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 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.

Entry for this year's Indie Showcase is now closed. The 2023 finalists will be announced in June.

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
E: [email protected]k

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
How it Works

Finalist Selection Process

Submitted games will be evaluated by a panel of games industry professionals appointed by Develop:Brighton. The judging panel will review all entries and select 10 finalists.

The first round of judging will be a review of the trailers and descriptions. Games chosen from the first round will then be played by members of the judging panel. The 10 finalists will be selected from those chosen. Successful finalists will be notified the w/c 5 June 2023.

The judging panel will rate each submitted game by its innovation and originality.

The 10 finalists will receive one three-day pass to Develop:Brighton, as many Expo passes as you like, pre-event publicity and a profile on the event website. Most importantly however, the finalists will be able to show off their game to all the developers, press and publishers at the event.

Winner Selection Process

The 10 finalist games will be further evaluated at Develop:Brighton by the judging panel. The judges will meet during the conference to discuss the entrants and choose the Indie Showcase Winner.

Conference attendees will have the chance to select their favourite game from the Showcase by voting onsite. The game with the most votes will be announced as the People's Choice Winner.

When are the winners announced?

The Indie Showcase and People's Choice winners will be announced to press and delegates at Develop:Brighton at 5pm in Room 1 on Thursday 13 July 2023.

Entry is now closed.

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