Indie Prize at Casual Connect Eastern Europe Winners Revealed

7 Indie Prize winners were chosen from over 40 independent finalists

Belgrade, SERBIA – November 11, 2014 – Indie Prize at Casual Connect Eastern Europe announced the seven winners of the Indie Prize Showcase during a special awards ceremony in the evening of November 11th, 2014.

Indie Prize Winners:

BEST GAME ART – STEAMPUNKER by Telehorse, Poland
MOST INNOVATIVE GAME – Gauge by Etienne Perrin, France

MOST PROMISING GAME IN DEVELOPMENT – Skyhill by The Mandragora Team, Russia

BEST GAME DESIGN – Out There by Mi-Clos Studio, France

BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY GAME – Train Valley by Flazm & Oroboro, Russia

BEST GAME IN SHOW: AUDIENCE CHOICE – Mayan Death Robots by Sileni Studios, Belgium

BEST GAME IN SHOW: CRITICS’ CHOICE – Awakening of Heroes by COFA Games, Serbia

“The Indie Prize Showcase in Belgrade turned out great,” says Yulia Vakhrusheva, Director of Indie Prize. “An impressive variety of games was demoed in this showcase: from match-3 to endless runners to FPS and role playing games. Many potential partnerships have started here.”

The games were judged by Nick Berry, Facebook; Oscar Clark, Unity; Candy Yang, Aarki; Djordje Radulovic, Power Up Digital and a number of selected journalists.

This showcase and its prizes were sponsored by Amazon, Intel, Plantronics Gaming, Unity, PocketFullOfApps, Photon Realtime and Splitforce.

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.

Founded over a year ago, 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. Over 400 independent developers have been a part of the showcase since its founding. More information can be found at http://indieprize.org/.

About Indie Prize

Indie Prize is a scholarship program for up and coming indie development teams who show promise to be future leaders in the games industry. Indie Prize offers 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 Eastern Europe, the CGA will host Casual Connect Europe, Amsterdam on February 4 – 6, 2015, Casual Connect Asia on May 19 – 21, 2015 and Casual Connect USA on August 11 – 13, 2015. For more information, visit http://casualconnect.org/.

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. For more information about the association, visit http://www.casualgamesassociation.org.