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  Arcade Sci-fi Match-3 Shooter Metacell: Genesis ARCADE Wins Fan Favorite Voting Round 13 at GDWC 2021!
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For immediate release on June 21st

Metacell: Genesis ARCADE by USA-based Team Metacell has won the 13th round of Fan Favorite voting at the Game Development World Championship 2021 (GDWC). Developers describe the game as an action packed sci-fi match three shooter and a homage to the classic arcade games. It is available on Steam Early Access.

Find more information about Metacell: Genesis ARCADE at the GDWC:

Team Metacell moves on to the final Fan Favorite voting round to compete for the victory of the Fan Favorite category. Final voting takes place at the end of GDWC 2021.

2nd place went to Phantom Beasts - Redemption by Ready Steady Games from Israel. "A sci-fi action 2.5D side scroller, where Player collects, upgrades and controls powerful hybrid beasts called phantoms, which bestow him with amazing special abilities, to kick some ass!"

3rd place was taken by Crazy Pirate Kaboom by Coded Fun Games from Netherlands. "A casual cartoony pirate shooter where you constantly just want to play the next level. Navigate your trusty ship between incoming cannonballs and fire while staying clear of tentacles and flying ships."

GDWC Team congratulates the Winners and sends thanks to all Nominees and voters. The Fan Favorite category Winner is decided in a series of pre-qualifying votes leading to the Final Vote. Every week nine games are up for a vote and battling for the place in the finals. Find latest vote at

You can check out the Fan Favorite Round 14 Nominees here:

GDWC 2021 Fan Favorite Vote 14 Nominees are:
- Blade Assault by TeamSuneat (South Korea)
- Drive Buy by GLITCHERS (United Kingdom)
- Game Dev Masters by Ryan Saunders (Canada)
- Knights of Grumthorr 2 by mattiesgames (Australia)
- Ladder Box by fengjiongmax (China)
- NinMaki by V2GAME (China)
- Nitro Car Racing 2 by Giuseppe Calcagno (Italy)
- Norilsk '93 by kotadies (Russia)
- Red Ronin by Wired Dreams Studio (Brazil)

Game Development World Championship Website:

GDWC Presskit:

For more information contact:
Olli Mäntylä, The GDWC Manager
[email protected]