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Winners of the 20th Indie Prize at Casual Connect Kyiv 2017

October 30, 2017 — by Catherine Quinton

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Winners of the 20th Indie Prize at Casual Connect Kyiv 2017

October 30, 2017 — by Catherine Quinton

Casual Connect Kyiv 2017 has been going strong in beautiful Kyiv, a city known for its history, creativity and culture, October 24, 25 and 26. And now we have the results of the exciting 20th Indie Prize competition.

Best Game Audio

Best Game Audio was awarded to Kenshō developed by FIFTYTWO, a Russian game studio. Kenshō is a mysterious game that takes place within a ruined room with doors opening onto beautiful landscapes. It is an addictive puzzle game with the player matching blocks and overcoming challenges to unfold the narrative.




Best Game Audio Kenshō developed by Fiftytwo was awarded by Natalie Portier and provided with prizes from Amazon and Appodeal at the 20th Indie Prize Awards during Casual Connect Kyiv 2017

Nominated for Best Game Audio were Melody Streaks by Beeble Games of India, a game where the player creates music with every move the character makes; Talking ABC by Hey-Clay of Ukraine, which uses animal characters to make learning fun; and Guns ‘n’ Stories: Bulletproof VR by Mirowin of Ukraine, bringing VR to the Wild West Era.

Best Game Design

The Enchanted World was also the winner of the award for Best Game Design. While the hero of this game searches for his lost love, he encounters characters impacted by the collapse of the world who help him overcome the obstacles he meets.

Best Game Design: The Enchanted World
developed by AI Interactive were awarded by Natalie Portier and provided with prizes from Amazon and Appodeall

The nominees for this award were G30 by Ivan Kovalov of Ukraine, which recreates the process of memory using telescopic text and graphical puzzles; Guns ‘n’ Stories: Bulletproof VR by Mirowin of Ukraine; and Funny Food 2 by WOOOW! developers from Ukraine, with fifteen games that help children progress in their development quickly and enjoyably.

Best Game Art

Best Game Art was awarded to Talking ABC by Hey-Clay of Ukraine, with its endearing clay animation animal characters.

Best Game Art Talking ABC developed by Hey-Clay were awarded by Anton Krasnyy and provided with a prizes from Murka and Amazon

Nominees for this prize include My Memory of Us by Juggler Games of Poland, which tells the story of two children whose friendship holds them together as they fight for survival; The Enchanted World by AI Interactive from Bosnia and Herzegovina; and Zebrainy ABC’s by Zebrainy Ltd of Russia, a game that uses the fables of Leonardo da Vinci to teach children the letters of the alphabet.

Best Narrative

Solo, by Team Gotham of Spain, received the award for Best Narrative. This is a puzzle adventure with the player exploring an archipelago on a journey that invites introspection and reflection.

Nominees for Best Narrative were Guns ‘n’ Stories: Bulletproof VR by Mirowin of Ukraine; Darkestville Castle by Epic Llama of Argentina, in which the player follows the comedy narrative of Cid, the mischievous demon of the castle; and My Memory of Us by Juggler Games from Poland.

Best Game Narrative – Solo developed by Team Gotham

Best Multiplayer Game

Best Multiplayer Game was awarded to The Darwin Project by Scavengers Studio of Canada. This game offers a multiplayer third person survival experience. Players must fight to the death in an environment as dangerous as the opponents.

Best Multiplayer Game: The Darwin Project
developed by Scavengers Studio were awarded by Photon.

Nominees for Best Multiplayer Game included Tanks a lot! by Highcore Labs LLC of Belarus, a 3v3 battle area game with tanks, cannons and a variety of battle tactics; Tacticool by Panzerdog of Finland, a 5v5 shooter that features realistic physics, cars, guns and one-minute matches; and Fhacktions by Possibillian Tech of Paraguay, a team battle in a cyberpunk future.

Best Kids and Family Game

Zebrainy ABC’s by Zebrainy Ltd of Russia won the award for Best Kids and Family Game. Also nominated were Talking ABC by Hey-Clay of Ukraine; Blink and Die by Sureksu Games of Argentina, a game that uses a 360 degree playing where you must avoid bars that dance to the music using only your head; and Derail Valley by Altfuture of Serbia, a VR game that lets players experience driving a train and arrange the cars in a train yard system.

Zebrainy Ltd. accepting The Best Kids and Family game Award for their game Zebrainy ABC’s.

Best Mobile Game

Flippy Knife by Beresnev Games of Czech Republic received the Best Mobile Game award. Flippy Knife is a 3D simulator game with the player choosing a world famous knife to hone skill in flipping it.

Nominees in this category were; Jumping Joe! by Power Up Game Studio of Poland, a race to dodge cannon balls, cross spikes and leap bottomless pits; kubrain by kubra sezer of Turkey, an endless 3D match-three game; and G30 by Ivan Kovalov of Ukraine.

Best Mobile Game Flippy Knife developed by Beresnev games were awarded by Tenjin & App Samurai

Best VR Game

Best VR Game went to Guns ‘n’ Stories: Bulletproof VR by Mirowin of Ukraine. Nominees were Derail Valley by Altfuture of Serbia; Blink and Die by Sureksu Games of Argentina; and Death Horizon by Dream Dev Studio LLP of Ukraine, with a soldier attempting to cleanse the station after a lethal virus has broken out.

Best VR Game Guns n stories: Bulletproof VR
developed by Mirowin were awarded by Unreal Engine

Most Innovative Game

Most Innovative Game was awarded to G30 by Ivan Kovalov of Ukraine. Nominees for this award were Simulacra by Kaigan Games of Malaysia, and Flippy Knife by Beresnev Games of Czech Republic; Grapple Gum by Liva of Tunisia, a shooter that adds grapple and backward shooting mechanics.

Most Innovative Game Award went to G30 developed by Ivan Kovalov

Best Game in Show: Audience Choice

And finally, the Best Game in Show: Audience Choice Award went to Death Horizon developed by Dream Dev Studio LLP from Ukraine. This game is a great combination of terror and difficulty. It aims to be the most realistic shooter on mobile VR. The Best in Show Award was determined by audience voting during the conference.

Best In Show: Audience Choice went to Death Horizon VR developed by DevDream Studio LLP

Indie Prize Kids League

The Indie Prize Kids League also featured exciting winners. was held for the first time with collaboration with Kid’IT and recognized the best games in leagues 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10 years old. In the 5-6 Years League the winner was Space safari by Yaroslava Romanovych. Lazy Dragon by Larisa Popovchenko won the 7-8 Years League and the 9-10 Years League was won by Dark Magic by Nikita Tkach.

Group photo of The best games in 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10 years old league at Indie Prize Kyiv.

Quick list of Nominees

Best Game Audio

  • Kenshō developed by FIFTYTWO (Russia) – WINNER
  • Melody Streaks developed by Beeble Games (India)
  • Talking ABC developed by Hey-Clay (Ukraine)
  • Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR developed by Mirowin (Ukraine)

Best Game Design

  • The Enchanted World developed by AI Interactive (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – WINNER
  • G30 developed by Ivan Kovalov (Ukraine)
  • Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR developed by Mirowin (Ukraine)
  • Funny Food 2 developed by WOOOW! (Ukraine)

Best Game Art

  • Talking ABC developed by Hey-Clay (Ukraine) – WINNER
  • My Memory of Us developed by Juggler Games (Ukraine)
  • The Enchanted World developed by AI Interactive (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Zebrainy ABC’s developed by Zebrainy Ltd. (Poland)

Best Narrative

  • Solo developed by Team Gotham (Spain) – WINNER
  • Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR developed by Mirowin (Ukraine)
  • Darkestville Castle developed by Epic Llama (Argentina)
  • My Memory of Us developed by Juggler Games (Ukraine)

Best Multiplayer Game

  • The Darwin Project developed by Scavengers Studio (Canada) – WINNER
  • Tanks a lot! developed by Highcore Labs LLC (Belarus)
  • Tacticool developed by Panzerdog (Finland)
  • Fhactions developed by Possibilian Tech (Paraguay)

Best Kids and Family Game







  • Zebrainy ABC’s developed by Zebrainy Ltd. (Poland) – WINNER
  • Talking ABC developed by Hey-Clay (Ukraine)
  • Blink and Die developed by Suresku Games (Argentina)
  • Derail Valley developed by Altfuture (Serbia)

Best Mobile Game

  • Flippy Knife developed by Beresnev Games (Czech Republic) – WINNER
  • Jumping Joe! developed by Power Up Game Studio (Poland)
  • kubrain developed by kubra sezer (Turkey)
  • G30 developed by Ivan Kovalov (Ukraine)

Best VR Game

  • Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR developed by Mirowin (Ukraine) – WINNER
  • Derail Valley developed by Altfuture (Serbia)
  • Blink and Die developed by Suresku Games (Argentina)
  • Death Horizon developed by Dream Dev Studio LLP (Ukraine)

Most Innovative Game

  • G30 developed by Ivan Kovalov (Ukraine) – WINNER
  • Simulacra developed by Kaigan Games (Maylasia)
  • Flippy Knife developed by Beresnev Games (Czech Republic)
  • Grapple Gun developed by Liva (Tunisia)

Best in Show: Audience Choice

  • Death Horizon developed by Dream Dev Studio LLP (Ukraine)

Indie Prize Kids League

  • 5-6 Years League winner: Space safari developed by Yaroslava Romanovych
  • 7-8 Years League winner: Lazy Dragon developed by Larisa Popovchenko
  • 9-10 Years League winner: Dark Magic developed by Nikita Tkach

Indie Prize gold sponsor: iDreamSky

Prizes for the winners were kindly provided by:

  • Appodeal
  • Murka
  • Gamesauce
  • Photon
  • Casual Connect
  • Tenjin
  • App Samurai
  • Unreal Engine
  • inno3d
  • Amazon

The submission form for Indie Prize USA is already open. Be sure to apply before the deadline on November 15! See all the great photos from the Indie Prize Awards in Kyiv on Casual Connect’s official Facebook page.

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Catherine Quinton

Catherine Quinton

Catherine Quinton is a staff writer for www.gamesauce.org. Catherine loves her hobby farm, long walks in the country and reading great novels.

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