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Indie Prize Reveals Showcase Games for Casual Connect USA

100 indie development teams from over 20 countries will be showcasing

SAN FRANCISCO – June 26, 2014 – Indie Prize, a scholarship program for indie developers created by the Casual Games Association, announced today the games accepted for the Indie Prize Showcase at Casual Connect USA, July 22 – 24, 2014.

“We are looking forward to a very exciting showcase, with great developers from all over the world coming to display their games in one setting,” said Yulia Vakhrusheva, Director of Indie Prize. “This is truly an international exhibition that will bring a variety of ideas and cultures together.”

This showcase is supported by Platinum Sponsors Facebook, Everyplay, Unity and SkyMobi. Prizes are donated by App Promo, Photon, deltaDNA, 5th Planet Games, Marmalade and Plantronics.

100 international independent game developers will be competing for the Indie Prize Award in 10 different categories, including Best Game Audio, Best Story, Best in Show, and the Audience Choice Award.

Developers accepted into the Indie Prize Showcase USA 2014 include: Team Signal, Tuttifrutti Interactive, POLM Studio, Pixel Dash Studios, Enter Skies, Bake450, Retora Games, Icon Games, gametheory, Lazy 8 Studios, JJWallace, Skunkwerks Kinetic Industries, Rainblade Studios LLC, Agharta Studio, Megafuzz, Bulls Eye Studio, krangGames, Dissident Logic, Lucid Labs, Boing Games, Night Light Interactive, Big O, Brain&Brain, Phantom Compass, Exacmedia, Ensomniac Studios, Cute Monster, The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, Icoms Technologies, Mico Studio, UberGamers Pte Ltd, Quality Time Lab, Undead, Endless Wave Software LLC, Ululab, Crooked Tree Studios, Miguel Angel Alvarez, Mamoniem, Infinite Will Studio, Avocoder, Further Games, Mechanical Butterfly Studios, Zing Games, Ideonic, APPSolute Games, Mommy’s Best Games, Breathing Bytes, devsAnomalous, The Tap Lab, HappyHoppyHappy, BlackLight Studio, Iocaine Studios, UpTap, JQ Software, Fifth Column Games, Fancy Turnip, Prickly Farms, Fleon Labs, Telehorse, Double Stallion, Double Coconut, Glowstick Games, Rocket 5 Studios, Mitch Swenson, immersio, MijiKai Games, Keitai, Game Fry, Heartmade Entertainments, Sebastian Conley, Team Gemini, COFA Games, Trollcore Enterprises, Daniel Gerber, Hidden Door Interactive, Wither Studios, Kermdinger Studios, ELiDEA, Dawn Patrol Games, DMONGS, Box House Games, KIDS UP HILL, Lab5 Studio, A Stranger Gravity, StumbleSoft, Monkeybirds, Soenneker, Appit Technologies, Black Howler Studios and Little Worlds Interactive.

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. Along with travel assistance and a showcase table, indie developers are provided an all access conference pass to Casual Connect. Showcase participants will also be able to compete for a number of awards. Over 300 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 USA 2014, the CGA will host Casual Connect Eastern Europe, Serbia in November 2014, and Casual Connect Europe, Amsterdam in February 2015, and Casual Connect Asia in Spring 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.

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