The final nominees for the 2017 Dutch Game Awards are out today!
Audience Choice – Gamekings Award
This year the Audience Award is curated by Gamekings, the games television program called the “Top Gear for games”. After a popular public poll that garnered over 2000 votes across the 19 games selected by Gamekings, we have arrived to the following three nominees:
The winner will be selected by Gamekings and announced at the awards ceremony October 6!
Industry Choice – The Lifetime Achievement Award
For the first time this year, in honor of our 10 year anniversary, we are handing out the Lifetime Achievement Award to celebrate the contributions of individuals who have been an integral part of the Dutch game industry over the past 10 years. We have collected suggestions from you via our online form and have consulted industry veterans to arrive at the following shortlist:
Martin de Ronde – Creative Director at Force Field VR, previously Chief Commercial Officer at Vanguard Games, Director at OneBigGame, Commercial director at Guerrilla Games
Mark Overmars – Creator of GameMaker and co-founder Tingly Games and Qlvr, co-director of YoYo games
Jan-Pieter van Seventer – Managing Director Dutch Game Garden, and previously Lecturer at HKU, Production Director and co-founder W! Games, Game Designer/Artist Lunagames, Lead Artist/Level Designer at Davilex
The winner will be voted on by the Patrons* of the Dutch Game Awards and will be announced at the awards ceremony on October 6!
(*Dutch Game Garden has decided not to vote due to it’s involvement with one of the candidates)