Category Description and Eligibility
General Eligibility Criteria:
- Eligibility period: To be eligible for the Dev.Play Awards 2023, a game must be unreleased or must have been released no earlier than October 1st, 2022. (the “Eligible Start Date”).
- Past winners: Games which have won Dev.Play awards at past editions are not eligible to participate in a category that they have won in the past.
- Independent studios: Every company or an individual that submits a game must be completely independent meaning that they do not have majority control in the company by a video game publisher, they are not a subsidiary of an international video game publisher and their production/game is funded in majority through various independent sources.
- Free participation: Participating at the Dev.Play Awards is completely free of charge, with the only requirement being that every participating team needs to have at least one team member registered for the Dev.Play conference (ticket bought) to be considered during the nominee selection round, and later be present at the conference for any additional questions by the contest jury, as well as present during the Dev.Play Awards Gala.
Jury and judging process:
The winner of the category “Dev.Play’s Most Popular Game” will be decided by public vote, through a voting form created by the Organizer and made available to Dev.Play participants during the conference days.