Google Launches Android Games Competition
Written by Lucy Black   
Friday, 10 January 2020

Google has the announced the 2020 edition of the annual Google Play Indie Games Festival. This year Google will host three competitions for developers from several European countries, Japan, and South Korea.

To be eligible, developers had to have published a new game on Google Play The submitted game must be new,and  released at least in open beta between May 7, 2019 and March 2, 2020. Submissions will close on 2 March 2020. Events will take place on 25 April 2020.

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The Google Indie Game Festival winners will be announced in March. The developers of the top 20 entries will then be invited to attend a special showcase event where the top 10 games will be selected by the people attending the event. Judges will include fellow developers, industry experts, and members of the Google Play team. The games will be on show to the public attending the Indie Game Festival, who will be able to spend several hours trying out their games and voting for their favorites, alongside the Google Play team. The top 10 will then pitch in front of a jury of industry experts who will select the three winners.

The prizes begin with the chance to exhibit at the final events in Warsaw, Tokyo or Seoul. Winners will also get promotions on the Google Play Store, and promotions on Google's consumer and developer-facing channels. The developers will be given access to exclusive developer-focused Google events, and personalized consultation sessions with Google team members.

Last year's European winners were G30 – A Memory Maze, a puzzle game exploring the story of a person with a cognitive disorder, who is trying to recollect the elusive past; Ordia, a one finger platformer where you play as a new life form taking its first leaps into a strange and hazardous world; and Photographs, a narrative puzzle game.

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More Information

Indie Games Festival Site

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