11 - 13 July 2017

Develop Brighton


Indie Showcase Competition

Submissions deadline is 19 May 2017     

Submissions deadline is 19 May 2017     

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How to enter
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As part of the Indie Dev Day at the Develop:Brighton there's a dedicated area within the Expo called the Indie Showcase, featuring 10 independently developed games unpublished by a third party that have been shortlisted by a panel of experts.

One of these 10 games will be judged overall Indie Showcase Winner by the judging panel and there will also be the chance for all delegates to vote for their favourite game during the event in the People's Choice Award.

Judging Panel Chair: Adam Green - Indie Developer / Assyria Game Studio Ltd 


Andy Brammall - Technical Sales Director EMEA 

Bruce Slater - Indie Developer / Radical Forge

Phil Gaskell - Director / Ripstone

Korina Abbott - Indie Videogame Marketeer / KAGames

Alistair Aitcheson - Indie Developer / Alistair Aitcheson Games 

Andrew Smith - Indie Developer / Spilt Milk Studios Ltd 

Romana Ramzan - Lecturer in Games Design / Glasgow Caledonian University  

When are the winners announced?
The Indie Showcase and People's Choice winners will all be announced to press and delegates at Develop:Brighton on Thursday 13 July 2017. 


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