Top Nominees for “Best German Game” Revealed: Beholder 3, Chained Echoes, and Signalis

The German Computer Game Awards (DCP) has announced its 2023 nominees, with €800K total prize money up for grabs.

Which game will take home the title of "Best German Game"? The competition is fierce, with Beholder 3, Chained Echoes, and Signalis all vying for the top spot.

It’s that time of year again, when the gaming world turns its attention to the prestigious German Computer Game Awards (Deutscher Computerspielpreis, DCP). This year’s nominees have just been announced, and they are nothing short of spectacular. Our resident gaming expert, Daniel, is here to give you the inside scoop on the top contenders, prize details, and more!


  • Total prize money of €800,000 for DCP 2023
  • 15 award categories
  • Nominees for “Best German Game”: Beholder 3, Chained Echoes, and Signalis
  • Award ceremony on May 11, 2023 in Berlin and live-streamed
  • Jury chaired by Prof. Mareike Ottrand

The Battle for the “Best German Game”

With €800,000 in total prize money, the DCP 2023 has 15 categories to be awarded. The crème de la crème of the awards, the “Best German Game” category, comes with a €100,000 prize for the winner and €30,000 each for the two runners-up. The fierce competition includes Beholder 3, Chained Echoes, and Signalis, all vying for the coveted title.

Beholder 3

From Paintbucket Games and Alawar Entertainment, Beholder 3 is the latest installment of the critically acclaimed dystopian adventure series.

Chained Echoes

Developed by Matthias Linda and published by Deck13 Spotlight, Chained Echoes is a captivating, retro-style RPG that has quickly gained a dedicated fan base.


Rose Engine and Humble Games bring us Signalis, a unique horror-themed action-adventure game with a striking art style.

The Prestigious Jury

The 35-member jury, led by Prof. Mareike Ottrand of HAW Hamburg, is made up of esteemed experts from various fields, including the gaming industry, academia, culture, media, and politics. The jury carefully deliberated to select the top contenders in each category, setting the stage for an unforgettable award ceremony.

Mark Your Calendars!

The DCP 2023 award ceremony will take place on May 11th at Spindler & Klatt in Berlin, with Katrin Bauerfeind and Uke Bosse as hosts. Can’t make it to Berlin? No worries! You can catch the live-stream on the official website:

So, who will take home the title of “Best German Game”? Stay tuned for Daniel’s insider tips and expert analysis as the DCP 2023 unfolds!

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