14 - 16 April 2021


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A brand new indie developer event from the teams behind GamesIndustry.biz and EGX Rezzed.

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Utilising a specially created Discord server and the MeetToMatch meeting system, this online event boasts an advanced 1-2-1 meeting functions, top tier speakers on all matters of game development, special roundtables, advice sessions, and indie showcase, special guests and a new awards ceremony: The Indie Publishing Awards.

Here are the finalists for the Indie Publishing Awards

The finalists for the inaugural Indie Publishing Awards have been decided.

We had over 150 nominations for the awards, which in its first year will celebrate excellence in publishing, investment, community management, PR & marketing, crowd-funding and storefronts.

The finalists were decided by the GamesIndustry.biz editorial team, and the judging is already underway with leading names from the indie development scene helping to decide the winners. The winners will be revealed at a special pre-recorded digital ceremony on Thursday, April 15th.

The finalists are:

Community Management Of 2020

- Ghost Ship Games Team

- Harris Foster/Finji

- No More Robots Team

- Poppy Ingham/Bossa Studios

- Sold Out/No Straight Roads Team

- Victoria Tran/Innersloth

Crowd-Funding Campaign Of 2020

- Call Me Under by Lunaris Games

- Cyber Knights: Flashpoint by Trese Brothers Games

- Sea of Stars by Sabotage Studio

- Sword of the Necromancer by JanduSoft

- The Wandering Village by Stray Fawn Studio

- Weaving Tides by Follow The Features

Investor of the Year

- Galaxy Interactive

- Ian Livingstone

- Kowloon Nights

- London Venture Partners

- Transcend Fund


PR & Marketing Campaign Of 2020

- Beyond Blue Campaign

- Bugsnax Campaign

- Everspace 2 Campaign

- Fall Guys Campaign

- Spiritfarer Campaign

- The Falconeer Campaign

Publisher of the Year

- Coffee Stain Publishing

- Curve Digital

- Devolver Digital

- Humble Bundle

- No More Robots

- Raw Fury

- Team17

Storefront of the Year

- Epic Games Store

- GOG.com

- Itch.io

- Limited Run Games

- Super Rare Games

- Valve/Steam

- Xbox Games Store

The Indie Publishing Awards are part of GI Live: Online, our new indie business event which features talks from big name developers, roundtables with the likes of Valve and Xbox, plus three days of 1-to-1 meetings.

Sponsors for our 2020 Awards are Curve and NDreams. Interested in sponsoring the Indie Publishing Awards? Contact Charlotte.Nangle@gamesindustry.biz.

Speakers and Guests

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    Peter Moore

    Board Member, Nifty Games

  • Guha Bala avatar

    Guha Bala

    President, Velan Studios

  • Helen Chiang avatar

    Helen Chiang

    Studio Head, Minecraft

  • Hakan Abrak avatar

    Hakan Abrak

    CEO, IO Interactive

  • Dr Jo Twist avatar

    Dr Jo Twist


  • Brenda Romero avatar

    Brenda Romero

    CEO, Romero Games

  • John Romero avatar

    John Romero

    President, Romero Games

  • Ian Livingstone CBE avatar

    Ian Livingstone CBE

    Co-founding Partner, Hiro Capital

  • Nadine Oehmcke avatar

    Nadine Oehmcke

    Business Development Manager, NDreams

  • Rob Lowe avatar

    Rob Lowe

    Managing Director, Digital Play, LEGO Ventures

  • Warren Spector avatar

    Warren Spector

    Studio Director at OtherSide Entertainment

  • Anya Combs avatar

    Anya Combs

    Director of Games Outreach at Kickstarter

  • Debbie Bestwick avatar

    Debbie Bestwick

    Team17, CEO

  • Amy Wu avatar

    Amy Wu

    Amy Wu, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners

  • Shai Sasson avatar

    Shai Sasson

    Shai Sasson, Senior Publishing Manager, CrazyLabs

  • Tomas Sakalauskas avatar

    Tomas Sakalauskas

    CEO / Co-Founder at No Brakes Games

  • Carl Cavers avatar

    Carl Cavers

    Chief Executive Officer at Sumo Group plc

  • Gary Rowe avatar

    Gary Rowe

    Curve’s VP of Franchise Publishing

  • Sergei Evdokimov avatar

    Sergei Evdokimov

    Producer, MY.GAMES Venture Capital

  • Amanda White avatar

    Amanda White

    Co-Owner & Co-Creative Director at iam8bit

  • Jon M. Gibson avatar

    Jon M. Gibson

    Co-Owner / Co-Creative Director at iam8bit

  • Miikka Luotio avatar

    Miikka Luotio

    Director of Business Development, Europe at Xsolla