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Rookie Awards 2021 | Game of the Year

Console & PC

Looking for the very best games for PC & Console. The games can be created by both teams and individuals. Trailers and unfinished projects allowed, but finished games preferred.

Console & PC
Round of applause for our sponsors

Winners

On behalf of the sponsors and judges, The Rookies would like to congratulate the following category winners.

Winner

Melanie LAURAIN - Soul Weaver

Soul Weaver

Soul Weaver is a gradutation project made by 5 artists, Mélanie Laurain, Yann Masson, Mathilde Bernard, Loïc Lefranc, Maria Angeles Maestre during our last year in New3dge.
Inspired by indie games such as Little Nightmare, Inside, ECHO (by Ultra Ultra), The Last Guardian; we wanted to create our own unique universe.

Runner up

Impulsers Team  - Impulsers

Impulsers

Platform: PC, Mobile & Tablet
Engine: Unity 3D
Number of player: 1

In a futuristic universe, star in the IMPULSERS show, the most impressive race ever created! Optimize your path and break through obstacles with your mighty sledgehammer to be the fastest.

Highly Commended

Jonathan Amador - Slay the Dragon!

Slay the Dragon!

In "Slay the Dragon!", you play as Maj, who sets out on a journey to rescue her younger brother from the clutches of an evil dragon. To do so she must traverse fantastical landscapes, overcome mighty foes, and ultimately slay her nemesis.

Highly Commended

Carolina Elvelin - Liberosis

Liberosis

Liberosis is a third person platforming adventure game made in Unity for PlayStation 4. The game is set high up in the skies with floating islands filled with lush greens, ruins of the past and beautiful wildlife.

The game is made by first year students during a 9 week game project at Playgroundsquad.

Highly Commended

Joe Rodrigues - Heka

Heka

Heka is an end-of-year project carried out with a team of 8 people, François Larrieu, Yutian Li, Kevin Chidiac, Maxime Lecas, Théau Guettier, Alexandre Benyahia, Antoine Zavagno and Joe Rodrigues. This project was carried out in 8 weeks with a team of 5 environment artists, two character artists and 1 tech artist.

Highly Commended

Maelle De Gracia - DripperZ League

DripperZ League

DripperZ League is a New3dge student graduation project made by a team of 5 girls : The Peach Factory!

People's Choice

Carolina Elvelin - Liberosis

Liberosis

Liberosis is a third person platforming adventure game made in Unity for PlayStation 4. The game is set high up in the skies with floating islands filled with lush greens, ruins of the past and beautiful wildlife.

The game is made by first year students during a 9 week game project at Playgroundsquad.

Honorable Mentions

The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sought after badges.

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Category Brief

The focus for this category is high-end games designed to be played on Console & PC. The judges are looking for completed games here. This is not a category for people to share parts of a game they contributed to. If you have not completed your game yet, please make sure to share a teaser trailer to pitch your work to the judges.

Important Notes

  • You must submit a completed game or teaser trailer. Single assets and clips will not be considered.
  • Please include supporting material with your finished game. The judges need to better understand the process, the challenges and how your game was created.
  • Team entries are allowed. Make sure that only one team member submits the project and tag any additional team members as project collaborators.
  • Games must not have been released prior to June 2020.
  • Successful entries in previous years have included video footage of people playing the games. Other ideas have included screencasts where the team walk you through the platform.
  • Ask questions on our Discord Channel if you need help.
  • Review Winning Entries from last year that were selected by our judges.
  • Watch this video demonstration that shows how to create a perfect entry.

Requirements & Deliveries

  • Read the Rules to make sure you are eligible to enter.
  • No professional work may be included in your entry.
  • Share your process with the judging panel by including supporting material, not only finished work.

Judging Criteria

The judges are looking for artists or teams that have created a game that is not only creatively and technically sound, but is also fun and immersive to play. They are looking for artists or teams with a passion for game design and development. The judges will be considering your overall presentation, technical skills, creative skills, variety of content, and employment potential.

How to enter

  1. Click Submit Entry button to create an entry page.
  2. Upload your best images, videos and supporting media using our entry page builder.
  3. Select ‘Game of the Year > Console & PC’ as your nominated category.
  4. Add details including a cover image, title, description, tags, and software used.
  5. Accept rules and confirm eligibility.
  6. Confirm & Submit your entry to judging panel.