Fastaval Otto award contest

Past Contests

Contest nameFastaval Otto award contest
Contest organizerFastaval
Contest start01/08/2020
Submission deadline28/08/2020
Entry feenone
Monetary prizes?unclear
Other prizes?

Fame, prestige, exposure

More information

When we read through the incoming pitches to make the selection for Fastaval, our task is to provide the participants with the best possible potential for great experiences playing games. As such we consider a number of factors that all influence our decision:
The presentation
Do we understand the description of the game well enough to get a good understanding of the ideas and core concepts of the game?
Is there good cohesion between game mechanisms and theme? Is it a good game?
Does the concept excite us? Do we believe that that the game will provide a good experience for the players?
Development potential
It really isn’t long between September and April, so it is important that the core elements are, by and large, in place and it seems realistic that the game development can be complete for Fastaval.
That special ‘something’
We have a great love for the different and innovative – the games that might not have obvious commercial potential... [more on website]

Contest requirements

Fastaval has a proud history of fostering creative and innovative board games. Magic Maze, Fog of Love, Midnight Madness, Burning Rome, Among Nobles and Spurs are among the board games from Fastaval that have gone on to be published, kickstarted or nominated for awards. Fastaval’s participants are a very diverse crowd, from roleplayers with little board game experience to hardcore eurogamers, from casual gamers to miniature gamers. We welcome all kinds of games, from social games to immersive narratives, creative party games, innovative eurogames, dexterity games and much more.

Is this a recurring contest?Yes
How often does it reoccur?Once a year.