TRAUMA Wins the German Computer Game Award

I just came back from Berlin and recovered from a hangover. Last Thursday, my game TRAUMA has won the “Deutscher Computerspielpreis 2012” – the German Computer Game Award 2012!

German Computer Game Award


TRAUMA was nominated in the category “Best Browser Game”. It didn’t win the main award in this category. However, it received a special jury award as a recognition of it’s unique approach.

The “special” status of TRAUMA does have disadvantages. There is no prize money associated with it. There was also no opportunity to give an oscar-style thank speech during the ceremony like the other winners had.

On the other hand, it’s the first award TRAUMA actually won. So we had a great time celebrating in Berlin. The award is actually highly controversial at the moment. Something I’ll write about later this week. Needless to say, I’m jubilant. And I hope this won’t be the last. ;)

Krystian Majewski

Krystian Majewski was born in Warsaw and studied design at Köln International School of Design. Before, he was working on a mid-size console project for NEON Studios in Frankfurt. He helped establish a Master course in Game Design and Research at the Cologne Game Lab. Today he teaches Game Design at various institutions and develops independent games.

2 responses to “TRAUMA Wins the German Computer Game Award”

  1. Yu-Chung Chen

    You rock my effing socks off!

  2. whatever

    the game deserves it and much more,


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