The Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) has announced this year's Amateur Division Grand Prize winner from among the 10 winners of the Japan Game Awards 2021 "Amateur Division"!
We would also like to introduce some of the other titles that received awards of excellence.
This year's theme
The mysterious shape and characteristics of these objects have long fascinated many people.
It has been taken as a metaphor for various things, such as left and right, front and back, repetition and infinity.
It is a theme that has been taken up many times in art and literature.
Whether you take the shape, the characteristics, or the meaning is up to you.
We are looking forward to seeing works that incorporate a digestion of the theme that will be satisfying to those who play them.
What is this year's "Grand Prize" winner?
The winner of this year's Japan Game Awards 2021 "Amateur Division" Grand Prize is " Uny Laboratory "!
It is an action puzzle game in which the player controls the mysterious urchin-shaped life form "Unyi" and tries to destroy all the crystals on the stage.
The theme of this year's competition was "Mobius Circle," a game with two features: the screen flips upside down and loops around, and the player must figure out where the upper and lower stages are connected and where the loop ends.
The judges praised the game, saying that "perfection is not the only word to describe this game," that "great ideas and art are at the root of the fun," and that "the way the game is played is very well thought out. The judges who decided the Grand Prize unanimously selected this work as the Grand Prize winner.
Not only the Grand Prize! Works selected for the "Excellence Award
In addition to the Japan Game Awards 2021 "Amateur Division" Grand Prize, here are some of the excellent works that were selected for the "Excellence Award".
LUMINO La ruta naturaL (School name: HAL Nagoya, Production team: Teubupanchi)
DungeonInversion (School name: HAL Nagoya, Production team: Baby's one person)
Shirokuro Connect (School: HAL Osaka, Production Team: Listing no Tsubo)
Orihime (School: HAL Tokyo, Production Team: Common Heritage)
PARADOGS (School name: Waseda Institute of Arts and Sciences; creator name: Kazuhiro Tanoue)
All of the 10 award-winning works were fascinating and made us want to play them once.
In particular, the idea of "PARADOGS" created by Mr. Kazuhiro Tanoue of Waseda University's School of Letters, Arts and Sciences made us say, "I can't believe I'm going to win this award!
I am looking forward to next year's Japan Game Awards in the "Amateur Division"!