BitSummit X-Roads Award Nominees Announced Today

Xsolla to provide additional prizes for nominees and winners.

BitSummit, now preparing to open the doors for its tenth anniversary, reveals a stellar lineup of award nominees representing some of the best indies in Japan and worldwide. BitSummit is also happy to announce that supporter Xsolla will offer further support to indies at the event by providing prizes for the nominees and winners. BitSummit takes place Saturday, August 6th, and Sunday, August 7th, 2022, at Miyako Messe in Kyoto, Japan. Or watch online through BitSummit’s YouTube, TikTok, Bili Bili, and Twitch channels.

Each year the BitSummit Awards are given to standout games submitted to the festival. This year 26 games are nominated for awards in various categories, highlighting excellence in Design, Sound, Innovation, Art, and more.

BitSummit X-Roads Award Nominees

◆VERMILION GATE AWARD◆
Awarded to the game that exemplifies overall excellence.

Akurra – Jason Newman
Arise: A Simple Story – Untold Tales and Piccolo Studio
Different Strokes – Different Strokes Team
Gibbon: Beyond the Trees – Broken Rules Interactive Media GmbH
NeverAwake – Neotro Inc.
Unpacking – Witch Beam

◆INTERNATIONAL AWARD◆
Awarded to the game from an international developer exemplifies overall excellence.

Back to the Dawn – Metal Head Games
Cuisineer – BattleBrew Productions
Dawn of the Monsters – 13AM Games
Fashion Police Squad – Mopeful Games
Gibbon: Beyond the Trees – Broken Rules Interactive Media GmbH
RP7 – Turtle Cream

◆INNOVATIVE OUTLAW AWARD◆
Awarded to the game that best challenges the “norm” of everyday gaming and offers an innovative view of a game world, character, or gameplay.

Different Strokes – Different Strokes Team
Fashion Police Squad – Mopeful Games
It’s a Wrap – Chank Studios
Outcore: Desktop Adventure – Doctor Shinobi
Tokyo Ramen Restaurant Simulator – Hyperspeed Entertainment AB
Toyforming – Toyforming Studio

◆EXCELLENCE IN GAME DESIGN AWARD◆
Awarded to the game with an exemplary design concept, gameplay mechanics, and execution.

Akurra – Jason Newman
Do Not Buy This Game – Kingblade Games
DriveCrazy – Tube Games
It’s a Wrap – Chank Studios
RP7 – Turtle Cream
Unpacking – Witch Beam

◆VISUAL EXCELLENCE AWARD◆
Awarded to the game with well-designed and stunning visuals.

Dawn of the Monsters – 13AM Games
Different Strokes – Different Strokes Team
Kitsune: The Journey of Adashino – Rias
Last Time I Saw You – Maboroshi Artworks
Rat Cage – GosunSoft
TOEM – Something We Made

◆EXCELLENCE IN SOUND DESIGN AWARD◆
Awarded to the game that best epitomizes artistic excellence in an original musical score.

Afterimage – Aurogon Info&Tech Co., Ltd.
ASTLIBRA Revision – KEIZO
Backbeat – Ichigoichie
Bat Boy – X PLUS Games
Forestrike – Skeleton Crew Studio
SOULVARS – ginolabo

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