Entries for the UKIE Game of the Show are open now.
Despite the fact that it will take place entirely online in 2020, Gamescom remains one of the most important events in the global gaming calendar.
It is by far the biggest games event on the continent, pulling in over 300,000 people when taking place ‘in real life’.
Finding Britain’s Best Game
UKIE has hosted the UK industry stand at the event for many years now and has turned it into a creative and popular showcase for the UK’s game creators.
Now the team are offering developers the chance to highlight their game even further with the UK Game of the Show award.
In 2020 the UK Game of the Show will be a Live digital event taking place during Gamescom / devcom.
Open For Entries
UK developers have until 22 July to submit a video (max 2m 30s) showcasing their unreleased game. 15 game videos will win the chance to be showcased in a live show on Monday 24 August (hosted by Mr Midas), across channels including Twitter, Twitch and Facebook. Viewers will be the final judge and asked to vote for their favourite game.
The live show will conclude with the announcement of the winner, decided entirely by public vote.
UKIE will also host all 15 finalists in their own breakout rooms on Zoom. The media, journalists and potential partners will be encouraged to visit the studios, find out more about their game and explore opportunities for publishing and promotion.
Eurovision Games Contest
But wait – there’s more! The overall winner of the UK Game of the Show will also represent the UK in the inaugural EuroPlay games contest.
Taking place on Friday 28 August the live event will use the same format as the UK competition, bringing together the best developers in Europe to compete for the title of Best Game in Europe.
The EuroPlay games contest has already attracted interest from a number of countries, and UKIE is anticipating that each new country which signs up will exponentially increase the final audience (and dramatically increase the odds of a parody film starring Will Ferrell).
UKIE has already united with trade associations FLEGA (Flemish) GDACZ, (Czechia), GIC (Poland), RGDA (Romania), SGA (Serbia), IGEA (Australia) and the Latvian game association, with more in the pipeline.
To enter your game, download and complete this submission form:
You can register to watch both events over on Eventbrite:
UK Game of the Show
Good luck, bon chance and douze points from the jury here in Scotland.