Indie Showcase presents independent developers with a unique opportunity to present their games to a selected audience of industry peers, veterans, and experts, and to win a prestigious awards.
It’s here that the unbound creativity of the young, passionate developers gets to meet and naturally mingle with the experience of games industry veterans from all over the world. Indie Showcase is more than just an exhibition of dozens of independent titles – it’s also a networking platform removing the distance between the developer, local and global gaming media, investors, and publishers.
The Best Indie Game Award competition taking place at Digital Dragons is an opportunity to collect valuable feedback on your game from the judges and hundreds of attendees alike. The award itself can prove to be a skeleton key opening many doors in the most dynamic of modern industries.
Taking part in the Digital Dragons Indie Showcase became a milestones on the way to success for many a independent developers. Become one of them!
Jury of Indie Showcase consist of acknowledged veterans of game industry in Poland: developers, journalist and marketing specialists:
Jury Chairman: Michał Król (Graczpospolita, Radio Szczecin, PSX Extreme)
Artur Maksara (ARP Games)
Maciek Miąsik (Pixel Crow)
Mateusz Janczewski (Techland)
Marek Czerniak (Indie Games Poland Foundation)
Karol Zajączkowski (11 bit studios)
Szymon Liebert (TVGRY)
Michał Madej (CD Projekt RED)
Joanna Buganik-Pałka (Crunching Koalas)
Rafał Szrajber (The Strzemiński Academy of Art Łódź )
Best Indie Game: Carrion (Phobia Game Studio)
Best Mobile Indie Game: Diggerman (Digital Melody)
Rookie of The Year: Molecats (Vidroid)
Community Vote: Carrion (Phobia Game Studio)
1st place: My Memory of Us (Juggler Games)
2nd place: We. The Revolution (Polyslash)
3rd place: Don’t Escape (scriptwelder)
Community Vote: Blocky Farm (Jet Toast)
1st place: 911 Operator (Jutsu Games)
2nd place: Crush Your Enemies (Vile Monarch)
3rd place: Book of Demons (Think Trunk)
Community Vote: Out of Reach (Space Boat)
1st place: The Shadowborn (My Next Games)
Special Award for the Best Mobile Game: Zombiebucket
Special Award for the Best Arcade Game: Angry John
Special Award for a Unity3D Project: PixWing
1ndie World Special Award: The Shadowborn
Best Mobile Game: Timberman (Digital Melody)
Best PC Game: Top Hat
Best Game Using Unity: Mouse Craft
Community Award: Gardens Inc
Foodo Kitchen, Swipe Quest, and Gloria Victis gained special recognition from the Jury
Students Talent Show is a country-wide contest addressed to all Polish students over 18 years old who create video games.
To take part in STS, all you need to do is fill in the application form (submissions will be open early 2019) and wait until the jury chooses the best 10 projects that will take part in STS finale, as well as participate in a workshop on game design held in Krakow.
Game prototypes that shall pass the initial selection will be presented by teams of students during the contest’s finale at Digital Dragons on May 27th-28th 2019 in ICE KRAKÓW Congress Centre.
11 bit studios is a Warsaw-based game developer and publisher most known for This War of Mine, a game which received international recognition and established their position as one of leading developers in Poland. The studio dates back to 2009 when a group of game industry veterans created their own company and started working on their games. All of their works have met with warm welcome and received industry awards.
In 2014 This War of Mine was released, shaking the game industry and granting 11 bit studios with financial success, over 100 awards and articles in magazines such as Washington Post, EDGE and TIME. Currently the studio is working on their next big project – Frostpunk.
At the same time, 11 bit studios is a publisher for indie game creators, providing them with funds as well as helping them in the process of production, distribution, marketing, PR.
Since the beginning of Students Talent Show three years ago 11 bit studios is our partner in organizing Digital Dragons and provides awards such as internships for the best team and guidance for all who are interested in improving their game development skills.
The rules of Students Talent Show 2018 can be found here (in Polish)
Version 1.0: January 22nd 2018
The winners of 2018 will be able to choose between 2 months of paid internship in 11bit studios office or cash prize of 8.000 PLN
2018 edition: GK Games – RustCycles
2017 edition: Delta Negative – QB
2016 edition: Moon Wolf Studio / Click2Freak – Dwarf Heroes: One Wave to Grave
2015 edition: Long Story Short – Hexiles