On December 11th, video games will be awarded the German Developer Prize 15 in 2019 categories in Cologne. The jury has now announced the titles that are eligible for the award. A total of 96 titles from different genres have been submitted, including the games “Trüberbrook” or “Through the Darkest of Time”, the latter being on the “Most wanted” list.


The nominees in the three categories “Best Studio”, “Best Publisher” and “Best Game” were determined by a vote of the 100-strong jury. Up to seven jurors came together for the nominees in each of the ten subject categories. In addition, prizes will be given to the first place winners in the Ubisoft Newcomer Awards in the “Start-Ups” and “Students” categories. Ubisoft will announce the nominees for these two categories at a later date. 

The award is intended to honor the work of the game developer

The achievements of computer game developers have been recognized since 2014. This year, too, there are 96 titles on the nomination lists. At the end of the day, 100 jurors will decide which video games will receive the coveted awards. The German Developer Award 2019 is awarded in 15 categories, including classics such as “Best Game” or “Best Sound”. In addition, developers are honored for special social commitment or innovations. One of the most anticipated titles also includes "Through the Darkest of Time”From Paintbucket Games.
For a fair evaluation, the judges had to use VR glasses themselves. Photo: Maria Manneck

For a fair evaluation, the judges had to use VR glasses themselves. Photo: Maria Manneck

This year's favorites for an award include the free VR adventure game “Blautop VR - Mystery of the Lau”, ​​the adventure game “Trüberbrook”, the skill game “Lonely Mountains: Downhill”, the building game “Islanders”, the action-packed simulation “Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor "as well as the building game" Anno 1800 "and the action role-playing game" The Surge 2 ".

The nominated games and their developers at a glance:

Best game
- Anno 1800 (Ubisoft Mainz)
- Lonely Mountains: Downhill (Megagon Industries)
- The Surge 2 (Deck13 Interactive)
- Tropico 6 (Limbic Entertainment)
- Trüberbrook (btf)
 
Best studio
- Deck13 Interactive
- Megagon Industries
- Paintbucket Games
- Ubisoft Blue Byte
- YAGER Development
 
Best publisher
- Astragon Entertainment
- Daedalic Entertainment
- HandyGames
- Headup
- THQ Nordic
 
Best game design
- Anno 1800 (Ubisoft Mainz)
- Battle Planet - Judgment Day (Threaks)
- Lonely Mountains: Downhill (Megagon Industries)
- Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor (Stray Fawn Studio)
- The Surge 2 (Deck13 Interactive)
 
Best sound
- Anno 1800 (Ubisoft Mainz)
- Beyond Medusa's Gate (Ubisoft Düsseldorf)
- BLAUTOPF VR - Secret of the Lau (Pixelcloud)
- Pathway (Robotality)
- Trüberbrook (btf)
 
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Best graphics
- Anno 1800 (Ubisoft Mainz)
- Huxley 2 (EXIT Adventures)
- Lonely Mountains: Downhill (Megagon Industries)
- The Surge 2 (Deck13 Interactive)
- Trüberbrook (btf)
 
Best story
- BLAUTOPF VR - Secret of the Lau (Pixelcloud)
- Pathway (Robotality)
- Sound of Magic (Everbyte)
- The Surge 2 (Deck13 Interactive)
- Trüberbrook (btf)
Best indie game
- ISLANDERS (Grizzly Games)
- Lonely Mountains: Downhill (Megagon Industries)
- Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor (Stray Fawn Studio)
- Trüberbrook (btf)
- Vectronom (Ludopium)
 
Best mobile game
- Leisure Suit Larry (CrazyBunch)
- SNIKS (Shelly Alon)
- Sound of Magic (Everbyte)
- Stranded Sails (Lemonbomb Entertainment)
- Vectronom (Ludopium)
 
Innovation Prize - Special Prize from the City of Cologne
- BLAUTOPF VR - Secret of the Lau (Pixelcloud)
- ISLANDERS (Grizzly Games)
- Lonely Mountains: Downhill (Megagon Industries)
- The Cycle (YAGER Development)
- Trüberbrook (btf)
 
Social Commitment
- Friendly Fire 4 (YouTuber donation marathon)
- Prison Break Pavilion (history-based game)
- DOOM-WOOD (tree planting project)
 
Most Wanted
- Destroy All Humans (Black Forest Games)
- The Settlers (Ubisoft Düsseldorf)
- Through the Darkest of Time (Paintbucket Games)
 
Long-running
- Tibia (CipSoft)
- Bridge Constructor (ClockStone software development)
- Forge of Epires (InnoGames)
The German Developer Award is seen in the industry as an appreciation of creative work. The award is sponsored by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the city of Cologne, the Film und Medienstiftung NRW and game eV, the association of the German games industry.


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