Izle leads Game Connection Development Award winners

In the company of Limbo, Loading Human and other past winners

Game Connection Europe held its annual Development Awards this week in Paris, with Area Effect’s Izle leading the way with five wins. Each of the ten categories feature two possible awards, the European Games Booster Award and the Development Award.

Some great stuff was recognized at the event, including the recently released (free with PS+) Pix the Cat, colorful RPG Shiness, and upcoming spooky exploration game set in an Italian mental asylum, The Town of Light (more on that later).

The full list of winners, by category, is below.

ORIGINALITY

  • Remembering – Monobanda, The Netherlands (PC; PSN; Wii U)
  • Izle   Area Effect, France (PC; PSN; Xbox Live Arcade) – Development Award and European Games Booster Award
  • Darklings – Mild Mania LTD., Turkey (Smartphones; Tablets)
  • Perfect Circles Illusion Group&Riccardo Boccuzzi, Italy (Smartphones; Tablets)
  • Schein – Zeppelin Studio, Austria (PC)

STORY TELLING

  • Izle   Area Effect, France (PC; PSN; Xbox Live Arcade)
  • The Town of Lights – Lka.it, Italy (PC) – Development Award and European Games Booster Award
  • Whispering Willows – Night Light Interactive, United States (PC; Ouya)
  • Chronology – osao Games, Denmark (Smartphones; PC; Xbox One)
  • Perfect Circles Illusion Group&Riccardo Boccuzzi, Italy (Tablets; Smartphones)

ART

  • Guns and Robots – Masthead Studios, Bulgaria (PC; Web browser)
  • Tengami – Nyamyam, United Kingdom (Tablets; Wii U) – Development Award and European Games Booster Award
  • Darklings – Mild Mania LTD., Turkey (Smartphones; Tablets)
  • Warhammer 40.000: Space Wolf – HeroCraft, Russia (Tablets; Smarthphones; PC)
  • Chronology – osao Games, Denmark (Smartphones; PC; Xbox One)

MOST PROMISING IP

  • Imperia Online – Imperia Online LTD., Bulgaria (Web browsers; Smartphones; Social Networks)
  • Izle   Area Effect, France (PC; PSN; Xbox Live Arcade)
  • Pix the Cat – Pastagames, France (PS4; PS Vita) – Development Award and European Games Booster Award
  • Overkill 3 – Craneball Studios, Czech Republic (Tablets; Smartphones; Ouya)
  • Warhammer 40.000: Space Wolf – HeroCraft, Russia (Tablets; Smarthphones; PC)

CONSOLE/PC HARDCORE

DESKTOP DOWNLOADABLE

  • Izle   Area Effect, France (PC; PSN; Xbox Live Arcade) – Development Award and European Games Booster Award
  • Imperia Online – Imperia Online LTD., Bulgaria (Web browsers; Smartphones; Social Networks)
  • Guns and Robots – Masthead Studios, Bulgaria (PC; Web browser)
  • Whispering Willows – Night Light Interactive, United States (PC; Ouya)
  • Schein – Zeppelin Studio, Austria (PC)

MOBILE/TABLETS

  • Chronology – osao Games, Denmark (Smartphones; PC; Xbox One) – Development Award and European Games Booster Award
  • Warhammer 40.000: Space Wolf – HeroCraft, Russia (Tablets; Smarthphones; PC)
  • Darklings – Mild Mania LTD., Turkey (Smartphones; Tablets)
  • Tengami – Nyamyam, United Kingdom (Tablets; Wii U)
  • Perfect Circles Illusion Group&Riccardo Boccuzzi, Italy (Tablets; Smartphones)

CASUAL GAME

  • Guns and Robots – Masthead Studios, Bulgaria (PC; Web browser)
  • Whispering Willows – Night Light Interactive, United States (PC; Ouya)
  • Chronology – osao Games, Denmark (Smartphones; PC; Xbox One) – Development  Award and European Games Booster Award
  • Darklings – Mild Mania LTD., Turkey (Smartphones; Tablets)
  • Tengami – Nyamyam, United Kingdom (Tablets; Wii U)

HARDCORE GAME

  • Izle   Area Effect, France (PC; PSN; Xbox Live Arcade) – European Games Booster Award
  • Imperia Online – Imperia Online LTD., Bulgaria (Web browsers; Smartphones; Social Networks)
  • Warhammer 40.000: Space Wolf – HeroCraft, Russia (Tablets; Smarthphones; PC) – Development Award
  • Schein – Zeppelin Studio, Austria (PC)
  • Perfect Circles Illusion Group&Riccardo Boccuzzi, Italy (Tablets; Smartphones)

SOCIAL GAME

  • Dead Cells – Motion Twin, France (Tablets; Smartphones; Web browsers)
  • Tropical Wars – Vertige SAS, France (Smartphones; PC; Social Networks)
  • Super Dungeon Bros. – React! Games, USA (PC; PS4; Xbox Live Arcade) – Development Award
  • What on Earth! – Traplight Games, Finland (Tablets)
  • Velvet Sundown – Tribe Studios, Finland (PC; Tablets) – European Games Booster Award
Steven Hansen