Indie Developers from Northwestern countries in Europe including one team representing each of these countries: Sweden, Denmark, Finland and The Netherlands will compete at the 20th Indie Prize which will be held in conjunction with Casual Connect Kyiv 2017.
Sweden’s participant in Indie Prize is an unusual adventure game that is already attracting attention in several categories in the app stores.
Game Title: Castle Cats
Developer: PocApp S
Castle Cats is a cat collection adventure. The player takes the role of the guild leader and works to defeat the ultimate enemy: The Evil Pugomancer. But you will have to play the game to find out how cat collection is such an adventure.
Castle Cats was featured as 8th in the New and Updated category of Google Play and 20th place for New Games We Love on Apple. It also received 15th place in the Action and Adventure category at launch on June 15th 2017.
Denmark’s entry in Indie Prize 2017 is an endless runner that adds the twist of music to the excitement of surmounting obstacles and defeating enemies.
Game Title: Disco Flip
Developer: ALL CAPS
Do you like action? How about music? Disco Flip combines the two with an endless runner world. There are countless characters, each with their own music and visuals. And the player must navigate both obstacles and enemies to succeed in this game.
At the 2017 Game Scope Festival in Denmark, Disco Flip won the People’s Choice Award. It was nominated for Indie Prize Kyiv 2017 by Game Scope.
The Indie Prize participant from Finland features the ever-popular shooter game, but this game adds complexity with its realism and multiplayer aspects.
Game Title: Tacticool
Tacticool is a 5v5 multiplayer shooter. The game features realistic physics, cars, guns and action with one minute long matches. The two different game modes are Bomb Diffusing and Death Match. The control system developed for the game make running and shooting automatic; just press the right side of the screen to turn right and the left side to turn left.
Tacticool‘s closed beta test had more than 12.5 K entries and it was featured on TouchArcade.
The Netherlands brings to Indie Prize at Casual Connect Kyiv 2017 a game that continues the Rusty Lake Series. This new game features a somewhat different game play mechanic. The background graphics are a collaboration with well-known Dutch artist Johan Sherft.
Game Title: Rusty Lake Paradise
Developer: Rusty Lake
You are on a remote island in the 18th century. The island is cursed with ten plagues. Your task in Rusty Lake Paradise is to go around the island, working with your family to vanquish the plagues. But ominous situations and bizarre rituals make that task incredibly difficult.
Rusty Lake Paradise is the twelfth in the Rusty Lake universe. Although still a work in progress, it has already been featured on TouchArcade, Pocket Gamer and Game Zebo.
For a complete list and more information about other contenders at Indie Prize Kyiv, see the indieprize.org website.
Catherine Quinton is a staff writer for www.gamesauce.org. Catherine loves her hobby farm, long walks in the country and reading great novels.