Indie Prize showcase winners announced at Casual Connect Asia

Over 80 independent game developers competed for the Indie Prize Awards

Press release

so much talent in one place - vakhrusheva

May 22nd 2014. The host of Casual Connect Asia, the Casual Games Association, has announced the winners of Casual Connect Asia’s Indie Prize Awards. The winners of Best Game in Show received travel and two passes to Casual Connect USA on July 22nd -24th [2014] where they will participate in the Indie Prize showcase for that event. The games were judged by Philip Kendall, RocketNews24, Adrian Tay, AsiaOne, Aaron Yip, GameAxis, Spencer Yip, Siliconera, Steve Taylor, playTMN, Massimo Caporale, Marmalade, Aaron Walz, Walz Music, Tom Sperry, Exit Games, Uri Golan, TabTale, Jason Johnson, Casual Game Guides and a number of selected journalists.

The awards were announced in a special ceremony during Casual Connect Asia.

“We are happy to showcase such great games at Casual Connect Asia,” said Yulia Vakhrusheva, director of Indie Prize.

Vakhrusheva continued, “With so much talent in one place, we hope developers are able to build lasting relationships with other members of the industry and learn new ideas and ways to be successful while they are a part of the Indie Prize Showcase.”

This showcase was sponsored by the Platinum Sponsor Google Play. Award gifts were donated by Photon Realtime, Sony Computer Entertainment, Unity, Plantronics, Marmalade, and SOOMLA.

The Indie Prize Scholarship provides the opportunity for qualified indie development teams to showcase their games at Casual Connect, a conference for professional developers and publishers in the video game industry.

Indie Prize Winners:

Best game art – Romans in My Carpet! by Witching Hour Studios, Singapore
Best game audio – Dusty Revenge by PD Design Studio, Singapore
Best story – Petite by Seven Summits Studio, India
Most innovative game – Snip and Chu by Clicker Interactive, Australia
Most promising game in development – Trigger Princess by Mintsphere, Indonesia
Best desktop game – Infectonator: Survivors by Toge Productions, Indonesia
Best mobile game – King’s League: Odyssey by Kurechii Studio, Malaysia
Best free-to-play game – Tiny Dice Dungeon by Springloaded, Singapore
Most prominent female developer – Claire Chen, Keitai, Taiwan
Best game in show: audience choice – Origami by POLM Studio, France
Best game in show: critic’s choice – Hyper Square by Team Signal, Taiwan

About Indie Prize

Indie Prize is a scholarship mefor up and coming indie development teams who show promise to be future leaders in the games industry. The Indie Prize Scholarships offer participants an opportunity to learn and network with other indie game developers and showcase their games, skillsets, and ideas to publishers and potential partners.

About Casual Connect

Launched in 2005, Casual Connect is hosted by the Casual Games Association, bringing together the most talented and knowledgeable experts in the casual gaming field to further the industry with the best learning and networking opportunities for casual games professionals. In addition to Casual Connect Asia 2014, the CGA will host Casual Connect USA, San Francisco in July 2014, Casual Connect Eastern Europe, Serbia in November 2014, and Casual Connect Europe, Amsterdam in February 2015.

About the Casual Games Association

The Casual Games Association is an international trade organization dedicated to promoting casual games and providing educational resources for the game development community. The association hosts annual conferences in USA, Eastern Europe, Europe and Asia; publishes a trade magazine; and issues research reports on the casual games industry.

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