The 2021 Freeplay Awards
The 2021 Freeplay Awards are now open.
For submission, creators must be able to provide a copy of the game (via a private URL, access through the App Store, Play Store, Steam, Itch.io, Humble or the like, or physically get it to us within the submission period).
Submissions will close 11:59pm (AEST) on Sunday 25th April, 2021. Any games being submitted by post (see submission form for address) must be post-marked by 25th April, and received by Freeplay within two working days of the deadline.
Finalists will be announced five weeks after submissions close. The Awards Ceremony will take place on the final day of the Freeplay Independent Games Festival.
2021 Freeplay Award Categories:
- The Freeplay Award (Best Game)
- Excellence in Design
- Excellence in Visual Art
- Excellence in Audio
- Excellence in Narrative
- Non-Digital Game Award
- Micro-Game Award
- Experimental Game Award
- Student Game Award
- Across The Ditch Award
All games will be considered for The Freeplay Award (Best Game).
Short descriptions of each category may be found on the submission form.
Please read before applying:
Sunday 25th April, 11:59pm (AEST)
Submissions close in:
The Freeplay Award: A Hand With Many Fingers
Excellence in Design: A Hand with Many Fingers
Excellence in Visual Art: ENDLESS SCROLL
Excellence in Audio: Unfamiliar
Excellence in Narrative: Life Tastes Like Cardboard
Non-Digital Game Award: The Outer Whorls
Micro-Game Award: Something Looks Weird
Experimental Game Award: If We Were Allowed To Visit
Student Game Award: Ascent of Grob’s Domain
Across The Ditch Award: Leap of Leaf
The Freeplay Award: New Ice York
Excellence in Design: JUMPGRID
Excellence in Visual Art: Necrobarista
Excellence in Audio: Skyward Journey
Excellence in Narrative: The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game
Non-Digital Game Award: Edible Games Cookbook
Micro-Game Award: Novena
Experimental Game Award: The Common Campfire
Student Game Award: Pigeon Game
Across The Ditch Award: Toripon 鳥ポン