24 finalists at Indie Games Malaga 2022

24 finalists at Indie Games Malaga 2022

The Indie Games Málaga video game contest organized by the National Pole of Digital Content, located in Tabacalera, has a total of 2022 finalist games in its 24 edition.

The selected ones, which were presented on Friday, October 7 in an act that was broadcast via streaming, are distributed among the 5 in the category of XR-Tech and Accessibility respectively and the 8 of PC/Consoles and the 6 of Mobile, which are the largest due to the quantity and quality of the proposals received.

In the Mobile category, which has received 24 nominations, the chosen finalists are:
• '2 minutes in space', by the Tenerife studio Rarepixels.
• 'Elves Clan: Tricky Seasons', by 67 Bits from Brazil.
• 'Evil Wizard', from the Uruguayan studio Rubber Duck Games.
• 'Novelingo Art – Maruja Mallo', by Malaga-born Novelingo Art.
• 'Templario 2', by the company Estudio 2Pastores from Ciudad Real.
• 'Tombo Survivor', by MargroPlay from Turkey.

For its part, the XR-Tech category, which rewards the most innovative video game developed with virtual reality and received 7 nominations, has the following finalists:
• 'Drums Rock', from the Barcelona studio Garage51 Entertainment.
• 'Escape From Galaxen', by Sevillian Ramen Profitable Games.
• 'IDEA', from The Longest Road in Bilbao.
• 'Zombie Church', by Malaga-based Infinity Room VR.
• 'Locked Out Memories', by No Fear Games in Valencia.

In the Accessibility category, sponsored by the ONCE Foundation and with 10 registered video games, the finalists are:
• 'Bigger Than Me' by Dead Pixel Games from Jaén.
• 'Clouzy!', by the Madrid studio Tinymoon.
• 'Locked out Memories', by No Fear Games in Valencia.
• 'Mourning', by Broken Bird Games from Las Palmas de Gran Canarias.
• 'OnCortex Pro' by Anzcade Games from Badajoz.

Finally, the PC/Console category, which received 103 games, had a selection of 8 finalist proposals due to the high volume of applications and their quality. Specifically, the chosen video games are:
• 'Blind Fate: Edo no Yami', by Troglobytes Games from Barcelona;
• 'Evil Wizard', by Rubber Duck Games from Uruguay.
• 'Fragments of Child', by Creek Games in Madrid.
• 'IDEA', from The Longest Road in Bilbao.
• 'MADiSON', from Argentina's Bloodious Games.
• 'RED: A Spanish Horror Experience' by Sevillian Miguel Moreno.
• 'Tales from Candleforth', by the Malaga studio Under The Bed Games.
• 'The Occultist', by Pentakill Studios in Valladolid.

Indie Games Málaga has received a total of 144 games in the 2022 edition, a figure that consolidates the upward trend of previous years.

In addition, the increase in applications from other countries that have registered stands out in this edition, accounting for 13% of the total, and which includes countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Honduras, Mexico, Turkey and Uruguay.

Regarding the national presence, Andalusia leads the ranking of regions by number of video games presented, followed by Madrid, Catalonia, the Basque Country, the Valencian Community, Galicia, Murcia, the Canary Islands and Aragon. On the other hand, La Rioja and Cantabria are the territories with the fewest candidates.

Starting today and for two weeks, the jury of the contest, which has leading figures in the sector at a national and international level, will be in charge of carrying out the necessary tests to issue their scores and extract the winners of each category from there, more the second prize for best video game among the four.

The winners will be selected by a professional jury made up of 13 members of the sector, including Kike García, from Fundación ONCE; Curro Rueda, CEO of Viva Games; Luz Castro, president of the Video Xogo de Galicia association; Antonio Quirós, coordinator of the Digital Content Center; Raquel Alcázar, from The Game Kitchen; Alberto Oliván, from Fictiorama; Elena Blanes, CEO of Stega; David Martínez, from Hobby Consoles; Olga Reus, director of New Gaming and president of the GamersOn association; Lucía Herrero, president of the Málaga Jam association; Tali Tzukerman of Products Madness; Raúl Rosso, from Uptodown; and Rodolfo Tiessler, of Brantor.

In this edition, the event has high-level sponsors from the video game industry such as Uptodown, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the ONCE Foundation, Giants, Product Madness, Viva Games and Kaiju, as well as the collaboration of the University of Malaga , the Provincial Council of Malaga, OWO, the Spanish Association of Videogames (AEVI), the Spanish Association of Developers (DEV), the GayMer association, Malaga Jam, GamersOn, Brantor and EVAD.

As a media partner, it once again has the support of Málaga Hoy and Hobby Consolas, as well as Cervezas Victoria as a party partner.

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