Espoo, Finland – April 24th, 2023 – The Game Development World Championship 2022 (GDWC), the world’s largest game development competition, concluded on Saturday, April 22nd, with record-breaking participation of over 3,600 games submitted from 145 countries. The competition recognized the most outstanding games in 15 different countries, making it a significant event in the gaming industry. The awards ceremony is available in full here.
Game developers from around the world participated in GDWC 2022, showcasing their talent, creativity, and innovation. The competition was fierce and the judges faced the difficult task of selecting winners, but the most outstanding games were awarded. Here are the GDWC 2022 Winners.
Jury Choice Winners:
Indie Category: Space Wreck by Pahris Entertainment
Studio Category: Shatterline by Frag Lab
Hobby Category: Seeking Light by ESAT – Lucky Dodo Games
Mobile Category: Roto Force by Accidently Awesome
Game Jam Category: The Curse of Tencond by Harry Alisavakis
Student Game Award: Sir Long Legs by Sir Long Legs
Xsolla Game of the Year: Lost In Play by Happy Juice
Houdini Award: Outshine by Fishing Cactus
Brainwave Award: Road Redemption Mobile by Pixel Dash Studios
Best Estonian Game: Haiku, the Robot by Mister Morris Games
Fan Choice Winners:
Indie Category: Lifespace Traveler by Dino Trnka
Studio Category: Two Falls (Nishu Takuatshina) by Unreliable Narrators
Hobby Category: Aces in the Dust by ESAT – DUV Studios
Mobile Category: Light On Light Off by DT Corp
Game Jam Category: Morse Mania by Thom Craver Games
“GDWC 2022 was easily our biggest year yet an unprecedented number of participants and categories available to join. Alongside the prizes, substantial enhancements were made to help promote and showcase standout games within our community, enabling developers to reach out to enthusiastic gamers in search of their next hidden gem.” – David Branco – Community Manager.
The GDWC, along with its sponsors and partners, is proud to provide valuable rewards across multiple categories for GDWC 2022. This year’s prize pool exceeds $120,000 and includes an array of rewards such as cash prizes, software licenses, and top prizes of flights to GDWC’s home country of Finland.
Participants from all over the world have submitted their games to GDWC 2022 making it one of the most diverse and competitive events in the gaming industry welcoming game developers of all backgrounds. The finalists and nominees have been carefully selected, and the rewards specifically designed to recognize and encourage exceptional talent.
The comprehensive list of all finalists, nominees, and rewards can be found at www.thegdwc.com.
GDWC stands for the Game Development World Championship, which is an annual global online competition for game developers of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. You’re welcome to submit your game whether you’re a professional developer, a hobbyist, a student, or just interested in game development in general.