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Winners Announced for Casual Connect USA’s Indie Prize Showcase (PRESS RELEASE)

SAN FRANCISCO – July 24, 2014 – The Casual Games Association, the host of Casual Connect USA, declared 13 winners of the Indie Prize Showcase during a special awards ceremony.

Indie Prize Winners:
BEST GAME ART – Fearless Fantasy by Enter Skies, USA
BEST GAME AUDIO – Big Action Mega Fight! by Double Stallion, Canada
BEST STORY – Whispering Willows by Night Light Interactive, USA
MOST INNOVATIVE GAME – Pig Eat Ball by Mommy’s Best Games, USA
MOST PROMISING GAME IN DEVELOPMENT – Apsis by A Stranger Gravity, USA
BEST DESKTOP GAME – Extrasolar by Lazy 8 Studios, USA
BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME – Jump Tanks by Mechanical Butterfly Studios, USA
BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY GAME – Slice Fractions by Ululab, Canada
BEST FREE-TO-PLAY GAME – Simply Twisted by Endless Wave Software, USA
BEST MOBILE GAME – Mr. Runner 2: The Masks by Zing Games, USA
MOST PROMINENT FEMALE DEVELOPER – Meri Rosich, Quality Time Lab, Singapore
BEST GAME IN SHOW: AUDIENCE CHOICE – Dark Deception by Glowstick Games, USA
BEST GAME IN SHOW: CRITICS’ CHOICE – The Phantom P.I.: Mission Apparition by Rocket 5 Studios, Canada

“With game development teams coming from 20 countries, the Indie Prize showcase is turning into a hotbed of innovation, allowing up-and-coming developers to make new industry connections as well as showcase their games to the major industry players,” says Yulia Vakhrusheva, Director of Indie Prize.

The games were judged by Nick Berry, Facebook, James Portnow, Extra Credits, Braden Moulton, 5th Planet Games, Tom Sperry, Exit Games, Andrew Podolsky, VGMarket.com, Aaron Walz, Walz Music, Massimo Caporale, Marmalade, Abby Jorquera, Mindgrub, Gary Yentin, App Promo, Simon Newstead, Frenzoo, and a number of selected journalists.

This showcase was sponsored by Facebook, Everyplay, Unity and SKYmobi. Award prizes were donated by Unity, App Promo, Photon Realtime, deltaDNA, 5th Planet Games, Intel, polljoy, Splitforce, Plantronics, Marmalade and Everyplay.

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.

For information about the Indie Prize Showcase, please visit: http://www.indieprize.org.

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