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Un pas fragile, du studio Opal Games
Un pas fragile, du studio Opal Games, a reçu le prix du meilleur premier jeu vidéo lors des Pégases. © DR

Video games “Pégases“ award winners

Supported by the Syndicat National du Jeu Vidéo (The National Union of Video Game), the « Pegases », the new award of video game, rewarded on March 9 the best of French creation in this booming sector.

Updated on 13/03/2020

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Eighteen prizes have been awarded to French and foreign video games and personnalities during the first “Pégases“ (Pegasus) ceremony, produced by the Syndicat National du Jeu Vidéo (The National Union of Video Game) – with the support of the du CNC, of the Direction Générale des Entreprises, of Amazon Game Tech, of  Société Générale, of Audiens Group, and of GamesPlanet. 

The ceremony took place on march 9th at the théâtre de la Madeleine in Paris. A Plague Tale : Innocence, developed by Asobo, which invites the gamer to dive at the heart of a plague during the Middle Ages, has received 6 trophies, and among them, the Pégases of the “Best video Game“, “Best game design“, “Best visual experience“ and “Best video game universe“.

A Plague Tale: Innocence
A Plague Tale: Innocence

Dead Cells, by Motion Twin, has been awarded “Best mobile game“. The studio Accidental Queens has received the “Academy special prize (beyond the game)“ for its audio mistery game Alt-Frequencies. And Un pas fragile, by Opal Games has been awarded “Best first video game“.

Un pas fragile, du studio Opal Games
Un pas fragile, du studio Opal Games

Don’t look (Cnam-Enjmin) has been crowned “Best student game“, and Night Call, by Monkeymoon, “Best indie game“. The members of the Academy also paid a tribute to the narrative excellence  of Life is strange 2 (DontNod Entertainment/Square Enix).

So many proofs of the abundance and quality of French video game creation, but also, of its diversity, that Jehanne Rousseau, co-founder and CEO of the studio Spiders (GreedfallThe Technomancer), elected “Personnality of the year“, calls for by these words: “Our industry needs diversity. The more different people we have, the more different games we will have“, said she, by receiving her trophy.  

2020 Pégases award-winners

  • Best video game

A Plague Tale : Innocence (Asobo Studio/Focus Home Interactive)

  • Best indie video game

Night Call (Monkeymoon)

  • Best mobile video game

Dead Cells (Motion Twin)

  • Best first video game

Un pas fragile (Opal Games)

  • Best student video game

Don’t look (Cnam-Enjmin)

  • Academy special award (beyond video game)

Alt-Frequencies (Accidental Queens)

  • Visual excellence

A Plague Tale : Innocence

  • Best sound

A Plague Tale : Innocence

  • Narrative excellence

Life is Strange 2 (DontNod Entertainment/Square Enix)

  • Best game design

A Plague Tale : Innocence

  • Best video game universe

A Plague Tale : Innocence

  • Best character

A Plague Tale : Innocence

  • Best operating service

Dead Cells

  • Best foreign video game

Metro Exodus (4A Games/Koch Media)

  • Best indie foreign video game

Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive)

  • Best mobile video game

Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna Interactive)

  • Personnality of the year

Jehanne Rousseau (Spiders studio director)

  • Pégase of honor

Yves Guillemot, cofounder and CEO, Ubisoft


The Institut français and the project

L'Institut français promotes independent French video games, in particular through a website dedicated to works and creators,, which will be available by mid-2020.

Un pas fragile, rewarded by the “Best first video game“ Pégase, is part of Machines à Bulles, an exhibition, designed by the Institut français, dedicated to innovative comic books

L'institut français, LAB