Big Opportunity for Small Indie Devs
The Label has announced the 2020 Indie Showdown will be taking place this year on March 16 at GDC in San Francisco. This marks the 6th annual Indie Showdown since the event’s inception in 2015. The competition offers three prizes, including a $10,000 USD grand prize for first place, $5,000 USD for second place, and $1,000 USD for third.
2020 Indie Showdown is meant to highlight indie developers and give them an opportunity to fund their projects.
“The originality, creativity, and obvious passion of these developers inspires what we do,” said Mike Ouye, General Manager at The Label.
This year’s event is focused on mobile games and all entries are required to be playable on mobile platforms. The games must also be in a pre-launch state and an original IP. Naturally, all entries must be truly indie, meaning they have no publisher attached and no publishing agreements signed. Developers can submit their games here and read up on all the contest rules here. Submissions close on February 17 at 11:59 PM PST.
The games will be reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of game industry professionals. The judges this year are Ed McMillen, creator of indie hit games Super Meat Boy and Binding of Isaac; Tim Garbos, creator of Progress to 100 and What the Golf?; Mike Ouye, General Manager of The Label; and Kelly Wallick, founder of Indie MEGABOOTH and chairman of the Independent Games Festival.
“We count ourselves lucky to be partnered with many of our former Indie Showdown participants and winners, like John O’Reilly and Tim Garbos, who continue to create new and exciting games for the mobile platform,” said Ouye.
Even finalists who don’t take home the prize may still be given an opportunity to discuss a future publishing deal according to the press release.
Source: Games Press