News | Horizon Forbidden West big winner at Dutch Game Awards

Horizon Forbidden West was the big winner at the Dutch Game Awards. Guerrilla Games received no fewer than four prizes during the award ceremony in Hilversum.

Forbidden West won the awards for Best Game, Best Audio, Best Technology and Best Art. No other game went home with so many awards. “We are proud that this console hit and masterpiece was developed in the heart of Amsterdam,” the jury said. “This game puts the Netherlands on the map of the global game industry and far beyond in the wider media.”

The award for Best Innovation went to Stacklands from Sokpop Collective, Best Game Design went to We Were Here Forever from Total Mayhem Games and the award for Best Debut Game went to Cat Cafe Manager from Roost Games.

Finally, in the class of HackShield Future Cyber Heroes, Hackshield took the prize for Best Applied Game and All Hands on Deck by Studio Mantasaur, consisting of students from the HKU, won the prize for Best Student Game.

Special Awards were also handed out for studios, individuals and initiatives that have remained somewhat more in the background, but that do exert an important influence on the Dutch game industry. Code Glue won Best Studio, the Inclusion Award went to Emily Jacometti, Career Achievement was won by Alessandra van Otterlo and Sokpop Collective won Awesome Achievement.

The twelfth edition of the Dutch Game Awards took place on Thursday evening during the Dutch Media Week in Beeld & Geluid in Hilversum. The winners receive a place in the collection of Sound & Vision and are thus preserved forever as cultural heritage.

News | Dutch Game Awards 2022 will be held on October 6th

The presentation of the Dutch Game Awards will take place on 6 October this year.

Organizer Dutch Games Association announced this. The award show was held again last year after several years of absence – then Paladin Studio was with the game Good Job! the big winner.

The Dutch Game Awards will once again be held in Hilversum in collaboration with Dutch Media Week in Sound and Vision. Developers can already register their games via the official website right now , you can do that until July 31. Games must have been released between July 1, 2021 and Jun 30, 2022.

DGA chairman Derk de Geus: “We are pleased that we can continue the Dutch Game Awards in collaboration with De Dutch Media Week. Last year showed once again that the Awards are important for all Dutch game developers and a wonderful moment to show the best productions of the Dutch game industry at home and abroad.”

He continues: “It was a big, successful party and we noticed that many members of the Dutch game industry were ready for similar national events. This year we hope to receive even more Dutch developers and to further develop the program to better accommodate can respond to the needs of the Dutch game industry, but more about that later.”


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