Indie Blast

Registration closed.

Indie FAQ avaliable!

Are you an indie developer?
Do you want to present your project to the gaming community?
Would you like to pitch your project to potential publishers?
Do you want to find an investor?
Do you want to receive a feedback from the gaming industry pros?

The Games Gathering Conference 2017 provides you with SPESIAL participation conditions for indie development studios, namely – FREE exhibit boosts for your product demonstration. Moreover, ALL indie-projects shall participate in competition and winners shall receive awards from our partners and sponsors.

So, what do you need to do to get a free stand at the conference?
First of all - just fill out the application and wait for our coordinator to contact you.
After that, buy a ticket for the conference.

The timeline for the project application:

  • November 17, 2016 is a deadline for the preliminary participants application (you should provide all required data on your project and purchase a ticket);
  • November 27, 2016 is a deadline for providing the final version of the project which our jury will evaluate.

Our Prizes

The best projects will be aworded with prizes and memorable gifts frome organizators of the Games Gathering 2017 conference in following nominations:


The judges will choose the best games for which Indie Prize will provide:

  • Free accommodation during the conference for two developers in the hostel with other finalists;
  • To free all-access passes to the Casual Connect conference, including access to all the lectures, workshops, exhibition area, networking events and parties;
  • Free spot to showcase the game at Indie Prize are along with the world’s best independent developers from all around the world;

Standards for the representation of the game: the game must be at least 10 minutes of gameplay ready; the company must be independent; the submitted IP must belong to the team.

The prize will be provided for the trip USA 2018 Casual Connect | 16 – 18 January 2018 (Disneyland® Hotel, California)

For the teams whose are working with the Defold`s engine, King`s company will prepare special prizes!
The competent jury will choose the best project among the presented games and will reward each team member with stylish, wireless headphones u-JAYS.

Among many teams that are developing their projects on the popular Unity engine, jury that are consist of representatives of the companys will select the team with has the best project and will be awarded with special prizes from Unity.

This year the judges will choose the best games made with Unity! The winner will get 2 free all – access passes for the Unite Europe Conference + Free Flight.

The true masters, that were at the very beginning of the gaming industry from Epiс Games, will select the best game created on Unreal Engine 4 to award the winning team of developers.

Prize to the team of winners from Epic Games  – video card INNO3D GEFORCE GTX 1060 3GB X2

Be sure – it will be Epic!

The best mobile game, of all which will be nominated for Indie Blast will be awarded a special prize from our gold sponsor Appodeal – the iPhone 8 phone !!!

The Best Game at Games Gathering 2017 will receive 5 hours of consultation from Tanya Loktionova and the VALUES VALUE team to build processes in HR, recruiting and PR with a par value of 500 USD, as well as assistance in selection for three vacancies, including promo, a long list for each item from at least 10 candidates plus recommendations for the search.

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.

Each winning team in the nominations The Best Game Games Gathering 2017, The Best Gameplay Games Gathering 2017, The Best Art Games Gathering 2017 – will receive 2 Standard tickets and a place on the showcase of the DevGAMM conference, which will be held in Kiev, February 1-2, 2018.

Each winning team in the nominations The Best Game Games Gathering 2017, The Best Gameplay Games Gathering 2017, The Best Art Games Gathering 2017 – will receive 2 premium tickets for the White Nights conference, which will be held in Prague, February 13-14, 2018.

Nordic Game Choice winner will get a free ticket, meet to match access and Discovery Day exhibition table at Nordic Game 2018.

The game that took the prize for The Best Gameplay Gameplay 2017 will receive a wonderful prize – the Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet from HUUUGE GAMES!

The team whose game will receive the prize The Best Art Games Gathering 2017 will be awarded a tablet One by Wacom!
Our jury
Dmitriy Lukash

Dmitriy Lukash

Company: Fishing Planet

Position: CEO

Alexey Izvalov

Alexey Izvalov

Company: Global Game Jam

Position: Regional coordinator

Chris O’Kelly

Chris O’Kelly

Company: Huuuge

Position: Head of Studio&Live Operations

Julia Shmyrova

Julia Shmyrova

Company: Appodeal

Position: Marketing Directo

Roman Goroshkin

Roman Goroshkin

Company: Epic

Position: PR&Event Manager CEE&Russia

Alexander Shlygin

Alexander Shlygin

Company: Unity

Position: Solution Consultant

Oleg Pridiuk

Oleg Pridiuk

Company: King, Defold

Position: Evangelist

Igor Karev

Igor Karev

Company: Tatem Games

Position: CEO&Founder

Alexander Khrutsky

Alexander Khrutsky

Company: Game Academy

Position: CEO&Co-Founder

Yuliya Moshkaryova

Yuliya Moshkaryova

Company: Computer Games Association

Position: Indie Prize Director

Teddy Florea

Teddy Florea

Company: Nordic Games

Position: Director of Business Development

Alexander Zezyulin

Alexander Zezyulin

Company: Wargaming

Position: Operations Director of R&D Centre

Elena Lobova

Elena Lobova

Company: Self-employed

Position: Networking Wizard

Contact us


Oleksandr Khrutskiy

Skype: che_ratnik
Tel: +38(067)909-5229

Sponsors, partners and lectors issues
Bizdev and PR Director

Irina Syomka

Skype: irina.syomka
Tel: +38(095)391-12-92

Sponsors, partners and lectors issues

Mariya Starenko

Skype: mary.star94
Tel: +38(093)160-8137

Organizational and legal issues. Volunteers coordination

Roman Lupashevskiy

Skype: live:roman.lupashevskiy
Tel: +38(073)173-4601

Indie teams coordinator

Yaroslav Dushek

Skype: dystman
Tel: +38(050) 381-38-91

Media partners

Katerina Burbela

Skype: katerina_b77
Tel: +38(067)575-84-84

Lectors issues