The DStars Awards promote merit in career by recognizing individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the Italian game development scene. DStars Awards also included a number of awards for the best games released in 2018 and for the best Italian studios working in the industry.
Award winners serve as inspirational leaders to young developers and were announced through DStars official website at www.dstars.it today.
A total of 17 awards have been assigned, including a special one bestowed upon Francesco Carlà, the founder of Simulmondo. He was awarded the Guiding Star Award for his outstanding contribution to the Italian development scene in the ‘90s.
Another accolade was awarded to Davide Soliani, Creative Director at Ubisoft Milan, the Industry Star for the 100 Italian professionals taking part in the open survey ended mid-February.
All the winners here:
- Best Special Initiative – Women in Games
- Best Development Event – Codemotion
- Best Development School – Digital Bros Academy
- Best New Studio – Stormind Games
- Studio of The Year – Kunos Simulazioni
- Game of The Year – Remothered: Tormented Fathers
- Art & Animation Star – Alessandro Bragalini – Art Director at Forge Reply
- Programming Star – Stefano Casillo – Lead Programmer at Kunos Simulazioni
- Design Star – Matteo Sciutteri – Game Designer at RuneHeads
- Production Star – Giulia Zamboni – Producer at Gamera Interactive
- Marketing, PR & Biz Dev Star – Alberto Belli – CEO at Gamera Interactive
- Management Star – Marco Massarutto – Production Manager at Kunos Simuazioni
- Journalism Star – Luca Tremolada – Journalist at Il Sole 24 Ore
- Far Star – Rachele Doimo – Art Director at Square Enix
- Industry Star – Davide Soliani – Creative Director at Ubisoft Milan
- Guiding Star [assigned by the organization] – Francesco Carlà
- GameTime Community Award [assigned by GameTime] – Daymare 1998
Partners & sponsors for the Dstars Awards
- Amaranto Holding SPA
- SMH Technologies
- Insight Studio Legale
- Reboot Develop Blue
- Reboot Develop Red
- la case books
- Gamera Gameslab
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