The German Computer Game Award 2022 has been staged. Maximilian Knabe aka HandOfBlood is "Player of the Year", the "Best German Game" is Chorus by Deep Silver Fishlabs from Hamburg. 

On March 31, the German Computer Game Prize 2022 (DCP) was awarded in Munich - on site in front of an audience. The coveted trophy for the "Best German Game" and thus 100.000 euros in prize money goes to the space action game Chorus by Deep Silver Fishlabs from Hamburg. Over half a million game fans watched the awards ceremony live. The German Computer Game Prize 2022 was awarded in 16 categories and is endowed with prize money of 800.000 euros.

Twice digitally, now again in front of an audience

After two digital award ceremonies, the German Computer Game Award took place again this year with an audience. Moderator Uke Bosse welcomed the nominees and laudators on site in the Tonhalle in Munich as well as the numerous viewers in the live stream.

The coveted trophies were presented by prominent laudators, including Michael Kellner, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, Judith Gerlach, Bavarian State Minister for Digital Affairs, moderator Jana Forkel, actress Faye Montana, author Markus Heitz and many well-known faces from the games industry and e-sports.

Every year, the German Computer Game Prize honors the best computer and video games "made in Germany". The recipients of the prize are the Federal Republic of Germany, represented by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, and game – the Association of the German Games Industry. This year's award ceremony in Munich was funded by the Free State of Bavaria.

Michael Kellner, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection: "I congratulate all winners of this year's German Computer Game Prize. With its games, the German games industry impressively underlines the enormous potential it has. Games entertain us even in difficult times and, as innovation drivers, provide important impetus for digitization. And computer games are played online across all borders and thus build bridges between players worldwide - this is more important than ever, especially in these times. That's why we want to further strengthen Germany as a games location and make it even more competitive internationally."

Felix Falk, Managing Director of game - Association of the German Games Industry: "Congratulations to all winners of the German Computer Game Prize 2022! The past two years have been particularly challenging for everyone. Game development from the home office also presented major hurdles. The impressive winning titles of this year show that quality does not have to suffer under these difficult conditions, but that excellent games can be created. The young talent prizes are particularly exciting: This shows once again the enormous potential we can leverage in the coming years if we develop Germany into one of the leading games locations worldwide. As an industry, we want to achieve this together with politicians.”

Winners 2022: The “best” computer games of the year

  • Best German game (endowed with 100.000 euros for the winning game)
    Chorus (Deep Silver Fishlabs / Koch Media)
    The other two nominees will each receive 30.000 euros:
    Endzone – A World Apart (Gentlymad Studios / Assemble Entertainment)
    Lacuna (DigiTales Interactive / Assemble Entertainment)
  • Best Family Game (endowed with 40.000 euros)
    OMNO (Studio Inkyfox)
  • Young Talent Award – Best Debut (endowed with 60.000 euros for the best debut)
    White Shadows (Monocle / Headup Games)
    The other two nominees will each receive 25.000 euros:
    A Juggler's Tale (kaleidoscube / Mixtvision Mediengesellschaft)
    Cleo – a pirate's tale (Christoph Schultz)
  • Young Talent Award – Best Prototype (endowed with 50.000 euros for the best prototype)
    Wiblu (Peter Bartonik, Christian Walter, Ramona Raabe)
    The four other nominees will each receive 25.000 euros:
    Delightfyl (Felicitas Brämer)
    Maki's Adventure (Mateo Covic, Eric Hartmann)
    Skuggor (Tobias Borns, Sebastian Krause, Julia Wolf / Trier University of Applied Sciences)
    Words (Ahmet Zahit Dönmez / TH Köln – Cologne Game Lab)
  • Best innovation and technology (endowed with 40.000 euros)
    Warpdrive (Holocafe)
  • Best game world and aesthetics (endowed with 40.000 euros)
    A Juggler's Tale (kaleidoscube / Mixtvision Mediengesellschaft)
  • Best game design (endowed with 40.000 euros)
    Kraken Academy!! (Happy Broccoli Games / Fellow Traveler)
  • Best serious game (endowed with 40.000 euros)
    EZRA (Landesverband Kinder- und Jugendfilm Berlin eV)
  • Best mobile game (endowed with 40.000 euros)
    Albion Online (Sandbox Interactive)
  • Best Expert Game (endowed with 40.000 euros)
    Imagine Earth (Serious Brothers)
  • Best Live Game (endowed with 40.000 euros)
    Hunt: Showdown (Crytek / Koch Media)
  • Best international game (undoped)
    Elden Ring (From Software / Bandai Namco Entertainment Germany)
  • Best international multiplayer game (undoped)
    It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios / Electronic Arts)
  • player of the year (undoped)
    Maximilian Knabe (aka HandOfBlood)
  • studio of the year (endowed with 50.000 euros)
    CipSoft (Regensburg)
  • Special prize of the jury (endowed with 10.000 euros)
    Games Jobs Germany

The winners are determined in a multi-stage process. First, the expert juries discuss the nominations in the various categories. The main jury then selects the winners from among the nominees. The selection criteria for the best games of the year are aspects such as quality, innovative content, fun and cultural and educational standards. The diverse jury consists of experts from various areas of the games industry and beyond - from business and science to culture, media and politics.

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