Develop:Brighton, Europe’s leading game developers conference, today announced the shortlisted games to be on display as part of the eighth Indie Showcase.
Running on 11 and 12 July within the Develop:Brighton Expo, the Indie Showcase highlights independently-developed games selected by a judging panel of industry experts. The process takes into consideration graphics, gameplay, technology achievement and originality.
Attendees will be able to play all the games at the Expo and on Thursday 12 July the overall Indie Showcase winner, as chosen by the judging panel, and the People’s Choice winner, as voted for by delegates through the Develop:Brighton website, will be announced.
Past shortlisted games over the last four years include critically acclaimed PC title Gunpoint; arthouse video game That Dragon, Cancer and PC title Action Henk which was picked up by Curve Studios after the event.
“The standard of submissions for this year’s Indie Showcase has been exceptionally high,” commented Alistair Aitcheson, chairman of the selection panel. “2018 is my first year as chair of the selection panel and with nearly 100 games submitted this year, helping select the finalists has been inspiring and an honour.”
Managing director of Tandem Events, Andy Lane, added, “It’s been eight years since we launched the Indie Showcase, and the creativity displayed by all the indie developers that submit increases year on year. Everyone involved is excited to see the industry reaction and I urge everyone to check out the shortlist on the expo floor.”