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