Develop in Brighton returns 14-16 July 2015
The winners of the fourth Indie Showcase, sponsored by Unity, have been announced at the Develop in Brighton Conference.
Editors' Choice award as voted for by the media: Darklings (iPhone) by MildMania - Darklings is an epic endless adventure through magical worlds. Lum, face of light, tries to save the world by purging the darklings and retrieve the stars. Play as the face of light, Lum, only piece of hope left on the universe, and purge all the Darklings to their pits, and begin to save the world!
Out of hundreds of entries received by the conference organisers this year, ten were shortlisted for the showcase by the judging panel, chaired by Adam Green, managing director of Assyria Games, and took into consideration graphics, gameplay, technology achievement and originality. Each studio received a complimentary booth on the expo floor, complimentary indie passes and the chance to demo their game to more than 1,600 top developers, games industry professionals and journalists from all over the world who voted for their favourite.
Andy Brammall, regional sales director, Unity, said: “It is an honour to once again sponsor the Indie Showcase. The creativity, originality and complexity of the games on show has been astonishing and we congratulate all those who made the shortlist.”
Adam Green, chair of the judging panel, added: “The winner was an exceedingly close call this year, but it was SwapQuest that ultimately grabbed the top-spot. The combination of puzzle and role playing elements works exceedingly well. While easy to pick up and play, it takes quite some time to truly master. This combined with the fantastic pixel art, unique mechanics and depth provided through the RPG aspects really caught our attention.”
The Develop in Brighton Conference - Europe's leading conference for the game development community - ran from 8-10 July. In 2015, the dates are 14-16 July. Speaker submissions open in January 2015.
For more information about the Develop in Brighton conference and expo visitwww.developconference.com