The event, held on June 30th, recognized exceptional games from Brazil and Latin America. Bloodless by Point N’ Sheep won Best Game: Brazil. What Lies in the Multiverse by IguanaBee & Studio Voyager won Best Game: Latin America.
SEASON Triumphs as the Best Game
SEASON: A Letter to the Future by Scavengers Studio (Canada) won the Best Game category at the BIG Awards.
The festival honored SEASON for its remarkable storytelling and immersive experience. The Scavengers Studio team expressed excitement and gratitude for the achievement and opportunity to compete.
Brazil and Latin America Celebrate Their Finest Games at BIG
The BIG Awards also celebrated the excellence of Brazilian and Latin American game developers. Bloodless by Point N’ Sheep excelled in the Best Game: Brazil category, highlighting the thriving indie game industry.
Meanwhile, What Lies in the Multiverse by IguanaBee & Studio Voyager won Best Game: Latin America, showcasing the region’s creative talent.
Voices of Appreciation
Katie Postma, Scavengers Studio’s Community Outreach Specialist, expressed gratitude and excitement for SEASON’s triumph and congratulated all the winners.
Danilo Freire from Point N’ Sheep celebrated Bloodless’ recognition. He highlighted the unity and collective effort driving the Brazilian indie game scene.
Prizes and Recognition
Each winner for Best Game, Best Game: Brazil, and Best Game: Latin America categories received the prestigious BIG Awards trophy. Each of them also received a prize of R$5,000.
The remaining categories also featured deserving winners who were honored with exclusive trophies, symbolizing their triumph as the night’s champions.
Notable Victories and Diverse Innovations
The BIG Awards showcased remarkable achievements across multiple categories.
Universe for Sale, developed by Tmesis Studio, triumphed as the recipient of the Best Art award. RAILGRADE, created by Minkata Dynamics, garnered acclaim for its exceptional gameplay.
Touch Type Tale by Pumpernickel Studio claimed the Innovation award. The captivating sound design of Sunday Gold by BKOM Studios earned it the Best Sound recognition.
BIG Impact and Panorama Brasil
The BIG Festival 2023 also placed a spotlight on games that made a significant impact in areas such as education, social issues, and diversity. Turma das Patinhas by Crenix Games, Atuel by Matajuegos, and A Year of Springs by npckc received recognition in these respective categories, demonstrating the positive influence games can have on society.
Furthermore, the festival featured the Panorama Brasil by Banco do Brasil, a non-competitive exhibition of 40 Brazilian games, including nine developed by students. This platform allowed attendees to experience the showcased games, fostering appreciation for local talent and innovation.
BIG Festival: A Celebration of Games
Since its start in 2012, the BIG Festival has emerged as the premier gaming event in Latin America, dedicated to nurturing and strengthening the regional game ecosystem.
The BIG Festival actively serves as a dynamic platform that showcases the world’s best games, while also facilitating valuable business opportunities and fostering seamless collaboration among local and international game developers, publishers, and investors.
Moreover, with its comprehensive press coverage, enlightening lectures, and the notable presence of industry leaders, the BIG Festival continually shapes and elevates the gaming landscape in Latin America and beyond.