SAGA Award

(StyriAn Games Award)

We’re proud to announce that this year during Button Festival the third SAGA Awards with a total value of EUR 1500 sponsored by UBIT/WKO and Game Dev Graz will be awarded!

This was the SAGA 2018.

Here are the details:

** Grand Prize **
* Audience Choice Award *
* Local Star Award *

There will be five named finalists selected by an international jury for the Grand Prize. 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 Local Star Award will be awarded to the best game from developers from/living in Styria.

Submit your game pitches here: SAGA 2019 Google Form
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 and presenting the game live at the button festival.

Open to all independent game developers worldwide. Award winners from previous years are not eligible for re-submission.


Feb 24, Submission Deadline
Mar 3, Finalists Announced

March 16, Award Ceremony @ Button Festival (15.-16 in Graz)

International Jury: 

Ivan Buchta, Bohemia Interactive, Czech Republic
Tara J. Brannigan, 5CA, Netherlands
Saku Lehtinen, Remedy Entertainment, Finland
Sithe Ncube, Ubongo Game Lab, A MAZE Johannesburg, Zambia
Philomena Schwab, Stray Fawn Studio, Switzerland

Finalists 2019:

SAGA Finalists:: These five games will be exhibited in the Game Dev area as well @ button 2019:
SAGA Award :: Third Styrian Games Award will be presented at Button Festival!

Details Button festival: http://gamedevgraz.at/button2019

Get to know the finalists!