gamescom Award 2016 with New Categories

gamescom Award 2016 with New Categories

gamescom award 2016 with new categories

  • Application possible in 20 categories for the first time
  • High quality jury expanded by ten jurors
  • Submissions can be made as of 1 June 2016

When gamescom opens its gates August 17 – 21 in Cologne, the most popular prize of the European computer and video game industry also enters the critical phase: the gamescom award 2016.

This year, the race for the coveted award is even more exciting, because the following new categories, among others, have been added: best expansion (add-ons, etc.), best preview/vision (for non-playable offerings, trailers, etc.) or the best indie game. The nominees and the winners will be selected by a jury that is this year welcoming ten new members. One prize, the gamescom Most Wanted Consumer Award, will once again be awarded by gaming fans. The submission phase for the gamescom award 2016 begins on 1 June 2016.

This year too, the Digitale Spielekultur foundation is running the award office of the gamescom award.

More categories, more participants, more chances to win a gamescom award! In 2016, the exhibitors of gamescom can enter the race for the coveted award in 20 categories. Due to the additional categories of the gamescom award, not only the circle of potential applicants is expanded. Instead, the chances of winning the most popular prize of the European computer and video game industry increase as a result.

These are the new categories of the gamescom awards 2016 (Status: May 2016):

  • gamescom global awards category group
    • gamescom award for the best expansion (only expansion)
    • gamescom award for the best preview/vision (only preview/vision)
  • Indie award category group
    • gamescom indie award (only games)

These are the additional categories of the gamescom award:

  • Console category group (only games; no expansions or preview/visions)
    • Best Console Game Sony Playstation 4
    • Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox One
    • Best Console Game Nintendo WiiU
  • Genre category group (only games; no expansions or preview/visions)
    • Best Role Playing Game
    • Best Racing Game
    • Best Action Game
    • Best Simulation Game
    • Best Sports Game
    • Best Family Game
    • Best Strategy Game
  • PC / Mobile / Online category group (only games; no expansions or preview/visions)
    • Best PC Game
    • Best Mobile Game (including handheld, iOS, Android, Windows)
    • Best Social / Casual / Online Game
    • Best Online Multiplayer Game
    • Best Hardware incl. Peripheral (only products)
  • Consumer category group award
    • gamescom “Most Wanted” consumer award (only games/products)
  • Best of gamescom category group
    • Best of gamescom award (only games or products; no expansions or preview/visions)

For the jury, more categories mean even more great submissions, but even more “agony of choice” in the selection of the nominees and winners. The jury of the gamescom award is in 2016 comprised of the following representatives of German and international media and social media companies, as well as of gaming communities.

Uke Bosse (Reload), Florian Böhme (Amazon.de), Igor Boyko (game work navigator), Guy Cocker (BBC), Lindsay Elyse (Ohhlindsay), Wolfgang Fischer (PC Games), Petra Fröhlich (gameswirtschaft.de), Manuel Fritsch (insert moin), Andreas Garbe (ZDF Info), John Gaudiosi (Fortune), Heiko Gogolin (Reload), Tino Hahn (Ströer Media Brands), Joachim Hesse (Brot und Spiele GmbH), Nino Kerl (High5), Max Krüger (Frodoapparat), Bertram Küster (Bild.de), Simon Lim (This is game.com), Ive LP (IveLP), René Meyer (Die Schreibfabrik), Pablo Miyazawa (IGN Brazil), Tony Mott (EDGE), Ian Morris (Everybody Plays), Florian Mundt (LeFloid), Sandro Odak (IGN Germany), Valentin Rahmel (Sarazar), Dennis Richtarski (Rocketbeans TV), ‎Marco Accordi Rickards (Idra Editing), Samuel Roberts (PC Gamer), Markus Schwertel (Gamestar), Fabian Siegismund (Battle Bros) und Claudio Todeschini (TheGameMachine.it).

Save the date:
The submission phase for the gamescom award starts on 1 June 2016.

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