Attention all indie game developers! Submissions for Indie Prize USA are due May 31, 2016. The awards will be handed out during Casual Connect USA, taking place from July 18 – 20. Click here to apply!
What Is Indie Prize?
Indie Prize is a great opportunity for indie developers. A scholarship designed specifically for indie developers, the goal of Indie Prize is to give indie developers from all over the world a chance to meet, talk about their experiences and showcase their games to each other and with other game industry professionals.
Why You Should Apply
There are plenty of awesome benefits to Indie Prize USA. Firstly, submit your game for Indie Prize USA before May 31, and you may receive all the benefits of Indie Prize scholarship program! The 100 developers chosen will be given free accommodations at the Marriott Marquis! It will also come with two free all-access passes, granting access to lectures, networking events and parties during all three days of Casual Connect including the party in beautiful City Hall!
Additionally, developers will get a chance to showcase their game in the Indie Prize area with other indie developers from all corners of the globe. Winners will receive a crystal trophy, plus prizes provided by Indie Prize USA’s sponsors!
There has already been a HUGE response with over 1,000 submissions this year alone! Space is limited, so apply today!
What You Need to Apply
Before anything else, all applicants must be able to attend Casual Connect USA! As said above, there are limited spots, so be sure to apply as soon as possible!
Another important thing developers should know: in order to apply, your game MUST be playable. The judges have to be able to evaluate your game in more than concept form!
Finally, the independence of the development team is also necessary. That means the development studio must be majority owned by the development team, meaning fewer than 50 percent of the company has been sold to outside investors! Along those lines, at least 50 percent of the submitted game IP must to be owned by the development team.
If an application is accepted, you will receive an email confirming your team’s slot at Indie Prize USA! Remember to respond to the confirmation email within 72 hours to confirm your spot!
Find out more about Indie Prize and past winners at IndiePrize.org.
Indie Prize Asia 2016 Winners
Best In Show: Audience Choice: Tap Summoner by OY Games from Malaysia
Best In Show – Critic’s Choice & Most Innovative Game: EnigmBox by Benoît Freslon from France
Best Mobile Game & Best Game Design: Slashy Hero by The Gentlebros Pte. Ltd. from Singapore
The Best Kids and Family Game: The Adventure Pals by Massive Monster from Australia
Best Multiplayer Game: Captain Strike by JOY Entertainment from Vietnam
Best Game Narrative: Désiré by Sylvain Seccia from France
Most Promising Game in Development: Zombie Rollerz by Zing Games from the U.S.
Best Game Art: Lamia’s Game Room Developed by Digital Crafter from Taiwan
Best Game Audio: The Big Journey developed by Catfishbox from Ukraine
David Radd is a staff writer for GameSauce.biz. David loves playing video games about as much as he enjoys writing about them, martial arts and composing his own novels.