Yaga and Cardpocalypse Nominated for Webby’s in 24th Annual Webby Awards

Yaga and Cardpocalypse Nominated for Webby’s in 24th Annual Webby Awards

Baltimore – MD — May 1st 2020 – Independent games publisher Versus Evil today announced that two of its published Indie titles are Webby Award nominees for the Internet’s two most coveted awards: The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award. The Webby Awards is the Internet’s most respected symbol of success and this year the 24th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from nearly all 50 US states and 70 countries worldwide.

Cardpocalypse, a card-battling RPG about being a kid in the 90s by Indie developer Gambrinous, is a Webby award nominee in Games for Best User Experience, it also picked up a Webby Honoree in Games for Strategy & Simulation.

RPG game Yaga, a hand-drawn action-RPG with a humorous take on Slavic folklore by Breadcrumbs Interactive has also been nominated for Best Adventure game category in the 24th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s Highest Honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet.

Last year, people cast over 3 million votes from 230+ countries and territories worldwide, and the site was visited by over 5 million people

“Having two of our beloved published Indies nominated in this year’s Webby Awards is a huge honor and is testament to the passion and commitment from both studios in creating memorable indie games and player experiences. Both nominations, including the additional Webby honoree nod have made us incredibly proud of their achievements.” Steve Escalante, General Manager for publisher Versus Evil.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year, the public has 7 days left to cast votes for their favorite projects. Voting for People’s Voice is open until Thursday, May 7th, at 11:59 PM/PST. Fans can cast their vote here:

vote.webbyawards.com

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About Gambrinous

Gambrinous is an award-winning independent game studio founded in Dublin, Ireland in 2014. Gambrinous makes digital games inspired by the wonder of tabletop & board games.  The Studio released its first game ‘Guild of Dungeoneering’ in 2015 to worldwide commercial and critical success. Fans and press particularly loved the way it combined ideas from tabletop games with a humorous satirical narrative, creating a unique digital experience.  Colm Larkin and Fred Mangan, the studio directors, intend to keep creating games that surprise & delight their fans.

About Breadcrumbs Interactive

Breadcrumbs Interactive is a games studio focused on creating worlds that you can get lost in. We aim to make engaging single-player experiences centered around exploration and storytelling.

We are a team of game developers from Romania who worked together for several years and decided we want to create richer gaming experiences driven by discovery and curiosity. Our process involves throwing ideas around, banging heads on walls, chewing pencil heads, and wearing down books until we put together an imaginary world. We then create a trail of breadcrumbs to lead players in and let them discover it.

About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences

The Executive Academy is comprised of industry luminaries such as Internet inventor Vint Cerf; Instagram’s Head of Fashion Partnerships Eva Chen 23andMe Co-Founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki; PBS CEO Paula Kerger; CMO of Allbirds Julie Channing; Headspace Founder Andy Puddicombe; Girlboss Co-Founder and CEO Sophie Amoruso; Google’s Head of Conversation Design Cathy Pearl; Fortnite Designer Eric Williamson; HBO Digital Chief Diane Tryneski; Los Angeles Laker Isaiah Thomas; DDB Worldwide CEO Wendy Clark; The dtx Company Founder Tim Armstrong; Masterclass Founder David Rogier; Anti-Bullying Activist Monica Lewinsky; News Not Noise Founder Jessica Yellin; Reboot.io CEO and Co-Founder Jerry Colonna; R/GA US Chief Creative Officer Tiffany Rolfe; Bill Simmons Podcast Host Bill Simmons; and Target CMO Rick Gomez.. Members also include writers and editors from publications such as The New York Times, Wired, Details, Fast Company, Elle, The Los Angeles Times, Vibe, and WallPaper.

About Versus Evil

Founded in 2013, Versus Evil, LLC is the US based video game publisher behind critically acclaimed video games Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire and The Banner Saga trilogy. Publishing games on all major mobile, PC and console platforms, Versus Evil works with independent development studios from around the world. Titles include RPG – collectible card game adventure hybrid Cardpocalypse, Yaga the role-playing folktale, and the zombie arcade – action shooter Into the Dead 2. The corporate philosophy is to champion for the independent game developer. For more information visit https://versusevil.com

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