Google Play has announced the 20 finalists for the European edition of its Google Play Indie Games Contest.
The competition received over 1,000 entries from 15 different European countries. The team at Google has played each entry and revealed its top picks for the final round.
The finalists are:
Blind Drive – Lo-Fi People
Causality – Loju
Crap! I'm Broke: Out of Pocket – Arcane Circus
Egz – Lonely Woof
Ellipsis – Salmi GmbH
Gladiabots – GFX47
Happy Hop: Kawaii Jump – Platonic Games
Hidden Folks – Adriaan de Jongh
Lichtspeer – Lichthund
Lost in Harmony – Digixart
Mr Future Ninja – Huijaus Studios
Paper Wings – Fil Games
PinOut – Mediocre
Power Hover – Oddrok
Reigns – Nerial
Rusty Lake: Roots – Rusty Lake
Samorost 3 – Amanita Design
The Battle of Polytopia – Midjiwan AB
twofold inc. – Grapefrukt games
Unworded – Bento Studio
The finalists will showcase their games at the Saatchi Gallery in London on February 16th 2017. There attendees will judge their top ten games, which will then be pitched to a final jury to determine the overall winner.
Entries for the contest originally opened in November 2016. The winners will receive a wealth of prizes to boost the profile of their game, including YouTube Influencer campaign credit and prize placement on the Google Play store.