The winners of the third Indie Showcase, sponsored by Unity, have been announced at the Develop in Brighton Conference.
People's Choice award as voted for by attendees - That Dragon, Cancer by Josh Larson and Ryan Green, a game created to help Ryan's four year old son Joel in his three year battle against cancer
Editors' Choice award as voted for by the media - Gunpoint by Suspicious Development, a PC stealth puzzle game developed by former games journalist Tom Francis
Indie Showcase overall winner as voted for by the judging panel - Ibb and Obb by Sparpweed, a PS3 game designed around co-op play where two players find themselves in a world split in two
Andy Brammall, regional sales director, Unity, said: "Three things struck me about this year's finalists - the geographical diversity of the studios (developers came from the UK, the US, the Netherlands and Germany); the remarkable range of creativity and investigation of fun gameplay, and the ability of the developers to translate unique experiences into empathetic gameplay, as seen in That Dragon, Cancer."
Of the 80 entries received by the conference organisers this year, ten were shortlisted for the showcase by Adam Green, chair of the judging panel and managing director of Assyria Games. Each studio received a complimentary booth on the expo floor, free expo passes and the chance to demo their game to more than 1,600 top developers and games industry professionals from all over the world.
The judging panel included:
- Adam Green, chair
- Pete Smith, Sony
- Simon Byron, Premier PR
- Phil Gaskill, Ripstone
- Jon Jordan, Pocketgamer.biz
- Simon Barratt, Four Door Lemon