boards') to represent the flow of a story or game logic. We strive to keep it as easy-to-use as possible, so that writers and designers can focus on what matters most: the creative aspect of their work.

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30th Round of Fan Favorite voting has come to a close, and the winner is Goldenjar Fall by Ardeal Studio from Argentina! Congrats to the winner!

Goldenjar Fall is a pure action game, wrapped in a gripping story of justice and revenge. Where players will fight their way through dark corridors wielding the power of Torgabarth the allfather of the dwarves.


2nd Place: El Gancho by SIDRALGAMES from Spain.

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The Game Development World Championship (GDWC), a global online competition for indie game developers, has beaten all previous participation records, making this year's competition the biggest in the championship's history. Over 2000 development teams from more than a hundred countries have signed up to the competition so far this year, with more joining in each day.

Developers compete with their games in multiple categories ranging from PC and Consoles to Mobile, and VR platforms. Hobbyist projects, Game Jam games, and Student game projects also get their own categories to compete in.

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29th round of Fan Favorite voting has come to a close and we have a winner: Esse Proxy by From South Games from Argentina! Congrats to the winning team!



"A Slick, Stylish and Brutal Top-Down Twin-Stick Shooter. Kill or die, Learn and Repeat before you unveil the secrets of Esse Proxy in this Action-Packed Story on a Dystopian Cyberpunk City. Fight bosses, Ride vehicles, Select your arsenal & choose between different characters with unique abilities"


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New game development trends emerge every day. Most of them are caused by rapid technological progress and changing gamer preferences. Some of these trends come and go, while others last for a few years.

Whether you are a game developer, game development student, or game development hobbyist, you should be aware of the current and future trends. It will allow you to design the most advanced games that fit the ever-changing market
perfectly.

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Point and Click Adventure game Lucy Dreaming by independent game studio Tall Story Games from United Kingdom has won the 28th Fan Favorite voting week! Congrats to the Winner!



"Lucy is a young girl with a sharp wit and a recurring nightmare! Adventure between dreams and reality to explore strange environments, colourful characters and unique puzzles. Can you unlock the secrets of dream control and discover the disturbing truth behind Lucy's nightmares before it's too late?"

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Wyvern by Ghost Track Inc from USA has won the Fan Favorite Vote round 27! Congrats to the Winner!

"Wyvern is a real-time, top-down 2D, graphical, massively multiplayer RPG. The game has thousands of maps and playable areas, hundreds of skills, spells and monsters, and all the features you would expect from a big fun RPG: Guilds, crafting, level editing, community features and more!"

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