Most Innovative Newcomer Game 2015

Most Innovative Newcomer Game 2015, LUCID

LUCID, a project by students, won an award in the category Most Innovative Newcomer Game. The team of five from Austria won 1500€ and mentoring for one year with Kai Fiebig. The junior-award was sponsored by BIU – Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware. Carina Anziger, Philip Sonnleitner, Dominik Winter, Bianca Zankl and Florian Peinsold accepted the award from Wolf Lang (Threaks).


Jury member Leif Rumbke read the eulogy and emphasized the smart use of new technologies:

“Each of the nominated games is based on an innovative element. The three entries show technological innovation, conceptual innovation (with political focus) and new ways to experience artworks transferred into a virtual world.
But innovation does not always have to be directly visible. It may not only be apparent in new technology, or only in an original concept. It may also take shape during the path of development. And it may even be located in a masterly orchestration of all senses that leads to a gaming experience which was formerly unknown.
The jury decided to award a game that offered an experience that none of us had encountered before. It combines all the ways in which innovation can become manifest in a game.
So the winners of the Most Innovative Newcomer Award are:
Carina Anziger, Philip Sonnleitner, Dominik Winter, Bianca Zankl and Florian Peinsold for LUCID.”