Belgian Game Awards

BGA2021 Winners

Behold, our champions! These fine games, studios & people have entered the BGA hall of fame. Let their epic achievement be an inspiration to all!

PC/Console Game of the Year

The Almost Gone Version B

The Almost Gone

Developed by Happy Volcano

Poised between life and death, isolated and alone, you must unravel the poignant truths that led to your fate. Dig beneath the beautifully rendered façades and interiors of an ordinary suburban lifestyle to discover a contemporary tale crafted by an award-winning author.

Piece together this compelling story by revealing objects and memories, and decipher these clues to reveal more of the story and its secrets. From your own home to eerily deserted streets, beautiful apartment blocks to abandoned hospitals, you must search forensically for clues and the path forwards.

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Runner-ups: Ary and the Secret of Seasons | Black Legend | Sizeable

AR/VR Game of the Year

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Deisim

Developed by Myron Software

In Deisim you can live the experience of being a powerful god.

You can build you own world from scratch and help mankind to evolve from the stone age to futuristic age.

Perform miracles and provide them the needed resources or make them suffer with disasters.

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Runner-ups: Hyper Dash | Cubism | Pollinator Park

Mobile Game of the Year

The Almost Gone Version B

The Almost Gone

Developed by Happy Volcano

Poised between life and death, isolated and alone, you must unravel the poignant truths that led to your fate. Dig beneath the beautifully rendered façades and interiors of an ordinary suburban lifestyle to discover a contemporary tale crafted by an award-winning author.

Piece together this compelling story by revealing objects and memories, and decipher these clues to reveal more of the story and its secrets. From your own home to eerily deserted streets, beautiful apartment blocks to abandoned hospitals, you must search forensically for clues and the path forwards.

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Runner-ups: Hidden Through Time | Pink | Words for a Bird

Best Non-Entertainment Title

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Pollinator Park

Developed by Poppins & Wayne

Pollinator Park is a crossover between a zoo, theme park, an interactive museum and a crystal ball: fun, educational & emotionally engaging. As a visitor, unravel the story of the park's founding mother, try your hand at pollination, shop for groceries in a pollinator-deprived world, rediscover nature’s perfection and find out how you can help protect it in the real world.

The European Commission's Pollinator Park was built in collaboration with ‘archiobiotect’ Vincent Callebaut, in his signature eco-futuristic style. Pollinator Park can be experienced both in VR and in-browser.

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Runner-ups: Silver | Painting VR | BabelAR

Most Anticipated Release

Roguebook

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Developed by Abrakam Entertainment

Roguebook is a roguelike deckbuilder set in the magical world of Faeria. Players must build a team of two heroes from the four available and battle the legends of the Roguebook in tactical turn-based combat. The Roguebook is a cursed book whose existence threatens all living beings. Explore the map to reveal its secrets, customise your cards with gems and level up the skills of your heroes via the ingenious Tower deck system!

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Runner-ups: Hubris | Arisen | Shredders | Ghost on the Shore

Debut Game of the Year

Sizeable Version B

Sizeable

Developed by Business Goose Studios

Sizeable is a relaxing and peaceful puzzle/exploration game! Shrink and grow your way through small dioramas in search of hidden objects!

In Sizeable players are given the power to resize almost everything. Each level in Sizeable is set in a different themed diorama which offers unique and new puzzles to solve! Shrink and grow objects to manipulate your surroundings and find all the hidden objects (and turtles?).

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Runner-ups: Rolling Hamster | Lancelot's Hangover | Blazing Sails

Student Game of the Year

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Glint

Developed by HEAJ VG / Student Project

Glint is a puzzle game played in first person, taking place in England in the year 1850, deep into the victorian era.

We play as Ada, a 12 years old girl who recently escaped a calamity that decimated her village. Immune, she takes the decision to enter in the manor re-used as a place to stock the cursed mirrors, which brought the curse on her people.

[This is a 3-month graduation project for the bachelor's degree at Haute École Albert Jacquard in Belgium]

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Runner-ups: Bulan Mimpi | Petit Voyage | Detritus | Momentum

Audience Award

Vr Kuub

VR-Kuub

Developed by Cybernetic Walrus

VR-Kuub is a virtual reality game to improve communication skills of students. In several secret missions in a mysterious cube, one student in VR has to escape while the other students help him/her to do so.

There are three different mission types: Drones, an odd-one-out shooting game where students have to find what doesn't match; Octopus, where students have to sort images in order without being hit by a robotic octopus; and Totems, a puzzle game where students have to match 2 pictures together.

Teachers can upload their own lesson content for the missions in the game. That way, not only communication skills are trained, but relevant curriculum material as well.

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Runner-ups: Hyper Dash | Roguebook | Silver

Best Studio

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Fishing Cactus was created in 2008 on the ashes of Tentacles. Back when the Appstore was still in its debut years.

For years, Fishing Cactus developed mobile games & serious games, mostly for other companies until they prototyped Epistory in 2015. Epistory was the beginning of a new era at Fishing Cactus. After the success of that first game, they released Algo Bot on PC and Shift Quantum on PC and consoles.

Their latest release, Nanotale is the spiritual sequel to Epistory.

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Runner-ups: Cybernetic Walrus | LuGus | Happy Volcano | Triangle Factory

Most Promising Start-Up Studio

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After developing Divine Commander for over a year, Salty Lemon hit rock bottom. With only a few months left before bankruptcy, they decided to spend their last resources on the development of a revolutionary virtual rowing application that would later become EXR.

With EXR they managed to gather funding to expand the scope of the project and launch a well-received beta in 2020 with over 7000 registered rowers worldwide and a lot of interest from major players in the rowing industry. The future is looking bright for Salty Lemon as now the studio keeps working hard towards making EXR the best indoor rowing experience on the market.

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Runner-ups: Business Goose Studios | Slappy Inc. | MoonMonster Studios

Best eSports Event 2021

Tarmac

You've probably heard of the Tarmac Ciné Sessions? Due to the health crisis, Tarmac has revised its plan with a brand new initiative open to as many people as possible.

Gone are the cinema sessions and in are the online events. Invested in esports for several years now, the RTBF channel has proposed a number of tournaments each month for a maximum number of communities.

Each competition has a cash prize and all the know-how of a public channel! Community-based, competitive and entertaining, a winning recipe for Tarmac and Belgian esports.

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Runner-ups: Shika: Shick’up | EGO - Brussels Midi Esports Arena | META - Belgian College League | META - Belgian League

Best eSports Pro Player 2021

targamas

If you look at Targamas' prize list on the specialised websites, you won't see anything but golden medals. The Belgian player is living a success story riding on his skills in League of Legends.

Having played for organisations such as Fnatic and Vitality, Raphaël is now part of the successful team Karmine Corp. Champion in the LFL or in the European Masters, the young player certainly represents the Belgian future for League of Legends!

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Runner-ups: Takamura | KllyVe | Denza | AztraL

Best eSports Rookie Player 2021

Slyex

ULB player Slyex shines in his favourite game! Interesting anecdote: The medical student at the Université Libre de Bruxelles happens to be a Rocket League surgeon!

It was during the European University Rocketeers that he made his mark. After winning the qualifications, he reached the top 9-12 out of 350 participants and even a top 3 MVP during the summers series!

A talent that deserves to be known and to explode at the highest level!

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Runner-ups: Wyzip | PiKaH | iDex | E--onel