In Association with Get Games, the 2010 Eurogamer Expo announces open call for submissions to the Indie Games Arcade

For Immediate Release

Brighton, UK, 19th July 2010. Eurogamer, Europe’s leading independent games media specialist, has announced the game submission process for The Indie Games Arcade at this year’s Eurogamer Expo is now open.

Supported by digital distribution service Get Games, the Indie Games Arcade is returning to the third annual Eurogamer Expo this year from 1st - 3rd October. Co-ordinator Pixel-Lab is seeking submissions from up-and-coming developers keen to exhibit their work. Last year, more than ten thousand visitors attended the Eurogamer Expo, and that number is set to be even bigger this year.

"It's good to be able to offer indies this chance to put their work out there, as well as spring these kind of projects on expo-goers", said David Hayward, coordinator of the Indie Games Arcade.

"The people and companies who make the kind of games we show really aren't the type that can afford expo space that publishers and platform holders get. Likewise, their work is substantially different in tone. In past years we've had genuine reactions of surprise, pleasure, and embarrassment from players and I'm really looking forward to this year".

All submissions exhibited will be automatically submitted for the‘Rock, Paper, Shotgun Indie Game of the Show’ award. Debuting at this year’s Expo and donated by popular PC gaming blog www.rockpapershotgun.com, the prestigious prize is already being coveted on the indie scene.

To submit a game for consideration, developers must provide the following:

    <*>A short description of the game <*>Screenshots <*>Background on the designer and/or company <*>Anticipated release date

Links to videos are also very welcome. All submissions should be made to David Hayward at david.hayward@pixel-lab.co.uk. The deadline is 13th August 2010.

For full details, see http://bit.ly/IGASubs

Relevant contact:

David Hayward

david.hayward@pixel-lab.co.uk

07976 216 029

Twitter: @nachimir

Tickets for this year’s Eurogamer Expo are currently on sale via the website http://expo.eurogamer.net.

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About Pixel-Lab:

Pixel-Lab is a computer games and digital media development agency working across the UK’s computer game and digital media industries. Pixel-Lab advises, develops and delivers strategies to support growth in the games industry from skills development to support infrastructure. Pixel-Lab also works with organizations outside the industry, enabling them to harness the power of games. More information is available at www.pixel-lab.co.uk.

About Eurogamer Network:

Founded in 1999 by brothers Rupert and Nick Loman, Brighton-based Eurogamer Network is the publisher of Europe's most popular independent videogames website, Eurogamer.net. Eurogamer is available in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish and Romanian editions. Other sites operated under the Eurogamer Network include digital download service GetGamesGo, the world's market-leading industry resources, GamesIndustry.biz, GamesIndustry.de and Megaton.co.uk - the videogaming website for kids who love to love games. The company also operates live events including the Eurogamer Expo and the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair. More information about the Eurogamer Network can be found at www.eurogamer.biz.


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