Indie Prize, an international scholarship program created by Casual Games Association for independent game developers, announced the winners of the 18th Indie Prize Awards at the 40th edition of Casual Connect in Singapore – representing the best of the best in independent game design and innovation:
Indie Prize Winners
Best Game Audio - Rhythm Doctor by 7th Beat Games (Malaysia)
Best Game Design - Stifled by Gattai Games (Singapore)
Best Game Art - Lila's Tale by Skullfish Studios (Brazil)
Best Game Narrative - Monster Prom by Beautiful Glitch (Spain)
Best Multiplayer Game - Mushroom Wars 2 by Zillion Whales (Russian Federation)
Best Kids and Family Game - She and The Light Bearer by Mojiken (Indonesia)
Best Mobile Game - Sara Is Missing by Kaigan Games (Malaysia)
Best VR Game – The Wizards by Carbon Studio (Poland)
Most Innovative Game – Stifled by Gattai Games (Singapore)
Best in Show: Audience Choice - Dragon Up: Match 2 Hatch by East Side Games (Canada)
Find the full list of nominees here.
Mushroom Wars, which won Best Multiplayer Game, was nominated to Indie Prize by Indie Prize nomination partner in Ukraine - GTP Indie Cup. Indie Prize has international partners around the world, united under the Game Nations community banner. Those partners nominated their best games via local contests to participate in the showcase in Singapore without having to go through the internal Indie Prize evaluation process. The winners received a guaranteed spot in Indie Prize to showcase their game with two free all-access passes and free accommodations during the Casual Connect. More details about the Indie Prize nomination partnership can be found here.
“Developers from 52 countries submitted games across multiple platforms for the international Indie Prize scholarship in Singapore! it is an inexpressible feeling to be a part of this huge community that unites developers worldwide. On behalf of Casual Connect and Indie Prize, we congratulate all the finalists, nominees and winners, and are looking forward to seeing more games in the future,” says Yuliya Moshkaryova, Director of Indie Prize.
All the Indie Prize judges are veterans of the gaming industry and represent the following companies: Yodo1 Games, Rovio, Zeptolab, Unity, Epic Games, Affiniti Ventures | AV(M) & IPC, Tamalaki Publishing, GameFounders, Tenjin, Amazon.com, Stugan, Exit Games, I Teut You So, Big Boat Interactive, WARGAMING.NET and many more.
Unity and adColony supported Indie Prize as Gold sponsors and the prizes for winners were provided by: Tenjin, Photon, Amazon Appstore, SpeedLink, Gamesauce.biz and Casual Connect.
For more information on Casual Connect and Indie Prize please visit the official websites or watch last year’s highlight video on Casual Connect’s official YouTube channel.