G.A.M.E. organizes The German Computer Games Award (Deutscher Computerspielpreis) with Bernd Neumann (the federal government commissioner for culture and media) and BIU (the German Association for Interactive Entertainment Software). This coveted accolade from the German games industry presents awards for the best cultural and educational entertainment software products.
The awards are granted by an independent jury consisting of representatives from politics, science, industry and the media. The total prize money of 385,000 euros is divided between seven categories as follows:
You can find a summary of previous winners and nominees
The German Computer Games Award (Deutsche Computerspielpreis) is an initiative of the German political and economic sectors. The Award was founded in 2009 at the initiative of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BT publication 16/7081) and a resolution of the German Bundestag (BT publication 16/7116). The purpose of this award is to promote Germany’s standing as an economic and cultural center for the young, innovative computer games industry. The German Computer Games Award and LARA (the German award for international game productions) have been awarded together since 2011. The LARA is an initiative of the specialist magazine GamesMarkt and is awarded in the categories of "best international computer game" and “best international mobile game." In addition to the games awards, the "LARA of Honor" is awarded to a national or international personality who has played a pivotal role in the history of computer and video games.
The German Computer Games Award and LARA are awarded together during one event, but they are completely independent from one another. The award ceremonies are accompanied by a unique program of different events that have to do with gaming.