With Casual Connect Europe in Amsterdam, Netherlands all wrapped up and the Indie Prize winners selected, it’s time to officially announce who won. Out of the 200 Indie Prize applicants, only 120 were admitted to the conference and only a mere 11 walked away with an award. The competition was fierce and there was some debating amongst the judges, however, it all worked out fantastically.
In total, the prizes for winners are worth over $500,000 and included the following: Unity licenses, 5K in Google Cloud Services, Photon Cloud services, headsets from Plantronics, various devices from Amazon, free advertisements from us, free highlights from BlogsRelease, and plenty more. Lastly, the two Best In Show winners also receive $1,000 stipends from Casual Connect which can be used towards the trip to Casual Connect Asia in Singapore in May.
But without any further to do, here’s the list of winners along with their respective category.
- Best Art – Lumino City by State of Play Games
- Best Audio – Amphora by Moondrop
- Best Narrative – Herald by Wispfire
- Best Game Design – LA Cops by Modern Dream
- Most Promising Game in Development – Guild of Dungeoneering by Gambrinous
- Best PC Game – Guns, Gore and Cannoli by Crazy Monkey Studios
- Best Multiplayer Game – Move or Die by Those Awesome Guys
- Best Mobile Game – First Strike HD by Blindflug Studios
- Director’s Choice Award – Shadow Puppeteer by Sarepta Studio
- Best in Show: Critic’s Choice Award – Party Hard by Pinokl Games
- Best in Show: Audience Choice Award – Replay: VHS is Not Dead by Neko Entertainment
The games were judged by critics — Henry Oh from CNN, Zoya Street from Gamesbrief, Dan Oravasaari from PlayStation LifeStyle, Aaron Whitfield from PocketFullOfApps, Rai Sewgobind from Eye For Games, Jurjen Tiersma from Power Unlimited, André Bernhardt from Indie Advisor.
On the other hand, the prize judges included Nick Berry from Facebook, Christopher Hamilton from Rovio, Oscar Clark from Unity, Candy Yang from Aarki, Aaron Walz from Walz Music, Jamison Selby from b Spot, and over a dozen more people or organizations.