German Computer Games Awards
The German Computer Games Awards, which were established in 2009, are the most important awards for the German games industry. They are presented to Germany’s best computer and video games by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany) and game – the German Games Industry Association. The German Computer Games Awards are supported by the Foundation for Digital Games Culture (Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur).
The organisers continuously work to develop these awards further. Their goal is to shine a spotlight on the creators of these games and on the outstanding work they have been doing in a way that earns them the publicity they deserve.
The German Computer Games Awards are presented in a total of 16 categories, including two international categories, a Public Choice Award and a Special Jury Award. The winners are selected by the main jury and specialist juries made up of respected games experts and policymakers, media figures, and people from the realms of academia and culture. They evaluate the submitted games on the basis of aspects like quality, degree of innovation, enjoyment of the game, and cultural and educational value. The current chairwoman of the main jury is Odile Limpach, Professor for Economics and Entrepreneurship at the Cologne Game Lab, TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences.
Together, the winners of the German Computer Games Awards 2022 were presented with prize money totalling 800,000 euros. That is the most money that has been paid out in the history of these awards.
Following two digital awards ceremonies necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the German Computer Games Awards 2022 were finally able to take place in front of a live audience again. Nominees and presenters were invited to attend this year’s ceremony at Munich’s Tonhalle in person. The host, Uke Bosse, and the presenters honoured the winners of the German Computer Games Awards 2022 at this gala event. More than half a million people watched the live stream to see how the nominees fared. Streamer Ollimeee even hosted a Community Bar, supplying gripping live commentary that gave gaming fans the chance to be a part of the show. ‘Chorus’ from Deep Silver Fishlabs was selected as the Best German Game 2022.
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All the winners of the German Computer Games Awards 2022 :
(in parentheses: development team and publisher, if applicable)