The winners of the ‘Gamescom Awards’ held at Gamescom, the world’s top three game show, held in Cologne, Germany on the 27th were released on IGN’s YouTube channel.
LOS ANGELES, CA, September 27, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Neowiz announced that ‘The Lies of P’, the company’s own work currently under development, became the first in the Korean game industry to win three crowns at the ‘Gamescom Awards 2022’.
The winners of the ‘Gamescom Awards’ held at Gamescom, the world’s top three game show, held in Cologne, Germany on the 27th (local time) were released on IGN’s YouTube channel. That day, the Lies of P was selected as ‘Best Action Adventure Game’ and ‘Best Role Playing Game’.
At the ‘Opening Night Live’ on the 23rd (local time), as it was selected as the ‘Most Wanted Sony PlayStation Game’, the game collected three trophies at the ‘Gamescom Awards’.
The game won the most trophies at ‘Gamescom Awards 2022’, and the win is more meaningful in that it is the first achievement for a Korean game. In 2021, FromSoftware’s ‘Elden Ring’ won ‘Best Action-Adventure Game’, ‘Best Role-Playing Game’ and ‘Best PS Game’, and gained worldwide popularity after its release.
The winner ‘The Lies of P’ is a souls-like single-player action RPG. With realistic graphics set depicting the Belle Epoque era at the end of the 19th century, its unique universe inspired by the classic ‘Pinocchio’ and adapted into a dark fairy tale, and stunning action sequences brought a lot of expectations for a global hit in the market. It is currently under development for console and PC platforms and is planned to be released in 2023.
Neowiz participated in Gamescom from August 24th to 28th as an exclusive booth. At thls event, The Lies of P released a new trailer video and a two-hour demo that the audience could play, and announced that the game entered Microsoft’s Xbox Gam Pass. In particular, after the trailer video was released, the Lies of P was mentioned the most frequently on Twitter in the United States, recording ‘top trend’ and a lot of overseas media outlets including ‘PC Gamer’ in the UK, ‘FAMITSU’ in Japan, and ‘IGN’ in the USA all acclaimed the game.
Meanwhile, Neowiz announced that its casual healing adventure game, ‘Aka’ also won two awards. Aka was selected for the ‘Best Unity Game’ at the Gamescom’s ‘Indie Arena Booth Awards’ and the ‘Gamescom 2022 Indie CommUnity Choice Award’ hosted by Unity. The ‘Indie Arena Booth’, in which Aka participated, is an annual event that has been held with Gamescom since 2013, and is the mecca of game promotion for indie developers around the world.
Choi Ji-won, the project director in charge of the Lies of P’, said, “I think that the winning of three gamescom trophies is the proof of global expectations for the game. We will do our best until the Lies of P represents the game industry of South Korea.”
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