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Japan Game Awards 2021 "U18 Category" Finals! What works were selected for the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards?


On October 3 (Sun), the fourth day of Tokyo Game Show 2021 Online, the Japan Game Awards 2021 "U18 Division" final competition event sponsored by the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) was broadcast.
The six finalist teams and their works were selected from among those who entered between December 28, 2020 and March 31, 2021, and won in the first round of judging held in April 2021, the preliminary competition (online) held in June 2021, and the final competition (online) held in October 2021. The Gold, Silver, and Bronze prizes were announced.

Japan Game Awards 2021 "U18 Division" Final Competition


We would like to introduce the Gold, Silver, and Bronze award-winning works announced from among the works of the six teams that advanced to the final competition.

Gold Prize


Title: Balloon Head
Creator: Taro Furuichi (Aichi Prefectural Aichi Technical High School)
Introduction of the creator

I am a second-year high school student.
I belong to the Mechanical Control Department, and I am a member of the STEM club.
I used to just play games, but it was last spring that I started creating games.
I first encountered game creation through an e-learning assignment called "Code Monkey," which was given to me during my absence from Corona Vortex.
Code Monkey" allows you to create your own original games, and since I had never created a game before, I decided to recreate Super Mario and completed it through a process of trial and error.
When I published my work on Code Monkey, it received 83,000 hits, which surprised me very much and made me very happy that people all over the world could play my game.
That experience made me interested in game creation.
I started learning Unity during the summer vacation because I wanted to try my hand at creating more kinds of games.


VTR of "Balloon Head

Silver Prize


Title: Planet of the Tuna
Creator: Noboru Yamaguchi (Kadokawa Dwango Gakuen N High School)
About the creator

Noboru Yamaguchi is a student who makes games all the time.
In kindergarten, he was exposed to games and learned the joy of playing games, and in the sixth grade of elementary school, he began programming. " and for 6 years, I have been making games all the time in search of the best game for me.
My goal is to be the best game creator!


VTR of "Planet of the Tuna

Bronze Prize


Creators: Takahiro Kumabuchi, Yuji Fujiwara, Okawa Kumazawa (Kobe Municipal High School of Science and Technology)
Introduction of the creators

My name is Takahiro Kumabuchi, and I am in charge of programming. I was very interested in making games until I participated in this game award. Now that I am a high school student, I have learned about programming through club activities, and now I am in charge of programming for game development. I myself do not have much planning ability, so we came up with a plan and created a game as a team, and as a result, we were able to advance to the preliminary round. I will do my best to create the best game ever!

My name is Yuji Fujiwara, and I am in charge of course production.
This game is designed to be challenging, but also refreshing to solve!
While I was working on it
"Will I really enjoy it? "Is it really fun?
"Is it really a game? " "Is it a game?
I was thinking a lot of things while I was working on it, but when I played it
But when I played it, it turned out to be a very enjoyable and head-relieving game!
I'll do my best to make it through the qualifying rounds!

I am Kumazawa Ouga, the game graphic designer.
I have always been interested in drawing pictures. Then, in a club activity in high school, a senior happened to ask me, "Why don't you try studying 3DCG? This was the beginning of my interest in 3DCG production. While I was creating my own characters, I began to develop a desire to move these characters, and when I heard about the Game Awards, I decided to participate because I wanted to make use of my abilities. Graphics make a big impression on a game. I will do my best to create a game that many people can enjoy!



Archived on YouTube!

You can also watch it on the official websites of Japan Game Awards and Tokyo Game Show 2021 Online.

Japan Game Awards official website
Top page menu → "Announcement & Award Ceremony" → Select the Japan Game Awards 2021 "U18 Division" channels.

Tokyo Game Show 2021 Online Official Website
Select "10.03" from the top page menu → "Contents" → "Official Programs" → "10.03".

These are the award-winning entries for the Japan Game Awards 2021 "U18 Division" Final.
Please be sure to check out the VTR of the Japan Game Awards "U18 Division" 2021 Finalists, which introduces the works other than the award-winning entries this time.


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