At Develop:Brighton each year there's a dedicated area within the Expo called the Indie Showcase featuring 10 independently developed games that have been shortlisted by a panel of industry experts.
One of these 10 games will be judged overall Indie Showcase Winner by the judging panel and there will also be the chance for all delegates to vote for their favourite game during the event in the People's Choice Award.
This year the showcase focuses on innovation and originality. You can submit your game while it is still in development, see "Who Should Enter" section below. We especially encourage teams and individuals to enter if you are looking for something or someone to help grow your game. We’d love innovative games which are still in development to find opportunities to flourish here at the conference.
If you'd like to be one of the studios showcasing your indie game at Develop:Brighton 2023, then just enter your game into our competition by completing the form below.
The Indie Showcase is a face to face opportunity to show off your game to Develop:Brighton attendees. You should only enter if you know that you (or a colleague) will be able to attend and demo your game in person. We expect all shortlisted teams to attend.
Deadline for entries is Friday 12 May 2023.
If you have any questions about the Indie Showcase please contact Ali Fearnley at:
T: +44 (0) (0)20 39276440
E: [email protected]k
Good luck everyone!
Judging Panel Chair: Alistair Aitcheson - Indie Developer, The Incredible Playable Show
Below are examples of teams and projects that we would like to see enter. It’s not exhaustive, so if you’re an indie team with an innovative game you are more than welcome to enter!
Finalist Selection Process
Submitted games will be evaluated by a panel of games industry professionals appointed by Develop:Brighton. The judging panel will review all entries and select 10 finalists.
The first round of judging will be a review of the trailers and descriptions. Games chosen from the first round will then be played by members of the judging panel. The 10 finalists will be selected from those chosen. Successful finalists will be notified the w/c 5 June 2023.
The judging panel will rate each submitted game by its innovation and originality:
The 10 finalists will receive one three-day pass to Develop:Brighton, as many Expo passes as you like, pre-event publicity and a profile on the event website. Most importantly however, the finalists will be able to show off their game to all the developers, press and publishers at the event.
Winner Selection Process
The 10 finalist games will be further evaluated at Develop:Brighton by the judging panel. The judges will meet during the conference to discuss the entrants and choose the Indie Showcase Winner.
Conference attendees will have the chance to select their favourite game from the Showcase by voting onsite. The game with the most votes will be announced as the People's Choice Winner.
When are the winners announced?
The Indie Showcase and People's Choice winners will be announced to press and delegates at Develop:Brighton at 5pm in Room 1 on Thursday 13 July 2023.
Deadline for Game Submissions is 12 May 2023
Any team or individual can enter as long as:
The Submission Process
Please note: The indie Showcase is a face to face opportunity to show off your game to Develop:Brighton attendees. You should only enter if you know that you (or a colleague) will be able to attend and demo your game in person. We expect all shortlisted teams to attend.
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