A conglomerate of the business’s main corporations and influencers have teamed up for the inaugural GAM3 Awards, which goal to change into the Grammys for web3 gaming. The occasion, hosted by Polkastarter Gaming on December 15, will acknowledge this yr’s greatest web3 video games as voted by knowledgeable judges and community sentiment.
Over 200 web3 video games and content material creators are within the working for 16 awards together with “Game of the 12 months”. Judges whose votes will decide which studios stroll away with a prize embody Justin Kan, Founding father of Fractal; Urvit Goel, Head of International Video games at Polygon Studios; Itai Elizur Managing Associate at Market Throughout; Rachel Levin, Director of Enterprise & Technique at ImmutableX and Matt Sorg, Head of Expertise at Solana Basis.
An all-star jury with a long time of gaming expertise contains former Sq. Enix CTO who directed video games similar to Sonic: Unleashed and Ultimate Fantasy XIV On-line (Yoshihisa Hashimoto) and former Senior Director of Partnerships at Digital Arts (Edward Chang). The jury additionally boasts earlier senior leaders at Digital Arts, Riot Video games, Zynga, Xbox Game Studios, Amazon Gaming and Unity Applied sciences together with:
- Sarutobi Sasuke, Head of Partnerships at YGG
- Dan Patterson, Common Associate at Sfermion
- Brendan Wong, CEO at Avocado DAO
- Jesper Lindquist, Senior Supervisor Web3 Gaming at Animoca Manufacturers
- Marco van den Heuvel, Co-Founder & CEO at Benefit Circle
- David Hanson, Founder & CEO at Extremely
- John Izaguirre, BD Director at BNB Chain
- Abhimanyu Kumar, Co-Founder at Naavik
- Nathan N., Co-Founder at Ancient8
Set to be concurrently broadcast throughout Polkastarter Gaming’s Twitch, YouTube, and Twitter channels, the GAM3 Awards had been conceived to spotlight best-in-class web3 video games and showcase blockchain as a web plus to the gaming business. The occasion will function a jury of over 30 gaming and web3 thought leaders, ecosystems companions, and media shops to make sure a radical and honest voting course of.
Along with status & recognition, winners of the primary GAM3 Awards will take pleasure in a share of $300,000 price of prizes from sponsors similar to Immutable X, Blockchain Game Alliance, Machinations, Naavik, and Extremely. The occasion will showcase the most effective video games throughout the web3 house and acknowledge the builders striving to create the best high quality gaming experiences.
Awards might be issued for “Greatest” within the following classes: Motion Game, Cellular Game, Journey Game, Informal Game, RPG, Shooter Game, Graphics, Technique Game, Card Game, Multiplayer Game, Esports Game, Graphics and Content material Creator. As well as, there can even be awards for the Most Anticipated Game, Video games’ Selection, and Individuals’s Selection, with future editions set to incorporate much more classes.
The jury’s vote will carry 90% weight, with the remaining 10% determined by the community voting. The one exceptions to this are Video games’ Selection which might be determined by business game studios voting for their very own model of Game of the 12 months; along with Individuals’s Selection and Greatest Content material Creator, which is able to each be 100% community decided. As soon as the jury’s nominee shortlist has been revealed by itemizing its high 5 decisions in every class, community voting will open mid-November on Polkastarter Gaming’s web site forward of the ultimate leads to December.
Video games might be judged primarily based on a number of standards together with core loop, graphics, accessibility, replayability issue, enjoyable parts and total enjoying expertise. To be eligible for the awards, video games should combine and make the most of blockchain tech, with out shedding sight of the significance of the general gameplay and playability.
“We’re excited to accomplice with Polkastarter Gaming on this occasion, it’s really a step within the proper route for the business, and the primary of its type in web3 gaming.” acknowledged Justin Kan, Founding father of Fractal, the awards’ content material accomplice.
Moreover, the occasion appears to have fun the long run technology of builders in web3 gaming, by inviting game studios to appoint & acknowledge their very own staff, builders and professionals throughout specializations who characterize the long run class of web3 gaming by being inducted within the first ‘GAM3 Changers’ record.
The GAM3 Awards is about to spotlight the prime quality of web3 video games within the house and showcase the true potential of blockchain know-how integration, with out jeopardizing the standard of the video games themselves. “We referred to as it the “GAME” awards, with a 3, to maintain the concentrate on the precise video games themselves, eliminate the web3 jargon and unfavourable connotation, whereas nonetheless paying tribute to the underlying web3 tech that we imagine will assist form the way forward for gaming.” acknowledged Omar Ghanem, Head of Gaming at Polkastarter.
Given the magnitude of the occasion and total initiative, which is clear within the numerous famend jury and companions, these awards might very properly change into the business commonplace annual celebrations because the business continues to evolve.
About GAM3 Awards
GAM3 Awards 2022 is the inaugural version of the annual web3 gaming awards. Hosted by Polkastarter Gaming, Polkastarter’s first step at reimagining the way forward for blockchain gaming, which has grown to a community of over 70,000 players throughout the globe. The awards have fun the best high quality web3 video games, with the occasion boasting business leaders, ecosystems and media shops and rewards the highest video games builders and content material creators with financial prizes and companies valued at over $300,000.