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Indie Game Award at Taipei Game Show (Press Release)

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 Finalists (22 Games in total)

No. Indie Teams Games Country
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
9 Funomena Luna USA
10 Glass Heart Games Vigil: The Longest Night Taiwan
11 Joysteak Studios Songbird Symphony Singapore
12 Kurechii Postknight Malaysia
13 Lince Works Aragami: Nightfall Spain
14 Manacell Space Cycler Taiwan
15 SIGONO OPUS: Rocket of Whispers Taiwan
16 Skytree Digital Limited Trillionia Hong Kong
17 Studio Flip Qinoto Australia
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
22 Zinno Studio Un-Destined Taiwan

* The list will also be posted on TGS 2018 website.


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