What's your favorite CRYENGINE Indie Game of the Year 2021?

The Alien Cube - by Alessandro Guzzo
Total votes: 44 (53%)
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 - by CI Games
Total votes: 25 (30%)
Uninvited Guest - by AdroV Games
Total votes: 14 (17%)
Total votes: 83

Choose your CRYENGINE Game of the Year 2021

Win Crytek merch by voting for your favorite CRYENGINE game released in 2021.

Today we're launching our CRYENGINE Game of the Year 2021 awards, and we need your vote to decide the winner! We're proud of the wide range of developers and licensees who choose CRYENGINE to create unique, exciting, and ambitious experiences with our engine. 2021 was another excellent year for CRYENGINE-powered games, and it was no easy task to select a shortlist from qualifying titles released during the 2021 calendar year. But after much deliberation, our team has chosen the nominees, and now we need your votes to decide who will take home the coveted award. And by participating in the vote, you can win some Crytek merch too!

Take part by checking out the nominees below, and then vote for the game you think should win. Leave a comment explaining why you have chosen your favorite, and you will be in with a chance of winning merch from the Crytek store.

If you haven't played all the games on our shortlist yet, you can learn more about each of our nominees during dedicated episodes of devcom's Vertical Slice show, hosted by Astrid Gooding and streamed on their Twitch channel over the next three weeks. Each week a different nominee will be showcased and discussed with special guests, including developers and members of your CRYENGINE Team. And the day after each Vertical Slice show, our very own Roman Perezogin, CRYENGINE Junior Evangelist, will be playing each game on our official Twitch channel too. There will be game key giveaways during all these streams, so don't forget to subscribe and tune in.

Voting closes on January 31, and the winning game will be announced on February 3. Our dedicated campaign page hosts further information about each game while those all-important terms and conditions can be found at the top of this topic.

So, without further ado, here are the nominees:

The Alien Cube

The Alien Cube is a Lovecraftian "cosmic first-person horror adventure" from solo developer Alessandro Guzzo. Worlds collide when your uncle disappears, and you must confront terrible truths and nightmarish visions in this tense and terrifying indie horror game.

The Alien Cube will be showcased on Vertical Slice on January 13 (4pm GMT +1)and streamed on CRYENGINE's Twitch channel on January 14.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2

From CI Games, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 is a modern warfare shooter set in the Middle East. Play as Raven, Contract Sniper Assassin, as you take out a series of targets across a dramatic single-player campaign. With extreme-range shots exceeding 1000m, gear up for the most challenging entry to the series yet.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 features on Vertical Slice on January 20 (4pm GMT +1) and will be streamed on CRYENGINE's Twitch channel on January 21.

Uninvited Guest

Another solo developed title, Uninvited Guest, is a first-person psychological horror game set in 1930. Become immersed in a chilling adventure with stunning graphics and a horrifying soundscape. Packed with freakish scares throughout, you never know what's around the next corner on this indie white-knuckle ride.

Uninvited Guest will star on Vertical Slice on January 27 (4pm GMT +1) and will stream on CRYENGINE's Twitch channel on January 28.

Don't forget to check out the game streams on devcom's official Twitch channel and the official CRYENGINE Twitch channel to learn more about each nominee and take your chance to win free game keys.

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Re: Choose your CRYENGINE Game of the Year 2021

Participation terms – CRYENGINE's Best Game of the Year Voters' Raffle


Crytek GmbH („Crytek“), Hugo-Junkers-Strasse 3, D-60386 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is the operator of the CRYENGINE's Best Game of the Year Voters' Raffle („Raffle“) By participating in the Raffle, each participant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these “Participation Terms”.
This Raffle is open only to legal residents who are at least 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Crytek GmbH, each of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, and promotion agencies, directors, officers and distributors and other prize suppliers, and each of their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household (whether legally related or not) of each are not eligible to enter or win.
Participants who do not comply with these Participation Terms, or attempt to interfere with the Contest in any way, shall be disqualified. Crytek may also disqualify participants for other material reasons, e.g. if a participant threatens or insults Crytek employees or other participants.

Crytek reserves its right to modify, interrupt or end the Raffle at any time.

Participating in the Contest

The Raffle will begin on January 10, 2022 with the announcement of the Raffle on Crytek’s CRYENGINE website and ends at 11:59 PM CEST on January 31st, 2022.
The prizes will be revealed with announcement of the Raffle on Crytek’s CRYENGINE website (forum). The prizes will not be instantly accessible and will be distributed after winners have been chosen. There is no cost or obligation associated with participating in the Contest.

Participants will require a CRYENGINE account in order to participate in the Contest.

Participants may submit one vote only. One vote + 1 comment validates one entry for the Raffle.

No third party entry or entry through a sweepstakes service is permitted. Crytek is not responsible for late, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind, whether mechanical, human or electronic.


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