The GWB Awards 2022

Tencent GWB ·March 22nd, 2022

Announcing the GWB Game Awards 2022

Today, everyone here at Tencent GWB is delighted to announce the 2022 edition of our annual awards competition — The GWB Game Awards. The GWB Game Awards 2020 and 2021 were both a huge success. In 2020 we had more than 200 teams submitting their games to the international arm of the competition, and we saw these teams originate from more than 30 countries. Last year that number increased to more than 350 teams, from 45 countries. We couldn't be more delighted.

We also distributed 10s of thousands of dollars of prizes funds to teams, as well as other prizes, and put key games in front of a Chinese mainland and international audience.

We will be unveiling details of the awards over time, but we want to open subvmissions for teams right now. So, if you're interested, check below and then go sign u!

Not A Digital Showcase

The GWB Game Awards is an online indie game competition, but it is NOT an online exhibition or a digital showcase. Here's what you need to do to take part:

1. Go to our Awards page on our website

2. Click Submit Game and sign up

3. Submit information about your game and a game build.

And that's it.

People are busy, and they don't have a lot of time to add yet another event into their schedule. This is not something which teams need to prepare a lot for — if you submit your game, its in consideration for the awards. If it makes a shortlist, we'll let you know. If we have some promotion or features we'd like to do about it (internationally or on the Chinese Mainland, more on that later), we'll contact you and see if you're interested. 

Otherwise, the 30 minutes to an hour you take to submit your game is all the time you need to put aside until later down the line.

Discovering the best indie games around, and the best ones still to come

We often get asked by devs and industry teams whether a certain game is eligible to take part. We're looking for great indie games that have been released recently or are still in development right now.

If your game was released 2nd half of 2021 or is still being developed right now, then it is eligible.

We're not super strict on this — the more the merrier, and we're happy to help however we can, but if you are unsure then send us a message on social media or throw us an email to

An awards show that can reach the world

The GWB Game awards has grown quickly into one of the biggest indie competitions in China. At our live awards cermeony, we will broadcast directly to hundreds of thousands of gamer and give a platform to the best and most creative indies from China and around the world. This could include your game, shown on the biggest social gaming platforms in China

What's Next?

We will be talking more about our partners, judges and events in the coming weeks and months. For now, we'll be watching games come in and start work immediately on promotional opportunities for these games.

To stay up to date with any GWB news, follow us on Twitter

And, don't forget to sign up for the awards by visiting our website.

Thank you for your time, and we look forward to seeing your game soon.