Polkastarter Gaming will be hosting the inaugural GAM3 AWARDS on December 15 in search of the best web3 games across a full spectrum of genres and categories. The awards will focus on a gameplay-first approach highlighting the exciting new gameplay and item mechanics available through blockchain technology.
While web3 gaming may have taken off in 2021 with the rise of NFT-based games and the promise of high returns, The GAM3 AWARDS looks to reward the web3 games that excel in serving the core focus of video games; entertainment.
The awards will be decided on by the community and an expert jury panel including CryptoSlate’s senior journalist, Liam ‘Akiba’ Wright along with dedicated community categories for special categories such as People’s Choice and Best Content Creator. For the main categories judging will be weighted 90% jury and 10% community.
In an exciting aspect of the panel, several of the judges are highly regarded as all-stars in the traditional gaming space such as Yoshihisa Hashimoto who directed Sonic: Unleashed and Final Fantasy XIV Online.
A selection of other judges announced by Polkastarter Gaming include:
- Sarutobi Sasuke, Head of Partnerships at YGG
- Dan Patterson, General Partner at Sfermion
- Brendan Wong, CEO at Avocado DAO
- Jesper Lindquist, Senior Manager Web3 Gaming at Animoca Brands
- Marco van den Heuvel, Co-Founder & CEO at Merit Circle
- David Hanson, Founder & CEO at Ultra
- John Izaguirre, BD Director at BNB Chain
- Abhimanyu Kumar, Co-Founder at Naavik
- Nathan N., Co-Founder at Ancient8
For anyone still skeptical about the ability of current web3 games to deliver compelling gameplay, watch Polkastarter Gaming’s announcement trailer below.
Awarding the best gam3s ?
16 categories. 30+ industry leaders. $300k prizes.
? 15 December 2022. Save the date.
Voting starts soon ⬇️https://t.co/p0niqHYzHw pic.twitter.com/8n0ArqZXS1
— GAM3 AWARDS | 15th Dec ? (@PolkastarterGG) November 14, 2022
Winners of the awards will take home a share of a prize pool valued at $300,000 which includes both strategic and financial rewards. Justin Kan, Founder of Fractal, the awards’ content partner commented,
“We are excited to partner with Polkastarter Gaming on this event, it is truly a step in the right direction for the industry, and the first of its kind in web3 gaming.”
Voting for the awards reportedly opens soon and can be completed via the Polkastarter Gaming website. The awards will be live-streamed across multiple platforms on December 15 with the start time yet to be announced.
The full list of categories is documented below.
- Game of the Year
- Most Anticipated Game
- Best Graphics
- Best Action Game
- Best Mobile Game
- Best Adventure Game
- Best Casual Game
- Best RPG
- Best Shooter Game
- Best Strategy Game
- Best Card Game
- Best Multiplayer Game
- Best Esports Game
- Best Content Creator
- People’s Choice Award
- Games’ Choice Award