The 3rd Annual Bit Awards 2019 is set to make its return to New York City! This awards show is hosted by the game development organization Playcrafting and will be returning for its third year to honor indie developers from around the country. This year’s show will have the distinct honor of being hosted by Carolina Ravassa, an actress who is perhaps best known for being the voice of Sombra.

This particular awards show won’t just involve some nice speeches and handing out of shiny trophies, either. A pre-show will have a good few games on display for attendees to play as part of their ticket price. Here are the categories and their nominees from Playcrafting:


The 3rd Annual Bit Awards – PC/Console Game of the Year

Honors the best game made for PC, console, web or arcade.

  • Dungeonhaven by Cold War Game Studios
  • Evergate by Stone Lantern Games
  • KungFu Kickball by WhaleFood Games
  • LampLight City by Grundislav Games (Our Review)
  • Punch Planet by Sector-K Games (Our Preview)
  • Swimsanity! by Decoy Games (An Interview & Preview)

The 3rd Annual Bit Awards – Mobile Game of the Year

Honors the best game made for mobile devices.

  • Hamsterdam by Muse Games (Our Preview)
  • Imposter Drawster by Up at Night
  • Into the Dark: Narakan by Orc Punk (An Interview & Preview)
  • Mew and Me by Mew and Me
  • Repertoire by Playful People (Our Preview)
  • Sound Sky by HIGHKEY Games

The 3rd Annual Bit Awards – Tabletop Game of the Year

Honors the best tabletop game (card games, board games, etc.).

  • Clear the Decks by Crispy Games Company
  • Saturday Morning Games by Plausible Studio (Our Preview)
  • Gladius by Victoria Cana and Alexandre Uboldi
  • Hero: Tales of the Tomes by Jimmy Ellerth Entertainment
  • Smack Talk Showdown by Double Turn Games
  • Status Report! by Offcut Games

The 3rd Annual Bit Awards – Best Style

Honors excellence in-game audio and/or visuals.

  • 0°N 0°W by Colorfiction
  • Ambition: A Minuet in Power by Joy Manufacturing Co.
  • Evergate by Stone Lantern Games
  • Hamsterdam by Muse Games
  • Jupiter and Mars by Tigertron (An Interview & Preview)
  • Punch Planet by Sector-K Games

The 3rd Annual Bit Awards – Best XR Game, Presented by Bose

Honoring the best game made for VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality), or MR (Mixed Reality).

  • Cubism by Thomas Van Bouwel
  • HOST by Garrett Fuselier
  • Jupiter & Mars by Tigertron
  • Mister Mart by Studio217
  • The Rig by Sunset Division
  • The Take by Stuido Studios

The 3rd Annual Bit Awards – Best Student Game

Honors the best game made primarily by students in an educational program.

  • Anyball by Team Anyball (NYU Game Center)
  • Flight Simulator by Hosni Auji (NYU Game Center)
  • Into the Dark: Narakan by Orc Punk (Playcrafting)
  • King of the Hat by Business Corp. Incorporated (Dawson College)
  • Roll Control by Andrew Simon Thomas (Playcrafting)
  • Seasons (季节) by David Su and Dominique Stars (MIT)

The 3rd Annual Bit Awards – Rising Pixel Award

Peer-selected awards granted to gaming community leaders on the rise from the three cities in which Playcrafting operates.

  • Sam Eng (New York)
  • Caroline Murphy (Boston)
  • Don Bellenger (San Francisco)

The 3rd Annual Bit Awards – Player’s Choice Award

The public can vote for their choice in the Player’s Choice Award category at this link.

  • GRIS by Nomada Studio (Our Review)
  • KungFu Kickball by WhaleFood Games
  • Swimsanity by Decoy Games
  • Tornado Roulette by Luis Delacruz
  • Where Shadows Slumber by Game Revenant (Our Review)
  • Zarvot by snowhydra games

In addition to the above categories, a Game Changer Honoree award will be given out to a person “for his or her commitment to games as an art and industry”.

General Admission tickets are available along with a limited number of VIP tickets at Eventbrite. We’ll certainly be there this year! Be sure to check out the show’s official website to learn more. The 3rd Annual Bit Awards will be taking place on February 1, 2019.

What do you think of the nominees for The 3rd Annual Bit Awards? Do any games stand out as winners in their respective categories? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!



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