And the Golden Pineapple goes to …

Talented young creative teams from IND17 presented their game designs with educational and learning topics for mobile devices in the Pecha Kucha form in front of jurors from the industry. The student contest for the Golden Pineapple Awards™ is focused on developing awareness among young game designers and creative people of the potential of games as media for learning. This time there were 15 game concepts presented and nine out of them were finalists for the awards.

The Golden Pineapples for the bachelor students of information design (IND2017) were awarded in following categories:

The Best in Show – OSORE by Short Face Studios
Most Commercial Potential – Beer Lab by runnin studios
The best Graphics – IDO by Bearded Snail Games
The Best Educational Game – Short Cut Galaxy by Gams N’Roses

Members of the six-headed jury were Daniela Hauswirth,Bongfish GmbH, Kornelia Hoffmann, AVL, Carmen Häusl, Bytepoets GmbH, Julian Kogler, Bongfish GmbH, Paul Pivec, CranberryBlue R&D and Wolfgang Moser, Spraylight GmbH. Jurors were covering topics of user interface and user experience design, game design and game production, app and web development, technical aspects and game engines, and usage of simulations for learning.

The Applied Game Design class and Golden Pineapple Awards™ were hosted by Maja Pivec (FH JOANNEUM, Information Design).

Text: Maja Pivec
Photography: Maja Pivec, Mörth Georg