Google is launching an Indie Games Festival, a new way for indie developers to show off their skills. This is the most recent platform that Google created to showcase various smaller games to a wider audience, having launched an Indie Corner section of the Google Play Store in March.
Google Play is currently seeking “high-quality games that are both innovative and fun for the festival.” Games must be from development teams based in the US or Canada with 15 members or less, and the games themselves must be published within 2016. Google is also looking for submissions for that work with Tango and Google Cardboard VR platforms.
“This is a great opportunity for you to showcase your indie title to the public, increase your network, and compete to win great prizes, such as Tango devices, free tickets for Google I/O 2017, and Google ad campaign support. Admission will be free and players will get the chance to play and vote on their favorites”, says Games Strategic Lead Jamil Moledina, in a press release.
The Google Play Indie Games Festival takes place at the Terra Gallery in San Francisco on September 24th, 2016. Google will announce a list of selected titles at the end of August. Additional information can be seen on the site’s page.