The Italian Interactive Digital Entertainment Association (IIDEA) has unveiled the Italian Video Game Awards 2023 finalists. The award ceremony, now in its eleventh year, is set to take place on July 6, 2023, at the innovation hub Nana Bianca in Florence, hosted by Irish games host, critic, and streamer Aoife Wilson.
Thalita Malagò, General Director at IIDEA, expressed her excitement about the event, stating:
Our industry is growing and thriving each year, and we are delighted to see it continue to flourish.
The finalists for the Italian Video Game Awards 2023 include:
- Best Italian Game: Titles like Batora: Lost Haven (Stormind Games), Freud’s Bones – The Game (Axel Fox | Fortuna Imperatore), Hell is Others (Strelka Games & Yonder), Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft Milan), MotoGP 22 (Milestone), Ravenous Devils (Bad Vices Games), Redout 2 (34BigThings), Saturnalia (Santa Ragione), Soulstice (Reply Game Studios), tERRORbane (BitNine Studio), The Rude Awakening (One O One Games), and Vajont (Artheria).
- Best Italian Debut Game: Freud’s Bones – The Game (Axel Fox | Fortuna Imperatore), IMAGO: Beyond the Nightmares (BR-Digital), tERRORbane (BitNine Studio), Vajont (Artheria), and Venice 2089 (Safe Place Studio).
- Best Innovation: Hell is Others (Strelka Games & Yonder), Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft Milan), Saturnalia (Santa Ragione), tERRORbane (BitNine Studio), and Vajont (Artheria),
- Outstanding Italian Company: Nacon Studio Milan, Reply Game Studios, and Ubisoft Milan.
- Outstanding Individual Contribution: Antonio Cannata (Stormind Games), Valerio Di Donato (34BigThings), and Cristina Nava (Ubisoft Milan).
The Italian Video Game Awards 2023 ceremony will be streamed live to English-speaking audiences by VGC. The jury for this year’s awards included industry veterans from development and press within the games industry.
For more details about the finalists and the jury, visit the official website.
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