Announcing 22 finalists to compete for the final awards in 8 categories
The Asia’s leading indie game festival will be unveiled this month at Taipei Game Show 2018 (TGS). A record number of 180 indie game developers will be showcased in Indie Game Festa of B2B Zone and Indie House of B2C Zone. Today, the organizer announcedthe finalists for Indie Game Award, which encourages and recognizes outstanding indie game developers. A total of 22 finalists have been selected from across four major platforms: PC, console, mobile, and VR. The winners will be announced at the opening of TGS2018.
Now in its fourth iteration, Indie Game Award is an exclusive contest for indie game developers. It has grown considerably from last year in terms of both participating countries and participating titles. A total of 86 titles from 21 countries enrolled in this year’scontest, and 22 titles have made it in the final round of selection, mainly from developers of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, China, South Korea, U.S., Poland, Switzerland, Austrailia, Spain, and Austria.
With the first round of selection just finished, the second round will be underway soon. Judges are being recruited from domesticand overseas candidates such as gaming-focused senior journalists, game publishers, and game producers. The final winners will bedecided in terms of five criteria including game design, story & plot, visual art, music & sound effects, and innovative gameplay, with the awards divided into eight categories: Best Narration, Best Audio, Best Visual Art, Best Game Design, Best Innovation, Best VR Game, Best Mobile Game, and IGA Grand Prix. The Award ceremony is scheduled to be held during the opening of TGS 2018 onJanuary 25.
* For a full list of the Indie Game Award 2018 finalists, please refer to the next page.
* 2018 INDIE GAME AWARD Website：http://tgs.tca.org.tw/indie_award.php
※2018 INDIE GAME AWARD Finalists (22 Games in total)
|1||Bonfire Entertainment||Original Journey||China|
|2||Broken Rules Interactive Media||Old Man’s Journey||Austria|
|3||C4Cat Entertainment Limited||Zold:out||Hong Kong|
|4||Devespresso Games||Vambrace: Cold Soul||Korea|
|5||Digital Crafter||Fight of Gods||Taiwan|
|6||DreamTree Games||Uri: The Sprout of Lotus Creek||Malaysia|
|7||fla Game Studio||Gospel of Satan||Taiwan|
|8||Fuero Games||Bushy Tail||Poland|
|10||Glass Heart Games||Vigil: The Longest Night||Taiwan|
|11||Joysteak Studios||Songbird Symphony||Singapore|
|13||Lince Works||Aragami: Nightfall||Spain|
|15||SIGONO||OPUS: Rocket of Whispers||Taiwan|
|16||Skytree Digital Limited||Trillionia||Hong Kong|
|18||Team KwaKwa||Splash Blast Panic||Switzerland|
|19||The Gentlebros||Cat Quest||Singapore|
|20||Vactor Digital Co., Ltd.||Flyer||Taiwan|
|21||Werold||MoKai Adventure AR||Taiwan|
* The list will also be posted on TGS 2018 website.