Registration opens for the Dutch Game Awards 2011

This year the fourth edition of the Dutch Game Awards will be awarded during the event Game in the City on November 24 and 25 in Amersfoort. The Dutch Game Awards is a showcase of the Achievements of the Dutch Game Industry, highlighting both the quality and quantity of games produced in the Netherlands. The purpose of the Awards is to spotlight the achievements of the Dutch Game industry and to promote The Netherlands as a game development country to the world.

The Dutch Game Awards will be awarded in 12 different categories. The category Best Student Game is created for students. This category is now open for registration to give students the opportunity to register before the start of the summer holidays.

Last year a student team of the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU) won the prestigious Best Student Award with their game Paper Cakes. The team also received the award for Best Original Game Design.

The award for Best Student Game is open to any game developed by students who, on completion of the game, were registered as a student at a Dutch educational institution. A playable demo version of the game must be available. Registration until September 19, 2011.

For further information concerning the award categories and registration: www.dutchgameawards.nl

 

Press release: Presentation of international Games for Health Europe Awards during Game in the City

The fourth edition of Game in the City will be held in Amersfoort on 24 and 25 November 2011. An important component of this two-day conference is the presentation of the Dutch Game Awards – the most important awards in the Dutch gaming industry. New to the programme this year is the presentation of the Games for Health Europe Awards, an international distinction for serious games in the healthcare sector.

Game in the City will announce the presentation of the new Games for Health Europe Awards during Gamescom 2011, the international trade fair for the interactive entertainment industry held in Cologne this month. The Games for Health Europe Awards, a collaboration between the Games for Health Europe Foundation and Game in the City, consists of two categories: a professional award presented by a panel of experts and a public prize presented by participants of the Games for Health Europe conference.

Dutch Game Awards
The Dutch Game Awards has 13 award categories including Best Serious Game, Best Mobile/Handheld Game, Best Online Game and Best Student Game. The winners will be chosen by a panel of experts. The presentation of the Dutch Game Awards will be held during the Control Industry Dinner on 24 November. Entry is now open for all categories and candidates can register online at www.dutchgameawards.nl.

Game in the City 2011
The central theme of this year’s Game in the City is Connecting the Dots – linking people, products and ideas. Several national and international keynote speakers have been invited to share their vision and experiences in the field of game development and game technology, and the potential for applications in the business and healthcare sectors. Participants can also attend various workshops and meet with rising talents and businesses will be able to hold informative presentations during the Trade Fair.

 

For more information on the Dutch Game Awards and entry conditions, please visit www.dutchgameawards.nl.
Additional information on Game in the City can be found at www.gameinthecity.nl.

 

 

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Dutch Game Awards
The Dutch Game Awards acknowledge the creativity, expertise and business insight of Dutch game developers. The awards will be presented during Game in the City to gaming companies, independent developers and students who have distinguished themselves on a national or international level in the past year.

Game in the City / Dutch Game Awards was initiated by Amersfoort Creatieve Stad and organised in collaboration with partners such as the Dutch Games Association, NLGD, Dutch Game Garden, Immovator and Control Magazine.

 

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Note for the press (not for publication):

For more information please contact:

 

Lola&co
Miranda Geise / Liduine Thomas
t 033 737 01 46
e pers@amersfoortcreatievestad.nl

 

Amersfoort Creatieve Stad
Roger ter Heide
t 06 415 757 06
e roger@amersfoortcreatievestad.nl

 

 

 

 

Game in the City is bringing r/evolution to Amersfoort

Amersfoort, june 17th 2010

There was a time when the words evolution and revolution made you think of Darwin and 18th Century France. In 2010 r/evolution has been adopted as the new theme of the congress Game in the City.

Game in the City is bringing r/evolution to Amersfoort

On November 18th and 19th the Third edition of the acclaimed conference “Game in the City” takes place in Amersfoort. The presentation of the Dutch Game Awards is an important part of the two day conference. The Dutch Game Awards are the annual rewards to game developers in recognition of their creativity, skills and business abilities. The Awards, a handcrafted owl, will be presented during the Awards Dinner on November 18th in collaboration with Control Magazine.

Last year Game Developers from France, Spain and Germany competed for an Award. Spain proved itself to be a front-runner in the game industry by winning the Best Euro Award. This year the Award categories Best Euro Indy Game and Best Euro Mobile Game present the Dutch Game Awards to an even broader international arena. Not only the Dutch Game awards but also Game in the City itself has attracted greater international interest. Last year speakers such as Peter Molyneux of Microsoft Game Studios and Sven Liebich of Bigpoint took the stage.

In 2010 Game in the City will be showcasing developments in mobile, design and marketing. In addition Game in the City will demonstrate examples of how games are playing an increasingly important role in industry in general. Over forty companies together with young professionals from over thirty educational institutions will be attending the interactive marketplace.

This years theme is r/evolution, aiming both towards the new developments in the mobile platforms such as the iPhone, iPad and Android as well as developments on traditional platforms such as XBox with Project Natal.

Games nominated for the Dutch Game Awards will be judged by professionals from within the game industry. The jury members are: Eric Bartelson (Control Magazine), Dimitri Heikamp (Sanoma Publishers), Jan Pieter van Seventer (Dutch Game Garden), Joke Witteveen (Xmediaworks) and Angie Smets (Guerrilla Games). On the Dutch Game Awards website www.dutchgameawards.nl you will find comprehensive information about registration, the nominees and winners. For more information please also visit www.gameinthecity.nl

Game in the City and the Dutch Game Awards are organised by Amersfoort Creatieve Stad, an initiative aimed at the stimulation and promotion of creative companies.

Note for the editor:
For further information about Game in the City or the Dutch Game Awards can be found on the websites or contact Christine Pearce on +31 (0)6 2141 5696. You may also send an email to: media@gameinthecity.nl or visit the online media room for additional downloads

Roger ter Heide, Program Manager
Game in the City / Dutch Game Awards
Amersfoort Creatieve Stad
Phone: +31 (0)6 4157 5706
Email: roger@amersfoortcreatievestad.nl
www.gameinthecity.nl