Upcoming talents

Upcoming talents

This year, the Game Award celebrated the new talents in the Danish Gaming Industry.

The Gaming Prize's Executive Committee this year has decided to pay tribute to the new, upcoming talents of the gaming industry at the Game Prize 2019. A member of the Game Award executive committee, Forest Swartout Large from IO Interactive, justifies why:

"We, at the Executive Board, are delighted to celebrate new and upcoming talents at Spilprisen 2019. Talents are the future of our industry and are important to insure the constant development of our business. We have therefore decided to add a special celebration and recognition of talents to the award show in May."

Four young talents were on stage to be celebrated as the Game Prize 2019 celebrated this year's talents. Here you can read the motivations underlying the Executive Committee's selection of these four young talents:



Ida has been submitted by Anton Forchhammer, CEO at Niila:

Ida’s art is in the crossbreed between cartoon and game, a crossing still in its tender birth. This makes Ida a frontrunner using new instruments and expressions in a digital context. It takes courage to push the boundaries, and that is why Ida deserves to be celebrated and recognized as one of the Upcoming Talents.



Murray has been submitted by Astrid Mie Refstrup & Simon Ladefoged, CEO's at Triple Topping Games:

Murray has only been with us for little more than a year, and it has been amazing to follow his development: He is creative, detail oriented and a fast learner. Murray is art director at our upcoming production. Besides he also takes part in the development of the game story. This game could not have gained the same quality and detail if it had not been for Murray. And we hope to be able to keep him in our team in the future.


Emil has been submitted by Hakan Abrak, CEO at IO Interactive:

Emil has only been with us for a little over a year. Still he has relentlessly delivered work worthy of an artist with a handful of years in the industry.
He is hard-working, curious, sharp as a whip, and incredible friendly. He has an overflowing ambition that simply works because he is equally as humble. He delves into demanding tasks only to rise victorious. And like a true pioneer he engages every department to meet his team’s goal.


Elisa has been submitted by Martin Kai Sommer, CEO at Game Swing:

Elisa is determined, reliable and devoted to the development of her talent and craft. Over a very short period, Elisa has gained broad experience working on game projects for platforms ranging from VR, PC/Console and mobile.Based on her great personal qualities, stellar work ethics and unquestionable talent I believe Elisa deserves to be recognized as one of the true great talents in the Danish game industry.