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  505 GAMES HONORED IN CHINA WITH MULTIPLE PRODUCT AWARDS; NAMED ‘MOST REPUTABLE PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR’ AT GRAND GAME AWARDS PRESENTED BY BAIDU AND 17173
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01/07/2020
 


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Beijing, China – Jan. 7th, 2020 – Global publisher 505 Games has been honored with the Most Reputable Publisher of the Year award at the inaugural Grand Game Awards, presented by Baidu App and 17173, celebrating the best of China’s gaming industry. Nominees for the prestigious award were determined based on Baidu and 17173 search results, local and global Metacritic scores, innovation, creativity and industry impact. Final winners were determined with input from Chinese gamers.

 

In addition to the Publisher of the Year award, 505 Games and its development partner ArtPlay received Most Reputable Game of the Year for the indie gothic-horror platforming game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The award was accepted onstage at the Grand Game Awards by ArtPlay founder and renowned games developer Koji Igarashi (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night). Game of the Year was awarded to Kojima Productions’ debut epic Death Stranding and adds another win for 505 Games, which will publish the game for PC platforms this summer.

“Being bestowed these prestigious awards by Baidu and 17173 is a testament to 505 Games’ longstanding commitment to growing in the Chinese market with the most outstanding local partners, and to the hard work of our team on the ground,” said Raffaele Galante, co-founder of 505 Games.

Several organizations have also recognized 505 Games’ sandbox RPG Portal Knights following a triumphant year with over one million copies sold in Greater China on PC and mobile platforms, published locally by Duoyi Network. Awards include:

2019 China Top 10 Game Awards organized by China Audio-video and Digital Publishing Association (GPC)

  • Most Popular Mobile Game (Portal Knights)

Golden Plume Awards organized by ShunWang Technology

  • Best Overseas Online Game (Portal Knights PC)

  • Players' Favorite Mobile game (Portal Knights Mobile)

  • Most Anticipated Game (Portal Knights Online)

2019 Golden Finger Award organized by China Culture and Entertainment Industry Association

  • Outstanding Online Games (Portal Knights)

  • Outstanding Mobile Game in Chinese Game Industry of 2019 (Portal Knights)

CGDA Game Developers Award organized by ShunWang Technology

  • Best Game Level Design (Portal Knights)

2019 NextWorld Top Products in China organized by ASO 100

  • Top Game APP (Portal Knights)

About 505 Games

505 Games, a subsidiary of the Italian entertainment company Digital Bros., is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and skill levels. The company publishes and distributes premium and free-to-play games on leading console, PC and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks.

Publishing highlights in premium games include Remedy Entertainment’s critically-acclaimed Control, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Indivisible, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, Last Day of June, PAYDAY 2, Terraria, Portal Knights, ABZÛ and Virginia. Free-to-play publishing highlights include Battle Islands, Gems of War and Hawken. Distribution highlights include No Man’s Sky, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Dead by Daylight and Inside/Limbo. Upcoming titles include Typhoon Studios’ comedic action-exploration game Journey to the Savage Planet and Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding for PC.

505 Games has offices in California, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, China and Japan. The company works with a network of distribution and sub-licensing partners in all other markets.  For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505Games.com.