With Causal Connect kicking off tomorrow, we’ve recently gotten some really exciting news. According to our sources within the event, a record number of 120 indie games from over 40 countries will be participating in the Indie Prize Showcase at Casual Connect Europe in Amsterdam. This is pretty stellar — the competition was fierce with over 200 game submissions.
Out of the 120 developer teams, they will compete in 11 categories including Most Innovative Game, Most Family-Friendly Game, Most Promising Game In Development, Best Game Design, and more. Out of these categories, winners will be chosen by both judges, press and conference visitors. In addition as a quick side note, twice as many judges have been selected in comparison to previous events (hint: I will be one of those judges).
“This is the biggest showcase so far – in all regards – by the amount of submissions, participating countries and developers. Our hope is that all participants will be able to get the most out of the conference and showcase. After all, it’s the developers who make Indie Prize great”, says Yulia Vakhrusheva, Director of Indie Prize.
For the winners, the prizes include: a Unity License, 5K in Google Cloud Services, Photon Cloud Services, headsets from Plantronics, various devices from Amazon, a free ad on PocketFullOfApps (hey, that’s us!) and live game streaming from the Indie Prize Awards to Twitch. Finally, the “Best In Show” winners will receive $1,000 stipends from Casual Connect that will go towards their trip to Casual Connect Asia in Singapore in May.