Digital Dragons Award Winners 2023

The annual Digital Dragons conference took place 15th-16th May. Here are all the winners of the 2023 Digital Dragons Awards, the prestigious awards ceremony which celebrates the Polish games industry, as well as the winners of the Indie Games Showcase.

Digital Dragons Award Winners 2023

Digital Dragons 2023 took place on 15th-16th May, at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre in Kraków, Poland. One of the biggest business to business conferences in Europe, this year’s event attracted over 2,300 guests from across the gaming sector. With VIP visits to respected locations such as the Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Royal Castle, Digital Dragons celebrates not just the best of the Polish games industry, but also the best of Poland.

Digital Dragons Awards

As well as speeches from industry professionals, a showcase of indie games and the announcement of Feardemic’s Fearfest, the annual conference also holds their Digital Dragons Awards, the prestigious awards ceremony which celebrates Polish games. This years award ceremony was hosted by Radosław Nałęcz and Tadeusz Zieliński, who also co-host talkshow Faux Paux on Polsat Games, alongside Head of Digital Dragons, Anna Krampus-Sepielak. Music for the gala was performed by Kraków Streetband.

Categories and Winners

The “Special Recognition Award” was awarded to Łukasz Hacura, founder of Anshar Studios. Anshar Studios was founded in 2012. A developing and publishing company, their most recent release was Gamedec with plenty more projects on the way as they celebrate their 10th anniversary. You can find a full list of nominees here.

Award Winning Game Developers
Best Polish Game Dying Light 2: Stay Human Techland
Best Polish Game Design Dying Light 2: Stay Human Techland
Best Polish Game Art Serial Cleaners Draw Distance
Best Polish Game Audio  BLACKTAIL The Parasight
Best Ongoing Polish Game Cyberpunk 2077 CD Projekt Red
Best Foreign Game Elden Ring From Software

Indie Games Showcase

One of the many attractions of the Digital Dragons conference is the Indie Games Showcase, where a whole floor is reserved for indie devs to set up, promote and market their games. Then, based upon participant and judges feedback, the winners of the showcase were announced on the final evening of Digital Dragons.  

Award Game Developers
Special Recognition Hank: Drowning on Dryland  My Next Games
Community Vote Backpack Hero Jaspel
Best Indie Game: 1st Place Sacrifire Pixelated Milk
Best Indie Game: 2nd Place Tarnished Blood Juggler Games
Best Indie Game: 3rd Place The Wandering Village Stray Fawn Studio
Techland Special Award Through The Nightmares Sandman Team

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