This page indexes all the awards that our students and their games have won. They’re organized by international awards, national awards, the Gotland Game Conference, and the Alumni of the Year award.

International Awards

AwardYearGameAwarded by
Best XNA Game2010AbzoliumMicrosoft Sweden
Mathematical Game2009Euklides MagicSveriges ingenjörer
NicoGRAPH Award2014Crocodile Chow DownNICOGRAPH International
The Award for Human Rights and Anti-discrimination2009Cause of WarThe Red Cross
The Award for Human Rights and Anti-discrimination2010PawnsThe Red Cross
The Award for Human Rights and Anti-discrimination2008Insats AfrikaThe Red Cross
The Award for Human Rights and Anti-discrimination2011ContingencyThe Red Cross
The Award for Human Rights and Anti-discrimination2008Monks of SangraelThe Red Cross
TUT-MS Dean's Award2014VertigoatTokyo University of Technology
TUT-MS Dean's Award2016Giddy UpTokyo University of Technology
Future Play: People's Choice2007DrinkSFuture Play Conference in Toronto
Best Social, Casual & Online2013Little WarlockGame Connection Europe in Paris
Best Social Game2016OMNIGame Connection Europe in Paris
alt.ctrl.GDC Showcase2018Pump The FrogGame Developers Conference
alt.ctrl.GDC Showcase2018Yo, Bartender!Game Developers Conference
alt.ctrl.GDC Showcase2018Grave CallGame Developers Conference
alt.ctrl.GDC Showcase2017CryptogramGame Developers Conference
alt.ctrl.GDC Showcase2017Zombie CrawlerGame Developers Conference
Most Innovative Newcomer2018SymbioPLAY18 - Creative Gaming Festival
The Audience Award2018SymbioPLAY18 - Creative Gaming Festival
Sense of Wonder2018Pump The FrogThe Tokyo Game Show
alt.ctrl.GDC Showcase2019Coal RushGame Developers Conference
alt.ctrl.GDC Showcase2019Neon NemesisGame Developers Conference
alt.ctrl.GDC Showcase2019ReLeapGame Developers Conference
€10000 Euros2018State of WonderGame Camp
The Audience Award2019Grave CallPLAY19 - Creative Gaming Festival
alt.ctrl.GDC Showcase2020Neck 'n' NeckGame Developers Conference
alt.ctrl.GDC Showcase2020TwinedGame Developers Conference
alt.ctrl.GDC Showcase2020VincereGame Developers Conference
Innovative Outlaw2019SymbioBitSummit, Kyoto
AwardYearGameAwarded by

The Swedish Game Awards

Game of the Year2014DefunctReleased
Game of the Year2012Secrets of GrindeaReleased (EA)
Game of the Year2010Dwarfs!?Released
Best Execution in Art2017Pump the Frog
Best Diversity Effort2016Sam and Nicole
Best Technical Execution2016Cryptogram
Best Execution in Design2016Cryptogram
Best Execution in Design2015Frog ClimbersReleased
Best Execution in Narrative2017Eyes Align
Best Execution in Narrative2016Cryptogram
Gamers' Choice2017Penny's Farm
Gamers' Choice2014Flash and Crash
Gamers' Choice2015Frog ClimbersReleased
Gamers' Choice2013Fly or Die
Best Execution2013Little WarlockReleas
Best Innovation2013King of the Thrill
Best Innovation2006Sumo
Best Innovation2005PromqueenReleased

Alumni of the Year

Read more about the GAME alumni network here.

2007Mats AnderssonAvalanche Studios
2008Anders EkermoStarbreeze
2009Peter StråhleGRIN
2010Johannes WadinMight and Delight
2011Karin RydingOzma Games
2012???No data in our archives!
2013Annika O. BergströmSödertörn University
2014Ted SjöströmPixel Ferrets
2015Rikard JakschKing
2016Kim AavaGuerrilla Games
2017Joakim AndreasonParadox Interactive
2017Pernilla SparrhultParadox
2018Max TiilikainenStunlock Studios
2019Jona MarklundStar Stable
2020n/aNo nominations due to Covid-19.
2021n/aNo nominations due to Covid-19.
2022Aydin AfzoudLead Game Designer at Ubisoft Stockholm

The Gotland Game Conference

Best Presentation2011???
The Innovation Award2015Workspace Warfare
Best Presentation2015Tamarrion
Best Third Year project2013Little WarlockReleased
Best Presentation2008In Other Words
The Innovation Award2013Torn
Cha-ching! Award
(Most commercially viable)
2015Summit Chasers
Best First Year Project2017Pump The Frog
Cha-ching! Award
(Most commercially viable)
2017Pump The Frog
Pwnage Award
(Best in competition)
2017Pump The Frog
The Innovation Award2017Grave Call
Pwnage Award
(Best in competition)
2015Frog ClimbersReleased
Best First Year Project2015Frog ClimbersReleased
Best First Year Project2016Cryptogram
The Innovation Award2016Cryptogram
Best First Year Project2014Crocodile Chow Down
The Innovation Award2014Crocodile Chow Down
Pwnage Award
(Best in competition)
Best First Year Project2013CoBotsReleased
Best Presentation2012ClapperReleased
The Innovation Award2012BlockDropper
Pwnage Award
(Best in competition)
Best First Year Project2006Head Banger
Best First Year Project2010Gods of Steel
Best First Year Project2008Deep Ocean
Pwnage Award
(Best in competition)
2014Crocodile Chow Down
Best First Year Project2012ClapperReleased
Best First Year Project2009Chubby Chase Race
Best First Year Project2007BLOmma
Cha-ching! Award
(Most commercially viable)
2011Victorious Skies
Best Third Year project2014Veer
Best Third Year project2016Too few entries
Best Second Year Project2017Somnium
Best Presentation2016Slumber
Best Second Year Project2008Planetaria
Best Third Year project2017Penny's Farm
Best Presentation2017Penny's Farm
Best Presentation2010Midnight
Best Second Year Project2013Ghoulies
Best Third Year project2010Fumbies - The Cloud CreaturesReleased
Best Second Year Project2014DefunctReleased
Best Second Year Project2015Clouds BelowReleased
Best Second Year Project2009Cause of War
Cha-ching! Award
(Most commercially viable)
Pwnage Award
(Best in competition)
Best Second Year Project2016Anchored
Pwnage Award
(Best in competition)
2011Adventure League
Best Second Year Project2010Abzolium
Pwnage Award
(Best in competition)
Best Presentation2014Tower Offensive
Cha-ching! Award
(Most commercially viable)
2014Tower Offensive
Best Third Year project2012Secrets of GrindeaReleased (EA)
Best Presentation2007Roskilde
Cha-ching! Award
(Most commercially viable)
2013Little WarlockReleased
Best Second Year Project2012Little WarlockReleased
Cha-ching! Award
(Most commercially viable)
2012Little WarlockReleased
Pwnage Award
(Best in competition)
2012Little WarlockReleased
Best Presentation2009Ghost Written
Pwnage Award
(Best in competition)
Best Third Year project2009ExhaustReleased
Pwnage Award
(Best in competition)
Best Third Year project2015Agency
Best Second Year Project2011(not awarded)
Best Third Year project2011(not awarded)
Best First Year Project2011(not awarded)
Students' Choice2017Penny's Farm
Students' Choice2016Neiva
Students' Choice2015PvGvP
Students' Choice2014Undercover Agency
Students' Choice2013Tribal Marathon
Students' Choice2012Secrets of Grindea
Public Choice2011Overkill
Public Choice2010Abzolium
Public Choice2009Chubby Chase Race
Most Helpful Group2009Archaic
Best Exhibition2010Abzolium
Best Exhibition2009Penalty of Heroes
Best Game - Open and Invitational2008Dark Room
Best Serious Game2007Wobble Trouble
Best Serious Game2008GameRider
Best Serious Game2010Colorless
Best Serious Game2009Ghost Written
JADE Project Award2009Archaic
JADE Project Award2008Fairytale
Best Presentation2018Take My Shift
Best Arcade Experience2018Coal Rush
Students' Choice2018Momentum Drift
The Social Game Award2018Twined
Public Choice2018Bench Warmers
Public Choice2018Neon Nemesis
The Innovation Award2018Nova Factor
The Woke Award2018Re Leap
Expression in Game Design2018Momentum Drift
Jury Spotlight2018Bolt and Bobby
Jury Spotlight2018Symbio
Best in Show2019Flubbermonkeys
Jury Spotlight2019Argelite
Jury Spotlight2019Cast by Light
Public Choice2019Itty Bitty Kitty RUN
Students' Choice2019Argelite
The Innovation Award2019Neck 'n' Neck
Best Art Direction2019Candle Detective
Excellence in Storytelling2019Candle Detective
Best Arcade Experience2019SnowDown
The Social Game Award2019Flubbermonkeys
Best Exhibition2019Vincere
Best in Show2020Chairades
Best Game Feel2020Kitsuninjas
Best Level Design2020Kitsuninjas
The Innovation Award2020Chairades
Best Storytelling2020
Best Art Direction2020Urskog
Best Audio2020KeyRivals
Best Presentation2020Chairades
Best in Show2021AmeliteReleased
Best Game Feel2021AmeliteReleased
The Innovation Award2021Into the Dungeons
Best Level Design2021AmeliteReleased
Best Storytelling2021Daidala
Best Art Direction2021Aescension
Best Audio2021Aescension
Best Presentation2021AmeliteReleased
Public Choice2021The Slappening
Best Game Feel2022Memories of Misery
Best Level Design2022Fail Fail Succeed
The Innovation Award2022Shake Back To Life
Best Storytelling2022Korbin's Journal
Best Presentation2022Rug Racers: Ultimate
Best Art Direction2022Robots in Battle
Best Audio Design2022Hugwave 1st year master project
Public Choice2022Wobblodds2nd year project
Students' Choice2022Rug Racers: Ultimate1st year project
Jury Spotlight for Academic Excellence2022 Väsen3rd year project
Jury Spotlight for UX Design Excellence2022Four Flipper Forest 1st year project
Jury Spotlight for Excellence in Genre2022Walking Home Studios3rd year project
Best in Show2022Hugwave 1st year master project
Best in Show2023Ball Bash
Best in Show2023Kvitter
The Innovation Award2023The Curse Of The Manor Strange
The Innovation Award2023Beatrice
Best Game Design2023Layers of Pest Control
Best Art Design2023illume
Best Audio Design2023Bullet Dance
Best Level Design2023Overstay
Best Storytelling2023Overstay
Best Presentation2023Kvitter
Best Arcade Experience2023Several Raccoons in a Trenchcoat
Jury Spotlight2023Pilgrims on Gotland
Jury Spotlight2023Painted Peril
Jury Spotlight2023Project 4X
Public Choice2023Flap Off
Students' Choice2023Bullet Dance
Best in Show2024Schrödinger
The Innovation Award2024Still
Best Game Design2024The Last Vampire
Best Art Direction2024SHOWDOWN
Best Audio Design2024Still
Best Level Design2024Imagmination
Best Storytelling2024Metamorph
Best Presentation2024Moccoletti
Best Arcade Experience2024Krax Ca'Caw's Concoction Chaos
The Almedalen Library Award2024The Social Grip: Llama Drama
Public Choice2024Imagmination
Students' Choice2024Schrödinger
Jury Spotlight2024Museum.exe
Jury Spotlight2024Wind Riders
Jury Spotlight2024Odin's Defense

The Almedalen Library Award

2024The Social Grip: Llama Drama
2019Pangolin Party
2017Pump The Frog
2015Colors of the Wind
2014Tower Offensive
2013Lunar Love
2010Fumbies - The Cloud Creatures
2009Ghost Written