BIG Festival 2023: Stray Gods wins Best Upcoming Game

Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical has nabbed a major award at BIG Festival 2023.
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Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical has nabbed the award for Best Upcoming Game at Brazil’s BIG Festival 2023, with the game celebrated amongst a host of international video games. The award is recognition for Summerfall’s unique approach to storytelling, and its worldwide appeal.

BIG Festival (Best International Games Festival) is one of the longest-running game celebrations in Brazil, and it attracts major publishers every year – including names like Xbox, Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Games, Epic Games, Konami, and Devolver Digital.

Read: Stray Gods will release on PC and consoles in August 2023

This year’s show played host to new game reveals from Atari (Haunted House and Quantum: Recharged), as well as playable demos for a number of upcoming games, including Ghost Trick (Capcom) and Anger Foot, Gunbrella, and Sludge Life 2 (Devolver Digital).

We congratulate the Summerfall Studios team on their award achievement during this global event, and extend this sentiment to the rest of the award winners celebrated during BIG Festival 2023.

Here’s the complete list of winners.

BIG Festival 2023: Game Award Winners

  • BEST GAME SEASON: A letter to the future, Scavengers Studios
  • BEST GAME: BRAZIL Bloodless, Point N’ Sheep
  • BEST GAME: LATIN AMERICA What Lies in the Multiverse, IguanaBee & Studio Voyage
  • BEST UPCOMING GAME Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical, Summerfall Studios
  • BIG IMPACT: EDUCATIONAL Turma das Patinhas, Crenix Games
  • BEST XR/VR YUKI MRcade Mode, ARVORE Immersive Experiences
  • BEST SOUND Sunday Gold, BKOM Studios
  • BEST ART Universe for Sale, Tmesis Studio
  • BEST NARRATIVE SEASON: A letter to the future, Scavengers Studio
  • INNOVATION Touch Type Tale, Pumpernickel Studio
  • BEST MULTIPLAYER Dorfs: Hammers for Hire, Ravegan
  • BEST CHILDREN’S GAME Turma das Patinhas, Crenix Games
  • BEST MOBILE GAME Sequenza, An Otter Game Studo
  • BEST STUDENT GAME Animal Planner, MittagPause Studio
  • WINGS SPOTLIGHT A pet shop after dark, npckc

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