Newcomer Award

Newcomer Award

Newcomer Award

The first steps are always the hardest – this also applies to those trying to enter the games industry. Here is where our initiative aimed at newcomers comes into play. Our prestigious Newcomer Award for the best games developed by students and startups is an integral part of the annual German Developer Award. The winning teams will be able to kick-start their careers with the help of expert workshops and acceleration program at our studios and more. Have we sparked your interest? Get in touch with us!

Got a great project? The Newcomer Award 2020 submission phase is still ongoing! Visit the dedicated submission page by clicking the button below.

2013

Schein / Zeppelin Studio

"Schein is an award-winning puzzle platformer that tells the story of a father who enters a mystical swamp in desperate search of his son. As he becomes enveloped in darkness and begins to lose hope, a wisp appears, offering him guidance and her magical power: a light that reveals hidden worlds."

www.zeppelinstudio.net

2014

DERU / InkKit

2015

FAR: Lone Sails / Okomotive

“FAR: Lone Sails is a vehicle adventure game. In a unique vehicle you travel across a dried-out ocean following the tracks of a once thriving civilization. Through an array of roadblocks and through hazardous weather you need to keep your vessel going. Where will this journey take you? Are you the last of your kind?”

www.far-game.com

2016

Cubiverse / Cubinauts

2017

Realm of the Machines / Enigma Workshops

Category: Students

2017

Viking Rage / N-Gon Entertainment

Category: Startup

2018

Out of Place / Bagpack Games

Category: Students

“Out of Place tells the adventure of the teenager Simon and his machine companion while dealing with a serious conflict between religion and science.”

www.outof.place

2018

Cinderella - An Interactive Fairytale / Golden Orb

Category: Startup

„Cinderella - An Interactive Fairytale is a hand-drawn picture book app with comprehensive voice-over telling a reinterpretation of the popular fairytale that focuses on conveying self-reliance and a caring world view."

www.golden-orb.de

2019

Wild Woods / Team Octofox

Category: Students

“Wild Woods is a coop action game, where one to four players take on the roles of brave little cats defending their wooden wagon on its way through a dangerous forest.”

wildwoods.itch.io/wildwoods

2019

Upside Drown / Rivers and Wine Studios

Category: Startup

“When her mother disappears after an argument, Nora follows her tracks and finds herself in a dark swamp controlled by the mysterious Shadow King. To get through this bizarre world, Nora has to process her own feelings to ultimately face the Shadow King.”

www.riversandwine.de

    Get in touch

    Mai-Vy Thach

    Public Affairs Specialist
    entrepreneurs.gsa@ubisoft.com