BIG 2019 Awards Winners Revealed

The 7th edition of the Brazil Independent Games festival proudly presents this year’s awards winners

São Paulo, Brazil, June 28, 2019 – The award ceremony of the 7th edition of BIG Festival, Latin America’s largest independent games event, took place on the night of June 28th, at club Homs, in São Paulo Capital city, Brazil. General public, special guests and game developers crowded the audience, anticipating the final results that would announce the winners of the 20 categories in the competition, including Best Game, Best Brazilian Game and People’s Choice. Indie game GRIS, developed by Nomada studio and published by Devolver Digital, took home the most coveted trophies of the night: the Best Game and Best Art of BIG Festival 2019.

The other categories involved were Best Brazilian Game, Best Latin American Game, Best Educational Game, Best Narrative, Best Innovation, Best Sound, Best Gameplay, Best Virtual Reality Game, Best Kids Game, People’s Choice, Best Multiplayer Game, BIG Impact: Social Issues, BIG Impact: Education, BIG Impact: Diversity, Best Student Game, Best Mobile Game, BIG Brands, and two new awards this year the Humble Big New Talent Award and the Nordic Games Pitch Award.

54 games from 22 countries took part in the competition: South Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Spain, France, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, South Africa, United Kingdom, Czech Republic and Switzerland.

The announcement was held in a ceremony during BIG Festival at Club Homs, attended by the President of Ancine, Christian de Castro; the State Secretary of Culture and Creative Economy, Sérgio Sá Leitão; the Municipal Secretary of Culture, Alê Youssef; Spcine’s President, Mr Bodanzky; the Industry and Service Export Manager of Apex Brasil, Maria Paula Velloso; and the president of Abragames, Sandro Manfredini.

You can find the complete list of winners below:

  • Best Game

GRIS (Nomada Studio), Spain

  • Best Brazilian Game

Adore (Cadabra Games), Brazil

  • Best Game Latin America 

Quantum League (NGD Studios), Argentina

  • Best Art

GRIS (Nomada Studios), Spain

  • Best Narrative

Forgotton Anne (ThroughLine Games), Denmark

  • Best Gameplay 

JUMPGRID (Ian MacLarty), Australia

  • Best Sound

Unheard (NEXT Studios), China

  • Best Innovative Game

Pixel Ripped 1989 (ARVORE Immersive Experiences), Brazil

  • BIG Impact: Educational

Cidade em Jogo (Fundação Brava e Flux Games), Brazil

  • BIG Impact: Social Issues

Marie’s Room (like Charlie), Belgium

  • BIG Impact: Diversity

Huni Kuin: Yube Baitana (Bobware/Beya Xinã Bena), Brazil

  • Best Student Game

Burning Daylight (Miyu Distribution), France

  • Best Mobile Game

Starlit On Wheels (Rockhead Studios), Brazil

  • Best Multiplayer Game

Spitlings (Massive Miniteam GmbH), Germany

  • Best Kids Game

It’s Paper Guy! (The Paper Team), France

Best Virtual Reality GameMoss (POLYARC GAMES), USA

  • BIG Brands 

Authentic Game Oficial (Little Giants Studio), Brazil

  • Humble BIG New Talent Award

Space Routine (Menic Games), Argentina

  • Nordic Game Pitch Award

Grashers (Pink Array), Brazil

  • People’s Choice Award

Spaceline Crew (Coffeenauts), Brazil


Source;Brazil Game Festival

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