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Fifth round of weekly votes is here! Now is the time to show how much you love good games! Check out the Nominees below and spread your love by voting!

As always, the winner of the Weekly Vote will move on to the Final Vote on the Fan Favorite category at the end of the GDWC 2021!

Check out the Nominees:



16-Bit Soccer
Sprakelsoft, Germany
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Our fourth weekly vote has come to an end and the Winner is Blue Fire by Robi Studios from Argentina! Congrats to the Winners! And huge thanks to all voters!

Blue Fire is a dark and tough third-person action-adventure game with a big focus on 3D platforming and exploration, set in a perished fantasy land that hides many secrets.

Check out Blue Fire here!



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Fourth round of weekly votes has arrived! Once again nine awesome games are up for vote! Check out the Nominees below and vote for your favorite!

As always, the winner of the Weekly Vote will move on to the Final Vote on the Fan Favorite category at the end of the GDWC 2021!

Check out the Nominees:



Rust Racers
Nethash Games, Sweden
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Our third weekly vote has come to an end and the Winner is Sword of the Necromancer by Grimorio of Games from Spain! Congrats to the Winners! And huge thanks to all voters! The raffle winners will be contacted directly by the GDWC Team.

Sword of the Necromancer is a dungeon-crawler action RPG with Rogue-like elements where you can revive your defeated enemies to make them fight alongside you.

Check out Sword of the Necromancer here!

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Our 2nd Game Jam is well underway and the first games have started to roll in!⁠

There are still two days to go until the submission deadline, so start finalizing your games! We are waiting eagerly to see how you implemented the theme.

Check out the jam here⁠.

Good luck!

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Our second weekly vote has come to an end and the Winner is Beyond Mankind: The Awakening by Brytenwalda Studios from Spain! Congrats to the Winners! And huge thanks to all voters! The raffle winners will be contacted directly by the GDWC Team.

Beyond Mankind: The Awakening is a single-player action RPG that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. You will be part of H.O.P.E., an elite military unit at the vanguard of a war to recover Earth.

Check out Beyond Mankind: The Awakening here!

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The 3rd round of Weekly Votes is here and nine new awesome games are up for voting! Check out the Nominees below and vote for your favorite!

As always, the winner of the Weekly Vote will move on to the Final Vote on the Fan Favorite category at the end of the GDWC 2021!

Also, there will be a raffle of three Steam Gift cards between all voters!

Check out the Nominees:



Apprentice Arriving
Jewel Seeker Entertainment, Germany
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Second round of Weekly Votes is here and nine new awesome games are up for th vote! Check out the Nominees below and vote for your favorite!

As always, the winner of the Weekly Vote will move on to the Final Vote on the Fan Favorite category at the end of the GDWC 2021!

Also, there will be raffle of three Steam Gift cards between all voters!

Check out the Nominees:



Kittens' Maze
Aasura Project, Poland
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Oona, The Druid´s Path a 2.5D adventure platformer by Spanish studio Astro Pup Games took first place in our first Weekly Vote of 2021! Congrats to the Winner!

"Join the young druid Oona in an adventure to complete her first task to becoming a full druid. Travel through thick forests and swamps, face the creatures inhabiting them, reach the Cloud Kingdom and fight against the evil Meiga in this beautiful 2.5D platformer game."

Check out Oona, The Druid´s Path here!

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After having a successful first Jamming with GDWC Game Jam, with a total of 7 submitted games (and one that didn't make the deadline), we decided to do it again!

In Round 2 we are taking the theme of the Game Jam in a bit different direction. The theme is "I am not a cat!" and you can interpret that as you want or as Antti here on the GDWC so elegantly put it:

"Okay, I know what it looks like, but I can assure you that I am not, I am not a cat. I don't know how these things happen to me. I think I need some help with this. Everything is getting really, really weird. I'm a real human, believe me!
This is the theme. Is it a funny meme game, a deep existential dilemma, or something else? You decide!"

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The Game Development World Championship (GDWC) saw record enrollment numbers in 2020 with over 1800 development teams from over 100 countries taking part in the competition. The judging process for the 2020 competitors is now done, and the GDWC is ready to announce the Finalists in the Pro, Hobby, and Game Jam categories.

The Winners will be announced and rewarded in a live streaming event on the GDWC Twitch channel on April 30th. By following GDWC on Twitch, you won't miss the awards show.

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Fan Favorite Weekly Vote for GDWC 2021 Launches! This year we're opened the Weekly Vote to more Nominees with total of 9 games to vote on each week! Check out the Nominees below and vote for your favorite!

As always, the winner of the Weekly Vote will move on to the Final Vote on the Fan Favorite category at the end of the GDWC 2021!

Check out the Nominees:



Dreaming Dimension: Deck Heroes
Loongcheer Game, China
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Recently we had a nice talk with the great sound designer & composer Chris Alan, where Chris threw some tight questions at our Manager, Olli.

Read the interview here: https://thechrisalan.com/2021/03/18/qa-gwdc/

Chris Alan is a sound designer and music composer, who has done work for tons of games, toys, movies, you name it! He's made sounds and music for Eximius, Meteora, Mystic Pillars, Willy Wonka Slots, lots of Fischer-Price games, SpongeBob Deep Sea Exploration, and the list goes on.

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The Jam was a success!

We would like to thank all of our jammers, even the ones who did not send their game, hopefully, you had fun as well!

Special thanks to all who sent their game for us:

Fullmetal Repairman
by Treveur, Genaydre, Romane Rakotovao, Yann Roirand, Loreleï Si, PolyDevStudio, leodar, colletto-gregory, HoraceRIBOUT, and Delffey


Stained Steel
by Lophee

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Here's a small update on the game jam we have going on itch.io!

We just got our first game submission, which we are eagerly looking forward to play! Also screenshots for a couple more have dropped in during the last days and it's really exciting to see how you all have interpreted the theme of the Jam!

Two days left until the game submission deadline is up, so be careful to have everything done by then!

Happy jammin', everyone!

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Our first game jam has been going strong for four days now! Looks like everyone has been keeping busy during the weekend.

You aren't able to join the jam anymore, but we reached our goal of 20 participants, so at least from our side we are very pleased.

We would be very interested in seeing your progress on your game, so feel free to share screenshots or any kind of graphics you might have so far! Share them HERE.

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Many of you out there have been wondering when we will hold the 2020 competition's awards ceremony. Finally, we can go official with this piece of information!

The winners will be announced during a live stream on our Twitch channel (Thank you for subscribing!) on the 30th of April! The top 3 games in every category will be introduced and played by us here on the GDWC, talks with devs behind their games and we'll have known faces from the industry handing out the prizes.

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Today we will host a live episode of Gaming with Game Devs on our Twitch channel (www.twitch.tv/thegdwc). With us this time around we have three games and three Devs that have worked on those games!

11 am EST / 4 pm UTC / 18:00 EET.
Nine Witches: Family Disruption by Indiesruption

11.30 am EST / 4.30 pm UTC / 18:30 EET.
MindSeize by Kamina Dimension

12 am EST / 5 pm UTC / 19:00 EET.
Malmyr by Ziegler Gamedev GbR

See you there!

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Here we go again! The Game Development World Championship for 2021 has launched and it's now open for all to enroll. Hurry to add your Team and Game to our ranks here on our webpage to get fame, glory and to win awesome prizes of course!

We will have four main categories: Pro (PC), Pro (Console), Hobby, and Best Mobile Game.
Also 3 bonus categories: Fan Favorite, Best VR/AR Game, and Best Game Jam Game.

Come, take our hand and start your journey towards becoming the world champion of game development!

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This years Steam Game Festival has begun and we have noticed that many of the games featured are olso in The GDWC 2020 competition!

Here's a little pick of those games:

''HAZEL SKY
''FOREGONE
''ONE DREAMER
''STELLAR WARFARE
''HUNDRED DAYS - WINEMAKING SIMULATOR
''YOU SUCK AT PARKING
''SONS OF RA
''CRYSTAL RAIDERS VR
''IN MY SHADOW
''SHATTERED NINJA
''A PRETTY ODD BUNNY
''AEON DRIVE
''DR LIVINGSTONE, I PRESUME?
''and many more...

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The voting for the Fan Favourite games of 2020 has ended and we have the Top3 games for you all.

It was a close race this time around, but finally we have counted the votes and the results are as follows:

*Drum Roll*

1. Receiver 2 (USA)
2. The Pancakes Official Game Show (Italy)
3. Haven (France)

The winners will get their prices in the live awards event, which we will announce later this year, since the judging for the other categories are still in progress.

The GDWC would like to give a big thank you to all the 2020 participants!

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A lot of you have been asking us about the results of the 2020 awards. As you probably already have read from the topic of this blog, judging is in progress.

Okay, so you are still probably wondering when are we going to hear about the results? Well, when the judges are ready. It means that we want to give our judges all the time they want without disturbing them.

Choosing the best games from our big list of games is not so easy as it sounds. Our 2020 awards were the largest GDWC awards ever. That's why we want to stay calm and do things right.

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The Final Vote for GDWC 2020 is here and we have a whopping 32 awesome Nominees to choose from! Check out the games and VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE HERE!



GDWC 2020 Fan Favorite Finalists:

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GDWC is more than a competition! GDWC TALKS is a program where we talk and dig deeper into the world of game development and the culture of gaming. We are super happy with this new format! This first event is made together with our fantastic partner Oulu/North Finland area libraries. They help us to reach those interested in the game industry in Finland.

We have three inspiring guests:
Jeppe Kilberg Møller CEO at ARblox with 12 years of industry experience, having worked for Kiloo (Subway Surfers) and MovieStarPlanet (250M users) to mention the biggest ones.

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Last Weekly Vote of GDWC 2020 has come to an end and the winner is Haven by The Game Bakers from France! Congrats to the winning team! This means Haven is the last game to enter the Final voting round of Fan Favourite!

"Yu and Kay have escaped to a forgotten planet. Play the two lovers settling in an unknown world. Survive together, glide over the plains, camp, restore the planet, fight if you have to. All that matters is to stay together. A relaxing RPG adventure about love in a vibrant sci-fi world brought to life with amazing art and production values. To play solo or co-op locally."

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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 Favorite }

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 Favorite 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 favorite game of the week, which will then be a nominee in the final Fan Favorite 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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