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Say Hello to the 24th Annual Indie Prize Winners at Casual Connect Asia 2018!

November 14, 2018 — by Catherine Quinton

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Say Hello to the 24th Annual Indie Prize Winners at Casual Connect Asia 2018!

November 14, 2018 — by Catherine Quinton

The games have been seen and played; the judging is now complete, and Casual Connect is happy to announce the winners of Indie Prize at Asia 2018. There is something for every taste and you are certain to find games you will enjoy playing.

The winner of Best Game Audio is Bushy Tail created by Fuero Games Sp. z o.o of Poland. This story-driven game, in which Little Fox searches for his lost parent, is told by three different children, who relate the story from their own perspectives as they process their own experiences, and, as a result, the story differs each time it is told.

Bushy Tail by Fuero Games (Poland) was awarded as the Best Game Audio at the 24th Indie Prize Awards during Casual Connect Asia 2018

Also nominated for Best Game Audio were Ash of Gods: Redemption from Russia, Juicy Realm by SpaceCan of China, and Tales of the Neon Sea by Palm Pioneer, also from China. Bushy Tail is a narrative adventure game that follows the character, Little Fox as he searches for his lost parent. Juicy Realm is a game of exploration in which the player explores a world where plants are the most powerful creatures. In Tales of the Neon Sea, the player is a detective who must use his puzzle-solving solving skills and wits to search for a monstrous killer in a world inhabited by both humans and robots.

Tales of the Neon Sea by Palm Pioneer (China)

Tales of the Neon Sea, by Palm Pioneer, also received the award for Best Game Design. Players will enjoy the cyberpunk cityscape of this game, as well as the hard-boiled character of the detective. To solve this missing person case, he must unlock his memories and decode the truth while avoiding drowning in the conspiracy that has overtaken the city.

The nominees for Best Game Design were Flipping Filip developed by Moein Samadi, Mehdi Alibeigi, Hadi Tabasi, Amir A. Meisami, Hossein Aziznaghsh, and Pedram Taghavi from Iran; My Time at Portia by Pathea Games from China; and Hell Warders by Antigravity Games from Hong Kong. Flipping Filip is an adventure game with a dual-sided main character, one-side a gloomy, ordinary man and the other a superhero. My time at Portia is a simulation role-playing game with the player building a new town at the edge of civilization while also battling monsters in dungeons. Hell Warders is an action defense game where the player battles the forces of evil. Fortunately players can combine forces with friends.

Flipping Filip (Iran) by Moein Samadi, Mehdi Alibeigi, Hadi Tabasi, Amir A. Meisami, Hossein Aziznaghsh, Pedram Taghavi won the Best Game Art award

Flipping Filip, by Moein Samadi, Mehdi Alibeigi, Hadi Tabasi, Amir A. Meisami, Hossein Aziznaghsh, and Pedram Taghavi, was awarded Best Game Art. In this highly stylized, story-driven game, the player must solve puzzles that require logical thinking and exploration, using movement and interaction while also struggling with the dual-sided character. One side, Filip, tries to be rid of his other side, and Pilif, the superhero side, cannot be directly controlled.




Also nominated for Best Game Art were Aeon Must Die! by Limestone Games from Estonia, a game of innovative, tactical fighting on a ruthless, violent journey; Tales of the Neon Sea by Palm Pioneer from China; and Ash of Gods: Redemption by AurumDust from Russia..

Bushy Tail by Fuero Games was awarded by Inlingo as the Best Game Narrative

The award for Best Game Narrative went to Bushy Tail by Fuero Games Sp. z o.o. from Poland. The nominees for Best Game Narrative were Tales of the Neon Sea by Palm Pioneer; Flipping Filip by Moein Samadi, Mehdi Alibeigi, Hadi Tabasi, Amir A. Meisami, Hossein Aziznaghsh, and Pedram Taghavi; and Désiré created by Sylvain Seccia from France. In this point-and-click adventure, Désiré meets a variety of other characters during the game, and his response to each of them changes the way he sees the world.

Circle Of Sumo, developed by Yonder from Italy, won the Best Multi-player Game award. Circle of Sumo is fast-paced, competitive, and can take place anywhere you can imagine a ring, It is joyful and inclusive, but still retains the competitive aspects. And it includes mini-games for a variety of tastes. Circle of Sumo was nominated to the Indie Prize by the Nomination Partner in Italy – Codemotion.

Circle of Sumo by Yonder (Italy) was awarded by Photon

The games nominated for Best Multi-player Game were No Heroes Here by Mad Mimic Interactive from Brazil; Ash of Gods: Redemption by AurumDust from Russia; and Prank Bros by Rocky Games from China. No Heroes Here is a game filled with battles, but the most important weapons are communication and cooperation. It can be played by up to four players, all working together to protect the kingdom. Prank Bros can be played by up to eight players, either individually or in teams. And they can use thirty different weapons in their attempts to capture the flag.

Best Kids and Family Game was awarded to My Time at Portia by Pathea Games from China. This simulation role-playing game is set in a post-apocalyptic world with plentiful relics from the past. To create your new town, you must gather what you need – you could cut down trees, fish in the ocean, collect herbs and whatever else you need. But as you do this, you are in constant danger from the monsters lurking in dungeons.

My Time at Portia by Pathea Games (China) was awarded by indieSky

Nominees for Best Kids and Family Game were Juicy Realm by SpaceCan; Bushy Tail by Fuero Games Sp. z o.o.; and Holy Potatoes! A Spy Story?! By Daylight Studios from Singapore. Holy Potatoes! A Spy Story?! is a spy agency simulation game that has the player recruiting spies, training a potato team, building gadgets, vehicles and facilities before embarking on top secret missions.




PAPER Anne by Combo Travellers (China) was awarded by DO Global

PAPER Anne, developed by Combo Travelers from China, won the award for Best Mobile Game. In this game, the main character, Anne, has fallen out of her place in a fairy tale. She must travel through the fairy tales to find her way back to her own story. But she needs the player’s help to get there and stand against the magic of the Queen of Spades.




Nominated for Best Mobile Game were Pirate Code by Codex7 Games from China; Flipping Filip by Moein Samadi, Mehdi Alibeigi, Hadi Tabasi, Amir A. Meisami, Hossein Aziznaghsh, and Pedram Taghavi; and Wonder Blade by PuppetDepot Games from China. Pirate Code takes mobile multi-player to the oceans in 5 v 5 naval battles. Wonder Blade lets the player be an adventurer with magic abilities fighting to save the princess from a maniac and his enormous pet golem.

Tales of the Neon Sea by Palm Pioneer was awarded Most Innovative Game. The nominees for this award were Flipping Filip by Moein Samadi, Mehdi Alibeigi, Hadi Tabasi, Amir A. Meisami, Hossein Aziznaghsh, and Pedram Taghavi; Bushy Tail by Fuero Games Sp. z o.o.; and OIC: Obviously Inappropriate Content by Last Life Left Game Studio from the United Kingdom. OIC: Obviously Inappropriate Content is an adventure game set in a fictional Eastern Bloc country with the player a game tester who must report any bug or anything that violates regulations in the game. And the tester discovers the effects of their work and events in the outside world through checking emails.

Tales of the Neon Sea developed by Palm Pioneer, CHINA was awarded by FlowPlay

And finally the Best In Show: Audience Choice award went to The Last Regiment which was developed by Boomzap Entertainment from Singapore. The award was given by #indieSky and selected by ballot at Casual Connect Asia 2018 in Shenzhen.

The Last Regiment by Boomzap (Singapore) was awarded Best in Show: Audience Choice award. The award was given by #indieSky

Quick List of Finalists:

Best Game Audio
Winner: Bushy Tail
Ash of Gods: Redemption
Juicy Realm
Tales of the Neon Sea

Best Game Design
Winner: Tales of the Neon Sea
Flipping Filip
My Time at Portia
Hell Warders

Best Game Art
Winner: Flipping Filip
Aeon Must Die!
Tales of the Neon Sea
Ash of Gods: Redemption

The audience and Indie Prize Ceremony

Best Game Narrative
Winner: Bushy Tail
Tales of the Neon Sea
Flipping Filip
Désiré

Best Multiplayer Game
Winner: Circle of Sumo
No Heroes Here
Ash of Gods: Redemption
Prank Bros

Best Kids and Family Game
Winner: My Time at Portia
Juicy Realm
Bushy Tail
Holy Potatoes! A Spy Story?!

Best Mobile Game
Winner: PAPER Anne
Pirate Code
Flipping Filip
Wonder Blade

Most Innovative Game
Winner: Tales of the Neon Sea
Flipping Filip
Bushy Tail
OIC: Obviously Inappropriate Content

Best in Show: Audience Choice
Winner: The Last Regiment




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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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