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The Steam Awards are upon us once more, and now is the time to nominate your favorite CRYENGINE-powered games.
The Steam Awards give you the chance to nominate the games you love and admire for a range of awards from the past year. Check out the full list of categories on Steam and make your selections by December 1st. You can then vote on the finalists in December, and the winners will be announced in the New Year. You can nominate games by visiting their Steam page, and to get you in the mood, we’ve picked out a few of our favorite games developed on CRYENGINE for your consideration.
Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem: Game of the Year Award
Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem invites you to become a shape-shifting avatar of destruction in an apocalyptic world. Created by Wolcen Studios, based in Nice, France, this beautiful action RPG featuring AAA visuals serves up fast-paced combat based on weapon combos. Dive into its corrupted and shattered world to uncover ancient secrets and hidden truths. Keep your eyes on Wolcen, as a new free content update called Chronicle I: Bloodtrail is set for release soon.
Hunt: Showdown: Labor of Love Award
Our very own Hunt: Showdown has added updates and expansions throughout 2020 as our amazing community of hunters continues to grow, including, most recently, the game’s first ever live event. In Hunt, savage, nightmarish monsters roam the Louisiana swamps, and you are part of a group of rugged bounty hunters bound to rid the world of their ghastly presence. Banish these creatures from our world, and you will be paid generously—and given the chance to buy more gruesome and powerful weapons. Fail, and death will strip you of both character and gear. Your experience, however, remains in your pool of hunters—called your Bloodline—always.
Racing Glider: Outstanding Visual Style
Racing Glider is a remarkable example of what a one-person development team can create with CRYENGINE. This stunning, stylized futuristic racing game that lets you roar at breakneck speed through rally-inspired tracks is a real achievement. Master the inertia, momentum, and physics of each anti-grav vehicle and win medals as you shoot for the best times across 50 levels. It looks great, it plays great, and the electro-soundtrack is note-perfect for racing through a range of environments, from beautiful forests and to cities of the future.
ColdSide: Outstanding Story Rich Game Award
Released in November, ColdSide is a deep psychological horror first-person game with a gripping story, atmospheric visuals, and tension from start to finish. Created by AdroVGames, another one-person development team, the game takes place in an abandoned paranormal research laboratory. You’ll head underground to uncover mysteries inspired by the SCP Foundation, a fictional organization that researches and controls various supernatural phenomena. Find out more about the game in our interview with Andrey from AdroVGames and hit up the Steam page to nominate the game.
RAMIWO - Sit Back and Relax Award.
Take a trip in this chill walking simulator puzzle game RAMIWO. This first-person exploration game invites you to navigate between surreal worlds where part of the puzzle is learning how to actually play the game itself. Created as a side project by Crytek Environment Artist Tom Deerberg, immerse yourself in an atmospheric, relaxing adventure, where getting lost is all part of the fun. You can learn more about how this game was created and pick up some great tips and tricks to apply to your own projects by reading our interview with Tom.
Which CRYENGINE games will you nominate? Let us know in the comments, on the forum, or via Facebook and Twitter. You can ask questions, pick up tips and tricks, and more by joining our community and the CRYENGINE development team over on our official CRYENGINE Discord channel. If you find a bug in the engine, please report it directly on GitHub, which helps us to process the issue quickly and efficiently. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel, where we host a range of content, including tutorials covering all aspects of the engine and game design.
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