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gamescom award 2018

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gamescom award honoured the best games and products premiering at gamescom 2018. The submitted games and products were examined, evaluated and honoured by an independent international jury of experts. Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur organizes the award.

Application for gamescom awards 2018 was possible until 1 August

Registered exhibitors of gamescom could apply for the most coveted prize of the European computer and video games industry until 11:59 p.m. on 1 August 2018. The gamescom award iwas presented in a total of 29 categories.

New procedure: submission for the gamescom award is combined with submission to the Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (USK)

This year, however, there were several new aspects to consider: Titles that wanted to have a chance at the gamescom award had to be e submitted by 1 August to the awards office of the Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur.

In order that a large number of categories, including all platform and genre categories, could already be awarded on the first day of the trade fair, Tuesday, 21 August 2018, the jury of the gamescom award had already viewed and evaluate the nominated games prior to the start of the trade fair. To this purpose, a jury session took place two weeks prior to gamescom in the offices of the USK and the Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur in Berlin. The moving forward of the award show was made possible through close cooperation with the USK, where the content for gamescom was in any case to be submitted for youth protection inspection.

All of the registered exhibitors of the entertainment area of gamescom were therefore requested to submit their gamescom demos that were playable for fans and visitors to both the awards office (Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur) and to the USK for age designation.

For the first time two award ceremonies: Tuesday, 21 August (jury winners) and 25 August (public winners)

New iwas that the winners in the categories nominated by the international jury were this year already be announced on the trade visitor and media day of gamescom on 21 August 2018 in the Konrad Adenauer Hall of Congress Centre North. Games or products that could either only be first evaluated by the jury directly at gamescom or were chosen by the public, like "Best Booth" or the gamescom "Most Wanted Consumer Award", were be evaluated via the gamescom app as usual. The winners of these categories were announced on the gamescom stage on Saturday, 25 August.

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This was the jury!
Jury gamescom award 2018
Bayarmaa, Nomiko
Bosse, Uke
MDH Berlin
Boyko, Igor
Navigator Publishing
Diedrich, Florian
Erhard, Ivonne
Fischer, Wolfgang
PC Games
Freyer, Oscar
Fritsch, Manuel
insert moin
Fröhlich, Petra
Frye, Brendan

Garbe, Andreas

Gogolin, Heiko

Rocket Beans TV
Henning, Dennis

Hesse, Joachim

Chefredakteur "Gronkh"
Knabe, Maximilian

Krüger, Max

Küster, Bertram
Lim, Simon
Meyer, René

Die Schreibfabrik / Haus der Computerspiele
Neufeld, Jenny

Odak, Sandro
Ossowski, Sebastian

IGN Germany
Rahmel, Valentin

Richtarski, Dennis

Rocket Beans TV
Rickards, Marco Accordi
Schmidt, Caroline

Shtivelmann, Gennadij

Subasigüller, Serdar

Todeschini, Claudio
Wehle, Paul


The award office was managed by the Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur

Your contact for enquiries:

Benjamin Rostalski | Awardbüro gamescom award
Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur GmbH
Torstraße 6 | 10119 Berlin | Germany
T +49 30 29 04 92 92

Marek Brunner | Leiter Testbereich
Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK)
Torstraße 6 | 10119 Berlin | Germany
T: +49 30 240 88 66 - 15