Earlier this year, Google opened up submissions for this year's Google Play Indie Games Festival. It's an international competition that aims to celebrate the very best of indie gaming from across Europe, Japan, and South Korea.
Now, a list of finalists has been whittled down from hundreds of submissions. There are 20 finalists from each of the three regions, and I'm sure you'll recognise a decent number of them. They'll all receive promotions and prizes and compete to earn some top rewards reserved for the overall winners.
Unfortunately, as you might have guessed, the finals have had to be postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19. They were originally set to take place on April 25th in Poland, Japan, and South Korea. "The health and safety of finalists, jury members, players and others involved is our top priority. Please stay tuned for further announcements", said a post on Google's developer blog.
And so, without further ado, here are the finalists for each region.
- 60 Parsecs! by Robot Gentleman
- Aisle Trial by Jake Matthews-Belcher
- Alien Escape by Korion Games
- Alt-Frequencies by Accidental Queens
- Bad North by Rawfury
- Bounce that Bird! by Affinity Project
- Cessabit: a Stress Relief Game by Tepes Ovidiu
- Color Spots by UX Apps
- Cookies Must Die by Rebel Twins
- Demons Never Lie by Maika Hernandez
- Doors: Awakening by Big Loop
- Faraway: Galactic Escape by Pine Studio
- inbento by Afterburn
- My Diggy Dog 2 by King Bird Games
- The White Door by Rusty Lake
- Tiny Tomb: Dungeon Explorer by Tinycorp
- Traffix by Infinity Games
- Tricky Castle by Team Tricky
- Unhatched by Filip Loster
- Void Tyrant by Quite Fresh
- Amayadori by CHARON?Yanase
- CUBE GARDEN by Fukudanuki
- GIGAFALL by Shiki Game Studio
- GummyShooter by simatten
- Home Fighter by hap Inc.
- Matsuro Palette by SleepingMuseum
- METBOY! by REBUILD GAMES
- Mocha - Dagsaw Puzzle - by Kotoriyama, Inc.
- MonsterTrader by Mitsuhiro Okada
- Overturn by Katsu Matsuda
- Shiritori - The Word Chain Game by Baton
- Snowman Story by Odencat
- SOUND JOURNEY SCHOOL WANDERER by SOUND JOURNEY
- TAP! DIG! MY MUSEUM! by oridio Inc.
- Teiji Taisha Online by toru sugitani
- The Final Taxi by Zxima.LLC
- Uncrowned by NESTOPI Inc.
- Wasurenaide, otona ni natte mo by GAGEX Co.,Ltd.
- World for Two by Seventh rank
- Zelle by Odencat Fuming
- Castle Defense Online by BlackHammer
- CAT THE DJ by CATSBY STUDIO
- DiceEmpire by Banjiha Games
- Domino City by Bad Beans
- DUST by I-eye studio
- Electroad by Night Owl Studio
- Extreme football by 9M Interactive
- From Earth by Kentauros Entertainment
- Great Sword - Stickman Action RPG by Olivecrow
- Heroes Restaurant by Team Tapas
- Little Boy by 39Studio
- Magic Survival by LEME
- Mayday Memory by StoryTaco.inc
- Petrider by Ddookdak studio
- Project Mars by Moontm
- QV by Izzle
- Sand Shark : The Boy and The Sea by GABANGMAN STUDIO
- Staroid : Brick breaker shooter by Spring Games
- Sword Master Story by CodeCAT
- Undestroyed by Keymaker games