On April, 26 the “Deutscher Computerspielpreis” will be held in Berlin. We are especially happy and proud to announce that – again – a lot of CGL-students are among the nominees!
In the category “young talents concept”, endowed with an overall prize of 90.000 Euro, György János Droste, Juan Camilo Orjuela Lozano, Bálint Márk and Utz Stauder compete with their game “Isometric Epilepsy“! The rhythm-based puzzle game challenges your perception of perspective! Earlier this year, their newly founded company Ludopium was also selected for the French-German acceleration program “SpielFabrique” in cooperation with Arte.
All nominees in this category are awarded a special mentoring-program worth 30.000 Euro. In 2016, the game “Leaves” by CGL-students Rick Hoppmann and Niklas Tomkowitz was awarded in the same category.
The game “Code 7 – Episode 0: Allocation” by Kevin Glaap & Zein Okko is nominated in the category “Best Game for Youths”, endowed with 75.000 Euro. CGL-Master-students Kevin and Zein are the founders of Bonn-based Goodwolf Studio and fellows at Mediengründerzentrum NRW. Their game is about the hacker Alex who finds himself trapped in an eerie space station with nothing but a computer. He helps his partner Sam uncover the horrible truth of the facility. “Code 7″ is a next-generation text adventure that combines a fully-voiced narrative with immersive hacking-gameplay. Last year, the game won the „Best Student Project” at Indie Games Play (Paris), and it also reached the goal of 15.000 Euro funding in a kickstarter-campaign!
Here you find all nominees of #derdcp 2017: