Casual Connect Europe 2017, the International trade event for the video games industry, just closed its doors, ending yet another successful show, this time taking place at the Station Berlin event center in Germany’s capital.
During Casual Connect Europe 2017, the Indie Prize scholarship program gave Indie developers a platform to present their games in a showcase and garnered a record response of 470 game submissions from 62 countries. Prizes have been awarded in ten categories and the winners have been announced at the 17th Indie Prize Awards:
Indie Prize Winners:
BEST GAME DESIGN – Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun by Mimimi Productions (Germany)
BEST VR GAME – Anshar Wars 2 by Ozwe Games (Switzerland)
MOST INNOVATIVE GAME – FRU by Through Games (The Netherlands), nominated to Indie Prize by the Indie Prize Nomination Partner in The Netherlands – Dutch Game Awards
BEST GAME AUDIO – Blink and Die by Sureksu (Argentinia)
BEST GAME ART – Figment by Bedtime Digital Games (Denmark)
BEST GAME NARRATIVE – Empathy by Pixel Night (Sweden)
BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME – Lightfield by Lost in the Garden (Austria)
BEST KIDS AND FAMILY GAME – Blink and Die by Suresku (Argentina)
BEST MOBILE GAME – Super Pet Hero by Amused Sloth (Romania)
BEST IN SHOW- AUDIENCE CHOICE – CoverFire by 1MBand (Spain)
Between February 7th and 9th, the conference gathered a total of over 1800 industry experts and offered a broad variety of talks and panels, on topics covering Industry Insights, Market Navigation, Growth, Funding, Data & Analytics, Design & Development, Esports & Casino and Next Gen Technologies VR and AR.
This year’s Casual Connect Europe presented 125 speakers from all around the globe, from companies including Amazon, CCP Games, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Facebook, Google, Hasbro, King, NC Soft, Nexon, Rovio Entertainment, Square Enix, Supercell, Team 17, Twitch, Ubisoft, Valve, Wargaming, Wooga, Youzu Interactive, and many more.
“Once again, Casual Connect Europe brought game industry leaders together”, says Jessica Tams of the Casual Games Association. “The event was a complete success and we are looking forward to London in 2018 and returning in Germany in 2020.”