German computer game prize for BLACK PANTS GAME STUDIO

Hurray! The Kasseler company “Blackpants Game Studio”, a spin-off of former students of the Trickfilmklasse and the University of Kassel, was awarded the German computer game prize in Berlin on April 24th. The game developers won their “Tiny and Big – Grandpa’s Leftovers” adventure in the category “Best Youth Game”. The award is endowed with 75,000 euros.

Already in 2011, the prototype of the game had been awarded as the best new concept. “The fact that we have now won in this category has been a surprise for us,” said Christian Niemand from the “Black Pants”. Behind “Black Pants” are the computer scientists Christian Niemand, Johannes Spohr and Sebastian Schulz as well as Tobias Bilgeri, Florian Grolig and Sebastian Stamm, graduates of the Kunsthochschule.

Already in 2010 the development of the game started, in which the anti-hero Tiny Jr. fought through a desert littered with ruins of a submerged civilization – in search of a mysterious underpants that his opponent Big stole.

The German Computer Game Prize, which is endowed with a total of 385,000 Euro, is awarded by the branch associations BIU and G.A.M.E together with the Commissioner of the Federal Government for Culture and Media, Minister of State Bernd Neumann (MdB).

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