Indie Prize Platinum Sponsors

Most Innovative Game:
ZPLAY Ads credit for $10000 of UA via Playable Ads
Best In Show: Audience Choice: Mobile Phone

Indie Prize Silver Sponsor

Best Game Art:
iPad + 1 year free of DeepMotion Creature $200 software
Best Game Animation sponsored by DeepMotion prize:
1 year free of DeepMotion Creature $200 software

Prizes For Winners Kindly Provided By

Best Kids and Family Game and All Winners: Amazon Fire HD 8
Best Mobile Game: iPhone X with branded iPhone case
Best Multiplayer Game (with NVIDIA):
Coupon to Photon ($1,000) and NVIDIA SHIELD devices
Best Game Audio:
8000 words of voice recording by up to 8 professional actors directed by OMUK
Best Game Design:
GeForce GTX 1080ti and NVIDIA SHIELD devices
3pcs i7 Skull Canyon NUC
Best Game Narrative: Level Up Kit
*in collaboration with App Samurai
Best Game Narrative: Level Up Kit
*in collaboration with Tenjin
Localization to one selected language by Inlingo

Indie Prize Nomination Partners

PrizeJudges

  • Cade Peterson, Jump
  • Budhi Tantra, PlayPlayFun LLP
  • Kathee Chimowitz, BoomBit
  • Mike Sviblov, Zeptolab
  • Anya Fedorova, RJ Games
  • Lauri Antalainen, Blue Arrow Games
  • Steve Demeter, FoxNext
  • Ries Derkman, Spil Games
  • Jupiter Hadley, AlphaBetaGamer
  • Djordje Radulovic, PowerUp Digital
  • Teut Weidemann, I Teut You So
  • Yoeri Staal, StaalMedia
  • Alexey Izvalov, Enhance
  • Michael Zinchenko, Wargaming.net
  • Martine Spaans, FGL
  • Jana Palm, Stugan
  • Matthew Leopold, Yodo1 Games
  • Aurélien Nicoleau, Piwag
  • Natalie Portier, Diana Bogdanova, Appodeal
  • Evgeni Puzankov, Freelance

PrizeJudges

  • Cvetan Rusimov, Imperia Online LTD
  • Alexander Dzyuba, Sense.Vision
  • Gabriel Stürmer, Cupcake Entertainment
  • Chris Lefebvre, Tapdaq
  • Christina Begerska, 4A Games
  • Inna Bezugla (Inna Okun), Attracti
  • Philipp Döschl, FDG Entertainment
  • Christine Neigenfind, Freelance
  • Ilya Eremeev, Independent Expert
  • Aaron Whitfield, PocketFullOfApps.com
  • Menno van Pelt-Deen, Dutch Game Garden & Lapp
  • Elizabeth Olson, Strategic Marketing, PR & BizDev Consulting
  • Emily Gao, Seasun Games
  • Mike Hines, Amazon
  • Stephen Ip, ADVR
  • Jordan Ivey, Ivey Audio
  • Dave Padilla, Hyperkinetic Studios
  • Jared Barol, Appnext
  • Maksym Bezuglyi, SOLIDCUBE.TECH
  • Nikolay Pischeyko, MANU Video Game Maker

PrizeJudges

  • Katleen Evers, 4EversGames
  • MJ Johns, Astire Games
  • Arijit Bhattacharyya, virtualinfocom
  • Jen MacLean, Luke Dicken, Tristin Hightower, IGDA & IGDA Foundation
  • Jonathan Roque, AppK33p Inc.
  • Falko Böcker, flaregames GmbH
  • Jakub Marszałkowski, Game Industry Conference / Indie Games Poland
  • Marco Rosenberg, Freelance
  • LK shelley , Affinti Ventures
  • Julia Palatovska, Independent
  • Mike Arkin, Big Boat
  • Henry Oh, Tenjin
  • Anton Horbatov, RBKGames/Forgamer
  • Oleg Reshetnikov, PromoRich
  • Eugene Trufanov, Indigo Bunting
  • Elena Popova, Manu Video Game Maker
  • Deborah Guzman, Oculus
  • Gleb Platonov, Room 8 Studio
  • Gwendelyn Foster, Ritmo Learning Labs
  • Rob Carroll, Offercreek

Upcoming Locations

  • Casual Connect Europe | May 2018 | APPLICATIONS OPEN
  • Casual Connect Serbia | September 2018 | Applications soon to open
  • Casual Connect Asia | November 2018 | Applications soon to open


  • INDIE PRIZE SHOWCASE | Disneyland® Hotel 2018

    Are you an established game developer? Come to Casual Connect to foster relationships with other developers, gain exposure for your professional development team and beautiful games, and learn how to succeed in the new games ecosystem with Developer Showcase & Meeting Tables.

    Indie Prize Showcase Awards

    Indie Prize has traveled far and wide to find the best up and coming Indie Development teams for Indie Prize Showcases.


    Indie Showcase | USA 2018

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect USA 2018. See full list of participants.

    Indie Showcase | Kyiv 2017

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect Kyiv 2017. See full list of participants.
    Find the official Indie Prize stickers here

    Indie Showcase | USA 2017

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect USA 2017. See full list of participants.

    Indie Showcase | Asia 2017

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect Asia 2017. See full list of participants.

    Indie Showcase | Berlin 2017

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect Berlin 2017. See full list of participants.

    Indie Showcase | Tel Aviv 2016

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect Tel Aviv 2016. See full list of participants.

    Indie Showcase | USA 2016

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect USA 2016. See full list of participants.

    Indie Showcase | Asia 2016

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect Asia 2016. See full list of participants.

    Indie Showcase | Amsterdam 2016

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect Amsterdam 2016. See full list of participants.

    Indie Showcase | Tel Aviv 2015

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect Tel Aviv 2015. See full list of participants.

    Indie Showcase | USA 2015

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect USA 2015. See full list of participants.

    Indie Showcase | Asia 2015

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect Asia 2015 in Singapore. See full list of participants.

    Indie Showcase | Amsterdam 2015

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect Europe 2015 in Amsterdam. See full list of participants.

    Indie Showcase | Belgrade 2014

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect Eastern Europe 2014 in Belgrade. See full list of participants.

    Indie Showcase | USA 2014

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect USA 2014 in San Francisco. See full list of participants.

    Indie Showcase | Asia 2014

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect Asia 2014 in Singapore. See full list of participants.

    Indie Showcase | Europe 2014

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect Europe 2014 in Amsterdam. See full list of participants.

    Indie Showcase | Kyiv 2013

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect Kyiv 2013. See full list of participants.

    Indie Showcase | USA 2013

    Indie Prize Award Winners at Casual Connect USA 2013 in San Francisco. See full list of participants.

    Indie Showcase | Asia 2013

    Indie Showcase Award Winners at Casual Connect Asia 2013 in Singapore. See full list of participants.

    Innovation Showcase | Europe 2013

    Innovation Showcase at Casual Connect Europe 2013 in Hamburg, Germany.

    Indie Showcase | Europe 2013

    Indie Showcase at Casual Connect Europe 2013 in Hamburg, Germany.

    What They Say

    The Indie Showcase is not only a chance to display your games to a lot of publishers and industry gurus but it is also a great opportunity to meet and spend time with other developers from around the world. Shailesh Prabhu, Yellow Monkey Games, creator of Huebrix and Indie Showcase Europe Developer
    The best part is being able to SEE and PLAY the awesome games. And, of course, the opportunity to meet developers who you can talk to while playing their games. Every time I see a new game I'm blown away by how amazing the new generation is, they are the bright future of the games industry.Chris Taylor, founder of Gas Powered Games and Indie Showcase Europe Visitor
    The most exciting part of the event in Singapore for us was the Indie Showcase. The showcase could best be described as being in an exclusive gaming arcade with an unlimited pouch of coins. And the best part – the chance to speak to the designers and developers of these creative titles. BlackBerry DevBlog

    Application Information for Indie Development Teams

    Indie Prize is a scholarship program for up and coming indie development teams who show promise to be future leaders in the games industry. Workshops, showcase venue fees and mentoring are financially supported by industry sponsors, conferences and volunteers.

    Application Details



    Step 1: Develop A Game

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    Terms and Conditions - Submissions

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    The nominees and winners will be announced at the 21st Indie Prize Awards in Disneyland® Hotel on January 18th, 2018


    Promotional Stickers and Logos for the Winners and Nominees

    Finalist Sticker
    Nominee Sticker
    Best in Show Winner
    Best Game Audio Winner
    Best Game Design Winner
    Best Game Art Winner
    Best Game Narrative Winner
    Best Multiplayer Game Winner
    Best in Show: Critics Choice Winner
    Best Kids/Family Game Winner
    Best Mobile Game Winner
    Best VR Game
    Most Innovative Game Winner
    Most Promising Game Winner