GameMaker Awards 2023: Winners Revealed

Ross Manthorp
14th September 2023
GameMaker News

The GameMaker Awards are always hotly-contested, but this year, with perhaps the most stacked field in the history of the competition, it seemed impossible to call.

That’s where you came in, and you didn’t disappoint. Over 13,500 votes were cast, making this year’s Awards one the biggest by far in terms of responses!

And now, we’re delighted to announce your winners:

GameMaker Awards 2023 ‘Best Game’ Winner: Pizza Tower


This year’s winner of the coveted ‘Best Game’ award is the hyper-manic destructible platformer, Pizza Tower, developed by Tour De Pizza!

Pizza Tower stars the wild and balding Italian pizza chef, Peppino Spaghetti, who embarks on a quest to destroy the titular Pizza Tower that threatens his restaurant.

Victory in this category is no mean feat, either; this year’s shortlist for Best Game was absolutely stacked with some of the greatest indie releases of the year, including:

GameMaker Awards 2023 ‘Most Anticipated’ Winner: Berserk Boy


Your ‘Most Anticipated’ winner was the high-speed action platformer, Berserk Boy, developed by BerserkBoy Games.

Scheduled to release in 2024, Berserk Boy hands you the powers of Lighting, Fire, Ice, Air, and Earth in your quest to defeat Berserk Boy’s greatest enemy, Dr. Genos, who threatens to enslave the planet with his army of darkness.

Berserk Boy knocked back strong competition from another stacked shortlist, which featured:

GameMaker Awards 2023 ‘Best of’ Winner: Super Chicken Jumper

The ‘Best of’ award was claimed by the addictive and charismatic Super Chicken Jumper, developed by SewerCat Studio.

Face the forces of evil as planet Earth’s last hope: Chicken, the nimble fowl with a knack for destruction and death. This award is the latest success story for our Brazilian GameMaker community, whose votes helped propel developers Gemaplys and Luiz Alves’ game to first place.

The finalists for the coveted ‘Best of’ award included:

Thank you to everyone who submitted their games and all those who voted. We’ll see you next year!

Happy GameMaking!

Written by Ross Manthorp
Ross Manthorp handles all things community at the GameMaker team. When he’s not pulling the strings from behind the scenes he’s enjoying Nintendo games, indie games, and getting emotional over cartoons and comics.
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