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Development Awards

In the past eight years, Selected Projects has become the place for studios to showcase their creativity and originality, and to be recognized by their peers. In 2014, Game Connection wanted to bring this competition to the next level, showcasing and granting awards to even more projects. The competition picks up for Game Connection America, with big projects companies such as Square Enix Montréal and Bigpoint entering the contest. You may find here all the trailers for the nominated projects.

 

The 24 nominated projects for 2015 are:

Best Console / PC Hardcore (Microsoft Studios) 

  • Hand of Fate

By Defiant Development (Australia)

Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox One
Genre: Card & Board Games; Beat 'em up and hack and slash; Deckbuilding meets action RPG

Stage: Release Candidate
Looking for: Publishing; Marketing & PR; 

 

 Watch the trailer now!


  • Typoman

By Brainseed Factory (Germany) 

Platform: PC / Wii U / PS4

Genre: Platform; Puzzle

Stage: Playable Demo

Looking for: Distribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 


  • Hue

By Mudvark (United Kingdom)

Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox One

Genre: Platformer; Puzzle

Stage: Playable Demo

Looking forDistribution; Marketing & PR;

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 


  • Shadow Puppeteer

By Sarepta Studio AS (Norway)

Platform: PC / Wii U

Genre: Adventure; Family; Platform; Puzzle; Social Games; 

StageRelease Candidate

Looking forMarketing & PR;

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


Astebreed                                                                                

By Active Gaming Media, Inc. (Japan) 

 

Platform: PC / Sony Entertainment Network - PSN

GenreAction;Shooter;   

StageReleased

Looking forPublishing; Distribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


 

Best Mobile / Tablets

Hitman GO                                                                               

By Square Enix Montréal (Canada)

 

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenrePuzzle;Brain Teaser; Card & Board Games; Rogue-like / Stealth; Strategy; Turn-based strategy;  

StageReleased

Looking forOutsourcing;

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • Epic of Kings 

By Dead Mage (United States)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenreAction; Adventure; Fighting;   

StagePlayable Demo

Looking forPublishing; Distribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 

 

 


  • Papercade

By Hololabs (Canada)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenreSocial Games; Text adventure / Interactive fiction; Game-maker   

StageReleased

Looking forPublishing; Distribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • Piano City

By Room 8 Studio (Ukraine)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenreMusic; Family; Social Games;    

StageReleased

Looking forMarketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • Raids of Glory

By Nitro Games Ltd. (Finland)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenreStrategy; Action; Adventure;    

StageReleased

Looking forInvestment; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


 

Best Desktop / Downloadable

  • Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

By MICROIDS - Anuman Interactive (France)

Platform: PC / PS4 / Tablets

GenreAdventure;    

StageBeta

Looking forDistribution; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • My Night Job

By Webcore Games (Brazil)

Platform: PC / Sony Entertainment Network - PSN / PS Vita

GenreArcade; Survival horror;    

StageVideo

Looking forPublishing; Distribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • The Dead Flowers Case

By Mando Productions (France)

Platform: PC / Sony Entertainment Network - PSN / Tablets

GenreAdventure; Brain Teaser; Point & Click; Puzzle;     

StageVideo

Looking forPublishing; Distribution; Investment; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


Shards of War

By Bigpoint (Germany)

 

Platform: PC 

GenreAdventure; Brain Teaser; Point & Click; Puzzle;     

StageVideo

Looking forPublishing; Distribution; Investment; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • DUR

By ZHdK (Switzerland)

Platform: PC / PS4 / PS Vita

GenreAdventure;  

StagePlayable Demo

Looking forPublishing; Distribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


 

Best Casual Game

  • Hitman GO

By Square Enix Montréal (Canada)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenrePuzzle;Brain Teaser; Card & Board Games; Rogue-like / Stealth; Strategy; Turn-based strategy;  

StageReleased

Looking for: Outsourcing;

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • Piano City

By Room 8 Studio (Ukraine)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenreMusic; Family; Social Games;    

StageReleased

Looking forMarketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • Puny Stupid Humans

By GORANGE LLC (United States) & Steel Monkeys (Belarus)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenrePuzzle;Brain Teaser; Card & Board Games; Rogue-like / Stealth; Strategy; Turn-based strategy;  

StageReleased

Looking forMarketing & PR;

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  •  Sequenced

By Apelab (Switzerland)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones / Oculus VR

GenreAdventure; interactive storytelling adventure 

StagePlayable demo

Looking forInvestment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


Typoman

By Brainseed Factory (Germany) 

 

Platform: PC / Wii U / PS4

Genre: Platform; Puzzle

Stage: Playable Demo

Looking forDistribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


 

Best Social Game

  • Shadow Puppeteer

By Sarepta Studio AS (Norway)

Platform: PC / Wii U

GenreAdventure; Family; Platform; Puzzle; Social Games; 

StageRelease Candidate

Looking forMarketing & PR;

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


Papercade

By Hololabs (Canada)

 

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenreSocial Games; Text adventure / Interactive fiction; Game-maker   

StageReleased

Looking forPublishing; Distribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • Raids of Glory

By Nitro Games Ltd. (Finland)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenreStrategy; Action; Adventure;    

StageReleased

Looking forInvestment; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • Monzo

By MADFINGER Games (Czech republic)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenreSimulation Games; Construction and management simulation; digital model kits   

StageReleased

Looking forMarketing & PR;  

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • LyteShot

By LyteShot, Inc. (United States)

Platform: Others

GenreAction; Adventure; Fighting; Hidden Object; Real-time strategy; Rogue-like / Stealth; Shooter; Social Games; Tactical role-playing; Live Action games digitally connected   

StageBeta

Looking forInvestment; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


 

 

Best Hardcore Game

Astebreed

By Active Gaming Media, Inc. (Japan) 

 

PlatformPC / Sony Entertainment Network - PSN

GenreAction;Shooter;   

StageReleased

Looking forPublishing; Distribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • Epic of Kings 

By Dead Mage (United States)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenreAction; Adventure; Fighting;   

StagePlayable Demo

Looking forPublishing; Distribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 

 

 


  • First Strike

By Blindflug Studios (Switzerland)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones / PC

GenreStrategy; 

StageReleased

Looking forMarketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 


  • Hue

By Mudvark (United Kingdom)

Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox One

Genre: Platformer; Puzzle

Stage: Playable Demo

Looking forDistribution; Marketing & PR;

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • Medusa's Labyrinth

By Guru Games (Sweden)

Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox One

Genre: Survival horror; Rogue-like / Stealth; 

Stage: Video

Looking forPublishing; Distribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


 

Excellence in Art

Monzo

By MADFINGER Games (Czech republic)

 

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenreSimulation Games; Construction and management simulation; digital model kits   

StageReleased

Looking forMarketing & PR;  

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • Epic of Kings 

By Dead Mage (United States)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenreAction; Adventure; Fighting;   

StagePlayable Demo

Looking forPublishing; Distribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 

 

 


  •  Hitman GO

By Square Enix Montréal (Canada)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenrePuzzle;Brain Teaser; Card & Board Games; Rogue-like / Stealth; Strategy; Turn-based strategy;  

StageReleased

Looking for: Outsourcing;

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • Astebreed

By Active Gaming Media, Inc. (Japan) 

PlatformPC / Sony Entertainment Network - PSN

GenreAction;Shooter;   

StageReleased

Looking forPublishing; Distribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • Raids of Glory

By Nitro Games Ltd. (Finland)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenreStrategy; Action; Adventure;    

StageReleased

Looking forInvestment; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  

Excellence in Story & StoryTelling

  • The Perils of Man

By IF Games (Switzerland)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenreAdventure; Adventure; Family; Point & Click; Puzzle;    

StageReleased

Looking forDistribution; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 

 


Blues & Bullets

By A Crowd of Monsters (Spain)

 

Platform: Xbox One / PS4 / PC

GenreAdventure; Action;    

StagePlayable Demo

Looking forPublishing; Distribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 


  • Hitman GO

By Square Enix Montréal (Canada)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenrePuzzle;Brain Teaser; Card & Board Games; Rogue-like / Stealth; Strategy; Turn-based strategy;  

StageReleased

Looking for: Outsourcing;

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 

 


  • Epic of Kings 

By Dead Mage (United States)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenreAction; Adventure; Fighting;   

StagePlayable Demo

Looking forPublishing; Distribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 

 

 


  • Shadow Puppeteer

Sarepta Studio AS (Norway)

Platform: PC / Wii U

GenreAdventure; Family; Platform; Puzzle; Social Games; 

StageRelease Candidate

Looking forMarketing & PR;

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


 

Most Promising IP (SCEE)

  • Hitman GO

By Square Enix Montréal (Canada)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenrePuzzle;Brain Teaser; Card & Board Games; Rogue-like / Stealth; Strategy; Turn-based strategy;  

StageReleased

Looking for: Outsourcing;

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • Typoman

Brainseed Factory (Germany) 

Platform: PC / Wii U / PS4

Genre: Platform; Puzzle

Stage: Playable Demo

Looking forDistribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • Mutant Football League

By Digital Dreams Entertainment LLC (United States)

Platform: PC / Smartphones / Xbox Live Arcade

Genre: Sports; Action; Arcade; Beat 'em up and hack and slash; Social Games; 

Stage: Playable Demo

Looking forPublishing; Distribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


 

Shadow Puppeteer

Sarepta Studio AS (Norway)

 

Platform: PC / Wii U

GenreAdventure; Family; Platform; Puzzle; Social Games; 

StageRelease Candidate

Looking forMarketing & PR;

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • Astebreed

Active Gaming Media, Inc. (Japan) 

PlatformPC / Sony Entertainment Network - PSN

GenreAction;Shooter;   

StageReleased

Looking forPublishing; Distribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


 

Most Creative & Original Project (Bandai Namco)

  • Papercade

By Hololabs (Canada)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenreSocial Games; Text adventure / Interactive fiction; Game-maker   

StageReleased

Looking forPublishing; Distribution; Investment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  •  Sequenced

By Apelab (Switzerland)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones / Oculus VR

GenreAdventure; interactive storytelling adventure 

StagePlayable demo

Looking forInvestment; Marketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


LyteShot

By LyteShot, Inc. (United States)

 

PlatformOthers

GenreAction; Adventure; Fighting; Hidden Object; Real-time strategy; Rogue-like / Stealth; Shooter; Social Games; Tactical role-playing; Live Action games digitally connected   

StageBeta

Looking forInvestment; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 


  • Puny Stupid Humans

By GORANGE LLC (United States) & Steel Monkeys (Belarus)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones

GenrePuzzle;Brain Teaser; Card & Board Games; Rogue-like / Stealth; Strategy; Turn-based strategy;  

StageReleased

Looking forMarketing & PR;

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 


  • First Strike

By Blindflug Studios (Switzerland)

Platform: Tablets / Smartphones / PC

GenreStrategy; 

StageReleased

Looking forMarketing & PR; 

 Watch the trailer now!

 

 

 

Developers worldwide can submit their projects for the chance to take home the ultimate accolade of “Best Project”. The contest is open to console, mobile, social, casual, and online games at any stage of development with no restriction on genre, platform, or distribution method. All submissions will be assessed by a Judging Committee of international industry experts.

On the second day of Game Connection, each of the finalists were presented to all the publishers, distributors, buyers, and the press at the event. This presentation is a unique opportunity to have any number of potential partners assess the project with a view to entering individual discussions over the subsequent three days of the event.

Winners of each category will be announced at the end of each category presentation.

 

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The Game Connection Development Awards are given out this year in partnership with Microsoft Games, Bandai Namco Games, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Michael Meyers Public Relations. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday March 2nd at 10.00am at the AMC Theater at the 2nd floor of the Metreon. Nominees and winners can also be found on the expo floor of Game Connection America at the 5th floor at City View – METREON.

Thanks to our partners:

        Bandai Namco Games   Microsoft Studios          

Each nominee will receive a free pass to attend Game Connection (including a discount on any exhibitor option), plus a trailer spot in the dedicated Game Connection Development Awards Area, bringing them valuable exposure to countless high level industry professionals.

"The Game Connection Development Awards program is designed to shed light on the most innovative and creative projects that we can find and offers additional exposure to those developers who are constantly pushing the industry forward," said Pierre Carde, CEO of Game Connection. "We are very excited for the Game Connection Development Awards to spotlight and award more projects than ever and we look forward to seeing what the newest crop of nominees will bring.

Previous winners include Loading Human from Untold Games, White Night from OSome Studio, Contrast from Compulsion Games, Badland from Frogmind, and Limbo from PlayDead