Winners announced at Casual Connect Europe 2014
The Casual Games Association (which hosts to the Casual Connect Europe show and exhibition) has announced the winners of Casual Connect Europe showcase’s Indie Prize Awards. The games were judged by Nick Berry, Facebook; Arseny Lebedev, Signus Labs; Oscar Clark, Applifier; Ilja Goossens, Chartboost; Colin Behr, Vungle; George Bain, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe; Shailesh Prabhu, Yellow Monkey Studios; Massimo Caporale, Marmalade; and Philipp Rogmann, Gameradar. Plus a number of selected journalists but none from GoMo News. Yulia Vakhrusheva, director of Indie Prize, commented, “Indie Showcase served well to the participating developers in terms of growing their businesses and learning about the hottest trends in the industry.”
The Indie Prize Scholarship provides the opportunity for qualified indie development teams to showcase their games at Casual Connect, the conference for professional developers and publishers in the video game industry.
The best mobile game prize went to Blek by Kunabi Brother, Austria.
Arpita Kapoor of Mech Mocha based in India won most prominent female Indie.
Award prizes were provided by Plantronics; MOGA; JWPlayer; A+E Networks; Marmalade; Facebook; GamesAnalytics; WildTangent; and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
Indie Prize winners: -
Best Game Art – Icycle: On Thin Ice by Damp Gnat, UK
Best Game Audio – Remembering by Monobanda & SonicPicnic, Netherlands
Best Story - Detective Grimoire by SFB Games, UK
Most Innovative Game – See You On The Other Side by Tunnel Vision Productions, Denmark
Most Promising Game In Development – Spoiler Alert by Megafuzz, Denmark
Best Console Game – Carps & Dragons by Abylight, Spain
Best Desktop Game - Reus by Abbey Games, Netherlands
Best Browser Game - How Smart Are You? by Entertainment Forge, Philippines/Serbia
Best Mobile Game – Blek by Kunabi Brother, Austria
Best Free-To-Play Game – Colorpickle by Allon Games, Netherlands
Most Prominent Female Indie - Arpita Kapoor, Mech Mocha, India
Best Game In Show: Audience Choice – The Last Tinker: City Of Colors by Mimimi Productions, Germany
Best Game In Show: Critic’s Choice – Dandelions by POLM Studio, France