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MomoCon Indie Game Award Showcase Finalists Announced

MomoCon's Indie Game Award Showcase Finalists have been announced! Also, XSplit is Partnering with MomoCon for an Additional Prize

On April 6th, after more than a hundred submissions, twenty indie games have been selected and named the finalists for the second annual MomoCon Indie Game Award Showcase held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center. Each of the twenty titles will be playable in the Indie Game Area at MomoCon 2016. The convention is taking place May 26 to May 29.

These are the twenty games that illustrate the innovation and passion indie games represents:

A Quiver of Crows, Sheado.net (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Blade Ballet, DreamSail Games (PlayStation 4)

Color Thief, Trouble Impact, LLC (Windows, Mac)

Crusaders of the Lost Idols, Codename Entertainment (Windows, Mac)

Dimension Drive, 2Awesome Studio (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Dragon Fin Soup, Grimm Bros (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Windows)

Ellipsis, Salmi Games (iOS)

Emily is Away, Kyle Seeley (Windows, Mac)

Epistory - Typing Chronicles, Fishing Cactus (Windows, Mac, Linux)

FORCED SHOWDOWN, BetaDwarf (Windows)

Fossil Echo, Fossil Echo Team (Windows, Mac, Linux)

INVERSUS, Hypersect (PlayStation 4, Windows)

Layers of Fear, Bloober Team (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac, Linux)

Lethal Tactics, SkyBox Labs (Windows)

LOST ORBIT, PixelNAUTS (PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac)

Native, Nuldrums (Windows)

Overpower, Hydrant Games (Windows)

Planet Diver, Fabraz (Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android)

Reflections, Broken Window Studios (Oculus Rift, Windows, Mac, Linux)

Shu, Coatsink Software (PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows)

There will be five winning entries announced in an awards ceremony on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The developers of those titles will receive the following prizes:

  • $1000 Prize
  • 10 x 20 Exhibit Space at MomoCon 2017
  • Dedicated Panel at MomoCon 2017
  • Highlighted placement in a MomoCon newsletter going to thousands of gamers
  • A Glass Trophy

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XSplit will continue their longstanding support of indie games and developers. They will do this by having a small panel of content creators from the XSplit Elite program select their favorite game from the MomoCon Indie Awards Finalists. The developer of that title will receive $2000 USD and an Indie[dot]XSplit Award.

In addition to these twenty titles, MomoCon will showcase three indie games developed in the state of Georgia and provide a $1000 cash prize to the developer of the judges' favorite game.

"The vast number of amazing indie games submitted to this year's award program made selecting twenty finalists exceedingly difficult," said Chris Stuckey, CEO, MomoCon. "but these games represent the best of the best.  We look forward to when the tens of thousands of attendees that come to MomoCon every year will get to experience these works of art for themselves."

On top of all of this, MomoCon will also have other events and games showcased that range from video games to tabletop games. For the tabletop fans, there will be games such as Settlers of Catan along with card games like the ever popular Magic the Gathering. There will also be people running RPGs like Pathfinder and Call of Cthulhu. A LARP will also be planned for the convention. Just like at any good convention there will be events and panels scheduled for the whole duration of the con.

On top of all of this, they will be having  an Artists Alley where different artists will have stalls to showcase their artwork, but they have yet to finalize their list of artists who will have a stall of their own. Other companies involved include Crunchyroll, Aniplex USA and VIZ Media to showcase the Anime  industry.

A few of their notable guests that they have lined up to make appearances are people like David Vincent, an American actor/producer who provides voices for many animations and video games. Some well known roles include Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez in Bleach, Senketsu in Kill la Kill, and Archer in Fate/zero. In video games, he can be heard as Robin in Fire Emblem Awakening, Super Smash Bros. and Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Marshall Law in the Tekken series, T. Hawk in Super Street Fighter IV, and Jin Kisaragi and Hakumen in the BlazBlue franchise. They will also have cosplay designers such as Mandy Moore, a business owner who makes her living sewing custom cosplays, gowns, and clothing. At conventions, she has years of cosplaying experience, being a panelist, judge, and guest. She offers video tutorials and works hard to bring positivity and acceptance to cosplay, firmly believing anyone of any age, shape, color and size should be able to enjoy the hobby. She tries to teach people about inclusiveness in the community, and loves meeting new people at conventions. They will have many comic book artists at the con along with online personalities, this is  just to name a few of the companies and people planned to be at MomoCon.

Gamers play video and tabletop games in the largest gaming hall in the southeast during MomoCon 2015 at the Georgia World Congress Center on Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Atlanta. The MomoCon Gaming Experience took place in Hall A3 at 105,000 square feet. (Paul Abell / AP Images for MomoCon)

Gamers play video and tabletop games in the largest gaming hall in the southeast during MomoCon 2015. The MomoCon Gaming Experience took place in Hall A3 at 105,000 square feet. (Paul Abell / AP Images for MomoCon)

MomoCon was founded in 2004 by Jessica Merriman and Chris Stuckey, then students at Georgia Tech. MomoCon has grown from a 700 person on campus event to the largest gaming event in the southeast United States for fans of video games, tabletop games, animation, cosplay and comics.

 

More information about MomoCon is available here.