Trüberbrook does everything differently, while getting so many things exactly right. With its charming and detailed model-building look, realized with the help of real sets, this adventure game manages to visually discover a distinctive and independent facet of this classic genre.
Winner: Best German Game 2019; Best Production 2019
Through the Darkest of Times
Through the Darkest of Times lets us experience the abyss of National Socialism up close and challenges us to deal with it. On the day of the "seizure of power", a group of resistance fighters is formed. Each new beginning reveals further fates and harrowing abysses of everyday life in Berlin, which confronts the players with the immediate consequences of their actions. In light of the right-wing shift in Europe, this game is more relevant than ever and asks the burning question: How would I act?
Winner: Best Serious Game, 2020
The Longing manages to walk the tightrope between artistic reflection and minimalistic, playful challenge. Charmingly texted, lovingly graphically realized, a quiet voice in an otherwise noisy world, a tender invitation for it to take its time. Otherwise, the gray masters will take over!
Winner: Young Talent Award - Best Debut, 2020
State of Mind
State of Mind, set in Berlin 2048, creates an intense, oppressive, but also fascinating atmosphere with its audiovisual means. It deals with a dystopian society in which the boundaries between the virtual and real worlds, between man and machine, become blurred. The game takes up currently highly topical and politically relevant questions, such as privacy, surveillance or the ethics of artificial intelligence.
Winner: Best Serious Game, 2019
The Long Journey Home
The Long Journey Home convinces with creativity, innovation and high craftsmanship. The skillful production with its dense, atmospheric soundtrack, the high level of detail in the representation of the galaxy, and the varied design of the space sectors, creates a lively and diverse gaming experience. Daedalic Studio West has created a believable "Voyager" home-travel feeling and real space atmosphere - as alien as it is fascinating.
Winner: Best Production, 2018