February 5, 2019 Event Recap: The 3rd Annual Bit Awards
Dave Monteagudo

The 3rd Annual Bit Awards are in the books!

The 3rd Annual Bit Awards are in the books! With moving speeches, anthropomorphic entertainment and brilliant performances by Zac Zinger and The Bits, they were better than ever. Host Carolina Ravassa reminded us of the transformative power of games and the value each team member contributes when turning an idea into a reality. The Adventure Society took us on an epic journey through space. ESC Games turned the audiences’ smartphones into controllers. A Hamsterdam dance battle brought to life the characters from our Best Style winner. Game Changer Honoree and industry trail blazer, Jen MacLean, inspired us to pursue our dreams fearlessly. 8 world premieres spread throughout the evening and the announcement of this summer’s Play NYC dates left us hungry for more!

Most importantly, the talented developers in our community and their standout games were the real stars of the night. See the winners below!

PC/CONSOLE GAME OF THE YEAR

Presented by The Polygon Show

Swimsanity! by Decoy Games


MOBILE GAME OF THE YEAR

Presented by Francesco Antolini & Omar Shakir

Into the Dark: Narakan by Orc Punk


TABLETOP GAME OF THE YEAR

Presented by Arda Ocal

Gladius by Victoria Cana and Alexandre Uboldi


BEST STYLE

Presented by Jason Kanter

Hamsterdam by Muse Games


BEST XR GAME

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Presented by Simone De Rochefort & Chelsea Stark

The Take by Stuido Studios


BEST STUDENT GAME

Presented by Allegra Frank & Ashley Oh

King of the Hat by  Business Corp. Incorporated (Dawson College)


PLAYER’S CHOICE

Presented by Swiftor

Swimsanity! by Decoy Games


RISING PIXEL AWARD – NEW YORK
Sam Eng, Snowhydra Games


RISING PIXEL AWARD – BOSTON
Caroline Murphy, Boston FIG


RISING PIXEL AWARD – SAN FRANCISCO
Don Bellenger, Super Scary Snakes


3RD ANNUAL GAME CHANGER
Jen MacLean, IGDA