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72 upcoming indies ready for the spotlight.

July 28, 2022

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

Author: GTP Media

28 July 2022 – Indie Cup Germany’22 Digital Showcase is now open. 72 upcoming German indie games await! Don’t miss your chance to see the future of the local independent scene – check the games out on the event’s website. You can browse the games by platform, genre, and release status. And even try some of them for yourself with 32 available demos.


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


While you browse the participants, the Indie Cup jury is hard at work evaluating them. Stay tuned for the reveal of finalists and winners of the first ever Indie Cup Germany!


What is next for Indie Cup Germany’22:


  • Digital Showcase: Starting 28 July

  • Jurying Phase I: 22 July – 31 July

  • Jurying Phase II: 3 August – 16 August

  • Finalists Reveal: 9 August

  • Winners Announcement: 18 August

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 will also 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 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.


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 GOG.com 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.


Website: indiecup.net

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