The Dutch Game Awards has an exciting announcement to make today. In addition to the 14 categories selected by an expert jury, we want to give audiences a voice in recognizing the best Dutch games of 2016. We are introducing two special new categories for this purpose – the Gamer.NL Award and the YouTube Choice Award in cooperation with HetGamePortaal.
For the Gamer.NL Award, we are partnering with one of the largest and oldest game sites in the Netherlands to provide the perspective of the press and of the gamers themselves. The editors of Gamer.NL will not be choosing alone – via this award the gaming community will have a chance to vote for their favourite game! Keep an eye out on the Gamer.nl page in the coming days if you want to weigh in as a gamer with your opinion on the best, most original, most enjoyable game this year.
For the YouTube Choice Award, we have partnered with gamer duo Ronald and Timo from HetGamePortaal to select the most fun & YouTube-worthy game of this year’s contestants. YouTube has become a big factor in how video games are discovered, played, and marketed in today’s industry, and we want to call to light the professional relationship between developers and YouTube influencers by including them in Game Awards!
With the Dutch Game Awards it is our goal every year for the past 9 years to award exceptional accomplishment in the Dutch games industry. We want to celebrate the successes of game developers and to strengthen community spirit and creativity in our field. To this end, we keep evolving the categories to best reflect our changing industry.
Tune in for the nominees for both of these categories on Monday the 19th!