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Develop Conference and Expo
24 June 2013
Develop in Brighton, 9-11 July 2013
The Develop Conference has announced the ten games shortlisted to be on display within the Indie Showcase, which features a wide range of game categories and platforms including mobile.

Running on 10-11 July within the Develop Expo, the Indie Showcase which is sponsored by Unity, highlights unpublished, independently-developed games selected by a judging panel of industry experts. The process has taken into consideration graphics, gameplay, tech achievement and originality of each game with the panel also choosing the overall Indie Showcase winner, to be announced on Thursday 11 July.

Delegates to the conference can play all ten games in the Indie Showcase area and vote for their favourite Showcase game in the People’s Choice Award. To complement these two awards, an Editor’s Choice award will be given out for the second year running.

“The quality of the entries into the Indie Showcase this year has been nothing short of astounding,” commented chairman of the Indie Showcase judging panel, Adam Green. “The ten shortlisted titles represent the best of what was already an exceptional bunch of games submitted.”

“It was fantastic to see the new, imaginative things the indie community are working on, with everything from highly emotionally impactful narrative titles, new takes on old genres and much more. I have no doubt the Develop Conference and Expo delegates are going to have a lot of fun checking out these top-10 as there are some truly awe inspiring titles among them!”

“For the third year in a row, the response to the Indie Showcase has been incredible and it is a real testament to the creativity of indie developers.” commented Andy Lane, managing director of Tandem Events. “We had a record number of submissions so thanks to everyone who submitted a game – you made it a tough job for the judges to whittle the list down to these ten.”

“We’re delighted to have Unity on board as sponsors for another year, and everyone involved is excited to see the industry reaction when they have a chance to play them at Develop in a few weeks.”

The shortlisted games for the Indie Dev Showcase 2013 sponsored by Unity are:

Ibb and Obb by Sparpweed – a PS3 game designed around cooperative play where two players find themselves in a world split in two.

Catch-22 by Mango Down – a relaxing and frustrating one-button arcade game for iPad in which the goal is to reach a high score by picking up orbs without crashing into yourself.

Drop that Candy by Greenfly Studios – Puzzle based iOS title where sweets are trapped behind a vending machine which need to be freed in the least number of moves.

Icycle: On Thin Ice by Damp Gnat – Dennis, the sole surviving naked cyclist is back for more love lorn trauma in this web based sequel to the 2009 apocalyptic platform puzzler.

Momonga Pinball Adventures by Paladin Studios - Playing as a cute Japanese dwarf flying squirrel, this iOS title allows players to roll like a ball, float through the skies, complete challenges and battle enemies.

Tengami by Nyamyam – an atmospheric iOS adventure game set in a Japanese pop-up book. Lone wanderer players explore a beautiful pop-up book world and manipulate it to solve puzzles and make progress.

Ethan: Meteor Hunter by Seaven Studio – A PC puzzle-platformer adventure where after an unknown events, Ethan gets touched by meteorites giving him the power to pause time.

Gunpoint by Suspicious Development - Gunpoint is a PC stealth puzzle game that lets you rewire its levels to trick people. Play as a freelance spy, breaking into high security buildings with a device called the Crosslink.

Epic Eric by 232 Sudios - a single button iOS physics-based action puzzler, flinging the knight from cog to cog in his never-ending quest to save the princess from her uncanny ability to get stuck at the top of locked towers.

That Dragon, Cancer by Josh Larson – That Dragon, Cancer is a web based point-and-click adventure game that acts as a living painting; a poem; an interactive retelling of Ryan and Amy Green’s experience raising their son Joel, a 4-year-old currently fighting his third year of terminal cancer.


Notes to editors:

About Develop in Brighton Conference:
The Develop in Brighton Conference is where the European developer community comes together to learn from each other and share experiences, be inspired by world renowned experts and gurus, get up-to-date with the latest development tools and techniques, make new contacts and catch up with old ones. 

With a programme that is shaped by some of the industry's key figures, the conference touches all levels of the development community from the largest studios to the smallest indies; from development directors to programmers. 

The three-day event is organised into specific areas of interest:

Tuesday 9 July is the Evolve conference focussing on the cutting edge of game development.

Wednesday 10 July is the opening day of the main Develop in Brighton Conference tackling the issues, tools, tricks and techniques of game development and offering practical advice and solutions to take back to the studio. Plus, the Indie Dev Marketing Day designed to guide indie developers through the ever-changing world of marketing and PR as they take their games – and their studios - to market on limited resources.

Thursday 11 July the Develop in Brighton Conference continues, with the addition of the Audio Track a day of sessions dedicated to game audio and music. Plus, the Indie Dev Day returns for the third year aimed specifically at independent developers with sessions, the chance to mix with other indies and a showcase featuring some of the best new indie projects currently in development.

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