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NHTV Breda dominates Dutch Game Awards 2017

The Dutch Game Awards 2017 were dominated by NHTV as our students took home all 3 student awards.

Winners 2017:

  • Best Student Game Design 
    The Red Stare – Play:D – NHTV University of Applied Sciences Breda
  • Best Student Art Direction 
    The Red Stare – Play:D – NHTV University of Applied Sciences Breda
  • Best Student Technical Achievement 
    Bolt Storm – Kuality Games – NHTV University of Applied Sciences Breda

The Red Stare (Play:D) a fully featured free VR experience that let's you spy on your communist neighbours has Steam ratings of 93% positive.
Bolt Storm (Kuality Games) is an action game playing in the Middle Ages.

The Dutch Game Awards 2017 student categories are dominated by NHTV students, as 5 projects are nominated across the 3 categories. Einar, a hack and slash game, has been downloaded on Steam more than 150.000 times. The Red Stare,a fully featured free VR experience that let's you spy on your communist neighbours has Steam ratings of 93% positive. The Automatician, a first person puzzle game that lets the player build Rube Goldberg Machines, is now available on Steam and Bolt Storm and Defend Your Friend are planned for release next year. 

Two years ago the Games programme at NHTV Breda changed into an innovative educational programme structure, focused at training for industry experience. Our third year focuses heavily on teamwork in bigger projects that aim for a public release. This new structure is paying off with some beautiful products, some of which arguably compete with commercial products. This develops the mentality and skillset the students require to go on their internships or doing their graduation projects.

The other NHTV nominees: