In the new Indie Cup season, you can win full funding for the game. The judges will be Kefir, CD Projekt Red, Ubisoft, NVIDIA, Wargaming, Humble Bundle and other companies.

At the end of January, the Indie Cup W’21, the winter season of a series of competitions for indie developers from Eastern Europe, started. This time among the prizes:

  • full financing of the game (prize from Kefir);
  • RTX 3070 graphics cards (from Unreal Engine and NVIDIA);
  • $10 thousand as a monetary prize (prize from Xsolla);
  • other prizes in cash and as services (in total, Xsolla allocated $70 thousand in cash and $80 thousand in services to the contest fund).

They will be distributed by both sponsors and jury members. Recall that each of the Indie Cup nominations has its own expert jury. For example, the best PC titles are selected by representatives of CD Project Red and Ubisoft, among others, and the best mobile titles – including producers Banzai and Pixonic. In total, the games will compete in 9 categories.

  • Best PC Game;
  • Best Mobile Game;
  • Rising Star;
  • Best Art;
  • Best Audio;
  • Critics’ Choice;
  • Streamers’ Choice;
  • Best Unreal Engine Game;
  • Best Unity Game.

You need to apply for participation by March 3. As for the winners, they will be announced on April 6. Previously, such projects as: Encased (Dark Crystal Games), Voidtrain (Nearga), Gripper (OctoBox Interactive) and many others.

The organizers report that they are waiting for 100 or more applications from developers.

We expect to collect more than a hundred applications from developers from Eastern Europe during the winter season. Participation in the Indie Cup is completely free. It helps not only to collect feedback from industry experts (this year we have more than 65 jury members), but also to be featured in the press, on streams and to participate in additional activities of the cup. We try to help developers gather an audience at an early stage and find useful partners!

Igor Hasty

Organizer of the Indie Cup contest