Heads up, European game makers: this year's call for submissions to present games in the second annual European Innovative Games Showcase at GDC Europe 2015 ends this Friday, May 22nd.
That's coming up quick, but you've still got time left to submit your game for possible inclusion in the Showcase, which will take place during the Independent Games Summit at the Cologne, Germany show this August.
The winning creators will be offered 5-minute microtalks at the final session of GDC Europe's IGS, showcasing what's special about their current project. For an idea of what we're talking about, check out the GDC Vault video of the inaugural 2014 EIGS.
Anyone who successfully submits will also be given full Speaker Passes to the event (including full access to every GDC Europe session and the massive gamescom trade/public event) if selected. In addition, detailed video of the event will be showcased on Gamasutra and GDC Vault for free after the event.
Co-ordinating and MC-ing the showcase and helping pick the winners will be game designers Lea Schönfelder and Jonatan Van Hove, working alongside the IGS' European advisors Kitty Calis, Amnesia's Thomas Grip, and Copenhagen Game Collective's Lau Korsgaard, with further judges to be announced in the near future.
Overall, the showcase will be curated to include a wide variety of innovative or experimental games, including diverse and new ways to showcase gameplay, art style, play style or anything in between. Organizers are looking specifically for European-resident creators to showcase in this local show. Entries are open until May 22nd.
The European Innovative Games Showcase - which is open to all pass-holders at the show - joins a host of sessions that will be announced for GDC Europe 2015 in the coming weeks, and early birds can register by July 8th to save 200 euros on an All Access Pass.
Organized by UBM Tech Game Network, GDC Europe, now in its sevent year in Germany, will take place August 3rd and 4th 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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