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Rookie Awards 2022

The 12th Annual Rookie Awards is open to young creatives in visual effects, animation, games, virtual reality, motion graphics and 3d visualisation. There is simply no better way to launch your career and start sharing your amazing work online.

Rookie Awards 2022
Round of applause for our sponsors

Winners
Game of the Year | Console & PC

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

Winner: Umiko

Joe Rodrigues - 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.
Game of the Year - Winner

Runner Up: Lysfangha

Baptiste Marsac - 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!
Game of the Year - Runner Up

Highly Commended: Astreia's Gift

Hervé Blanchot - 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...
Game of the Year - Highly Commended

Highly Commended: Shutter

Allan MAGAGNOSC - 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.
Game of the Year - Highly Commended

Highly Commended: Shepherds

Emily Ellis - 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
Game of the Year - Highly Commended

Highly Commended: BLUTGELD

Daniel Ravenhall - 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
Game of the Year - Highly Commended

People's Choice: THE FAULT

Fabien BURGER - 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.
Game of the Year - People's Choice

Finalists
Game of the Year | Console & PC

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