The bit awards
2019 winners

67 West St, Manhattan NY.
February 9th - February 12th
PC/Console Game Of The Year
Best overall game developed for PC, web, home console(s) or arcade.
The Nominees:
Cold War Game Studios
Stone Lantern Games
KungFu Kickball
WhaleFood Games
LampLight City
Grundislay Games
Punch Planet
Sector-K Games
Decoy Games
Mobile Game Of The Year
Recognizing a game that delivers the absolute best experience across mobile platforms.
Into The Dark: Narakan
The Nominees:
Sound Sky
Playful People
Muse Games
Imposter Drawster
Up At Night
Mew And Me
Mew And Me
Into The Dark: Narakan
Orc Punk
Table Top Game Of The Year
Recognizing a game that delivers the absolute best tabletop experience, including card and board games.
The Nominees:
Victoria Cana & Alexandre Uboldi
Status Report!
Offcut Games
Smack Talk Showdown
Double Turn Games
Hero: Tales Of The Tomes
Jimmy Ellerth Entertainment
Saturday Morning Games
Plausible Studio
Clear The Decks
Crispy Games Company
best style
Recognizing achievement in game audio and/or visuals.
The Nominees:
Punch Planet
Sector-K Games
Jupiter & Mars
Muse Games
Stone Lantern Games
Ambition: A Minuet In Power
Joy Manufacturing CO.
0°N 0°W
best xr game
Recognizing a game that delivers the absolute best experience in augmented, virtual or mixed reality.
The Take
The Nominees:
The Take
Stuido Studios
The Rig
Sunset Division
Mister Mart
Jupiter And Mars
Garret Fuselier
Thomas Van Bouwel
Best Student Game
Recognizing a game created primarily by students as part of an educational program.
King Of The Hat
The Nominees:
David Su & Dominique Star (MIT)
Rol Control
Andrew Simon Thomas (Playcrafting)
King Of The Hat
Business Corp. Inc. (Dawson College)
Into The Dark: Narakan
Orc Punk (Playcrafting)
Flight Simulator
Hosni Auji (NYU Game Center)
Team Anyball(NYU Game Center)
The Players Choice Award
An award chosen by you! Show your favorite game some love.
The Nominees:
Snowhydra Games
Where Shadows Slumber
Game Revenant
Tornado Roulette
Luis Delacruz
Decoy Games
KungFu Kickball
WhaleFood Games
Nomanda Studios

Recognizing developers and leaders on the rise for their talent and a commitment to growing and fostering
their local community. One each is given for San Francisco, New York and Boston.

Jen Maclean
Game Changer Honoree
As the Executive Director of the IGDA and IGDA Foundation, Jen MacLean works to build a more inclusive game development community and support game developers around the world in achieving sustainable, fulfilling careers. ‍ Jen began her career as a playtester at Microprose Software, working on legendary games including Civilization, Civilization 2, and Civ Net, as well as Master of Orion, Darklands, Colonization, and Master of Magic. She moved to AOL as online games began to take off, leading Product Management for Air Warrior, Legends of Kesmai, NTN Trivia, and many other popular titles. Following AOL, Jen led sports, entertainment, and games for Comcast's online services, establishing Comcast's core and casual gaming offerings and partnerships with major publishers and developers including EA and Xbox.
Don Bellenger
San Francisco Awardee
Don Bellenger is a lifelong creative who works out of Oakland, CA, where he lives with his wife and daughter. He is the lead developer of Black Future '88, coming soon to multiple platforms. A staple of the Bay Area community, Don leads both through the example of his work and his commitment to helping inspire and connect his fellow game developers.
Caroline Murphy
Boston Awardee
Caroline Murphy is a game designer, producer, and community organizer that lives and works in the Greater Boston Area. She received her MBA from Babson in 2011, and has passionately focused on building games and game communities. She is co-founder and CEO of BostonFIG, a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to cultivating the next generation of game creators. BostonFIG's annual flagship event, BostonFIG Fest, now in its 8th year, draws an audience of nearly 5000 attendees. Caroline also acts as Chief Creative Officer of Incantrix Productions, a game company that specializes in interactive theater events. She teaches in the graduate games science program at Northeastern University, co-manages the Boston Indies community group, is on the Board of Directors for Be Epic, and sits on the game review committees for AIAS and Intercon.
Sam Eng
New York Awardee
Sam Eng is a Unity3D developer and long-time Playcrafting instructor. In 2018, Sam released the acclaimed hit game Zarvot on the Nintendo Switch. He is also the lead developer on AVARIAvs (, a lightning fast turn-based RPG due for release in 2019. Sam's commitment to his own craft as well as nurturing the talent of those around him makes him a community leader in New York and for developers the world over.