Every year, a carefully picked selection of judges from the industry distribute awards across 8 categories at the end of the last day of the show.
One game will rise above them all, and it will surprise, delight, or amaze us with its innovation or its gracefully intuitive design.
Though BitSummit's original mission was to celebrate and promote Japanese indie games, we also reward one international game every year that we think the Japanese players will love.
This award will go to the game that does the most to bend convention on its ear. Will we discover a new gaming paradigm at this year’s BitSummit, or will it simply be a game that does something clever and wonderful?
Concept, gameplay, flow are the master keywords behind every great game. BitSummit celebrates excellent game design that we think will keep players on their toes.
The ‘best’ graphics aren’t always the most ‘excellent’ graphics, so this award could really go to the most unexpected game.
Our ears are listening to, and what isn’t shown is often heard, and to the game that tickles our eardrums with the most unique sound design, or the loveliest soundtrack, may just take home this prize.
Voted on by the people, the Popular Choice Award is your chance to show your support for your favorite games at BitSummit!
Awards from sponsors
Awards from media partners
Excellent work in a title produced at the BitSummit Gamejam