The Romanian Game Awards Gala

Romanian Game Awards

October 10th, 2023

More about the RGA Gala

the mission

Formerly known as the “Dev.Play Awards”, as of 2023, the Gala is expanding to encompass more categories and a dedicated in-person event in Bucharest, Romania.

The newly created Romanian Game Awards (“RGA”) Gala aims to acknowledge and reward the most notable achievements and products created by the Romanian game development industry while also promoting the Eastern European games that participate in the Dev.Play Indie Festival .

The RGA Gala is organized by RGDA – the Romanian Game Developers Association.

Agenda

The RGA Gala will have two main sections.

The first one is dedicated to the games presented at the Indie Festival feature of the Dev.Play Conference. This section is focused on independent games from Eastern Europe.

The second part of the RGA Gala is focused on the Romanian game development industry and will award companies, institutions and games with the most notable results throughout the year.

The ceremony will also include a couple of cool entertainment moments and exclusive announcements for our industry.

the jury

The RGA features a panel of independent jury members, which are listed above. Several categories are judged exclusively by the RGDA Board and are indicated as such in the Categories section.

the timeline

The timeline for the RGA is:

  • Call for submissions: Jul 31st – Aug 31st
  • Jury deliberations for the Romanian Game Industry Awards section: Sep 15th – Sep 29th
  • Jury deliberations for the Dev.Play Awards section: Sep 18th – Sep 29th
  • Voting campaign for categories open to public voting: Sep 18th – Sep 29th
  • The awards Gala: October 10th

FAQ

What is RGa?

The Romanian Game Awards (“RGA”) gala aims to acknowledge and reward the most notable achievements and products created by the Romanian game development industry.

will this gala be for romanian games only?

No. The RGA Gala will have two main sections. The first one is dedicated to the games presented at the Indie Festival feature of the Dev.Play Conference. This section is focused on independent games from Eastern Europe, as it was in the past years. The second part of the RGA Gala is focused on the Romanian game development industry alone and will award companies, institutions and games with the most notable results throughout the year.

what is the timeline for RGA?

The timeline for the RGA is:

  • Call for submissions: Jul 31st – Aug 31st
  • Jury deliberations for the Romanian Game Industry Awards section: Sep 15th – Sep 29th
  • Jury deliberations for the Dev.Play Awards section: Sep 18th – Sep 29th
  • The awards Gala: October 10th
Will the Dev.play awards and the Romanian industry Awards have the same submission process if they are at the same event?
  1. The Dev.Play Awards and the Romanian Game Industry Awards have different submission and judging processes! Please read carefully the notes below when considering a submission, including the Disclaimers section.
what are the award categories for the Dev.play Awards where eastern european games are eligible?
  • Dev.Play’s Most Popular Game
  • Best Game Design
  • Best Visuals
  • Best Innovation
  • Best Game of the Show
What is the eligibility criteria for the dev.play awards?

To be eligible for the Dev.Play Awards 2023, a game must be part of the Dev.Play Indie Festival of 20223 and has to be unreleased or must have been released no earlier than October 1st, 2022. (the “Eligible Start Date”). To participate in the Indie Festival, a studio must have at least one representative present with a valid ticket at Dev.Play.

What are the awards categories for the Romanian industry awards?
  1. Independent Studio of the Year
  2. Best Marketing Campaign For A Game In Romania
  3. Best International Franchise Game Developed In Romania
  4. Best Game Development Education Program In Romania
  5. Game Industry Star Supporter Award***
  6. Outstanding Achievement For The Romanian Game Dev Industry***
  7. Romanian Game Of The Year

***Submissions are not open for these two categories.

what is the eligible time period for the romanian industry awards submissions?

The time period evaluated for the Romanian Game Awards 2023 is 01-July-2022 to 31-August-2023 (the “Eligible Time Period”). Unless otherwise specified**** for any category, all submissions will be evaluated based on the activity during the Eligible Time Period. Additional eligibility criteria specific for each category are covered in the next section.

*******Different time eligibility applies for the Romanian Game of the Year Award (participating games must have been released (at least in a public beta) no earlier than January 1st 2022 and the Best International Franchise Game Developed in Romania award.

what happens if i send an incomplete submission form?

In the case of incomplete submissions (information provided is not sufficient or asset links are not functional), the Organizer will send one (1) notice at the provided contact email. Submissions which are still incomplete at the end of the call for submissions will be disregarded.

If you have any more questions please send us an email at awards@rgda.ro

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