Game Connection Europe Names 20 Indie Games For 'Selected Projects'

Organizers for Lyon, France-based trade show Game Connection Europe revealed 20 indie nominations for its "Selected Projects" competition, including games like Puddle, Kweekies and Guns, Gore & Cannoli.
Organizers for Lyon, France-based trade show Game Connection Europe revealed 20 indie nominations for its "Selected Projects" competition -- now nominees have to prepare to present their projects to game publishers and distributors. Games that are in the running for Game Connection Europe's "Best Video Games Project" of 2011 include Neko Entertainment's Puddle, int13's Kweekies, GGC's Guns, Gore & Cannoli and Anino Games' Fortune Seekers. Three of the 20 games will be selected as "Best Project." "Every single nominee will have the same time-slot at Game Connection Europe: Five minutes top to pitch and demo its game," said Game Connection managing director Pierre Carde. "They'll be presented to key publishers and distributors who will vote for them." A panel of experts reviewed the submissions, which opened in October, weighing in on innovation, creativity, concept, design, gameplay and "financial viability." The competition's official website said that competitors' entries must be "Original, different and innovative (gameplay, business model, etc.)"; Unsigned by a publishing or distribution partner; Available for press promotion; Have a two- to four-minute video to be used for the pitch; and a working demo. Game Connection Europe takes place November 15-18 this year. The full list of Selected Projects nominees is below:
Projects Studio Country
Pocoyo Circuits Zinkia Entertainment Spain
Tiny Token Empires BiP media France
The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and his squared mind Delirium Studios Spain
Fractured Soul Endgame Studios Australia
Monolith (working title) Lesta Studio Russia
Handball Challenge Neutron Games GmbH Germany
The Uncanny Fish Hunt Uncanny Games France
Shutter Jack Ringzero Thailand
Confetti Carnival SpikySnail Games Studio Israel
Khan Wars 3.0. XS-Software Bulgaria
Great Little War Game Avril Digital United Kingdom
Robofonics LudoCraft Ltd. Finland
Guns, Gore & Cannoli GGC Belgium
Kweekies int13 France
Fortune Seekers Anino Games, Inc Philippines
Hired Death Creative Patterns France
Seasons after Fall Swing Swing Submarine France
Groove High Talents Planet Nemo Games France
Who's That Flying?! One More Go! Mediatonic Ltd United Kingdom
PUDDLE Neko Entertainment France

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