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Best First Indie Game 2023: who wins the Game Awards?

 The Game Awards 2023 are fast approaching! The nominees have been revealed. Discover the Best First Indie Game of the Year?

Best First Indie Game 2023: who wins the Game Awards?

Each year, The Game Awards celebrate creative and technical excellence in the global video game industry. Founded in 2014 by Geoff Keighley, a media entrepreneur well known for his involvement in the world of video games, the Game Awards have become a must-see event for gamers and industry professionals.

This year again, the show promises to reward the games that marked the year. With more than 30 categories including the most prestigious Game of The Year (GOTY), this ceremony will highlight the work of this industry. We find in particular in the hotly contested category of Best First Indie Game or Best Debut Indie Game. The nominees were announced on the evening of November 13, 2023. Find out who won this category!

The Game Awards 2023: what is the Best First Indie Game?

The Game Awards 2023 promise to be exciting with a tight competition for the title of “ Best First Indie Game ”. Geoff Keighley, the producer of the event, emphasizes the importance of this award which celebrates not only innovation and creativity but also the courage and determination necessary to launch a first project in such a competitive sector. It highlights these newcomers to the industry who have made a remarkable entrance with their initial game, often developed with limited resources and a small team.

Nominees were chosen by an international jury comprised of more than 100 media and influencers, selected for their critical expertise in video game review. This approach ensures extensive critical evaluation, reflecting the collective opinion of an entire editorial staff. The results of the votes, combining those of the jury and those of the fans, will be revealed during the ceremony.

This year, fans are eagerly waiting to see which games will be featured. Highly anticipated titles and surprises are to be expected. Developers and studios from around the world are competing for this prestigious award, which recognizes not only the entertainment offered by gaming but also its innovation and contribution to the industry.

Here is the list of games in the Best First Indie Game category for The Game Awards 2023 :

  • Cocoon (Geometric Interactive/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Dredge (Black Salt Games/Team 17)
  • Pizza Tower
  • Venba (Visai Games)
  • Viewfinder (Sad Owl Studios/Thunderful Publishing)

The big winner is: Cocoon (Geometric Interactive/Annapurna Interactive)

The Game Awards 2023 promises to be a memorable spectacle, not only for the awards, but also for world premieres, musical performances, and more. The Best First Indie Game category is one of the highlights of the event, highlighting the importance of supporting new talent and promoting fresh and original contributions to the world of video games . For information, we had the honor of participating as a member of the selection jury for The Game Awards 2023.