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GameDaily Connect USA 2019: Indie Prize Finalists, Europe

Ginny Woo

GameDaily Connect USA 2019: Indie Prize Finalists, Europe

GameDaily Connect will be spotlighting a number of indie developers from regions all around the world for its Indie Prize. The finalists for this year span all sorts of genres and countries, and some have even received nominations for the Indie Prize from our esteemed sponsors. Let's take a closer look at the Indie Prize finalists from Europe.

Ginny Woo,Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:08:00

The Indie Prize submissions from Europe are from Eastern and Western Europe for this GameDaily Connect USA. Whether you’re a fan of puzzle games, multiplayer mobile games or even shooters satirizing social media, there’s a little something for everyone from this year’s Finalist pool. We’ve previously covered the Latin American Indie Prize finalists, and will continue to introduce you to the other stellar nominees as we draw closer to GameDaily Connect kicking off on August 27.

Sol Invictus

Developer: Munzesky Games Studio

Country: Serbia

Platform: PC

Nominated by: Horizon Conference

“Sol Invictus” is a story driven 2D point and click adventure game set in a seemingly utopian future of our solar system. This world of authoritarian government and corporate machinations is in an over a decade long war with a rogue A.I.

The story follows a technician and crew member of the spaceship freighter “Ortana” who, through a chain of unfortunate events, falls into a web of government conspiracies and corporate intrigue that takes him across the solar system.

The game features dynamic game-play, large number of unique locations and vivid characters, stylized in a soft retro look with a constant side view perspective, giving homage to the golden age of video games

Zombie Smash

Developer: Yayy

Country: Lebanon

Platform: iOS, Android

Nominated by: Digital Games Conference

Zombie Smash is an endless runner addictive casual game where your goal is to smash as much zombies as you can. It has power-ups and a garage as well.

The Serpent Rogue

Developer: Sengi Games

Country: Ukraine

Platform: PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox

Nominated by: Games Gathering

The Serpent Rogue is an innovative sandbox game set in the Middle Ages. Craft potions, tame beasts, and either kill or cure settlers with your mastery of the alchemical arts.

Foxic Adventure

Developer: Dmytro Zavora

Country: Ukraine

Platform: iOS

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Foxic Adventure is an adventure console-like game for kids built to work on a mobile platform. Has amazing locations. You can run, swim, and engage in other mechanics via a very smooth, touch-based control system with 4 different game mechanics and high-quality cutscenes.

Lost in Sky: Violent Seed

Developer: Lost In Sky Team

Country: Republic of Moldova

Platform: PC, Mac

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Lost in Sky is an atmospheric action platformer, where the player has one of the two characters with unique abilities to control. Combine the heroes' abilities in the most effective way and seize the right moment to grab control over the relevant character to overcome challenges, solve puzzles, and squash hordes of monsters.

The main characters are members of the warrior caste of the future humankind. Soldiers' goal is to fight against the hordes of mutants threatening the population of the City, core of the great spaceship ARK. You can rely only on your loyal partner!

Cooperate with the partner to coordinate your actions, explore the planet-spaceship’s labyrinths, destroy horrible monsters, and complete unique level-specific tasks! With the breathtaking story, extraordinary puzzles, retro futuristic style, and bosses that scare the dear life out of you, you will find the atmosphere of a great old-school action game surprisingly authentic.

PROZE: Enlightenment

Source: Indie Prize

Developer: SignSine

Country: Ukraine

Platform: PC VR, Console VR

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

PROZE is a VR puzzle adventure set in both past and present. It’s a story of friendship and duty, fear and dignity of the people facing the Soviet government and its echoes. Explore a Cold-War era military research facility, deal with the anomalies, solve the puzzles, and find out the answers.

60 Parsecs!

Source: Indie Prize

Developer: Robot Gentleman

Country: Poland

Platform: PC, Mac

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

60 Parsecs! is an Atomic Space Age adventure of scavenge and survival. Keep your crew alive and ready for action. Make difficult choices, face soup shortages and other horrors of outer space. And maybe reach your destination. Or not.

Commander ‘85

Developer: The Moonwalls

Country: Poland

Platform: PC, Mac

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Commander 85 is a sci-fi thriller about a birthday present that changes the lives of the characters forever, disturbing the peace of the Chicago suburbs. Together with a group of friends and a crazy scientist, you’ll try to end the Cold War, and find out the truth behind the Roswell incident...

Futbol X

Source: Indie Prize

Developer: Gamester

Country: Turkey

Platform: Android

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Futbol X is an online multiplayer football game where fans get to challenge friends and strangers in quick, 1v1 football matches in real time. 

Playbook

Developer: Webelinx

Country: Serbia

Platform: Android, iOS

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Midva Games is bringing you a brand-new interactive story game – Playbook! What makes us different is the fact that we’re offering you a unique playing experience with real choices and fun puzzles. Instead of a simple tap-based visual novel, you will get compelling interactive stories about the supernatural, betrayal, love, and friendship – all of which will take you to many different endings. Make decisions that really matter and along the way, find hidden objects, assemble torn pictures, look for differences between pictures, or pick a lock to open the secret drawer.

CityBattle | Virtual Earth

Developer: Rikor Games

Country: Russia

Platform: PC

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

CityBattle - is a battle of thousands of cities for dominance. Become a battle robot pilot in the army of your virtual city in a free-to-play session-based MMOFPS on Unreal Engine 4. Participate in intense 5 vs 5 battles, upgrade your robots, play in tournaments, create different tactics and ultimately rule a virtual city or republic!

War Duels: Fire in the Hole!

Developer: Adore Games Studio

Country: Russia

Platform: Android, iOS

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

War Duels: Fire in the Hole! is a turn-based tactical duel on IFVs in an alternate reality where Battleship meets Whack-a-Mole, seamlessly blending base building and real-time multiplayer.
The game features:

  1. Tactical duels with friends - test your wits in combats based on a popular 'Whack-a-Mole' arcade game;
  2. Competitive real-time PvP - conquer territories, take control over oil deposits, and wipe off your opponents;
  3. Managing your own military base - run and upgrade it to build IFVs, recruit soldiers and mechanics, produce power-ups and modifications;
  4. Calling for reinforcements - request more IFVs from your military base by air

Steampunk Idle Spinner

Developer: Airapport

Country: Ukraine

Platform: Android, iOS

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

This is the flagship product of Airapport idle games. This game is about mad science and the exploration of steampunk worlds. The player starts in a workshop and all that is available at first is the ingenious money-making machine. Later, as more income is gained, engines, cogwheels, pumps, mines and other gear becomes available. Once the workshop is fully equipped, a portal appears, which lets the player travel to other steampunk worlds: Clockwork City or Floating Islands.

Hard Times

Developer: Radical Fiction

Country: Italy

Platform: PC

Nominated by: Codemotion Rome 2019

Hard Times is a 2D game of extreme urban survival during which you will have to put yourself in the role of a homeless person, struggling with all the challenges that daily survival poses in the great metropolis of indifference.

Cardpocalypse

Developer: Gambrinous

Country: Ireland

Platform: PC, Mac, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and iOS

Nominated by: Canadian Gaming Expo

Cardpocalypse is a single-player card game where you change the cards and the rules as you play, delivered within a charming school-based narrative. Join 10-year-old Jess and her friends on the worst day ever. Everyone in school is obsessed with 'Mega Mutant Power Pets', the hit card game based on their favorite show! A little too obsessed - the grown-ups have just BANNED the game. Uh oh.

At least you can keep playing when the grown ups aren't watching. But strange things are afoot as monsters from Power Pets start to appear in school. Time to challenge them to a game of cards to save your friends, the school, and maybe even the world!

Astrologaster

Developer: Nyamyam

Country: United Kingdom

Platform: PC, iOS, Mac 

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Astrologaster is a story-driven comedy game set in Shakespeare's London. Take on the role of 'Doctor' Simon Forman and treat his patients using astrology.

From Head to Toe

Developer: Party for Introverts

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Gladiabots

Developer: GFX47

Country: France

Platform: Windows, Mac

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Gladiabots is a robot combat strategy game in which you carefully construct the AI of your robot squad and send them into the battle arena. Improve, refine and repeat until you outsmart all your opponents and friends online.

Shady Part of Me

Source: Indie Prize

Developer: Douze Dixièmes

Country: France

Platform: PC

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Shady Part of Me is a puzzle game, where gameplay exists to serve narration. You will be invited to play as two little girls. One is the shadow of the other. One lives in a 3D world, but she can only move in shadows whereas the other is strictly contained within lit surfaces.

EdgeFlip

Developer: Lume Studio

Country: United Kingdom

Platform: Android, iOS

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Imagine living in a Rubik's cube world. A 3D puzzle world where every surface is a tile. Slide tiles and connect them in patterns to create paths and reach the goal. On the way, you will find keys to pick up and switches to press, rotating platforms, enemies that will block your way and traps galore!

Can you crack all the puzzles across the seven worlds of Edge Flip?

Nubla 2 – M, the City at the Center of the World

Developer: Gammera Nest

Country: Spain

Platform: PlayStation 4

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

M, The City in the Center of the World is the second chapter of Nubla, a graphic adventure / puzzle-platformer that brings together the worlds of art, technology, and video games. It explores the works of the National Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza of Modern Art (Madrid, Spain) in an interactive story about self-discovery, memory, and identity, and on how frontiers make us refugees in a world that is not totally ours.

The Voice Inside

Developer: ADK Games

Country: Germany

Platform: PC

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

The Voice Inside is a fully voice-controlled, psychological horror game, developed for a whole new voice-driven game experience. Choose between over 30 voice commands to navigate your character & perform actions to recover the light. Its accessibility functions also support handicapped players with motor disabilities.

Cosmic Top Secret

Country: Denmark

Platform: Android, iOS, PC, Mac, Web browser

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

When ‘T’ grew up, her mother and father always kept her safe. But in secret they were also keeping the whole country safe. T ’s parents were cold war warriors, clandestine operatives of the secret service arm of the Danish Army, fighting the Red Menace in a fantastic reality of double identities, top secret documents and coded signals. As true spies they kept their real identities hidden from the world. Even their own daughter. T was 39 years old before she stumbled upon the truth, and now she starts her own counter-espionage project in Cosmic Top Secret, searching for the truth in her family history.

Super Splat Dogs

Developer: Artax Games

Country: Spain

Platform: iOS, Android

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Super Splat Dogs will have you competing in multiplayer matches to rule over arenas in the form of urban parks and squares in the way dogs do best... splatting pee all around! The more surface you cover, the closer you get to victory. Each dog can be upgraded and uses 3 different special (and quite crazy) attacks. However, this is just half of the game: the other half is raising your cute and adorable dogs to keep them happy and improve their performance in battle. Super Splat Dogs brings instant fun and action to all those players looking for a "not so hardcore" multiplayer game on smartphones.