New Zealand |  2022

NYX Game Silver Winner

Katuku Island

Entrant Company

Murray Sam Holdings Limited

Category

Mobile Game

Client's Name

Dr. Phyllis Callaghan

Sub-Category

Best Innovation

Are you ready? Get on board the Waka! Fresh out of Aotearoa New Zealand, Katuku Island is an adventure game with an indigenous difference, for ALL humans to play. We want to see you fulfil YOUR dreams... and TRANSFORM! Game for Life - Game Katuku Island! Katuku Island is a world first in video gaming, as it brings perspective from Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand. And being Aotearoa, it's an adventure like no other! We are proud to be Kiwi/NZ made. Katuku Island is a metaphor for 'changing the narrative' for your own life's challenges and outlook: We would love for you to immerse yourself in the Katuku world and 'transform'!

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Credits

Score, songwriting and vocals
Dylan Ngatoro and Rongomai Callaghan
Moko Arai
Boydie Te Nahu - Artist
Ngati Dread
Eruera Brown - Artist
Tamanay@Tuhou creations
Tamanay Tuhou - Artist
Jah@creations
Jahvarn Battes - Artist
Hiku@Maori
Hkiurangi Mangu - Artist
DGJWatson
Dave Watson - Graphic designer
2022
United Kingdom
NYX Game Awards - Object Hunt
silver
winner

Entrant Company

Kwalee

Category

Mobile Game - Best Innovation

2022
New Zealand
NYX Game Awards - Katuku Island
silver
winner
Dr. Phyllis Callaghan

Entrant Company

Murray Sam Holdings Limited

Category

Mobile Game - Mobile Game/Other: ____

2022
Poland
NYX Game Awards - Heavy Duty Challenge
silver
winner

Entrant Company

Nano Games

Category

PC Game - Simulation

2022
United States
NYX Game Awards - For The Hive
silver
winner
William Thomson

Entrant Company

Arcane Worlds Limited

Category

PC Game - Best Visual Art