Back to Bed recieved The Jury's Special Mention
Bedtime Digital Game received the jury's special mention for Back to Bed at SpilPrisen 2015. The prizes all relate to 2014, and Back to Bed was launched as a DADIU project back in 2011 (and as a full game in 2014) and thus not part of the Danish 2014 crop. Instead they got a special mention.
The jury's motivation:
Some have asked: 'Well, why is this game not on the list of nominees this year - it certainly deserves it.' And while one could definitely argue, that this game has the qualities to rival those Danish games already among this years nominees - well, rules and regulations are what is stopping us from letting this excellent game join it’s brethren on the lists of nominees.
You see, this game was registered as released way back in 2011, and not in 2014. So while we recognize, that the game has evolved since then, in the guidelines set forth for this years awards, we have only been looking at releases registered in 2014.
However - as a recognition of the great work, that have gone into the game since it’s release, and the sheer jump in quality since 2011, the jury has decided to award a special mention to this game, that has been haunting the dreams of I would imagine both the developers and the players of this surrealistic nightmare puzzle.
Plantman awarded Best Showcase
DADIU alum Dennis Nielsen (Blendimals) won the Showcase award for his game Plantman - produced as his graduation Project at The National Film School of Denmark.
The Jury's motivation:
It’s rare that you come across a free showcase game that really, really, when you are completely honest, have the production values of a commercial release. But that is the case with this years winner of the award for best showcase.
The gameplay itself might not be revolutionary, but the polish, the pacing, the setting, the graphics, the audio - the whole package, is indistinguishable from something that people would readily ask you to pay for. A great, fun, and imaginative story about the dangers of gardening and sentient coffee machines.