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German Computer Games Award

The German Computer Game Award is a jointly sponsored political and business award, supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and the BIU and GAME associations of the games industry. The award was launched by the Federal Government on the initiative of the German Parliament, together with the two industry associations. The focus is on promoting innovative, culturally or educationally valuable computer and video games which are mainly produced in Germany. Another feature that is particularly important for the award is having fun. An independent expert jury will decide on the award of prizes in 13 categories, including three international categories. In addition, an audience prize will be awarded. The DCP (German Computer Game Award) is the highest distinction for the German games industry. With a total prize money of 385,000 euros, which is supported equally by the BMVI and the sector organisations, BIU and GAME, the award is the most prestigious award for digital games in Germany. The annual award ceremony is held alternately in Berlin and Munich. For more information about the award and  winners of the previous years visit,  

Awards will be given in the following 14 categories for outstanding German productions:


  • Best German game (75,000 euros)
  • Best junior concept (60,000 euros, distribution: 1st place 30,000 euros, 2nd place 20,000 euros, 3rd place 10,000 euros)
  • Best Children's Game (50,000 euros)
  • Best Youth Game (50,000 euros)
  • Best Innovative Game (30,000 euros)
  • Best Production (30,000 euros)
  • Best Serious Game (30,000 euros)
  • Best Mobile Game (30,000 euros)
  • Best Game Design (30,000 euros)
  • Audience Award
  • Best International Game
  • Best International multiplayer game
  • Best International new world game
  • Special Jury Award


The award ceremony will take place in Berlin and Munich on alternate years.