Indie Showcase

At Develop:Brighton each year there's a dedicated area within the Expo called the Indie Showcase featuring 10 independently developed games that have been shortlisted by a panel of industry experts.

One of these 10 games was judged overall Indie Showcase Winner by the judging panel and delegates voted for their favourite game during the event in the People's Choice Award.

See our winners and finalists below...

Noun Town: VR Language Learning by realiaXR (Meta Quest 2)

Noun Town: VR Language Learning is the new way to learn a foreign language! Pick things up, listen, read, and speak your chosen language in a world that regains colour as you learn. Test your skills with mini-games & talk to the local villagers. Learn Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, and more.

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Donjon Fauna by Bang Technologies (Meta Quest 2)

Donjon Fauna is a VR co-op fantasy creature veterinarian simulator where a VR player cooperates with a non-VR player to heal wounded fantasy creatures. The VR player plays the role of a creature veterinarian intern, tasked with healing wounded creatures which are brought into the creature veterinary.

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Cabernet by Party for Introverts (PC)

Cabernet is a 2D narrative RPG set in 19th century Eastern Europe. Guide Liza, a young vampire struggling with her morality and the supernatural world she has been pulled into. Use the moonlit sky wisely to plan your next feast and explore. Get to know the vampiric society and the humans who feed them.

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Squarelets by Chaos Cookie (iOS)

    Squarelets is a beautiful image puzzle to play when you want to relax and unwind.
    Immerse yourself in a world of vivid colours, charming graphics, and satisfying gameplay. Progress through levels of increasing difficulty by uncovering details of hidden images, and test your observation skills by finding which image was concealed.

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    Digs by Catchy Games (PC)

    "Digs" is an exciting and challenging roguelike tower defence game that offers endless possibilities and a new experience every time you play. As the defender, your task is to protect a valuable chest from waves of enemies on a randomly generated map. Using strategy and quick thinking, you must dig in the mine and place towers, traps, and obstacles to defend the chest.

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    Dungeon Golf by Ant Workshop (PC)

    Dungeon Golf is a physics-based mini-golf party game. Compete with your friends in online and local multiplayer or play solo to win trophies and climb to the top. Whack balls, battle enemies and get the upper hand with your abilities to change the odds.

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    Rough Justice: '84 by Gamma Minus (PC)

    Rough Justice: '84 is a neon-noir board game inspired strategy game with puzzles, dice, and cards. Do what it takes to make your fledgling security agency thrive in this 80s noir crime-bustin', dirty-crossing, vengeance-seeking single-player experience.

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    Horror Stories: Harvest Hunt by Villainous Games Studio

    Trapped in a cursed village, you’re pitted against a vicious monster. Horror Stories: Harvest Hunt is a single-player, first-person, horror game combining the replayability of rogue-lites with the tension of the horror genre, creating a unique, terrifying experience that unites strategy, stealth, and survival gameplay. Can you save your community?

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    Turnip Mountain by Luke Sanderson (PC)

    Turnip Mountain is a puzzle platformer with a unique control scheme - use both sticks on a controller to reach ledges and fling your way up a towering mountain! Choose your path to the top, don your turnip in collectable hats and even bring a friend along for the journey!

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    Arm of Satan by Ludophoria (PC)

    Arm of Satan is the terrifying yet adorable spawn of retro platformers, couch co-op games and dark graphic novels. Expect gripping co-op gameplay, online co-op to play with distant friends, and rich narrative & worlds inspired by diverse theologies.

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    The Indie Showcase is a face to face opportunity for Indie Devs to show off their game to Develop:Brighton attendees. 

    If you have any questions about the Indie Showcase please contact Ali Fearnley at:
    T: +44 (0)20 39276440
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    Judging Panel

    Judging Panel Chair: Alistair Aitcheson - Indie Developer, The Incredible Playable Show


    • Korina Abbott - Director and Marketing Consultant, NeonHive
    • Phil Gaskell - Director, Ripstone
    • Romana Ramzan - Producer, No Code Studio
    • Katie Goode - Director, Triangular Pixels
    • Shaz Yousaf - Director, Mind Feast Games
    • Phoenix Perry - Course Leader, Creative Computing Institute
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