Ten unpublished, independently developed games will appear in a special Indie Showcase, running from July 20-21 in the Develop Expo.
The games will be chosen by a panel of experts, and an overall winner will be announced on July 21, along with the winner of the People’s Choice as voted for by conference attendees.
Entrants chosen for the Indie Showcase will win two Indie Dev Day conference passes (worth £150), up to five Expo passes, pre-event publicity (including a profile on the Develop Conference’s website) and the opportunity to show off their game to hundreds of developers and publishers.
“The Indie Showcase is a fantastic opportunity for indie developers to show-off the talent and originality coming out of smaller studios,” said Andy Lane, managing director of Tandem Events.
“We urge everyone who qualifies to enter as it’s free and games in the showcase will be seen by developers and publishers from all over the world. So as well as raising the studio’s profile there’s always that chance they could leave Develop with a publishing deal.”
Entry is open to independent game developers with no more than 15 people in the studio. The entered game must be non-publisher funded with a development budget of less than £1 million and, crucially, have been created in the ‘indie spirit’.
Indie developers wishing to enter should complete the online entry form and send their game in by Friday, May 20th.