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  Digital Dragons will award the best Polish and foreign games – Cyberpunk 2077 and Ghostrunner among the nominees!
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07/28/2021
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]
One of the most important elements of Digital Dragons, the biggest B2B game industry conference in Central and Eastern Europe, is granting prestigious Digital Dragons Awards. Over 160 people representing development studios, media, and industry organizations decided on the nominations in each category. Among the distinguished titles we can find such productions as Cyberpunk 2077, Ghostrunner, Ghost of Tsushima, Hades or The Last of Us Part II.


The Digital Dragons Awards of 2020 will be distributed in six categories: Best Polish Game, Best Polish Game Design, Best Polish Game Art, Best Polish Mobile Game and Best Polish Game Original Soundtrack, and Best Foreign Game. The largest number of nominations - four each - went to Ghostrunner by One More Level, Shing! by Mass Creation and 112 Operator created by Jutsu Games. Three nominations were given to CD Projekt RED's Cyberpunk 2077 and Carrion by Phobia Game Studio.


The games nominated for Best Polish Game of 2020, one of the most prestigious category, are: Cyberpunk 2077, Ghostrunner, 112 Operator, Shing! and Carrion. The famous production of CD Project RED launched in December 2020 and to this day is the subject of heated discussions among gamers. Apart from Cyberpunk 2077, Ghostrunner is one of the biggest Polish hits of the last year. The title found over half a million buyers around the world. In this dynamic FPP game we play as a cyberpunk warrior endowed with exceptional abilities. Jumping from platform to platform, running on walls and dealing with hostile enemies - all of that to reach the top of the tower.


112 Operator is the sequel to 911 Operator. It is a strategy-simulation game that puts us in the role of an emergency phone operator and requires us to manage emergency services. Shing! is a beat'em up brawler referring with its modernized mechanics to the classics. The game is full of spectacular, dynamic action, hordes of ruthless enemies and bosses. Among the nominees in the Best Polish Game category, we can also find the production of Phobia Game Studio - Carrion. It's a 2D action game, which is also a reverse horror, in which players take the role of an amorphous monster spreading fear and havoc.

See the full list of Nominees:


Best Polish Game of 2020
 
  • 112 Operator (Jutsu Games)
  • Carrion (Phobia Game Studio)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt RED)
  • Ghostrunner (One More Level)
  • Shing! (Mass Creation)


Best Polish Game Design of 2020
 
  • 112 Operator (Jutsu Games)
  • Carrion (Phobia Game Studio)
  • Ghostrunner (One More Level)
  • Shing! (Mass Creation)
  • Tank Mechanic Simulator (DeGenerals)


Best Polish Game Art of 2020
 
  • 112 Operator (Jutsu Games)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt RED)
  • Ghostrunner (One More Level)
  • Shing! (Mass Creation)
  • Tank Mechanic Simulator (DeGenerals)


Best Polish Mobile Game of 2020
 
  • 112 Operator (Jutsu Games)
  • Book of Demons: Tablet Edition (Thing Trunk)
  • Fishing Clash (Ten Square Games)
  • House Flipper: Home Design, Renovation Games (Imaginalis Games)
  • Wanderlust: Transsiberian (Different Tales)


Best Polish Game Orginal Soundtrack of 2020
 
  • Carrion (Cris Velasco)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (Marcin Przybyłowicz, P.T. Adamczyk, Paul Leonard-Morgan)
  • Ghostrunner (Daniel Deluxe)
  • Shing! (Andrzej Strzemżalski)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York (Resina)
  • SUPERHOT: Mind Control Delete (Zardonic)


Best Foreign Game of 2020
 
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions)
  • Hades (Supergiant Games)
  • Half-Life: Alyx (Valve Corporation)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog)


The final choice of the winners in each category will be made by a jury consisting of the leading representatives of Polish gaming media and people active in the gaming industry. The jury includes: Łukasz Gołąbiowski (Onet Technologie, Komputer Świat), Mateusz Witczak (PolskiGamedev.pl), Paweł Węgrzyn (Jagiellonian University), Krystian Smoszna (GRY-Online.pl), Tomasz Drabik (Quaz), Mariusz Borkowski (Gamemusic.pl), Michał Król (Graczpospolita.pl, PSX Extreme), Grzegorz Bobrek (TVGRY), Jakub Karaś (Pan Kubaka), Roger Żochowski (PSX Extreme).


Digital Dragons will take place online on September 7-9 and offline during the third special day. The announcement of the winners and the award ceremony in each category will take place during the gala, which is a regular element of the conference. In addition to rewarding the best games, the organizers took care of numerous interesting lectures and prepared discussion panels, which will touch on important topics for the gaming industry. Moreover, they made it possible to arrange business meetings, convenient networking and the opportunity to win a Golden Ticket to the acceleration program for aspiring developers from outside Poland. The speakers will include David Jaffe, who worked on the God of War series, or Darren Korb, the music composer for such games as Hades, Pyre, and Bastion. Participation in panels and lectures will be free, while the sale of tickets for those wishing to participate in the business part will begin in August.


For more information you can also directly contact Digital Dragons:
Sabina Misiarz-Filipek – [email protected]

Useful links:
Digital Dragons – official website
Digital Dragons – Facebook
Digital Dragons – Twitter
Digital Dragons – LinkedIn
Digital Dragons – YouTube

 

About partners:
Województwo Małopolskie is the main partner of the event. The regional authorities implement a number of projects that serve the innovation and economic development of Małopolska and its attractiveness to investors. Małopolska is a perfect location for conducting business, especially based on new technologies.

SoftServe is the Gold Sponsor of the event. It is a team of over 600 people experienced in areas such as VR, AI, Machine Learning, Big Data, as well as core software development, Experience Design, DevOps, and many others. The company is present in five locations in Poland – Wrocław, Gliwice, Białystok, Poznań, and Warsaw. SoftServe is more than technology and ideas – it is a place where talented and ambitious people can develop their passion!

PixelAnt is a Gold Sponsor of the event. Together with Sumo Group, it works on some of the most recognizable high-end AA+/AAA game brands (like Forza Horizon, Hitman, and Sackboy) and collaborates with some of the biggest partners in the gaming industry (Microsoft, Sony, Nvidia, AMD, Intel, WB). This year the company is launching its own IP based on the Unreal Engine. Nothing is impossible for this brand!

About Digital Dragons:
Digital Dragons is currently one of the largest international events for the digital entertainment industry in Central and Eastern Europe. The main goal of the Digital Dragons is to create a Business to Business (B2B) cooperation platform within the Polish games sector, one of the most intensively developing sectors of the creative industries. Last year’s edition of the Digital Dragons, held online for the first time, attracted 2900 participants, including 1100 companies from 65 countries. Among the representatives of the digital entertainment industry, there were leading Polish and foreign companies. 366 projects from 30 countries were submitted to the two contests: the Indie Celebration and the Digital Dragons Indie Showcase, while media coverage reached over 1.5 million people. In 2021, the Digital Dragons will be held online as a series of events organised from May to September.

About Kraków Technology Park:
Kraków Technology Park (KPT) has contributed to the development of proper conditions for the development of entrepreneurship for 20 years. For 10 years it has managed the Technology Incubator for IT start-ups. The KPT inspires the start-up community by organising numerous events including workshops, hackathons, and conferences that help to verify business concepts. Besides these, it runs KPT ScaleUp acceleration programme. Companies may count on the support of seed funds, tax reliefs offered by the Polska Strefa Inwestycji (Polish Investment Zone) programme, and preferential office space rental conditions. The KPT is particularly focused on Industry 4.0 and the video games industry. It is the leader of the hub4industry consortium aiming to provide comprehensive support for companies wishing to implement Industry 4.0 solutions. The KPT also organises Digital Dragons – the leading games industry event in Europe. The KPT also works with the international EIT Digital, which aims to drive the digital transformation in Europe.