Gotland Game Awards 2010 – Awards Categories 
Those competing in the Gotland Game Awards are university students working within the area of Game Design and Computer Graphics. This year there will be more than 400 participants coming fromthe Gotland University GAME and Computer Graphics Department as well as other invited student projects from partnership Universities and Schools. The Jury will include over 25 international members of from the game and computer graphics industry, to develop new forms of cooperation and create business-possibilities. 





  Pwnage Award

Best Student Project from the Gotland GAME Department
This award goes to the best project in all Categories *this Project wins a trip to the GCDC in Cologne August of 2010

– Presented by Don Geyer


  Best Serious Game

Games are not just for entertainment. In fields such as healthcare and rescue services, games are used to train surgeons, rehabilitate patients and train rescue personnel for possible future scenarios. The winners of this category will have developed a game which is capable of developing the skills and/or physicque of the player, they are given funds and support for further development of their game.

– Presented by Steven Bachelder


  The Award for Human Rights

The UNICEF and the University of Gotland give an award to the student or group of students who, in a talented and intelligent way, have worked to counter discrimination and further human rights in a game.

– Presented by Anne Duse



  Best XNA Game

This award goes to the group which has created the most polished game using Microsoft’s XNA platform, and is to be judged upon how far from finished the game is, the chance of victory in Microsoft’s Indie game competition next year and overall quality of graphical assets and technical achievements.

– Presented by Microsoft

Microsoft XNA


  Best Exhibition

This category is for the best exhibition booth at the GGA 2010 expo and is judged upon ease of useas well as looks and general functionality.


  The Almedalen Library Award

The award goes to the project that has shown, with a playable game, the best positive aspects of games as a form of media. The winning game or demo will be distributed through the Swedish Library system, with that making it accessible at all libraries in Sweden.

Almedalen Library Award


  Best Arcade Game – First Year

This award goes to the first year students who produce the best arcade game in their Theme Park-course, here we will not just look at the games as seen on screen, but also at the over all quality of the entire machine and how well any physical arcade instrument has been implemented into the game itself.
– Presented by Mattias Görl

– Presented by Mattias Görl


  Best “Big Game Project – Second Year

This award goes to the second year-project that is deemed to hold the highest technical and artistic  level in the Big Game Project-course. 



  Best Game Graduating Class

The award goes to the third or fourth year students who have produced the best game. The games are judged on artistic level, playability, and the practical use of what they have learned over three years. 



  CG Animation – Spotlight Category

This award goes to the CGA production judged to be the best of the first year CGA students Spotlights we’re expecting clips able to compete with even the best looking spots found on TV.


  CG Animation – Best graduating class
This award goes to the best cinematic scene made by 3rd year students, much like the overall best CG Animation, we’re expecting incredibly well made movie clips and spots!


  Best CGA – Open and Invitational
This award goes to the best CG Animation Project from the open and invitational category, here you’ll find CG Movies made by pros as well as students from other Universities, expect great things!


  Best Game – Nordic Game Jam

This category is for the game judged to be the best of the Nordic Game Jam entries.

Nordic Game Jam


  Best Presentation

This award is given to the group or individual that has the best presentation of a:  
Game, Computer Graphic Animation or Project Concept.

– Presented by Troels Linde


  Best Game – Open and Invitational

This category is open to any Game Projects being completed by Businesses, Academics or Project Groups located on Gotland or by projects that are called in through invitation from outside the region.


  Best Student Effort in Art

This category is open to any individual in Game or CGA and is given out to the student who has shown the most exceptional level of artistry of all students during the year.


  Best Student effort Technical

This category is open to any individual in Game or CGA and is given out to the student who has shown the highest level of technical know how.  


  Alumni of the Year

The award goes to a former student at the University of Gotland in GAME or CGA who has achieved the most spectacular result, or greatest personal success in 2008-2009.