The Counting Kingdom Wins Big Indie Pitch Jr. at GDC ‘14
Another win for the team! We are so excited that The Counting Kingdom was named the winner at the Big Indie Pitch Jr. at GDC ’14! Jenna pitched the game to a panel of media judges at the Minna Gallery in sunny San Francisco on March 20. The event had a “speed dating” format, so each company only had 5 minutes to impress each table of judges. With some quick talking and a demo of the game that speaks for itself, Jenna was able to show the judges the importance of educational games like The Counting Kingdom. This is the first year that the event had a separate event dedicated to pitching games for a younger audience, so we’re doubly proud to be the first winner!
Elegy IGF Nomination
Dejobaan Games and Popcannibal’s new experimental writing game, “Elegy for a Dead World”, has scored an honorable mention from the Independent Game Festival in the Nuovo category. What will those wacky guys think up next?!
PC Gamer’s Best Games of 2014 features three IGC Games!
PC Gamer recently posted a collection of what they’re calling “The Best PC Games of 2014”. The Indie Game Collective had three games by our studios featured on the Adventure Games section! Pretty impressive, right? The article features Dyscourse by Owlchemy Labs, Captain Astronaut’s Last Hurrah by PopCannibal, and Elegy for a Dead World by Dejobaan and PopCannibal.
Check out the nice things they had to say about us here.
IGC Members Awarded at MassDIGI Game Challenge
A few members of the Collective recently participated in the MassDIGI Game Challenge. Ziba Scott of Popcannibal walked away with an Honorary Mention for Captain Astronaut’s Last Hurrah and Erik Asmussen of 82 Apps walked away with the Grand Prize.
The Game Challenge, a pitch contest, helps indie and student game development entrepreneurs hone their ideas and products for launch. Forty-four teams consisting of indie game developers and student teams from around New England competed in a sold-out event from March 1-2 at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center showcasing the rapidly expanding game industry cluster in the region. A panel of videogame industry veterans served as judges for the competition.
A press release at Gamasutra details the event.