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Indie hit Reigns wins big at European edition of Google Play Indie Games Contest

Indie hit Reigns wins big at European edition of Google Play Indie Games Contest

London-based developer Nerial has won the European edition of the Google Play Indie Games Contest for its Tinder-esque strategy Reigns.

The game fought off competition from 19 other titles in the final of the contest held in London on February 16th. It was both the overall winner and the winner of a separate Unity prize offered by Unity Technologies.

The prize for first place included two tickets to GDC, a Pixel C tablet, premium placement for Reigns on the Google Play store for a month, a YouTuber influencer campaign and more.

Swiped right

The Unity award netted the developer two tickets to a Unite event of its choice and a year's free subscription to Unity Pro.

Runners-up were Loju's Causality and Midjiwan's The Battle of Polytopia. The full list of the 20 finalists was announced in January 2017.

Reigns has seen wild success since first launching in August 2016. It achieved over 600,000 downloads in just over a month, generating around $1.8 million in revenues.


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