Digital Dragons Awards

Meet the winners of the most prestigious games industry awards in Poland

About

Granted since 2012, Digital Dragons Awards are the oldest and most prestigious awards in the Polish games industry. Their winners are indicated by the votes of the experts appointed to the jury and the whole gamedev community, which creates a list of nominated productions by means of an open questionnaire. The awards are presented each time at a ceremonial gala during the Digital Dragons conference.

Digital Dragons Awards 2023 - categories and winners

Best Polish Game 2022

This category focuses on awarding the best, most important, greatest Polish work of the past year. The Jury looks at the overall quality of each nominated title: their production values, story, gameplay, careful execution. The winner here must be a step above the competition.

 

LIST OF THE NOMINATED GAMES

  • Dying Light 2: Stay Human (Techland)
  • Evil West (Flying Wild Hog)
  • Railbound (Afterburn)
  • Shadow Warrior 3 (Flying Wild Hog)
  • Trek to Yomi (Flying Wild Hog)

 

WINNER

Dying Light 2: Stay Human (Techland)

Best Polish Game Design 2022

Best Polish Game Design is an award for the most innovative, best designed games. We are talking about inventive gameplay, thoroughly refined mechanics, level design, good game loop or simply how enjoyable a game is to play.

 

LIST OF THE NOMINATED GAMES

  • Dying Light 2: Stay Human (Techland)
  • Evil West (Flying Wild Hog)
  • Railbound (Afterburn)
  • Shadow Warrior 3 (Flying Wild Hog)
  • Trek to Yomi (Flying Wild Hog)

 

WINNER

Dying Light 2: Stay Human (Techland)

Best Polish Game Art 2022

Best Polish Game Art focuses on visually striking works. This doesn’t refer solely to graphic fidelity. The nominated games can distinguish themselves with intriguing aesthetics, utilizing the latest technologies, good direction, clarity and legibility as well as a well thought out, coherent art direction.

 

LIST OF THE NOMINATED GAMES

  • Dying Light 2: Stay Human (Techland)
  • Evil West (Flying Wild Hog)
  • Kao the Kangaroo (TATE Multimedia)
  • Railbound (Afterburn)
  • Serial Cleaners (Draw Distance)
  • Shadow Warrior 3 (Flying Wild Hog)
  • Trek to Yomi (Flying Wild Hog)

 

WINNER

Serial Cleaners (Draw Distance)

Best Polish Game Audio 2022

The nominees are distinguished by their overall audio presentation. It’s not just about the best soundtrack – it’s about great sound direction, clarity, dubbing and acting. The winner doesn’t just sound good – it makes sound one of the game’s main characters.

 

LIST OF THE NOMINTED GAMES

  • BLACKTAIL (THE PARASIGHT)
  • Dying Light 2: Stay Human (Techland)
  • Kao the Kangaroo (TATE Multimedia)
  • Shadow Warrior 3 (Flying Wild Hog)
  • Trek to Yomi (Flying Wild Hog)

 

WINNER

BLACKTAIL (THE PARASIGHT)

Best Ongoing Polish Game 2022

Best Ongoing Game means games such as MMOs, live service, gacha, mobile, but also titles supported way after they premiered. This also means games that launched in a less than spectacular manner, but whose creators added new content, listened to feedback and did not abandon its children. This category can feature games released earlier than in the previous calendar year – but its authors must provide proof of active, documented support in the form of large patches, expansions, DLC.

 

LIST OF THE NOMINATED GAMES

  • Dying Light 2: Stay Human (Techland)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (CD PROJEKT RED)
  • Gloria Victis: Medieval MMORPG (Black Eye Games)
  • Space Punks (Flying Wild Hog)
  • The Wolf – Online RPG Simulator (Rage Quit Games)

 

WINNER

Cyberpunk 2077 (CD PROJEKT RED)

Best Foreign Game 2022

Digital Dragons Awards primarily focus on the Polish market, but they cannot ignore the international games industry. The winner of this category will be simply the greatest, best title from outside of Poland: the most well-made, most playable game, setting the tone and rhythm to other creators all over the world.

 

LIST OF THE NOMINATED GAMES

  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware)
  • God of War: Ragnarök (Santa Monica Studio)
  • Horizon: Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games)
  • Return to Monkey Island (Terrible Toybox)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio)

 

WINNER

Elden Ring (FromSoftware)

Special Recognition Award

WINNER

Łukasz Hacura (Anshar Studios)

Jury 2023

Jury Digital Dragons Awards

Wojciech Kasprzyk

Gameplanet

Mateusz Witczak

PolskiGamedev.pl

Paweł Węgrzyn

Uniwersytet Jagielloński

Krystian Smoszna

GRY-OnLine.pl

Mariusz Borkowski

gamemusic.pl

Michał Król

Graczpospolita.pl, PSX Extreme

Marcin Wronka

Ustatkowany Gracz

Ewa Czekała

Polsat Games

Shin Imai

IGN Japan

Past winners

2023 Digital Dragons Awards Winners

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Best Polish Game 2022: Dying Light 2: Stay Human (Techland)

Best Polish Game Design 2022: Dying Light 2: Stay Human (Techland)

Best Polish Game Art 2022:  Serial Cleaners (Draw Distance)

Best Polish Game Audio 2022: BLACKTAIL (THE PARASIGHT)

Best Ongoing Polish Game 2022: Cyberpunk 2077 (CD PROJEKT RED)

Best Foreign Game 2022: Elden Ring (FromSoftware)

Special Recognition Award: Łukasz Hacura (Anshar Studios)

2022 Digital Dragons Awards Winners

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Best Polish Game of 2021: The Medium (Bloober Team)
Best Polish Game Art of 2021: Papetura (Petums)

Best Polish Game Design of 2021: The Medium (Bloober Team)
Best Polish Mobile Game of 2021: Here Be Dragons (Red Zero Games)
Best Polish Orginal Game Soundtrack of 2021: The Medium (Akira Yamaoka, Arkadiusz Reikowski)
Best Foreign Game of 2021: It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios)
Best Indie Game of the Decade:Ghostrunner (One More Level)
Special Recognition Award: Mateusz Witczak

2021 Digital Dragons Awards Winners

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Best Polish Game of 2020: Ghostrunner (One More Level)
Best Polish Game Art of 2020: Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt RED)
Best Polish Game Design of 2020: Carrion (Phobia Game Studio)
Best Polish Mobile Game of 2020: Book of Demons – Tablet Edition (Thing Trunk)
Best Polish Orginal Game Soundtrack of 2020: Cyberpunk 2077 (Marcin Przybyłowicz, P.T. Adamczyk, Paul Leonard-Morgan)
Best Foreign Game of 2020: Hades (Supergiant Games)
Special Recognition Award: Artur Maksara (AMD)

2020 Digital Dragons Awards Winners

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Best Polish Game of 2019: Green Hell (Creepy Jar)
Best Polish Game Art of 2019: We. The Revolution (Polyslash)
Best Polish Game Design of 2019: Green Hell (Creepy Jar)
Best Polish Mobile Game of 2019: Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (CD Projekt RED)
Best Polish Orginal Game Soundtrack of 2019: Arkadiusz Reikowski – Layers of Fear 2 (Bloober Team)
Best Foreign Game of 2019: Sekiro™ Shadows Die Twice (FromSoftware)
Special Recognition Award: Jakub Marszałkowski (FIGP/GIC)

2019 Digital Dragons Awards Winners

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Best Polish Game of 2018: Frostpunk (11 bit studios)
Best Mobile Game of 2018: Hexologic (Artifex Mundi)
Best Game Design of 2018: Frostpunk (11 bit studios)
Best Game Art of 2018: Book of Demons (Thing Trunk)
Best Game Soundtrack of 2018: Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales (Marcin Przybyłowicz, Mikolai Stroinski, Piotr Adamczyk)
Best Foreign Game of 2018: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
Special Recognition Award: Paweł Miechowski (11 bit studios)

2018 Digital Dragons Awards Winners

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Best Polish Game: Observer_ (Bloober Team)

Best Mobile Game: Bladebound (Artifex Mundi)

Best Game Design: Darkwood (Acid Wizard Studio)

Best Game Art: Seven: The Days Long Gone (Fool’s Theory)

Best Game Audio: Ruiner (Reikon Games / Zamilska)

Best Foreign Game: Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)

Special Recognition Award: Jakub Wójcik

2017 Digital Dragons Awards Winners

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Best Polish Game: Shadow Warrior 2 (Flying Wild Hog)

Best Mobile Game: Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator (Vile Monarch)

Best Game Design: SuperHot (SUPERHOT team)

Best Game Art: Bound (Plastic)

Best Game Audio: Bound (Plastic)

Best Foreign Game: Firewatch (Panic Inc.)

Best Polish DLC: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt RED)

Best Polish VR Game: SuperHot VR (SUPERHOT team)

Małopolska Game Award: Reality Games

Special Recognition Award: Maciej Miąsik

2016 Digital Dragons Awards Winners

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Best Polish Game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt RED)

Best Mobile Game: This War of Mine (11 bit studios)

Best Game Design: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt RED)

Best Game Art: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt RED)

Best Game Audio: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt RED)

Best Foreign Game: Life is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment)

Małopolska Game Award: Bloober Team

Special Recognition Award: Michał Madej

2015 Digital Dragons Awards Winners

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Best Polish Game: This War of Mine (11bit studios)

Best Mobile Game: Sky Force (Infinite Dreams)

Best Audio: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts)

Best Game Art: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts)

Best Game Design: This War of Mine (11bit studios)

Best Foreign Game: South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian Entertainment)

Małopolska Game Award: Ganymede

Special Recognition Award: Tomasz Gop

2014 Digital Dragons Awards Winners

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Polish Game of the Year – Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (Techland)

Mobile Game of the Year – Ridiculous Fishing (Vlambeer)

Best Debut: State of Decay (Undead Labs) Free-to-play

Game of the Year: Path of Exile (Grinding Gear Games)

Game of the Year: The Last of Us (Naughty Dog)

2013 Digital Dragons Awards Winners

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Polish Game of the Year: Real Boxing (Vivid Games)

Polish Mobile Game of the Year: Puzzle Craft (Ars Thanea Games/Chillingo)

European Game of the Year: Spec Ops: The Line (Yager Development/Cenega)

The Most Innovative Game: The Walking Dead (Telltale Games)

2012 Digital Dragons Awards Winners

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Polish Game of the Year: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings / Wiedźmin 2: Zabójcy królów (CD-Projekt RED)

Innovative Game of the Year: Minecraft (Mojang)

Digitally Distributed Polish Game of the Year: Anomaly: Warzone Earth (11 bit studios)

European Game of the Year: Batman: Arkham City (Cenega Polska)