The 2020 Taipei Game Show has established Indie Game Awards for all the indie developers around the globe. After a month of the first stage – cross-reviewing, where contestants evaluated each other’s works, 30 games from 11 countries, including Taiwan, China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, France, the U.S., Switzerland, Canada, and Malaysia, were nominated for the final stage of Indie Game Award.
The numbers of Indie Game Award contestants continue to growing
Indie Game Award has already recognized several outstanding games, including “RPG TIME: The Legend of Wright,” “Replica,” and “Detention.” This year, 141 games from 17 different countries took part in it, and of the 30 contestants that made it into the final stage, many have already won multiple international awards. Those titles include the retro pixel-styled “Eastward” by Pixpil Studio from China, winning the 2019 Official Selection of Nintendo Indie World award; “King’s League II” by Kurechii from Malaysia, winning several best game awards from Google Play and all the major game expos from 2012 to 2017. And “Minimal Move” by Tako Studio from France won the French 2018 Indie Game Factory Critics’ Choice Award for its detailed 3D modeling.
The 2020 Indie Game Awards are gearing up to start the next round of the competition. The organizers have invited both domestic and foreign veteran gaming media and famous producers to evaluate the winners of the following awards: Best Narration, Best Visual Art, Best Audio, Best Design, Best Innovation, Best VR Game, Best Mobile Game, IGA Grand Prix, and one special award delivered by the sponsor of IGA: Xsolla. The awards ceremony will be held on the first day of the 2020 Taipei Game Show, stage of Indie Salon.