Game Developers Conference Europe 2014 organizers have revealed the lineup of games that will be featured in the first-ever European Innovative Games Showcase during the 2014 Independent Games Summit at the Cologne show this August, which itself includes a variety of talks from industry luminaries on the art and business of independent game development.
Games featured in the showcase were selected from a wide variety of applicants by Showcase MC – game designer Jonatan Van Hove – alongside a previously-announced panel of judges from across the video game industry.
These judges include Marie Foulston (Wild Rumpus), Lau Korsgaard (Copenhagen Game Collective), Jennifer Schneidereit (Tengami), Thomas Grip (Amnesia), Zuraida Buter (zo-ii), Indie Fund’s John Polson and IGF Chairman Emeritus Simon Carless.
The Showcase winners will receive full Speaker Passes to the event, which afford full access to every GDC Europe session and the massive gamescom trade/public event. They will also be offered 5-minute microtalks at the final session of GDC Europe’s IGS to showcase what’s special about their current project.
Here are the first-ever winners of the 2014 European Innovative Games Showcase:
Beyond Eyes [Tiger & Squid]
Bounden [Game Oven]
Superhot [Superhot Team]
A Light In Chorus [Eliott Johnson & Matthew Warshaw]
Metrico [Digital Dreams]
Future Unfolding [Spaces of Play]
Gang Beasts [Boneloaf]
Perfect Woman [Lea Schoenfelder & Peter Lu]
All of the creators of these games will be on hand to demonstrate their titles and talk about them as the finale of the Indie Games Summit on the Monday of GDC Europe.
Of course, the European Innovative Games Showcase — which is open to all pass-holders at the show — is just one of many sessions that have been announced for GDC Europe 2014, with more to come in the weeks ahead. You can check out the current session lineup via the conference’s Session Scheduler, and early birds can still register by July 16 to save 200 euros on an All Access Pass.
Organized by UBM Tech Game Network, GDC Europe, now in its sixth year in Germany, will run Monday through Wednesday, August 11-13 at the Congress-Centrum Ost in Cologne, Germany, co-located with Europe’s biggest video game trade and public show gamescom.
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