Indie Blast

 

Are you an indie developer and have an interesting project?

Then Indie Blast is a great opportunity to demonstrate your game on your personal booth!  

What is Indie Blast?

Indie Blast is an exhibition for indie projects where different teams can get their mini-booths and opportunity to present their game to the public and media. Your can also attract the attention of publishers and investors, get a feedback from players and colleagues, take a part in the nominations of the Indie Blast Awards and of course expand your business network.  

How to participate in the Indie Blast?

  • Fill in the application form on time,
  • wait for confirmation of the application from the indie coordinator (within 3 days)
  • and buy a ticket for the conference (Standard or Premium).
 

ATTENTION

Confirmed application and purchased ticket guarantee a booth for participation at Indie Blast for one day for a team. Priority in choosing the booth and the day of the exposition is given to the teams who sent the application earlier. The sooner you apply, the more chances you’ll have in choosing the best place for your booth and day of exposure. Booths map will be updated while filling. Application deadline is November 16, 2018.  
 

What is the Indie Blast Awards? 

Indie Blast Awards is a competition of game projects in a various categories and it's held among the participants of the Indie Blast exhibition. According to the opinion of the professional industry jury the best projects will win in several nominations and get valuable prizes from organizers and sponsors.  

How to participate in the Indie Blast Awards?

  • Fill in the application form on time,
  • wait for confirmation of the application from the indie coordinator (within 3 days)
  • and buy a ticket for the conference (Standard or Premium).
 

ATTENTION

Rates in all nominations are submitted by a remote jury. To get the rate from jury, all playable demo games should be sent till November 21, 2018. Confirmed application and purchased tickets guarantee the team participation in the Indie Blast Awards. It is crucial to be present at your booth on the day of your project exposition. Prizes are awarded on the last day of the conference during the Closing Ceremony. In case of absence of the winning team members, the prize will be awarded to the next nominee.  

Deadlines for project submission:

Till November 21, 2018 the team should:
  • submit a preliminary application for participation in the conference. You have to send all the data for your project and buy tickets.
  • send the final version of the project, which will be evaluated by the jury.

Our Prizes

The Best Conference Game” will be awarded the PlayStation 4 Pro 1Tb by the Games Gathering team.

 

http://ggconference.com/en/

The true masters of the company Epic Games, standing at the very origins of the gaming industry, will select the best games on the Unreal Engine 4, to share between them a prize fund of $ 9,000!

So, the nominations and prizes are as follows:

  • “The best game for PC / console on Unreal Engine 4” – $ 3,000
  • “The best VR game on Unreal Engine 4” – $ 3,000
  • “Best mobile game on Unreal Engine 4” – $ 3,000 

 

https://www.epicgames.com/ru

With the support of the Kefir studio, we have prepared another surprise for our indie developers!

This year a mobile developers, participants of the Indie Blast will be able to compete for prizes in the nomination “Best Mobile Game“!

The winning team will receive $2,000! And the teams that took 2nd and 3rd places will get $1 500 and $1 000!

https://www.facebook.com/kefirgames

Our partner Achievers Hub, in collaboration with GDC, awarded the prize for “The Best Unity Game” at Games Gathering 2018!
The developers of the best Unity games at the conference will receive 2 GDC Conference + Summits tickets worth $ 2 000 each.

https://www.facebook.com/gameachievershub/

Surprises doesn’t stop there! At Games Gathering SUPERHOT will not only delegate a speaker – we also award a winner In “The best VR game” nomination with $1000 + SUPERHOT swag bag!

https://superhotgame.com/

Our technical partner, Versum, will award the winner in the category “Best game on a non-standard engine” with a Kingston SSDNow A400 120 GB drive!

The winning team for Games Gathering 2018 Best Gameplay category will get 480 GB Kingston SSDNow A400 SSD drive provided by our technical partner Versum.

https://it-blok.com.ua/

The winner in the category “Best Art Games” will be awarded graphics tablet Huion Inspiroy Q11K v2 from the official partner of the company in Ukraine!

Inspiroy Q11K v2 is an updated version of a popular model with large active area, wireless module and passive pen with tilt sensitivity.

Creative freedom is guaranteed!

 

https://huion.com.ua/

Our partner Razer, a well-known company engaged in the development and creation of professional gaming equipment, will award the “Best Conference Game” with a set consisting of a high-tech Razer Abyssus mouse and a Goliathus Terra Speed gaming pad!

And the winners in the nominations “Best Gameplay” and “Best Art” will be awarded with a compact Razer Goliathus Mobile Small rug.

https://www.razer.com/

Fibrum will reward all the winners in the following nominations: “The Best Conference Game”, “The Best Art”, “The Best Gameplay” and “Best game on a non-standard engine”. And here is great news for the Unity developers teams: each winning team in “The Best Mobile Game on Unity”, “The Best VR game on Unity” and “The Best PC game on Unity”the nominations will receive two Fibrum Pro helmet with access code for 36 applications and games for Google play and the AppStore.

https://fibrum.com/

The Games Academy team will choose the best project among all indie teams and will present a certificate for 3 months of training in GAMES ACADEMY in any of the directions.

Games Academy was founded in 2015, as the first integrated game development school in Ukraine.

Over the course of our work, we have released more than 270 beginners in various fields: from game design to 3D modeling. Our diligent graduates have found their first job in a new profession in such companies as Ubisoft, 4A Games, ERS Games Studios, Grandma Studios, Kevuru Games, Enixan, Red Beat, Game Fiord and others, as well as numerous freelance and indie projects.

http://gamesacademy.com.ua/

The “Best Conference Game” will also receive:

  • A free place to present the game on the Indie Prize-showcase along with the best indie developers from around the world;
  • Two free standard Casual Connect Europe tickets to be held in London in May 2019.

Criteria for submitting the game:

  • the game must have at least 10 minutes of finished gameplay;
  • the company must be independent;
  • submitted IP must belong to the team.
http://www.indieprize.org

The team at Poki, the ultimate online playground, are big fans of creators who work on IPs that offer something new and groundbreaking. Therefore, they’d like to reward the games winners in “The Best Gameplay”, “The Best Art”, “The Best Conference Game” and “The Best game on non-standard engine” nominations with the following prizes:
1) A feature on the homepage of the Poki Playground, reaching 30 million users across the globe.
2) An assorted bag of Poki swag, containing some limited fashion items that will keep you fresh during any game conference
Fore more information about the Poki Platform, reach out to joep@poki.com or visit: https://developers.poki.com/

https://developers.poki.com/?fbclid=IwAR0Ni77PT5x09A0ntkxerFqzK-8pdMmofcEK16sSL7b6twRDC2I68wNwC0A

Nordic Game Choice winner will get a two all access conference pass including lunches, gala dinner, and unlimited meet and match meeting system access at Nordic Game 2019.

 

https://nordicgame.com/
Our partner VP Production – Sound Design Studio will reward the winner in the nomination “The best game on the “non-standard” engine” with a certificate for a free soundtrack (main musical theme) for the game project, and also will give a 20% discount on the sound design services for the game.Sound is Energy. Art is Truth.How to use:
1. Get in touch with the company via email vpsoundprod@gmail.com
2. Tell about your game and attach a photo or a scan of the certificate you’ve received.
3. Get your gifts!

 

https://sound.vp-production.com/

For a chance to win a Nintendo Switch provided by GTP Media, you need to play any 9 games from the Games Gathering Indie Blast collection – and fulfill the conditions set by the developers (like passing a level, giving feedback, etc). You will receive one sticker for this leaflet each time.

When you’ll collect 9 different stickers, take this leaflet to the Indie Blast volunteer to participate in the drawing! The draw will take place 09/12/2018 in PINE.

http://gtpmedia.net/

Great news from Estonia! Indie Blast participating teams have the opportunity to receive free tickets to attend the GameDev Days gaming conference, which will be held in Tallinn from April 11-12, 2019. The award-winning team will be selected by GameDev Days representatives – they will also give the cherished ticket to the winner.

https://gamedev.ee/

Mysterious prizes from Indie Master of Games Gathering!

And all we know about it (very little, in fact) is…

“These will be small and original gifts given for meritorious deeds and commitment to Indie Way!)

A kind of personal “amuse bouche” to those who contributed, distinguished himself or otherwise positively imprinted in the memory of Indy Master. ”

Part of the prize fund provides the brand SUSPECT, for which he thanks a lot!

Three teams can be unexpectedly selected and rewarded unprecedentedly in the middle of the awards ceremony of Games Gathering 2018!

But since the nominations are entirely subjective, we have no more details about it. Let’s just hope that this experiment to be successful and will become a good tradition of Games Gathering!

Indie Master's Prizes
Our jury
Alexey  Izvalov

Alexey Izvalov

Company: Global Game Jam

Position: Regional coordinator

Roman  Goroshkin

Roman Goroshkin

Company: Epic Games

Position: PR&Event Manager CEE&Russia

Alexander  Khrutsky

Alexander Khrutsky

Company: Games Gathering Conferenc

Position: CEO&Co-Founder

Yuliya  Moshkaryova

Yuliya Moshkaryova

Company: Computer Games Association

Position: Indie Prize Director

Elena  Lobova

Elena Lobova

Company: ACHIEVERS HUB

Position: Founder

Martin Cao

Martin Cao

Company: NGDStudios

Position: CEO

Kate Edwards

Kate Edwards

Company: Geogrify

Position: CEO

Maciej Burno

Maciej Burno

Company: Hoolai

Position: Director

Wojciech Pazdur

Wojciech Pazdur

Company: The Farm 51

Position: Director of Development

Michael Zinchenko

Michael Zinchenko

Company: Wargaming.net

Position: Operational Producer

Astrid Huntjens

Astrid Huntjens

Company: Freelance/ gamе industry expert

Position: Producer

Keren Berger

Keren Berger

Company: TabTale

Position: Publishing Business Development Manager

Tom DeRoeck

Tom DeRoeck

Company: verse publications GmbH

Position: Owner

Kyrylo Tokarev

Kyrylo Tokarev

Company: 80 Level

Position: Editor in Chief

Bartek Gajewski

Bartek Gajewski

Company: Games Operators

Position: CEO

Vadym Syvolap

Vadym Syvolap

Company: Plarium

Position: Game Design Team Lead

Johanna Pirker

Johanna Pirker

Company: TU Graz

Position: Researcher

Chris Hildenbrand

Chris Hildenbrand

Company: 2DgameartGuru

Position: Freelancer

Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee

Company: DECA Games

Position: Head of Business Development

Sergej Trofimov

Sergej Trofimov

Company: Nordcurrent

Position: Co-founder

Dann Sullivan

Dann Sullivan

Company: End of Level Media Limited - Big Boss Battle (B3)

Position: Editor in Chief

Christopher Lefebvre

Christopher Lefebvre

Company: Petty Vindictive

Position: Weirdo

Joep VanDuinen

Joep VanDuinen

Company: Poki BV

Position: Head of Game Developer Relations

Anders Hillestad

Anders Hillestad

Company: SUPERHOT

Position: Business Developer

Colin Macdonald

Colin Macdonald

Company: All 4 Games

Position: Director

Contact us

СЕО & Founder

Oleksandr Khrutskiy

E-mail:
alexander.khrutsky@ggconference.com
Skype: che_ratnik
Tel: +38(067)909-5229

Sponsors and partners issues
Business Development Director, Partner

Irina Syomka

E-mail:
irina.syomka@ggconference.com
Skype: irina.syomka
Tel: +38(095)391-12-92

Sponsors, partners and speakers issues
Indie Master

Roman Lupashevskiy

E-mail:
roman.lupashevskiy@ggconference.com
Skype: live:roman.lupashevskiy
Tel: +38(073)173-4601

Indie showcase coordination
Speakers Manager

Katerina Burbela

E-mail:
kate.burbela@ggconference.com
Skype: katerina_b77
Tel: +38(067)575-84-84

Content and speakers issues
CONTENT ADVISOR

Elena Lobova

E-mail: elena@a-hub.biz

Skype: olena.lobova

Content management
Coordinator

Tim Kopylov

E-mail:  kopylov.tim@ggconference.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/tim.kopylov.1
Tel: +38(095)7101564

General inquiries
Designer

Tatiana Afanasieva

Tel: +380634333478
Fb: https://goo.gl/vGX15r
E-mail: t.afanasieva@ggconference.com

Visual design issues
MEDIA COORDINATOR

Eugen Ponomarenko

E-mail: media@ggconference.com
Skype: evgen.ponomarenko
FB: https://www.facebook.com/evgen.ponomarenko.9

General inquiries