Game Development World Championship announces The Brainwave Award!

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Welcome to a new category that highlights new technologies for game development and improves player experience!

Game Development World Championship (GDWC) announces a brand new category to its already ongoing World Championship, The Brainwave Award, which highlights new technologies for game development and improves player experience. The category winner is selected by measuring player experience with brainwave scanning technology developed by Brainamics. The Brainwave Award is presented in collaboration with Brainamics and The Game Development World Championship.

The Brainwave Award category is open for all games participating in the GDWC 2022. GDWC will nominate five games to compete for the prize. 

“We are really excited about introducing the Brainwave Award to the GDWC! All competing games will be analyzed using Brainamics‘ proprietary neurotechnology based testing methodology and the game that induces the greatest user experience for the players will receive the first prize.” – Philipp Zent, CEO, Brainamics

Rewards
In Brainwave Award One winner will be picked by Brainamics by using brainwave scans to measure playtesters’ experience playing nominated games. The Brainwave Award Jury Choice will have one Winner. All five nominees will also receive a report for the playtesting brainscan data from their game.

Brainamics will Reward the Winning team with:

  • Brainwave scan analysis playtesting session worth 2000 USD. 
  • Report from the game’s brainscan analysis & testing used to determine the winner.

The GDWC will Reward the Winning team with:

  • GDWC 2022 Trophy and Digital Winner Certificate.
  • GDWC Swag!

Nominees
Brainamics will Reward the Runner-ups with a full report from the game’s brainscan analysis & testing used to determine winner

”We’re excited to work with Brainamics and utilize this new technology to measure player experience and find the best game in the Brainwave Award category” – Olli Mäntylä, Director of GDWC

When does GDWC happen?
GDWC is basically constantly running. 2022 season submission period runs from March 7th, 2022 for the whole year, ending on February 28th, 2023. During this period we take submissions for GDWC 2022 and conduct various activities to highlight participating games and developers. GDWC 2022 will culminate in the Awards Show during Spring 2023. Location and date to be announced later.

Where is GDWC taking place?
GDWC is fully Online competition and no travel is required. This is to allow anyone interested from anywhere in the world to join.

How do I participate in the GDWC?
It’s super easy! Just create an account by clicking here, and then submit your game. There’s multiple categories to participate in. Check them out here.

Why is GDWC organized?
To celebrate games and game developers from all over the world! We believe in new game developers and want to offer as many as possible a chance to showcase their games for a larger audience. To ensure everyone can participate in the Championship, the submissions are completely free. Our goal has been to form GDWC into a great opportunity for Game Developers to get visibility for their games and projects, and to motivate themselves to finish their games.

Want to learn more? Read our Championship Rules here and check out our Frequently Asked Questions here.

More about Brainamics
Brainamics is a fast growing neurotech startup from the Technical University of Munich. The IP of Brainamics is a unique technology framework that enables the extraction of emotions directly from the human brain. To do that, Brainamics uses Electroencephalograms (EEG) and Machine Learning (ML) algorithms. The commercial starting point is the gaming industry, where game developers use the insights into the psychology and user experience of their gamers to optimize their gameplay. During a playtest Brainamics measures the brain activity of the player and then applies its algorithms to show exactly what the player felt during every single second of the game. With this novel approach to testing games, Brainamics is currently completely revolutionizing the way game studios test, validate and optimize their games.

More about GDWC
GDWC stands for the Game Development World Championship, which is an annual global competition for game developers of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. You’re welcome to submit your game whether you’re a professional developer, a hobbyist, a student, or just interested in game development in general. For more information please visit: https://thegdwc.com/

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