The German Computer Game Award will be awarded in 2023 in 15 categories to honor the best games from Germany and the creative minds behind the games. The award comes with prize money of 800,000 euros.

The most highly endowed category is the “Best German Game”. For the first time, awards will be presented in the categories “Best Audio Design” and “Best Graphic Design” at the DCP 2023.

The submission phase ended on January 20, 2023 at 11:59 pm. Games released between the end of the last submission period on January 17, 2022 and the day of this year’s awards ceremony on May 11, 2023 could be submitted. It was possible to submit titles in several categories. The situation is different for up-and-coming prototypes. These must not have been published before the award ceremony. For the “Best Innovation and Technology” category, not only classic computer games but all innovative games-related projects are eligible. The winners are determined in a two-stage process by expert juries and a main jury.

Games worthy of an award are characterized by high quality, i.e. they offer gaming fun, are culturally and/or educationally valuable and/or technically or otherwise innovative.

The categories of the DCP 2023 at a glance: