Announcing the 20 finalists and open registration for the Indie Games Festival in San Francisco


Posted by Kacey Fahey, Developer Marketing, Google Play


With so many great mobile games launching this year, we saw a huge amount of
interest from indie developers to showcase their art at the href="https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2017/07/calling-all-indie-developers-in-us.html">Google
Play Indie Games Festival in San Francisco next month. While it was a tough
selection process, we're excited to announce the 20 finalists, as well as our
esteemed judging panel. Fans will be able to play the new and un-released indie
games in a fun festival atmosphere where they can also meet the creators
themselves. To attend and learn more about the event, register now for free at
href="https://goo.gl/Nxydsd">g.co/play/sfindiegamesfest2017.



So how did we choose the 20 finalists? We powered up our phones, put our
game-faces on, and looked for games that not only met the festival requirements,
but also stood out with their overall design, fun, and quality. These are the 20
finalists who will be joining us at the festival to demo their games.




Meet the finalists
















7
Pin Pool


SPG Inc



href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.robotogames.ageofrivals">Age
of Rivals


Roboto Games














href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.v2g.beastbrawlers">Beast
Brawlers - PvP Arena


V2 Games Inc.


Brave Hand

Heart Shaped Games

(game not yet released)














href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.CovensMapTest.RainCrow&e=-EnableAppDetailsPageRedesign">Covens

Raincrow Studios, LLC


href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pixelbizarre.CrashyCars&e=-EnableAppDetailsPageRedesign">Crashy
Cars


pixelbizarre














href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.makingwonder.dokudo">Dokudo


Sense of Wonder


href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noodlecake.flippinglegend">Flipping
Legend



Hiding Spot














href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.happiigamerstudio.gladiatorrising">Gladiator
Rising



Happii Gamer Studio


href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.HappySquareStudio.JigsawStory1&hl=en">Jigsaw
Story



Happy Square Studio Inc














href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gorillabeangames.loterialatinbingo">Loteria
Latin Bingo



Gorilla Bean Games


Maruta Escape


Busan Sanai Games


(game not yet released)














href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.BVP.NoStranger">NoStranger


Black Vein Productions


href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bluewizard.slayawaycamp&hl=en">Slayaway
Camp



Blue Wizard Digital














href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.SpacewaveStudio.SpaceTunnel">Space
Tunnel



Spacewave Studios


href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rac7.SplitterCritters&hl=en">Splitter
Critters



RAC7














href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.roguesnail.starvikings&e=-EnableAppDetailsPageRedesign">Star
Vikings Forever



Akupara Games


href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zombio.stormwars&hl=en">Storm
Wars



Zom.bio














Tiny Bubbles


Pine Street Codeworks


(game not yet released)


href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kneeko.topsoil">Topsoil


Nico Prins




In addition to playing these games and meeting the developers who made them,
fans will have a chance to vote for their favorites throughout the festival. The
Top 10 will then move on to present a short pitch in pursuit of going home as
one of the three overall festival winners. The winners will be chosen by this
year's panel of judges representing a diverse lineup of gaming expertise.


  • Alex the Gamerette, YouTube Creator
  • Lina Chen, Co-founder & CEO of Nix Hydra
  • Emily Greer, CEO of Kongregate
  • Jamil Moledina, Games Strategic Lead, Google
  • Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer for GamesBeat
  • Sarah Thomson, BD Lead, Indie Games, Google Play


Emceeing this year's event is J.D. Witherspoon, aka href="https://goo.gl/9wvJ83">runJDrun. No stranger to gaming,
YouTuber/actor/comedian, J.D. plays a wide array of games and frequently uploads
gaming, vlog, and comedy content to his channels.



If you want to try out these games and celebrate the indie community, learn more
about the event and register at href="https://goo.gl/Nxydsd">g.co/play/sfindiegamesfest2017.



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