Monday May 9th, 2016
Creative Gaming Award 2016
The Creative Gaming Award honors games and playful media that give the player the possibility to interact creatively in and with the game.
The focus is on the game idea and the innovation that is connected with the development of the game. This can be showcased by a special gameplay, transmediality, unknown possibilities of interaction within the game, essential graphic innovations, new interfaces, uncommon at-mospheres, visual breakthroughs or new topics that are being dealt with in the game. The Creative Gaming Award will honor the best games in two categories:
Most Creative Game Award
It is possible to submit beta-versions and finished projects.
This award is endowed with 3.000 €. Additionally two members of your team will be invited to PLAY16 Creative Gaming festival (including festival Passes, travel expenses and accommodation during the festival) and your project will be showcased in the official PLAY16 exhibition.
Most Innovative Newcomer Game
It is possible to submit prototypes, beta-versions, alpha-versions and finished projects.
This price is endowed with 1.500 €, furthermore the developers will be supported by a mentor for one year. Additionally two members of your team will be invited to PLAY16 Creative Gaming festival (including festival Passes, travel expenses and accommodation during the festival) and your project will be showcased in the official PLAY16 exhibition.
Creative Gaming Award 2016
The registration and submission for the Creative Gaming Award is taking place online via play16.de All data, videos and other submission materials need to be sent to Creative Gaming via mail on CD, DVD or USB-stick (address: Creative Gaming e.V., Wiesendamm 59, D-22305, Hamburg, Germany). Alternatively, it is possible to make the material accessible via download-link. The submission is only complete and eligible for nomination if all required fields in the submission form have been filled out and the material has been made accessible to Creative Gaming via Upload, link or data storage medium. For the online submission, the project needs to be finished in the submission area. When all materials have been submitted, a participation confirmation will be sent to you via e-mail.
Start of submission: May, 17th 2016
Deadline: July, 17th 2016 (00:00 Uhr MEZ), (for mail: the date of the stamp counts)
You produced all contents by yourself and did not violate others’ rights. You did not use property of others (music, pictures, etc.). If you did, you have all necessary opt-ins.
By participating you give us the permission to present your work during the PLAY16 festival (November 2nd-6th 2016) and for other purposes related to PLAY Creative Gaming Festival.
The Creative Gaming Award is a Europe-wide contest, thus we can only consider submissions from European developers.
Your data storage mediums will remain in the property of Creative Gaming (please do not send originals!).
You agree on being contacted via E-mail concerning the PLAY16 festival and your submission.
In case of a nomination, it is required that at least one representative of your submitted project is present during the PLAY16 festival in Hamburg. If you do not send a delegate, the nomination can be denied by Creative Gaming. Another project can be nominated instead then.
In case of a nomination or reward, your submitted material will be used for the corresponding websites (play16.de, creative-gaming.eu), published on Youtube, used for press releases and presented publically during the exhibition at PLAY16 in Hamburg and used for other purposes related to PLAY Creative Gaming Festival.
Please prepare the material accurately (pictures, sound, texts) and double check the file regarding bugs and errors (it is recommended to check the file on differents systems).
The team of Creative Gaming e.V. will take the security of your data very seriously. We strictly work by German data protection standards. Personal data is only requested if needed for the award. Your data will never be given to other people or institutions.
The awarding ceremony takes place on November 5th during the PLAY16 Creative Gaming festival in Hamburg (2nd -6th November).
Two members of each nominated project will be invited to Hamburg for the entire festival. Travel and accommodation expenses are being covered by PLAY16 Creative Gaming festival.