SXSW Sydney Game Awards Winner - Dredge

SXSW Sydney 2023 Games Award Winners: Full List

The SXSW Sydney 2023 featured 150 unique indie games from around the world and held its first awards ceremony to recognise excellence.

Dredge, the New Zealand-based horror fishing game by Black Salt Games, won the coveted Game of the Year award, and Solium Inferno, by League of Geeks, won the People’s Choice Award. While there were plenty of incredible games at SXSW Sydney 2023, here are all the winners of the SXSW Sydney 2023 Games Awards Night:

Student Award

  • EchoRush (Lauren Szmandiuk, Natasha Kelly, Samuel Coa)
  • AntiCitizen Red (Sam Lovell)
  • Math is Horror (Wobble Blocks)

Winner: EchoRush

Tabletop Award

  • Saltfish and Almanacs (Storybrewers Roleplaying)
  • Aethermon: Collect (Aethermon Studios)
  • GHOUL: Battledeck (GHOUL)

Winner: Aethermon: Collect

SXSW Sydney 2023 Game Awards - People's Choice Award Winner: Solium Infernum
SXSW Sydney 2023 Game Awards – People’s Choice Award Winner: Solium Infernum

International Award

  • Cryptmaster (Paul Hart & Lee Williams)
  • Goodbye Volcano High (KO_OP)
  • Another Crab’s Treasure (AGGRO CRAB)
  • Paper Trail (Newfangled Games)
  • Mediterranea Inferno (Santa Ragione)

Winner: Paper Trail

People’s Choice Award

This award involved SXSW Sydney 2023 attendees voting for their favourite game via a QR code.

Winner: Solium Infernum (League of Geeks)

Discovery Award

  • darkwebSTREAMER (We Have Always Lived In The Forest)
  • Nine Sols (Red Candle Games)
  • Henry Halfhead (Lululu Entertainment)
  • Enter The Chronosphere (Effort Star) – You can find more details here.
  • The Dungeon Experience (Bone Assembly)

Winner: Nine Sols

Game of the Year Award

  • DREDGE (Black Salt Games, Team17)
  • Copycat (Spoonful of Wonder, Neverland Entertainment, Nuuvem)
  • Let’s! Revolution! (BUCK, Antfood, Hawthorn Games)
  • Tchia (Awaceb, Kepler Interactive) – You can find more details here.
  • Tiny Bookshop (Neoludic Games)

Winner: DREDGE

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