Four games made by companies housed in Dutch Game Garden have been nominated for one or more Dutch Game Awards. These are Fingle (Game Oven), Awesomenauts (Ronimo Games), Kids vs Goblins (Stolen Couch Games) and Iron Grip: Marauders (ISOTX).

Awesomenauts by Ronimo Games received five nominations and is therefore the biggest contender. The game has been nominated in the categories Best Visual Design, Best Original Game Design, Best Game Animation, Best PC/Console Game and the Control Industry Award. iPad-game Fingle by Game Oven has been nominated for Best Casual Game, Best Original Game Design, Best Mobile Game and the Control Industry Award. Not bad for the first title by a new game company.
Kids vs Goblins by Stolen Couch Games received a nomination in the category Best Music & Audio Design.
Iron Grip: Marauders by ISOTX got nominated for Best Online Game.
Three student games are nominated as well. We’re proud that all these titles were featured at our showcase event INDIGO one time or another. The games in question are Geomancer by The Stoneheads (International Game Architecture and Design at the NHTV Breda), Glide Wars by Chema Valle Rodríguez (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) and SneakSneak by Team Sneak (Utrecht School of the Arts).
Control Magazine revealed the nominees during Gamelab, the live-talkshow about games and gaming culture in Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam. We congratulate all nominees, among which Triangle Studios, Gamistry, Paladin Studios, DoubleDutch Games, Xform, Gamehouse, Little Chicken, Youdagames, Interwave Studios and Mediamonks.

Control Industry Award

The Control Industry Award is the recognition that Dutch games industry professionals  award to the best Dutch game of the year. Another nominee for the industry award besides Awesomenauts and Fingle is Lost in Time by Tempeest. This ‘mobile experience’ was playable during INDIGO 2012. To see an overview of all nominees for this years’ Dutch Game Awards, check out the Control Magazine website, the trade magazine for the Dutch games industry. (in Dutch though)