Slovak digital games production is constantly progressing and dozens of titles are created every year, which are played by millions of players all over the world. After two years, the Slovak Game Developers Association awarded new national Golden BiT Awards to highlight the highest quality digital games of Slovak origin.

List of awards and awarded titles:

Best PC/Console Game 2023 - Way of the Hunter (Nine Rocks Games)
Best Mobile Game 2023 - Port City: Ship Tycoon (Pixel Federation)
Best Game Design 2023 - Deadness (ALIEN studio)
Best Art Design 2023 - Loot River (
Best Sound Design and Music 2023 - Catie in Meowmeowland (ARTillery)
Best Technology 2023 - Way of the Hunter (Nine Rocks Games)
Best Narrative 2023 - Aaron's Dilemma (Impact Games)
A Different View 2023 - Off Stage (Incidental Minds) Players Choice Award 2023 - Way of the Hunter (Nine Rocks Games)
Developers Choice: Best PC / Console Game 2023 - Way of the Hunter (Nine Rocks Games)
Developers Choice: Best Mobile Game 2023 - The House of Da Vinci 3 (Blue Brain Games)

The Golden BiT Awards for Slovak games created in 2021 and 2022 were handed out at a ceremony in Bratislava. The expert jury of journalists, game developers and notable personalities gave out 8 awards, with the main prizes for Best Slovak PC Game and Best Slovak Mobile Game going to Nine Rocks Games' Way of the Hunter and Pixel Federation's Port City: Ship Tycoon.

Developers Choice awards were also given, which were decided in a special vote by the developers themselves. In these categories, Way of the Hunter again scored points, and the award for the best mobile game went to The House of Da Vinci 3 by Blue Brain Games, according to the experts.

The fact that there are enough quality and diverse titles being released in Slovakia is also proven by the awards in other categories. The award for best game design goes to ALIEN studio for the horror VR game Deadness, and the award for best music was given to the surreal point-and-click adventure game Catie in Meowmeowland by ARTillery.

Local creators don't hesitate in tackling complex themes and social reflection either, as evidenced by the Best Narrative award for Impact Games' Aaron's Dilemma, a title that depicts the issue of emigration. For its unconventional approach to video game design, the jury also awarded the game Off Stage by Incidental Minds, an interactive story about a burnt-out rocker.

Event organized by: Slovak Game Developers Association, Arcade Watch, Hemisféra

Foto: Juraj Starovecký