December 20, 2016 Event Recap: ’16 Bit Awards
Chase Kiefiuk
Chase Kiefiuk

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Over 400 members of New York and San Francisco’s growing community of game developers gathered last night at Parsons to celebrate a year of making games and to honor their talented creators. The evening featured a four-piece jazz band playing popular themes from games we all know and love, plus a special medley of songs from Best Style winner Peter Panic featuring the voice of Peter himself, Remy Germinario! Presenters included a stellar lineup of developers, press and industry professionals.¬†Playcrafting even announced PLAY NYC, New York’s first full-scale dedicated games convention coming in the Summer of 2017!

Insomniac Games CEO & Founder Ted Price inspired the developers in attendance with a rousing 2016 Game Changer Award acceptance speech. He also presented the 2016 Rising Pixel Award to San Francisco’s Chetan Surpur (HIGHKEY Games) and New York’s Brett Taylor (My Dog Zorro).

Check out the full list of winners below!

BEST TABLE TOP GAME
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Killer Snails: Assassins of the Sea by Killer Snails LLC

$10,000 EKO GRANT WINNER
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Item Shop by Bryan Korn

BEST STUDENT GAME
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Afterward by The Afterteam – Supinfogame Rubika

BEST STYLE
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Peter Panic! by James Marion

BEST VIRTUAL REALITY GAME
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SwingStar VR by Computer Lunch

BEST MOBILE
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Cognition by LunaFive LLC

BEST PC/CONSOLE GAME
pc1979 Revolution: Black Friday by iNK Stories

2016 GAME CHANGER
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Ted Price, Insomniac Games

RISING PIXEL – SAN FRANCISCO
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Chetan Surpur, HIGHKEY Games

RISING PIXEL – NYC
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Brett Taylor, My Dog Zorro

A special thank you to our sponsors Spotible and Blue Eyed Fly as well as Parsons for helping make last night’s incredible event possible. Congratulations to all the developers in our community, nominated or not, on another wonderful year. It’s been an honor to celebrate your passion and talent.

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