The nominees for 2022 have been determined!


03/07/2022 - The German Computer Game Prize (DCP) announces the nominees for 2022. From 456 submissions, the jury has determined the best games of the year. With three nominations, the indie adventure OMNO by solo developer Jonas Manke from Werther in NRW is a hot contender for an award.

The debut title A Juggler`s Tale by kaleidoscube from Stuttgart has the chance to win two awards. It will be exciting in the category "Player of the Year". From now on, the community is in demand and can help determine the winner via online voting until March 27, 2022. This year`s DCP is endowed with prize money totaling 800,000 euros. The grand awards ceremony will take place on March 31 in Munich and live stream.

This year, 456 submissions were received by the award office of the German Computer Game Prize, around 100 more than last year. Last Thursday, the main jury determined the winners based on the nominations of the expert juries. The 34-member main jury is made up of experts from various areas of the games industry, science, culture, media and politics. The jury was chaired again this year by Prof. Odile Limpach, Professor of Economics and Entrepreneurship at the Cologne Game Lab of the TH Cologne.

In the category "Best German Game", Chorus, Endzone - A World Apart and Lacuna are vying for the coveted award. Here, prize money of 100,000 euros awaits the winner and 30,000 euros each for the other two nominees. The nominees can therefore already look forward to prize money. This also applies to the two young talent award categories, whose nominees are assured prize money of 25,000 euros.

In the category "Player of the Year", the DCP invites you to participate. Here the Community submitted first suggestions, from which a specially convened jury of experts determined the nominees. The nominees are Melanie Eilert (aka melly_maeh), Maximilian Knabe (aka HandOfBlood), Matthias Remmert (aka Knochen), Pia Scholz (aka Shurjoka) and Kuro Takhasomi (aka KuroKy). From now on, the community can help decide the winner. Online voting is open until March 27, 2022 here.

The new category "Best Live Game" will also be exciting. Here games are awarded, which already inspire a large community over many years and which have developed particularly positively in the past year. Nominated are Anno 1800, Hunt: Showdown and Tropico 6.

Die Nominierten 2022 im Überblick:

Best German Game

(endowed with 100,000 euros for the winning game and 30.000 Euro for the two other nominees)

  • Chorus (Deep Silver FISHLABS / Koch Media)
  • Endzone - A World Apart (Gentlymad Studios / Assemble Entertainment)
  • Lacuna (DigiTales Interactive / Assemble Entertainment)

Best Family Game

(endowed with 40.000 Euro)

  • Cat Q - A Quantum Adventure (kamibox)
  • OMNO (Studio Inkyfox)
  • Witchtastic (Flemming Visual Effects / Application Systems Heidelberg Software)

Young Talent Award - Best Debut

(endowed with 60.000 Euro for the best debut game and 25.000 Euro for the two other nominees)

  • A Juggler "s Tale (kaleidoscube / Mixtvision Mediengesellschaft)
  • Cleo - a pirate "s tale (Greycap Audiovisual Mediadesign)
  • White Shadows (Monocle / Headup Games)

Young Talent Award - Best Prototype

(endowed with 50.000 euros for the best prototype and 25.000 euros for the four other nominees)

  • Delightfyl (Felicitas Brämer)
  • Makis Adventure (Mateo Covic, Eric Hartmann / Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences)
  • Skuggor (Tobias Borns, Sebastian Krause, Julia Wolf / Trier University of Applied Sciences)
  • Wiblu (Peter Bartonik, Christian Walter, Ramona Raabe)
  • Words (Ahmet Zahit Dönmez / TH Köln - Cologne Game Lab)

Best Innovation and Technology

(endowed with 40.000 Euro)

  • The Fall - Race against Time (MixUp)
  • VR Skater (DEFICIT Games)
  • Warpdrive (Holocafe)

Best Game World and Aesthetics

(endowed with 40.000 Euro)

  • A Juggler "s Tale (kaleidoscube / Mixtvision Mediengesellschaft)
  • ITORAH (Grimbart Tales / Assemble Entertainment)
  • OMNO (Studio Inkyfox)

Best Game Design

(endowed with 40.000 Euro)

  • Get Together: A Coop Adventure (Studio Sterneck)
  • Kraken Academy!!! (Happy Broccoli Games / Fellow Traveller)
  • OMNO (Studio Inkyfox)

Best Serious Game

(endowed with 40,000 euros)

  • EZRA (Landesverband Kinder- und Jugendfilm Berlin e.V.)
  • NEPO Missions (Gentle Troll Entertainment / Fraunhofer Institute IAIS)
  • Songs of Cultures - (A.MUSE - Interactive Design Studio)

Best Mobile Game

(endowed with 40.000 Euro)

  • Albion Online (Sandbox Interactive)
  • Homeworld Online (Stratosphere Games / Gearbox Publishing)
  • Settle and Battle (Attic Games Studio)

Best Expert Game

(endowed with 40.000 Euro)

  • ELEX II (Piranha Bytes / THQ Nordic)
  • Imagine Earth (Serious Brothers)
  • Kubifaktorium (Neomateria Games)

Best Live Game

(endowed with 40.000 Euro)

  • Anno 1800 (Ubisoft Mainz / Ubisoft)
  • Hunt: Showdown (Crytek / Koch Media)
  • Tropico 6 (Kalypso Media Group / Kalypso Media Group)

Best International Game


  • Elden Ring (From Software / Bandai Namco Entertainment Germany)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (SIE Guerilla / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios / Electronic Arts)

Best International Multiplayer-Game


  • Age of Empires IV (Relic Entertainment / Microsoft Germany)
  • Forza Horizon 5 (Playground Games / Microsoft Germany)
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios / Electronic Arts)

Gamer of the Year


  • Melanie Eilert (aka melly_maeh)
  • Maximilian Knabe (aka HandOfBlood)
  • Matthias Remmert (aka Knochen)
  • Pia Scholz (aka Shurjoka)
  • Kuro Takhasomi (aka KuroKy)

Studio of the Year

(endowed with 50.000 Euro)

  • CipSoft (Regensburg)
  • Paintbucket Games (Berlin)
  • Wooga (Berlin)

Special Jury Award

(endowed with 10,000 Euro)

No nominations. Possible winners will be announced on March 31, 2022.

How the jury works:

The award winners are determined in a multi-stage process. First, the expert juries deliberate on the nominations in the various categories. Then the main jury selects the winners from the nominees. The selection criteria for the best games of the year are aspects such as quality, innovative content, fun to play, or cultural and educational appeal. The diverse jury is made up of experts from various areas of the games industry and beyond - from business and science to culture, media and politics. The full list of jury members is available here.

Highlight Games

Lost Ark

New information about the next update

Yesterday - The Anniversary Update is coming next week on February 8! The February update includes the new continent of Rowen and special events to celebrate the anniversary of the launch of the western version of Lost Ark. There is also new information about the new announced class "Artist". Read more

War Robots: Frontiers

Second major update for War Robots: Frontiers

01/31/2023 - MY.GAMES today released the Tricksters update with a bunch of new content for War Robots: Frontiers, the third-person mech shooter from the in-house Pixonic team. The update is part of the developers' roadmap to continuously improve the game during the Early Access phase. Read more


Update 21.2 now officially available on all platforms

01/26/2023 - Following the release of Vikendi Reborn, PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Update 21.2 from KRAFTON, Inc. is officially available for PC and consoles starting today. With this, players will receive updates for Vikendi, Sanhok, and Taego, as well as an update for the 1v1 Arena in Training Mode. Read more


Announcement of the launch of a new server

01/26/2023 - Following the positive response to the last ArcheAge: Unchained restart server, Kakao Games and XLGAMES today announced the launch of a brand new restart server for the MMO title. Read more

Star Trek Online

Content update: Refractions to be released on January 24

01/24/2023 - Gearbox Publishing and Cryptic Studios announce Star Trek Online: Refractions, the latest update for the MMORPG, which celebrates its 13th birthday next month. Players will experience the end of Terran Move, in which Terran Emperor Wesley Crusher has joined forces with the Other and now wields terrible power. Read more

Albion Online

Developers launch new server for Asia-Pacific region

01/23/2023 - Albion Online today announced the launch of a new server, Albion East, for the Asia Pacific region. Along with a new launch in the world of Albion, the new server offers significantly improved connectivity and optimized event times for players across Asia and Australia. Read more


January update has been released today!

01/20/2023 - KRAFTON, Inc. today released the January update for NEW STATE MOBILE. This month's update aims to change the game's meta by making numerous balance changes to various weapons, vehicles and the drone store. Read more

Overwatch 2

Luck and fun at the new seasonal event for the Year of the Rabbit

01/19/2023 - Time for fireworks, delicious food, and colorful costumes - the Lunar New Year is here! The seasonal Year of the Rabbit event kicks off in Overwatch 2 on January 17, bringing you new skins, festive maps, and the return of some popular arcade battles. You can also earn free rewards when you log in and play. Read more

Tower of Fantasy

Tower of Fantasy releases the next update on February 2

01/19/2023 - Publisher Level Infinite and developer Hotta Studio have recently announced details about the 2.3 update "In the Poisonous Haze" of the free-to-play MMORPG Tower of Fantasy, which will be released on February 2. Players can look forward to a new story, a new map with detailed landscapes and creatures, new bosses and new challenges. Read more


Join now and submit your games!

01/19/2023 - Until January 20, 2023 at 11:59 p.m., game studios, publishers and newcomers can enter their games and prototypes in the race for an award. Top international productions can also be submitted in the "Best International Game" category. A total of 800,000 euros in prize money awaits the winners. Read more

World of Warships

Chinese Lunar Year brings new content for World of Warships

01/19/2023 - Wargaming is kicking off the New Year with Update 12.0 with lots of new content. To celebrate the Lunar New Year, a festive "Sa Zhenbing Era" collection will be added to the game. The January update also adds US battleships to Early Access and a temporary mode returns to the game. Read more

Destiny 2

Lightfall - New trailer introduces Neptune and Neomuna

01/17/2023 - Bungie today released a trailer that gives players a look at Neptune ahead of Destiny 2: Lightfall's release next month. The trailer shows a new metropolis, Neomuna, full of futuristic skyscrapers and neon lights. Read more

Conquerors Blade

Chinese New Year events and promotions

01/17/2023 - Conqueror's Blade celebrates the start of the Chinese Year of the Rabbit with limited-time events and sales. During the Chinese Lunar Festival, which runs until February 9, players can participate in limited-time game modes and a particularly rewarding game mode, and take advantage of several special log-in and collection events. Read more


More than just a game: e-sports in the fast lane

01/17/2023 - For a long time now, e-sports can no longer be described as an insider tip: The digital showdown of the world's best e-sports players has long since taken on dimensions that were previously only known from events such as the Superbowl or the Champions League final. Read more

Flash Party

New free platformer action game released

01/13/2023 - Flash Party, a platform fighting game developed by XD Inc, has officially launched with the extensive Stardust Warriors update. It significantly improves the core gameplay while introducing a new playable hero, a Battle Royale mode and many unlockable rewards. Read more

Call of Duty: Mobile

Season 1: Revival Details

01/12/2023 - All players can start the new year of Call of Duty: Mobile in style with Season 1 "Reawakening". The first season of the year offers a diverse fireworks display of colorful content. On January 19 at 01:00, Season 1 will launch with a reinterpreted map, additional combat areas and new game modes. Read more

The Cycle: Frontier

New features and release date for Season 3

01/12/2023 - On March 29, 2023, The Cycle: Frontier by Berlin-based developer studio YAGER will enter its third Season! And YAGER has a significant change in store for the start of future Seasons: The regular wipe at the start of the Season, which preserves Vanity items and Aurum but removes all other items and progress, will be the last server-wide reset. Read more


InnoGames announces next Game Jam

01/12/2023 - After the jam is before the jam: Only two months after the 13th "Game Jam", InnoGames once again invites aspiring and professional programmers, graphic artists, game and sound designers to a joint time-lapse game development. On the 1st weekend in February, the time has come. Read more

World of Tanks

The day of reckoning is here

01/12/2023 - One of the most iconic sci-fi action movies, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, is coming to PC and World of Tanks Blitz in January with an exclusive, limited-time collaboration with World of Tanks. Read more

Lost Ark

The Witcher visits the world of Lost Ark

01/12/2023 - Amazon Games has announced that the Lost Ark x The Witcher event will launch on Wednesday, January 18 and run through Wednesday, February 22. In this limited-time event, players will team up with Geralt, Ciri, Knightspur, Yennefer, and Triss to explore the mystery of the mysterious interdimensional vortex that disrupts the festivities. Read more


Info about the upcoming new update to 21.2

01/11/2023 - After the release of the "Vikendi Reborn" content update, the new update 21.2 will be released on January 18 for PC and January 26 for consoles. With it, players will receive updates for Vikendi, Sanhok and Taego, as well as an update for the 1v1 Arena in Training Mode. Read more