The GAM3 Awards 2023 in collaboration with GAM3S.GG and Magic Eden incorporates a prize pool exceeding $2M. It would happen on Dec. 14.
With 214 video games initially nominated, the choice course of was entrusted to a panel of over 70 specialists from the standard and web3 gaming sectors. This jury includes executives from tech giants like Amazon, Google, Ubisoft, Microsoft, and Samsung, alongside leaders from the blockchain gaming ecosystem. The standards for choice centered on gameplay, mechanics, replayability, the “enjoyable” issue, accessibility, and total high quality, resulting in a shortlist of 40 video games now open for group voting.
The 2023 awards have seen a notable enhance in certified video games with playable variations, greater than doubling from the earlier yr. This development signifies the sector’s sturdy improvement and the rising normal of web3 video games. The finalists span 9 blockchain networks, with Arbitrum making its debut and the highest 5 networks being Polygon, Ethereum, Immutable X, Arbitrum, and Avalanche.
The jury’s position within the voting course of holds a 90% affect, whereas group votes contribute 10%. Notably, the ‘Folks’s Selection Award’ and ‘Finest Content material Creator’ rely solely on group votes, amplifying the voice of the gaming group in these segments. A number of video games have stood out, with Huge Time, Wildcard, Parallel, and Deadrop securing 5 nominations.
The Recreation of the 12 months class nominees are Parallel, Huge Time, Deadrop, Wildcard, and NFL Rivals.
The prize pool for winners contains money grants, tech service credit, advertising and marketing help, and extra, supplied by a consortium of companions like Amazon, Magic Eden, AD Gaming, and others, highlighting the broad help and funding in the way forward for web3 gaming.
George Yousling, Director of Enterprise Improvement at Polygon Labs, acknowledged,
“Regardless of the macro headwinds, I’m inspired by top quality video games reaching open beta and early entry. Video games which might be enjoyable to play with fleshed out core loops, tutorials, in-game economies, and development techniques. Person flows that take away friction by way of account abstraction and assist get gamers having fun with the expertise upfront versus clunky onboarding.”
The GAM3 Awards wish to actively have interaction the gaming group by way of an unique free mint for voters by Magic Eden and a $100k prize pool for group members.
For the whole listing of nominees, go to gam3awards.com. Remaining voting begins Nov. 22 and runs till Dec. 1.