15.04 - A Look Into Adaptive Video Game Music

{ Weekly Vote Round 4 }

Fourth round of Weekly Votes for GDWC 2021 is here! Vote for your favorite among the Nominees!


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{ Fan favorite }

Here are our picks for this week's Fan favorite. It's now up to you to narrow it down to one! Voting starts on Monday and closes on next Monday.

Blue Fire

Robi Studios, Argentina

Doomsday Room

Doubleton Game Studio, Canada

Dusk Tactics

Dusk Tactics Project, USA

Nine Noir Lives

Silvernode Studios, South Africa

Oscar & Gems: Puzzle Quest

Alex Rybalkin, Russia

Polychoron

FRACTiLE Games, Finland

Project Starship X

Panda Indie Studio, Italy

Rust Racers

Nethash Games, Sweden

TowerMancer

Digital Synapsis, Brazil

previous fan favorite

{ Sword of the Necromancer }

More info

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. Turn your foes into allies using the forbidden powers of the Sword of the Necromancer and help Tama reach the dungeon's depths in order to gain enough power to bring Koko back from the dead. Gather a little army of monsters, equip yourself with weapons and relics and level up to take on the guardians that stand between you and your objective.

Team: Grimorio of Games (Spain)
Status: Released
Link: store.steampowered.com

what is

{ GDWC? }

What?

The Game Development World Championship is an annual competition for Game developers, game development students, game development hobbyists, and anyone interested in game development to join in.

When?

This year's GDWC started on the 1st of January 2021. The final day to enter and submit your games is the 31th of December 2021. Note that the submissions automatically close on at 23:59 Finnish time (GMT+2).

Where?

The event happens online for the most part, with the winners from the Pro PC Game of the Year, Pro Console Game of the Year, Hobby Game of the Year, and Mobile Game of they Year categories brought to Finland to visit game companies. The trip will be paid for by us. We will also be attending game developer events and visiting industry hubs. Hope to meet you there!

How?

By pressing the “Enroll now” button above, you can register for the competition. Any games that have not been released before 2021 can enter into the championship. We expect a few screenshots, a written description, a playable build and a gameplay video of your games to be submitted.

Why?

We believe in new game developers and want to give them the chance to show their games for a large audience.
For game developers, this is an easy opportunity to get extra visibility for yourselves, help to motivate yourselves and most importantly, it doesn't cost a penny.


championship

{ Categories }

For PC Games in the Pro Division

Prizes for the Winning Team:
Trip to Finland for a Team Representative
Visits to Top Game Studios
Three Permanent Developer Licenses for Game Maker Studio 2 of the Winner's choosing.
One Year Arcweave Team subscription for the Winning Team
50% Discount Coupon to any new Arcweave subscription for the four Finalists
6 Months of 1Password Family Subscription for new 1Password subscribers to the Winner and the Four Finalists
Unique Trophies
Visibility on the GDWC Website and Medias
More to come...
For Console Games in the Pro Division

Prizes for the Winning Team:
Trip to Finland for a Team Representative
Visits to Top Game Studios
Three Permanent Developer Licenses for Game Maker Studio 2 of the Winner's choosing.
One Year Arcweave Team subscription for the Winning Team
50% Discount Coupon to any new Arcweave subscription for the four Finalists
6 Months of 1Password Family Subscription for new 1Password subscribers to the Winner and the Four Finalists
Unique Trophies
Visibility on the GDWC Website and Medias
More to come...
For Games in the Hobby Division

Prizes for the Winning Team:
Trip to Finland for a Team Representative
Visits to Top Game Studios
Unique Trophies
Visibility on the GDWC Website and Medias
One Year Construct 3 Business License
Marvelous Designer Personal License for 2 years for the Winner!
Marvelous Designer Personal License for 1 year for four Finalists!
One Year Arcweave Pro subscription for the Winning Team
50% Discount Coupon to any new Arcweave subscription for the four Finalists
6 Months of 1Password Family Subscription for new 1Password subscribers to the Winner and the Four Finalists
More to come...
For Mobile Games in all Divisions

Prizes for the Winning Team:
Trip to Finland for a Team Representative
Visits to Top Game Studios
Unique Trophies
Visibility on the GDWC Website and Medias
One Year Construct 3 Business License
One Year Arcweave Pro subscription for the Winning Team
50% Discount Coupon to any new Arcweave subscription for the four Finalists
6 Months of 1Password Family Subscription for new 1Password subscribers to the Winner and the Four Finalists
More to come...
For Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) games in any Division.

Prizes for the Winning Team:
GDWC 2021 Care Package with Lots of Goodies
Visibility on the GDWC Website and Medias
One Year Arcweave Pro subscription for the Winning Team
50% Discount Coupon to any new Arcweave subscription for the four Finalists
6 Months of 1Password Family Subscription for new 1Password subscribers to the Winner and the Four Finalists
More to come...
For Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) prototypes in any Division.

Prizes for the Winning Team:
Funding support through VRKiwi or VRKiwi’s networks
For Games in the Game Jam Division. To participate in Game Jam Division, your game must have been made during a Game Jam.

Prizes for the Winning Team:
GDWC 2021 Care Package with Lots of Goodies
Visibility on the GDWC Website and Medias
One Year Construct 3 Business License
One Year Arcweave Pro subscription for the Winning Team
50% Discount Coupon to any new Arcweave subscription for the four Finalists
6 Months of 1Password Family Subscription for new 1Password subscribers to the Winner and the Four Finalists
More to come...
Open to all Games on all Divisions. Your Game is automatically enrolled in this category!

Prizes for the Winning Team:
GDWC 2021 Care Package with Lots of Goodies
Visibility on the GDWC Website and Medias
One Year Construct 3 Business License
One Year Arcweave Pro subscription for the Winning Team
50% Discount Coupon to any new Arcweave subscription for the four Finalists
6 Months of 1Password Family Subscription for new 1Password subscribers to the Winner and the Four Finalists
More to come...

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bonus stage

{ Game Jam }

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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bonus stage

{ 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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