2021 Developers Choice Awards


Join us as we celebrate this year's creative and technical achievements of Utah's video game creators.


Then join us for the Final Burn After Party!


It is time again for the biggest end-of-year party for game developers in Utah! This year we are excited to see SpyHop's new event space.

Please support our wonderful sponsors:

    • Thank you to SpyHop for hosting and providing volunteers. 
    • Thank you to UDEN for sponsoring the physical awards and for promotion support! 
    • Thank you to the volunteers from IGDA SLC for organizing and helping with setup and teardown.


We look forward to another wonderful evening to highlight and celebrate the work done by our community this year. It is a free event, and open to the public, but food and drink at the Final Burn after party is on your own. Many choose to dress up nicer for the main event. Feel free to invite friends and family!

Games worked on by people living in Utah from last December through this November are eligible.

The nominated games include:

Abyss of Neptune - Abyssmal Games, Synodic Arc - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1562020/Abyss_of_Neptune/

AlUla Adventures - Manga Productions / Spark XR - https://www.alulaadventures.com

Auto Jump - Postmita - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Postmita.CarJump

Canvas Colors In the Moving City - UnfinishedCircl - https://unfinishedcircl.itch.io/canvas-colors-in-the-moving-city

Death Drive - Rose Gold Media - https://olivergallina.itch.io/death-drive

Dissolve - Baby Star Games - https://www.babystargames.com/landing

Harold Reborn - Lukewasthefish - https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/harold-reborn-3ds/

Salt Lake Stories - john d moore - https://twitter.com/jdm0079/status/1455207010035650560

Skillick's Bride - Rachel Helps - https://rwelean.itch.io/skillicks-bride

Solitaire Stories - Red Games Co - https://apps.apple.com/app/solitaire-stories/id1534193824

Super Totally Ultimate Dads Showdown - Sandaled Sox - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1570730/Super_Totally_Ultimate_Dad_Showdown/

Tail of a Ghost Kitty - briakitten, plumepox, Luna, Zugai89, Michael Macapagal - https://itch.io/jam/wholesome-games-jam-2020/rate/777159

To Hell With It - Wimpy Imp games - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1567740/To_Hell_With_It/

Transformers: Tactical Arena - Red Games Co - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/transformers-tactical-arena/id1534035610

Yuligans: Christmas is Coming! - The Worst of Friends - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1457990/Yuligans_Christmas_is_Coming/

Join us for the evening and you will be able to:
  • Try some of the games
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • After party - meet the nominees


Plus, Spark XR will be there, where you can try their XR-One 'teleportation' Pod and the nominated sensory virtual travel experience, AlUla Adventures, created in collaboration with Manga Productions. If you missed the opportunity to try it at the global launch last month at the Silicon Slopes Summit (it was fully booked both days), this is a rare chance to try it. See feedback from people that tried it, here.

It will be quite the event!  You don't want to miss this!

Organized by the Utah IGDA Chapter.

UDEN is a proud sponsor of this event

Final Burn After Party

BlueGenes.jpgThis party is sponsored by Blue Gene's (who are providing a prize and hosting the location).  Invite your friends and kick back! NOTE: This is 21+ and you must bring ID!

Cost: food and drinks are on your own

Time: Saturday, Dec 4th, 9:00 pm

Place: BLUE GENE'S (formerly RYE)

239 S 500 E, Salt Lake City

RSVP: Notify Josh Jones [email protected] if you plan to attend (RSVP for each event).

Please join the Utah IGDA Mailing List at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/igda_utah for further announcements. 

December 04, 2021 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Spy Hop Rooftop
208 W Harvey Milk Blvd
(Just across from the TRAX station on 900S)
Park on the street or in Spy Hop's parking, but not Vertical Diner's. Enter through the West side of the building and go upstairs to the rooftop event space on the third floor.
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
United States
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Jackson Keller Colter Hendrickson Adam Weinstein Oliver Gallina Jon Dean Ezra Botansky Jeff Postma Rachel Helps Thomas Stucky Josh Jones

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