SAGA Award

(StyriAn Games Award)

We’re proud to announce that this year during Button Festival the first SAGA Awards sponsored by UBIT/WKO and Game Dev Graz will be awarded!

Here’s the details:

** Grand Prize powered by UBIT/WKO – € 1000 *** Audience Choice Award *

There will be five named finalists selected by an international jury for the Grand Prize. The finalists will be named in April. Finalists will be given free passes to the Button Festival and space at the festival to present their games. The Audience Choice Award will be voted at the Button Festival by the audience of the festival from the finalists.The winners will be announced at the Button Festival.

Criteria: The competition is also open for entries in the prototyping stage, and finalists will be mainly judged based on their potential. Submissions must include a 2-3 minute pitch-video including gameplay of the game. Games must be in a playable stage for the Button Festival.

Open to all independent game developers worldwide.


April 1, Submission DeadlineApril 15 22, Finalists Announced

May 19-20, Button Festival

International Jury: 

Annakaisa Kultima, University of Tampere, FinlandJogi Neufeld, Subotron, AustriaJosh Olin, 3D Realms, USDan Da Rocha, Toxic Games, UKPhilomena Schwab, Stray Fawn Studio, Switzerland

Get to know the five finalists here:

Get to know the finalists!