Rookie Awards 2022 | 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

Joe Rodrigues - Umiko

Umiko

Umiko is a graduation project made by seven students from New3Dge that was done during our last year. It’s a complete game (not a demo) with its own unique universe inspired by Genshin and Studio Ghibli’s movies.

Runner Up

Baptiste Marsac - Lysfangha

Lysfangha

Embody the demi-goddess Imë and purify the temple where the Lysfangha is kept, a magical artifact that protects the world.

Using your temporal powers, duplicate yourself by going back in time. Cooperate with a growing horde of your past clones to repel the invasion!

Highly Commended

Hervé Blanchot - Astreia's Gift

Astreia's Gift

The people of the lunar planet have disappeared! Embody Astreia, a being of light from the solar planet, and try to find them. By opening portals between these two worlds, explore the abandoned living city, but be aware, it will not let you pass so easily...

Highly Commended

Allan MAGAGNOSC - Shutter

Shutter

Shutter is our graduation project at ArtFX 2022. Explore and solve puzzles with a camera that modifies objects using perspective. All in a space-age inspired setting.

Highly Commended

Emily Ellis - Shepherds

Shepherds

Souls on their perilous journey to the afterlife are left defenseless against the hungry darkness without the protective guidance of the Shepherds. Locate your flock, protect them from wolves, and guide them safely back home with your array of abilities and powers. Made in UE4

Highly Commended

Daniel Ravenhall - BLUTGELD

BLUTGELD

BLUTGELD is a Third Year Games Art project produced by students at the University of Hertfordshire.

It is a Third-Person Action-Adventure game set in the fictitious city of Nevo Castera.

By Bruno Pires, Daniel Ravenhall, Joseph Davis, Aslan Clarke, Sam Huggett & Marlon Gouveia

People's Choice

Fabien BURGER - THE FAULT

THE FAULT

We are happy to show you our graduation project called THE FAULT. This project was made in New3dge school from September 2020 to June 2021 with a team of six artists: Elisa Bernon, Fabien Burger, Steven Deutsch, Alessia Malatesta, Livia Pilant and Maël Villa.

Honorable Mentions

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

HugoBouvet (Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
yhong2022 (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Game of the Year - Winner) View Entry
ignamist (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, and Excellence Award) View Entry
LarsSmet (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
lyolo (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Nextline501 (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
MatthewCBStevens (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
LeonHeytenns (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
DuneStrider (Draft Selection) View Entry
FrancesRen (Draft Selection and Draft Selection) View Entry
UnbendStudios (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Carlsten (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
StevenSerraMock (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Draft Selection) View Entry
iskillia (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Draft Selection) View Entry
PierreLouisRol (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
stho (Draft Selection and Draft Selection) View Entry
SamuelRebelo (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
LilySetterfield (Excellence Award) View Entry
JessedeGroot (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
MaximeP (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
Ankward (Draft Selection and Draft Selection) View Entry
JoyceRZon (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
Etienne01 (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
MiguelPereira (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
Milieeeee123456789 (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
AverageSoup (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
niklasfrogner (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
NathanBertelo (Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
SpaceOnionGames (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
maxinelugg (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Tigersonalex (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
caliopey (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
ChildOfLothian (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Atehis (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
MattJ17 (Draft Selection) View Entry
BeverlyRGomes (Draft Selection) View Entry
Erikwii (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
GillianAssi (Draft Selection) View Entry
darinakoycheva (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
KRMacGregor (Draft Selection) View Entry
ragi (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Excellence Award) View Entry
krantz (Draft Selection) View Entry
ValentijnVanSeveren (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
johnarthurmeakin (Draft Selection) View Entry
PiotrCzternasty (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
AdaLesinskaite (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
davideperino (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
Scarecrow (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
AdamHajdu (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
LegendaryTeapot (Draft Selection) View Entry
LucyLesire (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
MarcusKeable (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Excellence Award) View Entry
CluelessGabz (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
MarieHenry (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
friendsoffortune (Game of the Year - Winner, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Excellence Award) View Entry
tiffanylethanh (Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, and Draft Selection) View Entry
estellepanel (Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, and Excellence Award) View Entry
bloodspear (Draft Selection, Excellence Award, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
JoelMacnab (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Fyoston (Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Chengs (Draft Selection) View Entry
EnchantedBeans (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Excellence Award) View Entry
Pandakun (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
ccuneo (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
tristesire (Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, and Excellence Award) View Entry
alexmoreno (Draft Selection) View Entry
AriesAnexian (Draft Selection) View Entry
CoffeeBreak (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
jmw (Draft Selection) View Entry
Junior (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
borispetrov (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
PerHallros (Draft Selection) View Entry

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 2021.
  • 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.