At Develop:Brighton each year there's a dedicated area within the Expo called the Indie Showcase, featuring 10 independently developed games not published by a third party 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.
If you'd like to be one of the studios showcasing your indie game at Develop:Brighton 2018, then just enter your game into our competition by completing the form below.
Judging Panel Chair: Alistair Aitcheson - Indie Developer, Alistair Aitcheson Games
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. Successful finalists will be notified the w/c 18 June 2018.
The judging panel will use the following criteria to rate each submitted game:
The 10 finalists will receive a three-day pass to Develop:Brighton, up to five Expo passes, 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. Each judge will then select their top 3 from the Indie Showcase. Points will be awarded based on these votes, and the game with the most points is 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 all be announced to press and delegates at Develop:Brighton on Thursday 12 July 2018.
Deadline for Game Submissions is 18 May 2018
The Indie Showcase is only open to businesses and individuals who are 18 years or older
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