Shadow Puppeteer is “Most Promising IP” at Game Connection

Shadow Puppeteer from Norwegian Sarepta Studio won the award for ‘Most Promising IP’ at the Game Connection Developer Awards Tuesday evening.


Sarepta Studio seems to be riding a wave of success with their latest release, platform-puzzler Shadow Puppeteer. Only a few weeks ago, the game won the Directors Award Indie Prize at the Casual Connect conference in Amsterdam.

And this evening, Sarepta got to han another badge of recognition on Shadow Puppeteer, as the game was named as the ‘Most Promising IP’ at the Game Connection Developer Awards, that was handed out during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this week.


Happy award recipient Marianne Lerdahl (photo: @yrojjory)

Present in San Francisco is Sarepta’s Klas Lothe and Marianne Lerdahl, who also got to accept the award on behalf of the 15-man strong team behind the game, and Nordic Game Bits caught up with them shortly after they were awarded the title of ‘Most Promising IP’.

We are very grateful and happy to receive this award, and we just want to thank the jury, the team, and the rest of the people who have helped us along the way.

“This award and the recognition it represents, means a lot to us,” Lerdahl tells Nordic Game Bits. “It’s an incredibly nice feeling, when we look back at how Shadow Puppeteer began in 2010.”


Shadow Puppetteer is the first major release from Sarepta, which makes the many accolades they have been able to win, even more impressive. Since the project began as an entry for the Dare to be Digital contest in 2010, the game has received support from both the Nordic Game Program ($43 000), Innovation Norway($43 000), and the Norwegian Film Institute ($87 500). Shadow Puppeteer is out on pc.


Multi-passionate game developer and journalist. Has been writing about the Danish games industry for more than ten years, and creating audio design for both Danish and International games for almost as long.

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