The nominees for the German Computer Game Award 2019 (DCP) have been announced. From the submissions, the jury then determined the video games that would compete for the coveted prizes in 13 categories. The winner of the audience award as the 14th category will be determined by online voting from March 6, 2019. The German Computer Game Prize is endowed with prize money of 590.000 euros and is awarded by the federal government and the game - the association of the German games industry.
The award winners will be honored on April 9, 2019 in the Admiralspalast in Berlin.

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In the meeting chaired by Olaf Zimmermann (German Cultural Council), the 32-member main jury selected the best video games in Germany in 272 categories from a total of 13 submissions. An overview of all jurors is on evident. The winner of the 14th category, the audience award, is chosen by the players themselves - then via online voting.

“This year's entries are proof of the creativity and innovative strength of the German games industry, which we honor with the German Computer Games Prize. We are currently working flat out on the implementation of nationwide funding for games 'Made in Germany' in order to make domestic games more competitive on the world market as well.”

Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure.

The hot candidate for an award this year is the solo developer Philipp Stollenmayer (kamibox), who made it into the final selection with two games and a total of five nominations. A particularly exciting race can also be expected in the “Best Innovation” category: There, “Bcon” with a new type of input device, “Tower Tag” with location-based virtual reality and “Trüberbrook” with an innovative photogrammetry approach compete against each other.

The winners of the German Computer Game Award are determined in a two-stage jury process. Initially, ten specialist juries, each with four members, advise on the nominees in the categories. The main jury then takes over and determines the winners. The winners of the categories “Best German Game” and “Best International Game” will be named by the main jury. The selection criteria for the DCP are fun and entertainment, the artistic quality, the innovative character or the educational and didactic value of a game.

The organizers of the DCP are the Federal Government - represented by the Minister of State for Digitization and the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) - and the game - the association of the German games industry. They are supported by the Digital Game Culture Foundation. The Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg is funding the 2019 gala.

The nominees for the DCP 2019:

Best German game

- supertype (kamibox)

- Trüberbrook (Bildundtonfabrik / Headup Games)

- Unforeseen Incidents (Backwoods Entertainment / Application Systems Heidelberg)

Best child's game

- Fiete World (Ahoiii Entertainment)

- Laika (Mad About Pandas)

- supertype (kamibox)

Best youth game

- Nova Nukers! (Lemonbomb Entertainment / Assemble Entertainment)

- Trüberbrook (Bildundtonfabrik / Headup Games)

- Unforeseen Incidents (Backwoods Entertainment / Application Systems Heidelberg)

Young Talent Award - Concept

- AnotherWhere (Benjamin Feder, Dyako Mahmoudi, Laura Reinhardt, Morten Newe - HTW Berlin)

- Elizabeth (Alexander Sartig, Jesco von Puttkamer, Jonathan Kees, Julian Wotjak, Julietta Hofmann, Tobias Hermann - HTW Berlin)

- Sonority (Madeline Reinaldo Mendoza, Willi Schorrig, Elisa Schorrig - HdM Stuttgart)

Young Talent Award - Prototype

- A Juggler's Tale (Steffen Oberle, Enzio Probst, Dominik Schön, Sven Bergmann and others - Baden-Württemberg Film Academy)

- Meander Book (Marlene Käseberg - HTW Berlin)

- Orbital Bullet (Yves Masullo, Robin Mächtel, Corinna Benz - SRH University Heidelberg)

Best serious game

- Laika (Mad About Pandas)

- Moving Tomorrow - A Cultural Journey (waza! / ESCP Europe Business School)

- State of Mind (Daedalic Entertainment)

Best mobile game

- Marbloid (Supyrb)

- see / saw (kamibox)

- supertype (kamibox)

Best game design

- supertype (kamibox)

- Synthetic (Flow Fire Games)

- Tower day (VR nerds)

Best innovation

- Bcon - The Gaming Wearable (CapLab)

- Tower day (VR nerds)

- Trüberbrook (Bildundtonfabrik / Headup Games)

Best staging

- Escape the Lost Pyramid (Ubisoft Blue Byte)

- State of Mind (Daedalic Entertainment)

- Trüberbrook (Bildundtonfabrik / Headup Games)

Best international game world

- Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Warhorse Studios / Koch Media, Deep Silver)

- Marvel's Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

- Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

Best international multiplayer game

- Forza Horizon 4 (PlayGround Games & Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft)

- Red Dead Online (Rockstar Games)

- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo of Europe)

Best international game

- Far: Lone Sails (Okomotive / Mixtvision)

- God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

- Marvel's Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Special prize of the jury

No nominations. Possible winners in this category will be announced at the gala on April 9, 2019.

Audience award

The winner will be online from March 6 to March 31, 2019 certainly.

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