Press Release

Indie Cup Germany ’22: Nominees revealed

Nominees revealed for this year.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

9 August 2022Indie Cup organizers have revealed the nominees of its Germany’22 season. The leaders with three nominations each are: Tiny Bookshop, a picturesque management game about selling used books (Rising Star Award, Critics’ Choice Award, Most Charming Game), Fall of Porcupine, a narrative adventure game exploring the reality of an unhealthy healthcare system (Grand Jury Award, Critics’ Choice Award, Most Charming Game), and ABRISS, an atmospheric physics-destruction building game (Grand Jury Award, Rising Star Award, Critics’ Choice Award).


Check the full list of nominees here: 


The winners announcement is scheduled for 18 August.


Indie Cup Germany’22 is a digital festival of independent games that hosts juried developer awards and an online exhibition of participating titles. The best games of the festival receive written feedback and valuable prizes.


The first ever German season gathered 73 local independent games. You can browse all of them on the event’s website – with 30+ public demos available. 


Indie Cup Germany’22 features the following award categories:


Official Selection

  • Grand Jury Award for the best overall entry;

  • Rising Star Award for emerging developers;

  • Critics’ Choice Award, selected by a panel of game journalists and influencers;

  • Unreal Engine Award for the best Unreal Engine game.


Special Competition

  • Spotlight Award, selected by Unreal Engine;

  • Prime Choice, selected by Xsolla;

  • Most Charming Game, selected by Chucklefish.


Accepted submissions are evaluated by experts from tinyBuild, Handy Games, Focus Entertainment, Fellow Traveller, NVIDIA, Unreal Engine, Chucklefish, Ubisoft, and many others. Game journalists and influencers evaluate all accepted submissions in the Critics’ Choice Award category.


Among Indie Cup prizes are powerful NVIDIA RTX graphic cards, a $5,000 grant, tickets to conferences, various services, and more. Find out about Indie Cup partners and prizes on the Indie Cup website.


Indie Cup Germany’22 runs in partnership with Unreal Engine, Xsolla, Chucklefish, Ravenage, tinyBuild, and other partners.


Stay tuned for the Indie Cup news on Twitter and Facebook.


About Indie Cup


For the last 6 years, Indie Cup was (and hopefully will be again) the largest indie developers contest in Eastern Europe. More than 450 games participated in the cup annually. The contest gathered 1499 games, 89 of which became winners. The Indie Cup Celebration Steam event ran annually, being the first local event of its kind. Last autumn, over one million Steam users visited the sale page. Indie Cup events were also held on and Humble Store.


Our team is based in Ukraine, and we have been working on the Germany’22 season since the beginning of this year — since before Russia’s attack on Ukraine — as we originally planned to announce it during the closing ceremony of the Indie Cup W’22.

We’re thrilled to finally get back to running Indie Cup & expand it beyond its current Eastern European home turf.


10% of all sponsorship proceeds from Germany’22 was donated to Come Back Alive and other organizations supporting Ukraine.


More Indie Cup events are scheduled for 2022.



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