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Rookie Awards 2022 | Game of the Year


This category is for individuals and teams that have created a game for mobile devices. The judges are looking for finished games here, but feel free to submit trailers if necessary.

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


Julie ZISSIS - Friends of Fortune

Friends of Fortune

Experience a unique game setup that combines your smartphones with a PC screen. Set off on an adventure in the zany world of the Goddess of Chance. Collect clues, share them with your friends and use your wits to find a way out. May the dice be with you!

Runner Up

Mathis Lenormand - Burger League

Burger League

Fight with juicy burgers in crazy stadiums! Recruit your ingredients then cook delicious meals to impose your favorite cuisine and win clashes against enemy chefs! Become a legend of the Burger League!

Highly Commended

Lars Korden - Froggy Rush

Froggy Rush

Froggy Rush is a fast paced, endless sidescroller for your mobile device.

Highly Commended

Valentin Deneau - UNSEA


Climb to the top of a mysterious lighthouse each day and turn on the light.

Manipulate the camera in order to make obstacles, monsters disappear, and ensure your progression.

Observe each floor from every angle, the key to your ascent is not always visible at first glance.

People's Choice

Moa Bergman - Hungry House

Hungry House

Hungry house is a single player puzzle game where you need to feed your house with magical beings so it will finally let you sleep. Toss creatures from platform to platform to murde- I mean subtract creatures or combine them to appease your house’s specific diet.

Honorable Mentions

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

RoxanaM (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
yanminglaw (Game of the Year - Highly Commended, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie of the Year - Winner, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Lucrezia (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
DaveCharlton (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
teebqne (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry

Category Brief

The primary focus for this category is games designed to be played on mobile devices. 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 > Mobile’ 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.