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Submissions open for the Develop:Brighton Indie Showcase

Develop:Brighton’s seventh Indie Showcase is now open for submissions.

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Develop Brighton 2017

Develop:Brighton’s seventh Indie Showcase is now open for submissions.

The showcase – which is sponsored by Unity – looks to highlight the best in independent game development. The showcase is a free-to-enter contest, with ten finalists selected by by a judging panel of games industry experts.

The ten best games will then be showcased at the Develop:Brighton expo, which will be held on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 July, 2017. All ten finalists will receive one two-day conference pass, up to five Expo passes, coverage in conference-related publicity, and a warm glow of satisfaction.

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Develop:Brighton Indie Showcase 2017 – Judging Panel

  • Adam Green (Assyria Game Studio) – Chair
  • Bruce Slater (Radical Forge)
  • Phil Gaskell (Ripstone)
  • Korina Kay Abbot (KAGames)
  • Alistair Aitcheson (Alistair Aitcheson Games)
  • Andrew Smith (Spilt Milk Studios)
  • Romana Ramzan (Glasgow Caledonian University)
  • Andy Brammell (Unity

Adam Green, chair of the judging panel, said:

“The Develop:Brighton Indie Showcase is a fantastic opportunity for developers to show off their creativity and skills in front of publishers, press and fellow peers. For each game submitted the judging panel will focus on originality, gameplay, graphics and technical achievement. Good luck to all those who submit.”

The small print

Although it’s free to apply for the Develop Indie Showcase, there are some criteria that studios must meet:

  • Studios can be no larger than 15 people
  • Studios – and games – can not be publisher funded
  • Games must not be published by a third-party at the time of submission
  • Games must have a development budget of less than £1million
  • Games should be created in the “indie spirit”

Applications can be submitted via the Develop:Brighton website. The deadline for submissions is May 19, 2017.

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