The Top 20 finalists have now been selected. Thank you to the nearly 1000 of you who submitted high quality games in all types of genres! Your creativity, enthusiasm and dedication have once again impressed us and inspired us. We had a very fun time testing and judging the games and it was challenging to select only 20 finalists. Check them out here.

Join us on 16 Feb for the final event at the Saatchi Gallery in London to vote for your favourites, and have fun with various industry experts and indie developers. The event is open to the public and you can still register to attend. Learn more here

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To celebrate the passion and innovation of indie game developers from Europe, this contest could help you get your game noticed by industry experts and players worldwide, as it's your chance to win prizes that will showcase your art and help you grow your business, including: 

 Eligibility

The contest is open to indie game developers based in Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and UK (excl. Northern Ireland). You need to have 15 or less full time employees, and have published a new game on Google Play after 1 January 2016. If you’re planning on publishing a new game soon, you can also enter by submitting a private beta. Make sure you check out all the requirements in the legal terms and conditions

The process

Once submissions close, all eligible entries will be reviewed and up to top 20 finalists will be chosen based on the level of innovation, fun, design excellence, and technical & production quality.

The finalists will get to showcase their games at an open showcase event at the Saatchi Gallery in London on the 16th February 2017. At the event, the Top 10 will be selected by the showcase attendees and the Google Play team. The Top 10 will then get the opportunity to pitch to a jury of industry experts, from which the final winner and runners up will be selected.

Key dates

What When
  • Open submissions for contest (eligiblity criteria apply)
  • Open registrations for final event (open to all)
  • Open registrations for indie games workshop (open to all) 
22 November
  • Close submissions for contest
31 December
  • Contest finalists announced
Mid January
  • Final event @Saatchi Gallery in London
16 February
  • Indie games workshop @Google office in London
17 February

Contest sponsor

Unity