About 3 weeks ago Austin had its second Game Developer Showcase. This Intel sponsored event took place at Brazos Hall, and is one of the keystone events that kick off a week of Game Dev focused activity; all focused around the Austin Games Conference (AGC). The atmosphere was electric with curiosity from more than 200 developer’s onsite to network and play local PC games in various stage of development.
If you love good tacos you were also in luck!
Once the showcase opened attendees picked up their AGC badges from us allowing them to forgo the long lines at the convention center. What followed was an hour for networking and drinks (on Intel of course) before the showcase officially started.
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The point of the showcase is to give local and regional Indie developers an opportunity to pitch their games to a panel of industry judges and compete for prizing and industry cred. This year we added a little something extra for the winners, each of them would earn a spot in the Intel booth at AGC; allowing them to demo their game and increase its exposure and visibility. We had 8 developers give quick 5 minute pitches, then followed up by allowing the judges and showcase attendees got to play each game. After the game play sessions our evening concluded with the prize awards:
- Best Overall Game: Outpost Delta by Hidden Achievement
- Most Unique Game: SimShine by Team DogPit
- Best Artwork: Renegade Knight by Radiance Studios
- Audience Pick: It was a tie!
- To the Top by Electric Hat Games
- Cutthroat by Ocumens
Our winning team: The Outpost Delta Team by Hidden Achievement
For those who couldn’t attend, we streamed the whole event on our Twitch channel, https://www.twitch.tv/collections/pNYwOu2b6BTULg. We hope to see you at our annual Intel Buzz Workshop next September in Austin!
For those in attendance, thank you for joining our Indie game dev event. We had just as much fun as you did and can’t wait to see what next year brings!
For more information on Intel Buzz Workshops and the Game Developer Showcase please check out https://software.intel.com/buzzworkshop
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