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 RPG Time: The Legend of Wright ,  The Missing , and more awarded at BitSummit

RPG Time: The Legend of Wright, The Missing, and more awarded at BitSummit

June 5, 2019 | By Alissa McAloon

June 5, 2019 | By Alissa McAloon
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The Japanese indie game festival BitSummit has wrapped up, and in doing so named the winners of its annual awards program.

Six of the winners were selected by a panel of industry judges while one was left to a public vote. This year, the winner of the top honors, the Vermilion Gate Award, was Deskworks’ RPG Time: The Legend of Wright.

Developed by a two-person team, RPG Time won out over fellow nominees Unpacking (Witch Beam), World of Horror (panstasz/Ysbryd Games), 39 Days to Mars (It’s Anecdotal), and Below (Capy Games). Obakeidoro by Freestyle Games walked away with this year’s audience-selected Popular Selection Award as well.  

The rest of this year’s finalists can be found below, with each category’s winning game in bold:

International Award

  • Star Renegades (Massive Damage, Inc)
  • Tunche (Leap Game Studios)
  • Mørkredd (Hyper Games)
  • Legal Dungeon (Somi)
  • Tale of Ronin (Dead Mage)

Innovative Outlaw Award

  • Unpacking (Witch Beam)
  • Onkou Cha-Han (Wataru Nakano X Miyazaworks)
  • Symbio (Jesper Bergman, Hangning Zhang, Kaijun Wang, Kristina Stiskaite, Alexander Sinn, Merve Metinkol)
  • Madorica Real Estate (Gift Ten Industry K.K.)
  • Legal Dungeon (Somi)

Excellence in Game Design

  • RPG Time: The Legend of Wright (Deskworks)
  • The Missing – J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories (White Owls)
  • Sweep It! (Oomoplata Games)
  • Below (Capy Games)
  • Mørkredd (Hyper Games)

Excellence in Visual Design

  • RPG Time: the Legend of Wright (Deskworks)
  • 39 Days to Mars (It's Anecdotal)
  • Star Renegades (Massive Damage, Inc)
  • Tales of the Neon Sea (Zodiac Interactive)
  • Lost Ember (Moon Eye Studios)

Excellence in Sound Design

  • Unpacking (Witch Beam)
  • Invisible (Invisible)
  • No Straight Roads (Metronomik)
  • Below (Capy Games)
  • Phogs! (Coatsink)


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