The Casual Games Association (CGA) has announced the winner’s of the first North American Indie Prize Showcase at its Casual Connect Conference in San Francisco. Of more than one hundred independent development teams chosen by the Indie Prize committee to demonstrate great unpublished games, ten teams walked away with Indie Prize Awards.
Developer Czarcade was awarded Best in Show for the casual mobile puzzle game Clobbr. The Indie Prize for Best in Show was determined by the audience of show attendees and developers participating in the Indie Prize Showcase. Remaining nine awards where determined by the Casual Connect Indie Prize Committee.
“It is astonishing to see how far talented and creative developers like Czarcade can take their games without the help of a publishing contract or venture capital,” said Jessica Tams, Managing Director of the Casual Games Association. “The Indie Prize Showcase has fast become the most talked about event at Casual Connect and something we hope continues to drive innovation and new publishing relationships.”
Indie Prize Showcase Winners:
Most Promising Game in Development: Lost Toys by Barking Mouse Studio (Mobile)
Additionally, five game development teams received Director’s Choice award, sponsored by Unity:
Keybol with Pretentious Game 2
Elin Jonsson, co-founder and artist at Imaginary Games received the Most Prominent Female Developer Award.
Indie Prize Showcase at Casual Connect USA was sponsored by BlackBerry, Applifier, SponsorPay, Gamestick, Soomla, Kongregate and Microsoft. Special prizes were furnished by AppPromo, Applifier, BlackBerry, ClickTeam, Tango, Unity and WildTangent.
The Indie Prize Showcase is a free program created to reward the industry’s top independent development talent with resources, relationships and recognition.