Shortlist for Game of the Year Announced

Published November 27, 2013 by OCR Editor

Shortlist for Game of the Year Announced

Who will win EGR's Game of the Year award?

Odobo, creator of a gaming platform that is used for both free and gambling games, is again sponsoring the EGR Awards, which, for the first time ever will have a new title for gaming developers: Game of the Year!

The finalists (or shortlist) have been announced and they include: Big Bad Wolf (Quickspin), Blackjack Pro/Ace (Playtech), CASTLE BUILDER (RABCAT Gambling), MONOPOLY PLUS (IGT), and Super Graphics Upside Down (Realistic Games). The winner will be announced on November 25 in London.

Evaluating Contenders for Game of the Year

Several criteria are used in judging the Game of the Year, including game innovation, production quality, marketing value and revenue. The panel of judges received 21 nominations over a period of two weeks, and they pronounced themselves to be impressed by the quality of the nominees.

In fact, according to the judges, there was considerable heated debate as to which games should be set apart from the rest to be designated as the final six.

Odobo itself has been in the news recently. Earlier this month it announced its inaugural operator partnership with bet365, one of the largest and most popular online gambling websites.

The new collaborators worked together for many months before announcing that they had come to a partnership agreement. According to the terms of the agreement, bet365 will distribute and promote several new games that have been created using Odobo's Game Development Kit (GDK).

bet365 has been using the Odobo platform for some time now and used it to offer two new state-of-the-art titles: The Legend of Olympus, developed by RABCAT and Baccpo, from AppleJack Gaming. Both were created using the HTML5 technology, which allows the game to be delivered using the player's browser.

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