Posted by Patricia Correa, Director, Global Developer Marketing
In June this year we opened applications for our Indie Games Accelerator, a mentorship program to help top mobile game startups achieve their full potential, as well as for our Indie Games Festival, a competition open to small game studios who get the opportunity to win promotions and be featured on Google Play. These annual programs are part of our commitment to helping all developers thrive in the Google ecosystem.
We received thousands of applications from developers across the world and we were truly amazed by the response. We’re impressed by the innovation and passion of the indie game community, and the unique and creative games they bring to players worldwide.
Last month we announced the Festival finalists and today we hosted the finals.
This year, for the first time, the events were virtual so everyone could attend. Players from around the world joined the adventure, met the finalists, played their games, and cheered on the Top 10 and the winners as they were announced on stage.
We also took the opportunity to announce the Indie Games Accelerator selected class of 2021.
Our deepest thanks to our amazing hosts: YouTube creator Papfi, Japanese comedians Kajisak and Kikuchiusotsukanai, and Inho Chung, who all shared their unique expertise and love of games.
Without further ado, here are this year's Festival winners…
Indie Games Festival Winners
Bird Alone by George Batchelor, United Kingdom
Cats in Time by Pine Studio, Croatia
Gumslinger by Itatake, Sweden
CATS & SOUP by HIDEA
Rush Hour Rally by Soen Games
The Way Home by CONCODE
Animal Doll Shop by Funnyeve
Mousebusters by Odencat
Quantum Transport by ruccho
Survivor's guilt by aso
Student Category Award
Indie Games Accelerator Class of 2021
The selected studios will receive exclusive education and mentorship over the 12 week program, to help them build and grow successful businesses.
If you missed the finals
If you missed the finals or would like to explore further, you can still sign in and wander around the space but only for a limited time. Explore now.
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