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Student games from DigiPen Europe-Bilbao have long stood out for their technical sophistication, design innovations, and artistic excellence — winning awards and nominations from competitions such as Gamelab, The Game Awards, and the Fun & Serious Game Festival. Our full list of honors and awards showcase our students’ outstanding achievements in game design and development.

Arclight Beat

  • Nominee, Student Category, 2022 Game Development World Championship
  • Nominee, Hobby Category, 2022 Game Development World Championship
  • Finalist, Best University Game, 2022 BIG Conference
  • Showcase, 2022 Gamelab Tenerife
  • Official Selection, 2022 BITBANG
  • Official Selection, 2022 Weird Market

Arruyo

  • Showcase, 2022 Gamelab Tenerife
  • Official Selection, 2022 Weird Market

Astra

  • Finalist, BBK New Talents Award, 2020 Fun & Serious Game Festival
  • Finalist, Best Student Game, 2020 Gamelab Live Awards

Avani

  • Finalist, Best Game in Catalan, 2023 ETIV-UVigo Awards for Video Game Localization
  • Finalist, Best Game in Basque, 2023 ETIV-UVigo Awards for Video Game Localization
  • Finalist, Best Game in Galician, 2023 ETIV-UVigo Awards for Video Game Localization
  • Nominee, Hobby Category Fan Choice, 2022 Game Development World Championship
  • 2nd place, January Top 10 Ranking, 2022 Game Development World Championship

Back to Life

  • Official Selection, 2019 Weird Market
  • Finalist, Best Cultural Video Game Project, 2019 Animation Awards, Comunidad de Madrid
  • Finalist, Best Student Game, 2019 Gamelab Barcelona

Entails

  • Finalist, 2021 Quirino Award for Best Ibero-American Video Game Animation
  • Official Selection, 2020 Weird Market

Erroak

  • Finalist, 2021 Quirino Award for Best Ibero-American Video Game Animation
  • Finalist, Best Basque Video Game, 2020 Fun & Serious Game Festival
  • Official Selection, 2020 Weird Market

Forgotten Journey

  • Finalist, Best Game in Basque Language, 2022 ETIV-UVigo Awards for Video Game Localization
  • Finalist, Best Game in Basque Language, 2022 Game Erauntsia Sariak ‘21
  • Finalist, Best Basque Video Game, 2021 Fun & Serious Game Festival

Gooh

  • Finalist, Best Student Game, 2019 Gamelab Barcelona

Han’yo

  • Winner, Best Basque Video Game, 2023 Game Erauntsia Sariak ‘22
  • Winner, Best Basque Translation, 2023 Game Erauntsia Sariak ‘22
  • Finalist, Best Video Game Animation, 2023 Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards
  • Finalist, Best Game in Catalan, 2023 ETIV-UVigo Awards for Video Game Localization
  • Finalist, Student Game Award, 2022 Game Development World Championship
  • Finalist, Best University Game, 2022 BIG Conference
  • Finalist, Best Basque Game, 2022 BIG Conference
  • Showcase, 2022 Gamelab Tenerife
  • Official Selection, 2022 Talentu Gazteak
  • Official Selection, 2022 BITBANG
  • Official Selection, 2022 Weird Market

Inaris: The Cloud Temple

  • Finalist, Best Basque Video Game Award, 2014 hóPlay

Iona: Coded Will

  • Finalist, Best Basque Video Game Award, 2014 hóPlay

Jera

  • Winner, Best University Game, 2018 Gamelab Barcelona
  • Showcase, 2021 Tokyo Game Show
  • Featured Game, 2019 DreamHack Winter Student Game Showcase
  • Featured Game, 2019 DigiPen Arcade @ PAX West
  • Selected, 2019 Indie Prize London
  • Finalist, 2019 Three Headed Monkey Awards
  • Finalist, Best Basque Game (FS Play), 2018 Fun & Serious Game Festival
  • Finalist, Best Student Game (BBK Talents), 2018 Fun & Serious Game Festival
  • Finalist, Best Student Game, 2018 The Game Awards

Kogarashi

  • Official Selection, 2019 Weird Market
  • Finalist, Best Basque Video Game, 2019 Fun & Serious Game Festival
  • Finalist, Best Student Game, 2019 Gamelab Barcelona

Mirlo: Above the Sun

  • Winner, Best Basque Video Game, 2022 Game Erauntsia Sariak ‘21
  • Winner, Best Basque Video Game, 2021 Fun & Serious Game Festival
  • Weekly Vote Nominee, 2022 Game Development World Championship
  • Finalist, Best Video Game Animation, 2022 Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards
  • Finalist, Best Game in Basque Language, 2022 Game Erauntsia Sariak ‘21
  • Official Selection, 2021 Weird Market

Molto Vivace

  • Finalist, Best Basque Video Game, 2012 hóPlay

Moodieval Times

  • Winner, Best Student Game, 2019 Gamelab Barcelona
  • Finalist, 2020 Three Headed Monkey Awards
  • Official Selection, 2019 Weird Market
  • Finalist, Best Basque Video Game, 2019 Fun & Serious Game Festival

Poppy’s Nightmare

  • Featured Game, 2019 DigiPen Arcade @ PAX West

Project Senko

  • Finalist, BBK New Talents Award, 2020 Fun & Serious Game Festival

Quest 4 Papa: Reloaded

  • Honorable Mention, Best Student Game, 2021 IGF
  • Jury Selection, 2021 Valencia Indie Summit
  • Showcase, 2021 Tokyo Game Show
  • Finalist, 2021 Quirino Award for Best Ibero-American Video Game Animation
  • Official Selection, 2020 Weird Market
  • Finalist, Best Basque Video Game, 2020 Fun & Serious Game Festival
  • Finalist, BBK New Talents Award, 2020 Fun & Serious Game Festival

Shadow Racer

  • Finalist, Best Basque Game, 2022 BIG Conference
  • Showcase, 2022 Gamelab Tenerife

Skywolf

  • Nominee, Emerging Talent Award, 2020 Ludicious – Zürich Game Festival
  • Finalist, Best Basque Video Game, 2019 Fun & Serious Game Festival
  • Finalist, Best Student Game, 2019 Gamelab Barcelona

StoneHeart

  • Finalist, 2017 Three Headed Monkey Awards
  • Finalist, Best Student Game, 2016 Gamelab Barcelona
  • Finalist, Best Basque Video Game, 2016 AzPlay International Festival of Independent Games
  • Finalist, Best Student Game, 2016 Fun & Serious Game Festival

Teotl: Rise of a God

  • Finalist, Best Student Game, 2017 Gamelab Barcelona
  • Finalist, Best University Game, 2017 Fun & Serious Game Festival
  • Finalist, Best Basque Video Game, 2017 AzPlay International Festival of Independent Games

Twisted

  • Finalist, Best Student Game, 2013 Gamelab Barcelona

Umbra Chronicles

  • Winner, Best Basque Video Game, 2013 hóPlay
  • Finalist, Best Sound, 2013 hóPlay
  • Finalist, Best Student Game, 2014 Gamelab Barcelona
  • Finalist, Indie Game Contest, 2014 Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival

Veggie Menace

  • Finalist, Best Game in Catalan, 2023 ETIV-UVigo Awards for Video Game Localization
  • Finalist, Best Game in Basque, 2023 ETIV-UVigo Awards for Video Game Localization
  • Showcase, 2022 Gamelab Tenerife

Wahkan

  • Finalist, Best Student Game, 2019 BIG Festival
  • Finalist, 2019 Three Headed Monkey Awards
  • Finalist, Best Basque Game (FS Play), 2018 Fun & Serious Game Festival
  • Finalist, Best University Game, 2018 Gamelab Barcelona

Wolf Spear

  • Official Selection, 2020 Game Development World Championship

 

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