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Paleo Pines wins The*Gamehers Best Game of the Year Award

Date Posted: March 4, 2024

Paleo Pines, the charming dinosaur-themed farming simulator developed by Holywood game studio Italic Pig, has taken home the prestigious Best Game of the Year award at The*Gamehers Awards 2024.

Released in September 2023 to critical acclaim, Paleo Pines captured the hearts of gamers worldwide with its unique blend of heartwarming storytelling, relaxing gameplay, and adorable dinosaur companions. Players cultivate crops, manage their farms, and forge bonds with their dinosaur friends, creating a truly wholesome and engaging experience.

“We are absolutely thrilled and humbled to receive this incredible recognition from The*Gamehers” said Aimee Lingman, Executive Producer at Italic Pig and Marketing Director of Paleo Pines. “From the very beginning, our passion has been to create a game that brings our audience back to the simplicity of childhood and offers escapism to players of all ages. To see Paleo Pines resonate so deeply with the community is truly rewarding and to receive this recognition from the*Gamehers, whose values and mission so closely align to our own, is just pure magic.”

Paleo Pines’ win at The*Gamehers Awards is a testament to the talent and dedication of the development team at Italic Pig. The game’s success also highlights the growing popularity of indie games and the ability for Northern Ireland studios to compete – and succeed – on the world stage with their game releases.

Richard Williams, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Screen, said; “We are immensely proud to see Paleo Pines, a product of Northern Ireland’s vibrant gaming industry, recognised on the global stage by The*Gamehers Awards. Congratulations to the team at Italic Pig, winning Best Game of the Year is testament to its hard work and dedication to crafting experiences that captivate audiences worldwide. We look forward to continuing our support for the thriving gaming ecosystem in Northern Ireland.”

Paleo Pines is published by Maximum Entertainment and has been created with funding support from Northern Ireland Screen.

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