The Whispered World gets lucky at German Game Dev Awards

I’ve been fascinated with Deep Silver and Daedalic’s The Whispered World has looked from the very beginning, and it seems perhaps the rest of the world is equally as thrilled — the game has garnered six nominations at the prestigious German Game Developer Award 2009, including Best Game Design, Best Graphics, Best Youth Game, Best Story and Best Soundtrack, not to mention Best German Game of the Year. Nice!

The awards take place December 9 at Lichtburg in Essen, Germany, so let’s hope the game sweeps them. If you’d like to learn more about the lovely title that has all the nominations, you can get a better look at it here at the official site. It’s not due out until next year, but it definitely looks like something worth looking forward to.

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The Whispered World: Frontrunner at German Game Developer Award with Most Nominations

Hamburg/Germany: November 18, 2009. The Whispered World has garnered the most nominations at the prestigious German Game Developer Award 2009. The epic fantasy adventure game from Daedalic Entertainment was nominated six times, more than any other single platform title, beating out titles like Risen, Venetica, BattleForge or Anno 1404.

The Whispered World was selected as a nominee in the categories „Best Game Design“, „Best Graphics“, „Best Youth Game“, „Best Story“, „Best Soundtrack“ and the main category „Best German Game of the Year“.

The hand-drawn 2D adventure is also up for the award „Best Adventure Game“, which can be voted on until November 30 by the public at the official website: https://www.deutscher-entwicklerpreis.de

The German Game Developer Award is on of the most renowned awards of the German game industry and is handed out every year to German developers, who have released a PC or console game in the past 12 months. Eligible titles are judged not according to commercial success, but regarding innovation in game concepts and technology, ease of use, as well as game design. This year’s award show takes place on December 9 at Lichtburg in Essen, Germany.

About The Whispered World

The beautiful adventure game “The Whispered World” whisks the player away to a fascinating fantasy world. Sadwick is a young clown but often far from cheerful. One night, a strange blue creature speaks to him in a dream, and sends him on an adventurous journey. Many dangers await Sadwick, for the world he knows is doomed to crumble and fall.

In classic point & click tradition, gamers steer Sadwick and his companion Spot through the game. Little Spot never leaves Sadwick’s side and is integral to solving many puzzles. He can take on many different forms throughout the game, which the player can pick and choose at will, once they have been learned. Hand-painted backgrounds filled with animated details and lovingly crafted characters in the style of classic animated movies like „Spirited Away” bring the story to life. The Whispered World mixes fairy-tale elements with melancholic tones to create a tale of epic proportions.

The PC game is set for international release in February 2010.

https://www.the-whispered-world.com

About Daedalic Entertainment

Daedalic Entertainment develops and publishes high-quality computer and video games worldwide, focussing on the production of entertainment software with strong narratives. The company based in Hamburg, Germany offers international partners services in the fields of development, publishing and consulting. With its talented internal team and an expansive network of experienced service providers, Daedalic is the ideal partner for games marketing, development and publishing.

Daedalic has successfuly marketed products like Ankh – Battle of the Gods, Machinarium and eXperience112 and has won accolades, incl. two 2008 German Game Developers Awards for Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, its first internally developed title. Currently, the German company is developing the titles A New Beginning and The Whispered World, as well as additional new and innovative games.

Colette Bennett