During the fifth edition of the Flash GAMM conference in Kiev, Ukraine fifteen indie game developers were selected by the Casual Games Association (CGA) to receive an Innovation Scholarship, including a free airplane tickets and full conference passes to the Casual Connect Europe conference and the opportunity to show their games in Hamburg. The winning games included Red Ball 4, Dino Trek and Zombotron 2.
95 game titles entered the Flash GAMM Game Contest this year. Casual Connect (CGA) selected 15 indie developers that received Innovation Scholarships for their trip to Casual Connect Europe and Flash GAMM Hamburg. The indie games that were picked to receive the scholarship are: – Goal Defense – Snail Bob – Jelly Cannon – Pheus and Mor – Acorn Story – Transformer – Dino Trek – Dream Symphony – Red Ball 4 – The Prince Edward – Lazerman – Intrusion 2 – On The Flat Of A Dream – Hordes and Lords – Zombotron 2 Besides a free accommodation and a conference pass to Casual Connect Europe, the teams are given the opportunity to showcase their games at the Innovation Showcase, an “art-gallery” style exhibition in which twelve games are displayed that are considered innovative. The winners will also have an opportunity to present a short post-mortem presentation about their titles. Flash GAMM is a conference for flash, social and mobile games, which has been around since 2009. Casual Connect Europe will be held from 12-14 February in Hamburg and involves over 1.600 professionals.
Vlad Micu is managing editor of Gamesauce.org. He previously has been a freelance game industry professional for over five years and traveled around the world while running his company VGVisionary. Starting VGVisionary during college, Vlad was able to work independently as a pr & marketing consultant, event manager, industry journalist, speaker and game developer. He just returned from Bangkok, Thailand, where he pursued his dream of making video games as the game producer at arkavis, an up and coming casual game studio.