As the Internet grows, so does The Webbys: This year, in response to the worldwide explosion in online gaming, we’re thrilled to launch a totally new, carefully crafted suite of categories for Games.
Devised in cooperation with gaming experts industry wide, these new categories recognize the full breadth of innovation happening in games online with categories for everything from Puzzle and Sports, to honors for Best User Experience, Best Technical Achievement, and many more.
If you’re making great games online, here’s everything you need to know about how to enter—and how to take your place among the best of the Internet.
Brand New Judges for Games
First off, we’re welcoming a new lineup of expert gamers and game-makers to our judging body, IADAS. The best and brightest minds on the Internet review work entered in The Webbys, and the Games categories are no exception.
Meet some of our esteemed Games judges in the gallery below, and read about several of our new judges here:
Anne Munition, Streamer at Twitch.tv
Margaret Wallace, Founder, Playmatics
John Hanke Founder & CEO, Niantic
Rami Ismail, Founder, Vlambeer [Image credit: Sebastiaan ter Burg]
Tim Schafer, Founder, Double Fine Productions [Image credit: Georgina Goodlander]
Brand New Honors for Your Work
Wondering where to enter? We’ve got you covered with a wide range of Games categories covering all aspects of mobile, social, and browser gaming. To get you started, here are some highlights:
Action: “Games that emphasize challenges, including hand-eye coordination and reaction time, or interactivity driven by exploration and puzzle-solving.” This category is aimed at role-playing games in the style of Super Mario Bros. or The Legend of Zelda.
Puzzle: “Games that challenge the player to bring elements together to come to a solution, largely using logic or memory.” Have you created a highly addicting, endlessly playable puzzle game? This category is for you. Think DOTS, 2048—all your favorite distractions while waiting in line or commuting.
Sports: “Games that are developed around sports and racing.” If your game puts you behind the wheel, on the court, at third base, or in any arena of athletic competition, here’s the spot for it.
Best Technical Achievement: “This category is for any game that sets an industry standard by using new, innovative technology in an outstanding way that improves the overall experience.” VR, AR, machine learning, mobile-pizza-on-demand-technology—if your game packs in some seriously forward-thinking features, this is the category to show them off.
Best User Experience: “Games that set an industry standard of excellence for user experience with innovative design and user-centric functionality.” In this category, we’re looking for games that blow our minds with an unforgettable user experience, from the way a game is built to how it’s played and beyond.
…and there’s plenty more where that came from. Check out our Entries Page to see the full roster of new Games categories.
Think your work belongs amongst the best in Games? Now’s the time to find out: Enter your work by the Early Entry Deadline on Friday, October 27th.