In a bid to celebrate and showcase the passion and innovation of indie game developers, Google is kicking off registration for its first-ever festival aimed at celebrating indie games on Android.
To begin the process, the firm started taking sign-ups for those who want to attend the Google Play Indie Games Festival in San Francisco, and it’s announcing the exhibitor line-up.
This will include 30 games, all selected to showcase their best game, giving users unique opportunity to play new and unreleased games and vote for the best.
The firm also has plansin offering prizes to participants which include Google Cloud credits, NVIDIA SHIELD Android TVs and K1 tablets, and Razer Forge TV bundles and many more.
It should be noted that registration for the event is free, the public has the chance to vote on their favorite games at the event, as well as play the yet-to-launch titles.
Google says over 200 developers applied for the event. Submissions were opened up to U.S. and Canadian game developers who had 15 or fewer people on staff – which is how they qualified as “indies.”
In addition to votes from players, a panel of judges will help select the festival winners.
It is highly encouraging for virtual reality and augmented reality game submissions are to use the Google VR SDK and the Tango Tablet Development Kit.
It is also reported that the event would also have important personalities like veteran game designer Richard Lemarchand, who was lead designer at Crystal Dynamics and Naughty Dog, and is now Associate Chair and Associate Professor at the University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, Interactive Media and Games Division.Register Here>>>https://events.withgoogle.com/google-play-indie-game-festival/registrations/new/