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Indie Prize Singapore 2017 Winners Revealed

May 17, 2017 — by David Radd

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Indie Prize Singapore 2017 Winners Revealed

May 17, 2017 — by David Radd

Casual Games Association has announced the winners of the 18th Indie Prize awards. The honorees were revealed during an awards ceremony at Casual Connect Asia in Singapore.




Stifled, a mic-enabled sound-based stealth thriller by Singapore developer Gattai Games, won Best Game Design and Most Innovative Game.  In Stifled, players use echolocation with both sounds made in the game universe and by the players themselves using a microphone, to find there way around the world, but they must be careful not to attract attention to creatures in the darkness. The game came be experienced at Steam.

The Wizards by Carbon Studio, photo by Lera Polska Photography

The Wizards, a VR spellcaster where the motion controls are used to cast elemental spells by Polish developer Carbon Studio, won Best VR Game. Players can live their dream of casting fireball and lightning from their fingertips in The WizardsShe and The Light Bearer, a musical visual novel/adventure game about folklore by Indonesian developer Mojiken, won Best Kids & Family Game.  Blending art, poetry, dialog and music, players explore the forest as “The Little Firefly” to find “The Mother” solving riddles and puzzles all the way.







Other winners include Lila’s Tale, a dungeon crawler crafted for Virtual Reality by Brazilian developer Skullfish Studios won Best Game Art.  Lila’s Tale features chain reaction puzzles, players lead Lila through a dungeon in a quest to find her lost little brother. Monster Prom, a dating sim with absurd situations that is competitive/cooperative for 1 to 4 players by Barcelona, Spain developer Beautiful Glitch, won Best Game Narrative. Combining sarcastic humor and lots of conversation choices, players have to try and seduce one of their class mates with only 3 weeks left until the “monster prom”.

Mushroom Wars 2 by Zillion Whales, photo by Lera Polska Photography

Mushroom Wars 2, a real-time strategy game with multiple game modes to play with and against friends by Russian developer Zillion Whales won Best Multiplayer Game. Along with a single-player campaign pitting fungi against fungi, there are also leagues with an award system, ranked matches, and two-player coop.  Sara is Missing, where players are trying to find a girl named Sara using only her phone, won Best Mobile Game. Players try and unlock passwords, find hidden messages and decrypt lost data by looking at various personal messages, notes, emails, pictures and videos on the camera and try to discover how Sara disappeared without a trace.

Rhythm Doctor, described as “the hardest one-button rhythm game you will ever play” by Malaysian developer 7th Beat Games, won Best Game Audio.  Players have to press the scree/space bar on the seventh note, despite various forms of visual and audio interference!

Lastly Dragon Up: Match 2 Hatch developed by East Side Games from Canada won the Audience Choice Award, which was voted for by attendees at the event.  Dragon Up: Match 2 Hatch is a match-two collapse game with gem fusion, chain combos, power ups and, of course, cute dragons.

“I was thrilled to see such a high bar for the indie games at Indie Prize in Singapore,” said Indie Prize Judge and Developer Evangelist for Amazon Mike Hines.  “In particular, innovative implementations of classic mechanics such as Dragon Up: Match 2 Hatch, which is a delightful matching game with a unique approach to the genre, continue to impress me.”

Rhythm Doctor developed by 7th Beat Games, photo by Lera Polska Photography

FANTASTIC NOMINEES:

Best Game Audio

  • Rhythm Doctor developed by 7th Beat Games (Malaysia) – WINNER
  • The American Dream developed by Samurai Punk (Australia)
  • Stifled developed by Gattai Games (Singapore)
  • Sairento VR developed by Mixed Realms (Singapore)
Yuliya Moshkaryova, Director of Indie Prize, playing Stifled at the Indie Prize Showcase, photo by Lera Polska Photography

Best Game Design

  • Stifled developed by Gattai Games (Singapore)- WINNER
  • Lila’s Tale developed by Skullfish Studios (Brazil)
  • Sara is Missing developed by Kaigan Games (Malaysia)
  • Mushroom Wars 2 developed by Zillion Whales (Russian Federation)
Skullfish Studios’ booth at the Indie Prize Developer Showcase, photo by Lera Polska Photography

Best Game Art

  • Lila’s Tale developed by Skullfish Studios (Brazil) – WINNER
  • She and the Light Bearer developed by Mojiken (Indonesia)
  • The Wizards developed by Carbon Studio (Poland)
  • LILY – COLORS OF SANTA LUZ developed by Lily Team (France)

Best Game Narrative

  • Monster Prom developed by Beautiful Glitch (Spain) – WINNER
  • The Wizards developed by Carbon Studio (Poland)
  • Sara is Missing developed by Kaigan Games (Malaysia)
  • She and the Light Bearer developed by Mojiken (Indonesia)

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Mushroom Wars 2 developed by Zillion Whales (Russian Federation) – WINNER
  • Görsd developed by Springloadedsoftware (Singapore)
  • Fhacktions developed by Posibillian Tech (Paraguay)
  • Pixel Gear developed by Oasis Games Ltd. (China)
She and The Light Bearer developed by Mojiken, photo by Lera Polska Photography

Best Kids and Family Game

  • She and The Light Bearer developed by Mojiken (Indonesia)- WINNER
  • She Remembered Caterpillars developed by Jumpsuit Entertainment (Germany)
  • GREEN developed by AoyamaMasaya (Japan)
  • LVL developed by SquareCube (Turkey)
The lively Sara is Missing booth at Indie Prize Singapore 2017, photo by Lera Polska Photography

Best Mobile Game

  • Sara Is Missing developed by Kaigan Games (Malaysia)- WINNER
  • Cat Quest developed by The Gentlebros (Singapore)
  • Lanota developed by Noxy Games Inc. (Taiwan (R.O.C.))
  • Recolor developed by Diceroll Studios (Singapore)

Best VR Game




  • The Wizards developed by Carbon Studio (Poland) – WINNER
  • Lila’s Tale developed by Skullfish Studios (Brazil)
  • The American Dream developed by Samurai Punk (Australia)
  • Sairento VR developed by Mixed Realms (Singapore)

Most Innovative Game

  • Stifled developed by Gattai Games (Singapore) – WINNER
  • Görsd developed by Springloadedsoftware (Singapore)
  • Sairento VR developed by Mixed Realms (Singapore)
  • PitaBoom developed by Pita Game Studio (Taiwan)

Audience Choice Award

  • Dragon Up: Match 2 Hatch developed by East Side Games (Canada)
Indie Prize Showcase booth for Dragon Up: Match 2 Hatch, photo by Lera Polska Photography

You can find the full list of Indie Prize Singapore 2017 finalists at indieprize.org.

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David Radd

David Radd

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.

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