- Web3 Gaming Launchpad Polkastarter Gaming has announced it is holding its first annual game awards show, GAM3, on December 15th.
- Jurors have shortlisted 32 Games from a list of 200 nominated games across different genres.
- Illuvium, Big Time, and Superior are some of the famous names in the final nominee’s list, competing for the best game under relevant categories.
The Polkadot-based launchpad game award event will be the first one of its kind in the Web3 gaming sphere. For the next two weeks, players and users can vote for their favorite Web3 game across 16 categories from various chains on Polkastarter’s gaming platform.
Encouraging High-Quality Productions in Web3 Gaming
The GAM3 Awards 2022 is part of Polkastarter gaming’s initiative to build the future for Web3 gaming and celebrate upcoming developers in the space. The game launchpad aims to lower the barrier to entering the play-to-earn (P2E) ecosystem and help transition traditional gamers to Web3 titles.
GAM3 will help Polkastarter establish a sense of authority in the Web3 gaming space, reiterating its support for gaming culture by hosting an event that the community looks forward to. The decentralized launchpad aspires to encourage high-quality products with this awards show.
Polkastarter will stream the awards live on Polkastarter Gaming’s Twitch channel and social media. Winners will be decided and listed on launchpad’s website, and an event recap will be featured on their YouTube channel.
GAM3 Judges, along with the community, will select the best games in the space, distributing over $400,000 in prizes. Founder of Twitch and Fractal Justin Kan, Itai Elizur from Market Across, Urvit Goel from Polygon Studios, Raechel Levin from Immutable X, and Matt Sorg from Solana Foundation are some of the featured judges at the event.
The jury features some of the leading names from Web3 gaming. Jurors will cast their votes based on factors such as:
- Gameplay, Graphics, and Visuals
- Player Accessibility
- Overall Experience
The People’s Choice, but Mostly the Jury’s
Nominees for the GAM3 awards show were chosen by an international jury of gaming, media, and Web3 outlets. Over 200 select games went through various rounds of confidential, unranked, ballot-based voting processes, filtering down to the top five games across 16 categories.
Here are some of the categories included:
- Game of the Year
- Best Action Game
- Best Content Creator
- Best Mobile Games
- Best Adventure Game
- Best Casual Game
- Best RPG
- Best Shooter Game
- Best Graphics
- Best Strategy Game
- Best Card Game
- Best Multiplayer Game
- Best Esports Game
- Most Anticipated Game
- Games’ Choice
- People’s Choice
GAM3 will be coupling the community’s voice with its all-star panel. The juror’s votes count for a 90% weight, in contrast to the community’s 10% in the final stage. However, the People’s Choice and Games’ choice awards will have a 100% community voting weight and 100% of game studios’ voting weight, respectively.
The Games’ Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and Game of the Year will be some of the most anticipated categories of the awards show. Gods Unchained, Superior, BigTime, Illuvium, Blankos, Axie Infinity, Cards of Ethernity, Skyweaver, and EV.IO have bagged multiple nominations across different categories.
Illuvium reportedly is the fan-favorite with nominations for Game of the Year, Best Action Game, Best Mobile Game, Best RPG, Best Graphics, and Most Anticipated. BigTime comes close, being nominated in the same amount of categories.
On the Flipside
- Titles released for public consumption before November 19, 2022, are eligible for the awards show. This includes early-access games and closed beta games.
- Alien Worlds didn’t make it to the final list despite being the most played game in the Web3 space, according to DappRadar.
Why You Should Care
Game Awards Show are met with profound success in the traditional gaming sphere, with award shows like E3, DreamHack, and Golden Joysticks being some of the most watched and anticipated events of the year. Game Award shows have historically been a breeding ground for news, competition, and community events in traditional gaming. The GAM3 Awards show is the first event of its kind in the Web3 gaming space. Holding an event that community members can vote for, anticipate exciting news, and partake in community events could help Polkastarter achieve its vision of redefining and rebuilding the future of Web3 gaming.
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