ATLANTA - April 6, 2016 - After more than a hundred submissions, twenty indie games have been named finalists for the second annual MomoCon Indie Game Award Showcase. Each of the twenty titles will be playable in the Indie Game Area at MomoCon 2016, taking place Thursday - Sunday, May 26 - 29, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
These twenty games illustrate the innovation and passion indie games represents:
- A Quiver of Crows, Sheado.net (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- Blade Ballet, DreamSail Games (PlayStation 4)
- Color Thief, Trouble Impact, LLC (Windows, Mac)
- Crusaders of the Lost Idols, Codename Entertainment (Windows, Mac)
- Dimension Drive, 2Awesome Studio (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- Dragon Fin Soup, Grimm Bros (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Windows)
- Ellipsis, Salmi Games (iOS)
- Emily is Away, Kyle Seeley (Windows, Mac)
- Epistory - Typing Chronicles, Fishing Cactus (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- FORCED SHOWDOWN, BetaDwarf (Windows)
- Fossil Echo, Fossil Echo Team (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- INVERSUS, Hypersect (PlayStation 4, Windows)
- Layers of Fear, Bloober Team (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac, Linux)
- Lethal Tactics, SkyBox Labs (Windows)
- LOST ORBIT, PixelNAUTS (PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac)
- Native, Nuldrums (Windows)
- Overpower, Hydrant Games (Windows)
- Planet Diver, Fabraz (Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android)
- Reflections, Broken Window Studios (Oculus Rift, Windows, Mac, Linux)
- Shu, Coatsink Software (PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows)
Five winning entries will be announced in an awards ceremony on Saturday, May 28,2016. Developers of those titles will receive:
- $1000 Prize
- 10 x 20 Exhibit Space at MomoCon 2017
- Dedicated Panel at MomoCon 2017
- Highlighted placement in a MomoCon newsletter going to tens of thousands of gamers
- Glass Trophy
XSplit will continue their longstanding support of indie games and developers by having a small panel of content creators from the XSplit Elite program select their favorite game from the MomoCon Indie Awards Finalists. The developer of that title will receive $2000 USD and an Indie[dot]XSplit Award.
In addition to these twenty titles, MomoCon will showc ase three indie games developed in the state of Georgia and provide a $1000 cash prize to the developer of the judges' favorite game.
"The vast number of amazing indie games submitted to this year's award program made selecting twenty finalists exceedingly difficult," said Chris Stuckey, CEO, MomoCon. "but these games represent the best of the best. We look forward to when the tens of thousands of attendees that come to MomoCon every year will get to experience these works of art for themselves."
Founded in 2004 by Jessica Merriman and Chris Stuckey, then students at Georgia Tech, MomoCon has grown from a 700 person on campus event to the largest gaming event in the southeast United States for fans of video games, animation, cosplay, comics and tabletop games.