The IGDX weekend isn’t just about how the game developers can grow their business; it’s also about recognizing up-and-coming games and companies.
The Indie Rise: New Talents Awards are a fruit of collaboration between Plug In Digital and IGDX & IFI. Application to this pitching competition was held from September 8 to October 7. The contest focuses explicitly on single-player PC or console games at any stage in the development process.
The initiative aims to find rising new talents in indie game development, giving them a chance to highlight their work and gain support. In recognition of their efforts, cash prizes are awarded for these successful teams and projects.
Here are the winners that got the attention of the judges and earned their time in the spotlight:
NEW CHALLENGER AWARD (US $2,500 Prize)
Awarded for studios with their first commercial project
Winner: Mushroommallow Studio for Wonder Wandelier
JURY’S CHOICE (US $2,500 Prize)
Winner: Devata Game Production for Biwar Legend of Dragon Slayer
BEST PROJECT (US $5,000 Prize)
Winner: Tamatin Entertainment for Insectbot
Congratulations to the winners, and VirtualSEA hopes to cover these games and more of their projects in the future.