This year, we are piloting a games programme entitled the ‘Aware Game Awards’ (AGA). This programme is dedicated to celebrating those games that strive to raise awareness about a range of topics, from personal experiences to global or social issues – games that focus on immersion and empathy, helping us to better understand each other and the world around us. We aim to show our audiences a completely different and unexpected side of gaming, while also inspiring and involving local creative communities.
Jury: Thorsten S. Wiedemann, Ewa Maria Szczepanowska, Florian Masuth, Andrius Mackevičius, Žygimantas Kudirka
Curated by: Ričardas Jaščemskas,Artūras Rumiancevas
Coming Soon / Sakartvelo
A mobile puzzle game that introduces the fundamentals of programming in a fun and interactive way. Base2 is designed to help players develop their logical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to discover whether they are ready to dive into the world of coding.
Created by FrozenFang Studios.
2024 / Switzerland
Psychotic Bathtub addresses Ophelia’s experience of her psychotic disorder while in the bath. Interact with the environment through her eyes: Argue with your rubber duck, drink wine, add more bath water. Each interaction could lead to death, great joy, or even worse: your duck drowns, the wine turns to poison, the bathroom gets flooded. Will you find a way out of the scariest parts of your mind? Maybe not.
Created by natsha.
2023 / Czechia
Do you have what it takes to save the planet? Beecarbonize is a free environmental strategy card game, with climate change as your opponent. Research cutting-edge technologies, enact policies, protect ecosystems and modernise industry to cut carbon emissions. Manage your resources well, and you might survive.
Created by Charles Games.
2022 / Lithuania
Milda, a girl from Chicago, unexpectedly receives the last will of her deceased grandfather. It appears that she is an heir, and the last guardian of a mysterious family secret. Following obscure clues, Milda is thrown into a puzzle-packed search for the truth. A point-and-click adventure that introduces adventurers to some of the less explored history of Europe.
Created by Tag of Joy.
2023 / Finland, Germany
In 'Death From Above', you are a lone Ukrainian military drone operator battling Russian occupation forces. Hidden behind enemy lines, you command a 'super drone' to seek out and destroy tanks, take back communication towers, recover stolen goods, and fight for a better tomorrow. Slava Ukraini!
Created by Rockodile/Lesser Evil.
2022 / Lithuania
A mobile game that combines an isometric perspective adventure and a graphic novel. Its main character is an amateur archaeologist and history aficionado who is researching traces of the Hanseatic League in the city of Kaunas. His curiosity leads him to the mysterious underground, where he becomes trapped in the bygone ages of the city, and can only come back to the present if he helps out in the past. On the way home, the hero meets dozens of historical and fictitious figures, solves mysteries and quests, and learns about the bonds that tie past and present together.
Created by Gluk Media.
Coming Soon / Sakartvelo
A story-based exploration/adventure game set in a mysterious world that combines eye-catching visuals with harmonious music. 'Mother Dear' is a story about the memories of a man and his childhood trauma, seen through the eyes of a deer, with a dramatic yet entertaining storyline that will enchant players of any age. A game you can play on the couch after a hard day at work!
Created by Zambara Studio.
Coming Soon / Lithuania
A home-brewed 360° interactive horror flick. Lights! Camera! Basement! An innocent soul craving to make a chilling home movie brings the realisation that the monster lies a lot deeper than anyone could have guessed. Play the cassette and rewind the terror hidden inside.
Created by Weekend Warriors.
2023 / Poland
We. The Refugees: Ticket to Europe is a socially engaged, text-based RPG about a journalist looking for his big break by uncovering the plight of refugees travelling from Africa to Europe. A story inspired by true events.
Created by Act Zero.