Opera GX wins the Red Dot award, downloaded more than 1 million times since launch
Opera GX – a specially tuned version of the Opera browser designed for gamers – won the Red Dot Award for good design of the world’s first gaming browser, the company announced in a press release.
“Opera GX launched during the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles to much acclaim from the press and gamers alike. Now it is also receiving professional recognition in the form of one of the world’s most prestigious design awards: the Red Dot,” the company said.
“Opera’s newest browser is tailored to the specific needs of PC gamers. It lets them control their computer’s CPU and memory usage to make their gaming and streaming smoother. It also features Twitch integration, a gaming-inspired design and numerous customization options,” the company added.
Krystian Kolondra, EVP at Opera browsers also said, “We built Opera GX for people who play games and spend a lot of time building their setups. We wanted to give them a browser to perfectly match their beautiful machines”.
Opera was given the Red Dot Award after an international jury assessed a total of 8,697 entries over several days. Opera GX was awarded a Red Dot in the Interface and User Experience Design category.
Opera GX not only allows users to customize the look of their browser but also allows them to limit their computer’s CPU and/or RAM by using the new ‘GX Control Panel’ feature.
“We are thrilled that people who love games also love our browser. One million downloads is an amazing number for an early access program, but we are just getting started. We’re also glad that we now have the official seal of approval from a panel of design experts,” said Maciej Kocemba, product director at Opera.
Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder, and CEO of the Red Dot Award, explains that “For around 65 years, the Red Dot Award as one of the world’s largest design competitions has been providing a platform for designers, agencies and companies to evaluate good design. I want to congratulate the laureates sincerely on their distinction, which both bears testimony to their convincing performance and highlights their quality and design leadership. Anyone who succeeds in such a strong and international bunch of competitors deserves to be proud of themselves and of their achievements.”
The gaming browser has already been downloaded more than 1 million times since it was released in the early access program in June. The final version of Opera GX is set for release later this year.