Award categories

There is a new, international Award categorie this year: Games for Health Europe Award. Registration for this award is open to all national and international developers of healthcare games.

For 2011 we have added the possibility for young companies within the EU to compete for the title of Best Euro Indie Game. Thereby providing a platform for these companies to display their professional achievements on an international stage.

The Award Categories are:

  1. Best PC/Console Game
  2. Best Mobile/Handheld Game
  3. Best Online Game
  4. Best Visual Design
  5. Best Original Game Design
  6. Best Audio Design
  7. Best Casual Game
  8. Best Advergame
  9. Best Serious Game
  10. Best Student Game
  11. Best Euro Indie Game
  12. Control Readers Award
  13. Games for Health Europe Award

The nominees and Award winners will be appointed by a jury of professionals from the Game Industry. The jury members are:

  • Eric Bartelson – Editor in Chief Control
  • Dimitri Heikamp – Sanoma / board member Dutch Games Association
  • Jan Pieter van Seventer – Dutch Game Garden
  • Joke Witteveen – Xmediaworks

The Games for Health Europe Awards have a seperate jury of professionals, with the following jury members:

  • Marlies Schijven – surgeon and master in Health Sciences Academic Medical Center of Amsterdam, president of the Dutch Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Jeroen van Mastrigt – Chairman of the board of the Dutch Game Garden, independent consultant
  • Ivo Wubbels – co-founder and managing director of game developer Engine Software

The Dutch Game Awards is an initiative of Amersfoort Creatieve Stad and are widely supported by the Dutch Game industry. The Awards are presented to game companies and independent developers who distinguished themselves last year. The Awards are an initiative of Amersfoort Creatieve Stad and are organised in collaboration with the Dutch Games Association who has adopted the awards as the National Game Awards for the Netherlands. Control Magazine is an important Media partner and shall also award their Control Readers Award. The Dutch Game Awards have been made possible with funding from the City of Amersfoort, the Province of Utrecht, The Dutch Government and the European Union.