DStars Awards 2023 nominees announced, with Martha is Dead and Saturnalia competing for GotY

DStars has revealed the shortlist of nominees for its annual DStars Awards. The event will celebrate the best Italian games and developers of 2022.

DStars Awards 2023 nominees

Martha is Dead

Ahead of the upcoming DStars Connects conference, more than 160 Italian developers have casted their votes for the studios and projects they believe have contributed the most to the local game development scene last year.

Below you can see the nominees in the selected categories.

Best New Studio (awarded to the Italian studio with the best debut game released on the market in 2022):

  • Axel Fox
  • HOOK
  • BitNine
  • Safe Place Studio
  • Pixel Conflict

Studio of the Year (awarded tothe studio that achieved the most important international results in terms of positioning/brand awareness):

  • Reply Game Studios
  • Santa Ragione
  • LKA
  • Bad Vices Games
  • Stormind Games

Game of the Year (awarded to the best Italian video game released on the market in 2022, no Early Access):

  • Soulstice (Reply)
  • Ravenous Devils (Bad Vices)
  • Martha is Dead (LKA)
  • Saturnalia (Santa Ragione)
  • Hell is Others (Yonder)

The Game World Observer team will also award one games industry professional for their contribution to the Italian dev scene in 2022. The full list of nominations, including Best Special Intiative, Best Development School, Design Star, and Production Star, is available on the DStars official website.

The winners will be announced on March 24, with DStars Connects 2023 going live on Saturday. More information about the event can be found here.

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