In early November, the nominations for the German Developer Award (Deutscher Entwicklerpreis) 2023 have been announced. Twelve expert juries selected the best computer games of the year from 187 submissions.

We are very proud to announce that “Tiny Bookshop” by neoludic games has been nominated for a Ubisoft Newcomer Award. With their Indie game studio, CGL-alumni Raven Rusch, David Wildemann, and Maurice Andreas as well as team member Charlotte Zapfe aim at exploring games in all their diversity, tinkering with new possibilities, and constantly rethinking and improving the way they develop games.

In “Tiny Bookshop” the player can set up shop in scenic locations, and run the cozy store while getting to know the locals. You can collect second-hand books and decorations, stock books of different genres to satisfy the locals’ reading habits and equip the Tiny Bookshop with the items you collect. Where you go each day, which items you bring, and the way that you interact with the people around you all shape the town’s stories – and your own.

Now it is the turn of the 160-member “Grand Jury” to select the winning title in the most important category “Best German Game” and the “Studio of the Year”. These nominations will be announced on November 16, 2023. The grand award ceremony will take place on December 7 at the Flora in Cologne.