French Gaming Shines at the 5th Pégases Awards: Meet the Big Winners and Exciting New Releases

Gaming Staff • March 8, 2024

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The 5th Ceremony of the Pégases, an event celebrating the French video game industry, took place in Paris on March 8, 2024. Hosted by Salomé Lagresle and Samuel Etienne, the ceremony honored 19 winners in various categories, including Best Video Game, Best Independent Video Game, and Best Game Design. The big winners of the night were Chants de Sennaar, taking home three Pégases, and Soldats Inconnus: Frères d’Armes, also winning three awards.

The ceremony was attended by notable figures such as Rachida Dati, the Minister of Culture, and Marina Ferrari, the State Secretary for the Digital Sector. Dati presented the Personality of the Year Award to Mickael Newton, President of Loisirs Numériques, while Ferrari awarded the International Honorary Award to renowned French video game designer Muriel Tramis.

The French video game industry has plenty of surprises in store for 2024. Just Dance, one of the most popular French video games in the world, presented its new duet dance in partnership with the CNC and the Château de Versailles at the Cultural Olympics. Additionally, four trailers of upcoming games were revealed during the ceremony, including Amerzone and Les Fourmis by Microids, Kamaeru by Humble Reeds, and Cryptical Path by Old Skull Games.

Chants de Sennaar, developed by Rundisc and Focus Entertainment, won the awards for Best Video Game, Best Independent Video Game, and Best Game Design. The game offers a puzzle-filled adventure in a striking aesthetic inspired by the myth of Babel. Players take on the role of a traveler whose goal is to reunite the Peoples of the Tower, divided since the dawn of time.

Soldats Inconnus: Frères d’Armes, developed by Old Skull Games and Ubisoft Montpellier, won awards for Beyond Video Games, Best Mobile Game, and Excellent Narrative. The game follows two brothers struggling to survive in the trenches and find each other during World War I. The series was originally released in 2014 and gained popularity through its emotionally charged storytelling.

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