The highly endowed German computer game prize for the best German game goes to a space adventure this year.

The action game "Chorus" by Deep Silver Fishlabs from Hamburg received the main prize at the award ceremony on Thursday evening in Munich, which is endowed with 100,000 euros.

It prevailed against the nominated games "Endzone - A World Apart" and "Lacuna".

A total of 16 categories and prize money totaling 800,000 euros were awarded.

Maximilian Knabe, alias "HandOfBlood", was honored as the best player, and CipSoft from Regensburg as the best studio.

The representatives of the company, which develops and operates online games, announced that they intend to donate EUR 50,000 of their prize money to refugees from Ukraine.

Bavaria's Digital Minister Judith Gerlach (CSU) held the eulogy for CipSoft.

According to her own statements, she does not know where the fax machine is in her ministry.

"I don't know the room, but we have one," she said.

Faxes are no longer sent from her house, she said.

"But we must have one" - in case anyone wants to reach the Ministry non-digitally.

After two digital award ceremonies, the German Computer Game Award took place again this year with an audience - but without the announced presenter Katrin Bauerfeind.

She was stuck in her hotel room with a positive corona test and was connected via video from time to time.

Entertainer Uke Bosse had to conduct the evening largely alone.