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8 hours have passed since i attended germanys most important and high payed award for the german games industry: #DerDCP19 organized by @DoroBaer, @BMVI, @game_verband and @Digitale_Spiele. Since then i couldn't stop thinking about it. Here's why i think it was a mess...
"The funny moderation"
The moderation was a huge fuckup. It was not funny, incredibly cringy, sometimes disgusting and failed to celebrate the stars of the evening: The makers of the celebrated games. Needless to say Ina Müller can't take the whole blame. Still, this was a mess.
"But we need famous hosts!"
No. Seriously, nope, we don't. If you want to get a bigger audience (The livestream was watched by 200 peeps tops) then, i don't know, let's include a bigger audience. Let's not make "Gamer" Jokes, let's get more diverse people FROM THE INDUSTRY
"But we need famous hosts!" (pt2)
Stop pretending where a bunch of white fat nerds sitting in our basement all time. It's not funny, never was and never will be. Ina Müller kept interrupting the winners in their thank you speeches for the cheap jokes written on her cards ...
"But we need famous hosts!" (pt3)
The hosts for the different categories sometimes even were open about it that they simply didn't care about games or even the event they were hosting. One of them didn't even get the name right. I mean ... COME ON!
"We want to celebrate the games and their makers"
Yeah, that should be the mission of this award show. Then please, if the actress playing Senua from @HellBladeGame comes on stage, do not treat her like screaming was the most intense thing working on that game.
"No one cares about the award"
Very few people do and that's a pity. It would help if the livestream would provide more languages than german and the show wouldn't include lengthy monologues of politicians bashing the opposition all the time. Because ... this is not the topic!
"Didn't you complain last year already?"
Yes and the year before and the year before that and i won't stop till we can have an award show that I'm not embarrassed to be part of. Our Industry has a lot of problems. It can be a toxic place for a lot of people.
"Didn't you complain last year already?" (pt2)
A yearly event that is meant to cherish that industry shouldn't be toxic. It should be open, welcoming and inclusive. It's main purpose shouln't be making fun of the creators. It should be empowering, encouraging and uplifting.
"And now what?"
Well, have a look at other award ceremonies. Check out the @BAFTAGames , or even better check out the award ceremony at @AMazeFest organized by @ST0RN0. That's how you celebrate the makers and people working around this medium we all love.
"Was it really that bad?"
If you understand german you can see yourself. If not, well lucky you i guess.
Sorry for this long thread but i had to get it out of my system. @DoroBaer @game_verband @BMVI and @Digitale_Spiele we have to talk. I don't want people to think that this represents is the field i work in. Luckily barely someone watches the stream ...
Now that much said - CONGRATS to @trueberbrook @MadAboutPandas @tweetingwoods @daedalic @kamibox_ph "team elizabeth"from @HTW_Berlin @VRnerds CapLab @corybarlog @RockstarGames @Nintendo @AMazeFest "Team Jugglers Tale" from @FilmakademieBW and all other nominees!
You are AMAZEing.
What do you think could improve the situation? Or are you already happy? You’re all welcome to join the thread :)
I mean @anitasarkeesian is in town for @AMazeFest . Imagine how awesome it would be if SHE would have hosted the @DerDCP . Just ... imagine!
I also have to add:
Although I have a lot to criticize I’m still very glad that this award exists and thankful for the people working on it. I just want it to be way better.
Amongst others I would love to see @LorenzoPilia as a host. At least for a category. He is hilarious!
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