ABOUT THE COMPETITION

Welcome to the 2021 GWB Game Awards. Our mission is to find, support and celebrate the best new and unreleased indie games, with a very special prize pool that gives developers exactly what they need. If you have a title that was released in the latter half of 2020 or is still in development right now, you are eligible to take part.

Sign up online, submit a demo or game build, some pictures and information and...that's it – no attendance necessary, no cost, no time commitment.

AWARDSCATEGORIES

MAIN
PARTNER
PRIZES
  • One Winner

  • Two Winners

  • Three Winners

  • Three Winners

  • The Intel® Xe Architecture Award

    The Intel GameDev Boost team are proud to not only offer hardware for every winning team, but also sponsor an awards category. GWB suggests you submit for certification testing with the Runs Great on Intel Technology tools to verify compatibility and make sure your game runs the best that it can.

  • The Tencent Cloud Award for Best Multiplayer Game

    Tencent Cloud are proud to be part of the GWB Game Awards to help us pick the Best Multiplayer game and have offered a special prize just for this category. Learn more about how Tencent Cloud can help your game.

  • Cash

    Gold $4000
    Silver $2000
    Bronze $1500
    Honorary Mentions $1000
    Partner Prize Recipients $1000

  • Hardware

    Every winning team will receive hardware that can be used to test and optimize their game, courtesy of our friends at Intel.

  • Localization

    One team will receive a full Chinese-language localization of their game for free

  • Cloud credit

    The Best Multiplayer game will receive cloud credit (value 2K Euro / USD) that can be used to fund their online infrastructure

  • Demo booths

    We will take 2 games to a Chinese industry event in 2021 and give them demo space for free

  • Mentorship

    For newer teams. Selected winners will have a one-on-one session with an industry veteran. Mentors have been chosen from a variety of specialties, ranging from technical to business expertise

PROCESS AND TIMETABLE

  • SUBMISSION PERIOD

    SIGN UP AND SUBMIT GAMES TO TAKE PART

    FROM: MARCH 22ND
    TO: JUNE 30TH

  • INTERNAL JUDGING

    SUBMISSIONS ARE PLAYED AND SCORED

    FROM: JULY 1ST
    TO: JULY 31ST

  • SHORTLISTING

    JUDGES DECIDE THE FINAL SHORTLIST

    FROM: AUGUST 1ST
    TO: AUGUST 31ST

  • WINNERS SELECTED

    WINNERS CHOSEN BY JUDGES & PARTNERS

    FROM: SEPTEMBER 1ST
    TO: SEPTEMBER 30TH

  • AWARDS ANNOUNCED

    LIST OF PRIZE WINNERS IS PUBLICLY ANNOUNCED

    OCTOBER

From the moment your game is submitted it becomes eligible for inclusion in game spotlights, interviews (translated to run both internationally and in China), sizzle reels, giveaways, events and more on both partner and GWB channels around the world.

GUEST JUDGES

Elle Osili-Wood

Elle Osili-Wood

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTER

BBC, BAFTA

Kim Pallister

Kim Pallister

GENERAL MANAGER, GAMING SOLUTIONS, SERVICES AND WORLDWIDE DEVELOPER RELATIONS

INTEL

Anna Megill

Anna Megill

GAME WRITER AND NARRATIVE DESIGNER

DISHONORED: DOTO, CONTROL, FABLE

>Callum Underwood

Callum Underwood

FOUNDER & CONSULTANT

ROBOT TEDDY

Elaine Gómez

Elaine Gómez

GAMEPLAY AND SYSTEMS DESIGNER

E-LINE MEDIA

Markus Kuhlo

Markus Kuhlo

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND STRATEGY

TENCENT CLOUD EUROPE

Meredith Hall

Meredith Hall

GAMES & DIGITAL CONTENT OFFICER

FILM VICTORIA

PARTNERS