The Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association of Japan (CESA) has announced the winners of the 2020 Amateur Division at the Japan Game Awards, which honor outstanding consumer game titles of the year!
The Japan Game Awards began in 1996 as the CESA Grand Prize and has been held annually since 2006, when the name was changed to the Japan Game Awards.
In the Amateur Division announced this time, amateur corporations, groups, and individuals residing in Japan are eligible to apply, and the selection is open to entries that have not been commercialized.
On August 19, 2020, the Japan Game Awards held the final screening of the 14 entries that passed the second screening of the Japan Game Awards 2020 "Amateur Division" and selected 11 winners in the Amateur Division for this year.
The winners of each award will be announced on September 26, 2020 (Saturday) at 1:00 p.m. in the Tokyo Game Show 2020 online.
What is the Japan Game Awards "Amateur Division"?
The Japan Game Awards "Amateur Division" is open to amateurs of any age, gender, individual, corporation, or organization.
The theme for 2019 was "☆", while the theme for 2020 was "designated sounds".
The " sound " theme can be heard on the application guidelines page of the official Japan Game Awards website.
In the "Amateur Division," the contestants were required to have the imagination to use abstract hints to create a game, and the technical skills to incorpor ate those ideas into a game. For the author, it sounded like rain.
The 11 winning entries were announced!
On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, the 11 winning entries, selected from among 427 entries in the Amateur Division, were announced.
The " Grand Prize " winner, which will receive a trophy and a cash prize of 500,000 yen, as well as the " Excellence Award " and " Honorable Mention " winners will be announced at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, the first day of the Tokyo Game Show 2020, which will be held online.
For details on the distribution, please visit the official Tokyo Game Show 2020 website.
|11 Award-winning works in the Amateur Division|
|Title||Name of School||Producer/team name||Platform|
|Amazulu||Tokyo Design Technology Center College||Amazulu||Personal Computer|
|Water Carry||ECC Computer College||Rain or Shine||PC|
|OVEROIL CRABMEAT||ECC Computer College||CRAB||Personal Computer|
|CRAVITY||HAL Tokyo||ON PRODUCTION||PC|
|ShakaBomb||Trident Computer College||ShakaBomb||Personal Computer|
|Diver||Nihon Kogakuin College||Tanaka Gumi||personal computer|
|bluem||Nagoya University||jack||personal computer|
|Michinaru Geyser||HAL Nagoya||ProjectGG||PC|
|The Great Escape of Redio||HAL Osaka||Gyaba||Personal Computer|
|Announcement of each prize|
|Date and Time||Saturday, September 26, 2020|
|Time||1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.|
|Venue||Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online|