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Casual Connect 2017: The best indie games show

by Andrija Nikolic17/02/2017
This year's Casual Connect in Berlin which was held from 7th to 9th February, recorded a significantly high number of participants. Developers from 63 countries all around the world submitted 470 games for all platforms.

As reported in Casual Connect summary, this was an increase with more than 20% of submitted games compared to the last year’s event.

PC is still the strongest platform with nearly 44 percent of all submitted games and it’s closely followed by mobile games equally between iOS and Android.

The jury of 42 judges selected 130 best indie games which were invited to showcase in the Indie Prize area during Casual Connect Europe in Berlin and were provided with a scholarship to showcase the games.

All judges are veterans of the gaming industry and they come from companies like Yodo1 Games, Rovio, Zeptolab and many more. You can find the full list of submitted games and judges here.

Indie Prize Winners for 2017:

Best Game Design – Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun (Germany)
Best VR Game – Anshar Wars 2 (Switzerland)
Most Innovative Game – FRU (Netherlands)
Best Game Audio – Blink and Die (Argentina)
Best Game Art – Figment (Denmark)
Best Game Narrative – Empathy by Pixel Night (Sweden)
Best Multiplayer Game – Lightfield by Lost in the Garden (Austria)
Best Kids and Family Game – Blink and Die by Suresku (Argentina)
Best Mobile Game – Super Pet Hero by Amused Sloth (Romania)
Best in Show – Audience Choice – CoverFire by 1MBand (Spain)

Indie Prize is becoming bigger and bigger year by year – it is amazing and overwhelming to see indie talent and spirit growing so very strong all over the world. On behalf of Casual Connect and Indie Prize, we cordially congratulate all the finalists, nominees and winners, and are looking forward to seeing more games in the future. Yulia Moshkaryova, Director of Indie Prize

This event has international partners around the world, united under the Game Nations community banner. Those partners nominated the best games via local contests to participate in the showcase in Berlin without the internal Indie Prize contest. 

As it mentions, the winners received a guaranteed spot in Indie Prize to showcase the game with two free all-access passes and free accommodation during the conference.

The main supporters of the event are Unity, Korean Game Developers Association and prizes for winners are provided by Tenjin, Photon, Amazon Appstore, Appodeal, SpeedLink, ironSource and IBM.

The next Indie Prize events

Casual Connect Asia 2017 | May 16-18, 2017 | Apply BEFORE March 20, 2017
Casual Connect USA 2017 | August 1-3, 2017 | Apply BEFORE May 31, 2017
Casual Connect Kyiv 2017 | October, 2017 | Apply BEFORE August 30, 2017

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About The Author
Andrija Nikolic
The owner and editor in chief of appsRooster web site. appsRooster was founded in 2012 with the idea to become the best source of information about mobile apps, games, smartphones and gadgets.

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