MBB-funded game “Trüberbrook” nominated 4 times for the German Computer Game Prize 2019!
Press release of 04 March 2019
Berlin/Potsdam – The Medienboard is excited about 4 nominations at the German Computer Game Prize (Deutscher Computerspielpreis – DCP) 2019 for the funded game “Trüberbrook” by bildundtonfabrik (btf)! The game is in the running in the categories “Best German Game”, “Best Youth Game”, “Best Innovation”and “Best Staging”. The release is just around the corner: between 12 March and 17 April, the game will be available (for various platforms).
The projects from Berlin-Brandenburg are strongly represented overall, with 11 nominations for 7 games. Two Berlin games companies which recently received MBB funding for new projects can also celebrate nominations: Mad About Pandas for their game “Laika” in the category “Best Children's Game” and “Best Serious Game”, and Flow Fire Games with “Synthetik” in the category “Best Game Design”.
And the young generation is impressive as well: no less than three projects from students at HTW Berlin have hopes for the DCP! The game “AnotherWhere” by Benjamin Feder, Dyako Mahmoudi, Laura Reinhardt and Morten Newe is in the running for “Aspiring Creators – Concept”, just like “Elizabeth” by Alexander Sartig, Jesco von Puttkamer, Jonathan Kees, Julian Wotjak, Julietta Hofmann and Tobias Hermann. In the category “Aspiring Creators – Prototype”, HTW Berlin is represented by “Meander Book” by Marlene Käseberg.
A further nomination for Berlin-Brandenburg is: “Moving Tomorrow – A Cultural Journey” by waza! / ESCP Europe Business School in the category “Best Serious Game”.
Helge Jürgens, Medienboard managing director for new media funding:
“11 nominations for 7 games from the German capital city region for the most important German gaming industry award! Wow! We are keeping our fingers firmly crossed for bildundtonfabrik for ‘Trüberbrook’ and all the other nominees from Berlin-Brandenberg at the awards ceremony in Berlin! This event will take place in the context of #gamesweekberlin. The array of events as well as the numerous nominations – mainly in the aspiring creators’ categories – show once again that the capital city region is becoming one of the most innovative development locations for games both nationally and internationally.”
The winners will be announced at a gala event hosted by Ina Müller, in the Admiralspalast in Berlin on 9 April. The German Computer Game Prize is the most important prize for the German gaming industry with 590,000 euros in prize money. It has been awarded since 2009 and honours the best computer and video games “made in Germany”. The specialist and main jury panels, which are made up of distinguished experts, select the best games in 13 categories based on aspects such as quality, innovative content, playing enjoyment as well as cultural and educational qualities. In the public’s choice category, gamers have the opportunity of voting for their favourites. Online voting starts on 6 March atwww.deutscher-computerspielpreis.de/publikumspreis.
During the DCP, #gamesweekberlin is simultaneously taking place in the capital. From 8 to 14 April 2019, the gaming industry as well as gaming enthusiasts are getting together for more than 10 individual events. This year, all events will be united in the same location for the first time, on the premises of the KulturBrauerei. Besides the DCP, the Medienboard is funding the opening, Quo Vadis, Matchmaking Dinner, Womenize!, German Esports Summit, Gamefest and A MAZE. #gamesweekberlin is Germany’s leading communication and networking platform for international games developers, publishers, investors and representatives of the whole media industry and last time attracted roughly 15,000 visitors. www.gamesweekberlin.com.
Laura Winkler / Sandra Bellin
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
Phone: +49 331-743 87-62