Now that the Olympics is over, it’s time to make way for some new games. Literally.
Google Play has just announced it will host the inaugural Google Play Indie Games Festival. It’s set for September 24 in San Francisco.
Google Play’s first gaming festival, the one day event will feature about 30 new or unreleased indie games from U.S. and Canada-based indie game developers.
“The festival is free and open to the public, but we do require pre-registration,” explains the Android dev blog this week. “During the festival, participants will be able to play each of the featured games, interact with gaming developers, and vote for their favorite five games. After the voting session, the top 15 games will be presented on stage and a judging panel of industry experts will select the top three games.”
It should be quite an extravaganza for Android fans and gamers. They’ll have an opportunity to play new and unreleased indie games from some of the most innovative developers in the U.S. and Canada.
Google Play pored over more than 200 submissions to select 30 games that promise the most fun and engaging experiences to attendees (the list of games can be seen in the post).
Fans will vote for favorite games, together with an authoritative panel of judges from Google Play and the game industry, including Ron Carmel, Co-founder of Indie Fund, co-creator of World of Goo; Hyunse Chang, Business Development Manager at Google Play; Lina Chen, Co-founder and CEO of Nix Hydra; David Edery, CEO of Spry Fox; Maria Essig, Partner Manager, Indies at Google Play; Noah Falstein, Chief Game Designer at Google; Dan Fiden, Chief Strategy Officer of Funplus; Emily Greer, CEO of Kongregate; Alex Lee, Producer, Program Manager, Daydream and Project Tango at Google; and Jordan Maron, Gamer and independent YouTuber known as “CaptainSparklez.”
Winning game developers will receive prizes, such Google Cloud credits, NVIDIA SHIELD Android TVs and K1 tablets, Razer Forge TV bundles, and more.
You can get more details at the event website here.