Announcing the first 70 jurors of Indie Cup Europe’24

Indie Cup Europe’24

Our largest Indie Cup yet. Best new indie games, from all over Europe.

Submissions now closed

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Our jury votes for the best festival submissions in different categories

Get feedback

If your game is nominated, you get written feedback from our jurors

Get discovered

Present your game on our website & get a spot in our future events on Steam

What you need to participate:

1. Be an independent developer

2. Live in Europe

3. Work on an unreleased project

Learn more about eligibility & voting process →

Awards

Festival Schedule

  • Submissions
    15 April – 19 May

  • Digital Showcase Opening
    29 May

  • First Voting Round
    24 May — 23 June

  • Nominee Announcement
    3 July

  • Second Voting Round
    28 June — 28 July

  • Winners Announcement
    1 August

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Official Selection

Official Selection categories are open to games in the mid to late development cycle. The winners will be selected by an independent jury panel featuring experts from companies like CD Projekt RED, Crytek, Remedy Entertainment, Ubisoft, ZA/UM, and more.

Gameplay Excellence Award

Best overall submission of the festival

Rising Star Award

Best submission made by a small team without a publisher

Critics’ Choice Award

Best submission as selected by members of the games media

Creators’ Choice Award

Best submission as selected by YouTube & Twitch creators

Artistic Excellence Award

Submission with the highest standard of audio and visual design

Most Experimental Game Award

Submission that pushes game design boundaries

Early Consideration

Early Consideration voting is exclusive to projects in the initial stages of development, including prototypes and pre-alphas.

Next Big Thing Award

Best festival submission in early stages of development

Festival Jury

Indie Cup Europe’24 jury features 90+ game developers, industry professionals, game journalists and video creators

Game Developers

Denys Kolozenko
Denys Kolozenko
Gameplay Programmer
VG Entertainment
Osama Dorias
Osama Dorias
Lead Gameplay Designer
Brass Lion Entertainment
Lucy Blundell
Lucy Blundell
Game Developer
Independent
Nina Kim
Nina Kim
Senior Game Designer
Rare
Carmen Schneidereit
Carmen Schneidereit
Senior Lighting Artist
Meghna Jayanth
Meghna Jayanth
Narrative Designer
Independent
Gareth Damian Martin
Gareth Damian Martin
Game Developer
Jump Over the Age
Chris Priestman
Chris Priestman
Narrative Designer
ZA/UM
Gregorios Kythreotis
Gregorios Kythreotis
Creative Director
Shedworks
Alex	Wiltshire
Alex Wiltshire
Senior Editor
Mojang Studios
Joanna Haslam
Joanna Haslam
Design Director
Snap Finger Click
Sergey Mohov
Sergey Mohov
Lead Gameplay Designer
Remedy Entertainment
Jasmin Habezai-Fekri
Jasmin Habezai-Fekri
Senior 3D Environment Artist
Airship Syndicate
Ian Cofino
Ian Cofino
Co-Founder / Design
Afterburner Studios
Leonie Wolf
Leonie Wolf
3D Artist & Streamer
Maschinen-Mensch
Reinier Goijvaerts
Reinier Goijvaerts
3D Artist
Airborn Studios
Mariia Strilchuk
Mariia Strilchuk
Localization PM & Engineer
CD Projekt RED
Tristan Hantschel
Tristan Hantschel
Level Designer
the Good Evil
Hanna Kravets
Hanna Kravets
Gameplay Animator
Climax Studios
Francesco Rugerfred Sedda
Francesco Rugerfred Sedda
Senior Game Designer
Stuart De Ville
Stuart De Ville
Director / Game Designer
Game Dev London & Fribbly Games
Marilena Cassetta
Marilena Cassetta
Producer
Crytek
Slava Lukyanenka
Slava Lukyanenka
Lead Producer
GSC Game World
Tom	Hughes
Tom Hughes
Lead Narrative Designer
Great Ape Games
Linda Kruse
Linda Kruse
Founder and Game Designer
the Good Evil
Michael Zinchenko
Michael Zinchenko
Product Manager
Wargaming.net
Jose Antonio Andújar Clavell
Jose Antonio Andújar Clavell
CEO
JanduSoft
John Ribbins
John Ribbins
Creative Director
Roll7
Serhii Krystiev
Serhii Krystiev
Principal Animator
The Multiplayer Group (MPG)
Marta Fijak
Marta Fijak
Lead Game Designer
Mechanistry
Ivan	Kovalov
Ivan Kovalov
Game Designer
Independent

Industry Professionals

Robby Bisschop
Robby Bisschop
Community & PR Manager
Pirate PR
William Bertin
William Bertin
Portfolio Manager
Plug In Digital / Dear Villagers
Josef Vorbeck
Josef Vorbeck
Senior Producer
Roni Yosko
Roni Yosko
Audio Producer
Gero Micciché
Gero Micciché
Development Director
Electronic Arts
Jonny Merritt
Jonny Merritt
Senior Game Scout
Humble Games
Bernd Diemer
Bernd Diemer
VP Editorial
Ubisoft
Vlad	Plotnikov
Vlad Plotnikov
Composer & Audio Producer
VP Production
Ruslana Kruchek
Ruslana Kruchek
Art Director & Brand Manager
VP Production
Tobias Graff
Tobias Graff
CEO
Mooneye Studios
Charly Harbord
Charly Harbord
Founder & CEO
Outwith Reality
Sophie Smart
Sophie Smart
Production Director
No More Robots
Rae Grimm
Rae Grimm
Head of Editorial Gaming
Webedia Germany
Philipp Döschl
Philipp Döschl
Co-Founder / Executive Producer
FDG Entertainment
Michael Petr
Michael Petr
Editor-in-Chief
Visiongame.cz
Alexey Menshikov
Alexey Menshikov
Founder
Beatshapers
Alex	Ziska
Alex Ziska
CEO
The Ziska Company
James Law
James Law
Account Director
Raptor PR
Vlad	Calu
Vlad Calu
Freelance Scout & BizDev Consultant
Independent
K. A. Pedersen
K. A. Pedersen
Head Game Scout
Fireshine Games

Game Journalists and Academics

Moontessa
Moontessa
Deputy Editor, D&D Curator
Ігровимір
Anne Wernicke
Anne Wernicke
Games Journalist
Dario Marchetti
Dario Marchetti
Journalist
RaiNews24
Emma Kent
Emma Kent
Freelance Game Critic
Independent
Rachel Watts
Rachel Watts
Co-host & Game Journalist
Indieventure Podcast
Giulia Martino
Giulia Martino
Game Critic
Final Round
Marcin Makaj
Marcin Makaj
​Assistant Professor
Academy of Art in Szczecin
Matt Gardner
Matt Gardner
Senior Contributor
Forbes
Rebecca Jones
Rebecca Jones
Co-host & Game Journalist
Indieventure podcast / VG247.com
Simon Smith
Simon Smith
Founder & Owner
Higher Plain Games
Ryan Bamsey
Ryan Bamsey
Deputy Lead Guides Editor
TheGamer
Rebekah Valentine
Rebekah Valentine
Senior Reporter
IGN
Manuel Fritsch
Manuel Fritsch
Podcast Host & Journalist
Insert Moin
Jupiter Hadley
Jupiter Hadley
Co-Founder
Big Boss Battle
Oleg Danylov
Oleg Danylov
Editor
Mezha.Media
Dann Sullivan
Dann Sullivan
Editor-in-Chief
Pocket Gamer
Claudio Cugliandro
Claudio Cugliandro
Founder
Deeplay.it
Mykyta Kazymyrov
Mykyta Kazymyrov
Managing Editor
Multiplatform
Oleh Kulikov
Oleh Kulikov
Editor-in-Chief
PlayUA
Liam Richardson
Liam Richardson
Co-host
Indieventure Podcast

YouTube and Twitch Creators

AveLera
AveLera
YouTuber
youtube.com/@avelera
ShkiperUA
ShkiperUA
YouTuber
youtube.com/@Shkiper..
FierceAxolotl
FierceAxolotl
Streamer
twitch.tv/fierceaxolotl
Touch the Geometry
Touch the Geometry
Streamer
twitch.tv/touchthegeometry
Alex_D20
Alex_D20
YouTuber
youtube.com/AlexD20
Hotaka
Hotaka
Editor-in-Chief
GameStreetUA
Xcepxion
Xcepxion
Content Creator & Streamer
youtube.com/@Xcepxion
jessyamessy
jessyamessy
Streamer
twitch.tv/jessyamessy
OLDboi
OLDboi
YouTuber
youtube.com/OLDboiUA
Nikattica
Nikattica
YouTuber
youtube.com/Nikattica
RendarosUA
RendarosUA
YouTuber
youtube.com/RendarosUA
pichikamonster
pichikamonster
Streamer
twitch.tv/pichikamonster
Jinzee
Jinzee
Streamer
twitch.tv/jinzee
TheRealPengy
TheRealPengy
Streamer
twitch.tv/therealpengy
Warwick
Warwick
Streamer
twitch.tv/warwick
GlitchKraft
GlitchKraft
Streamer
twitch.tv/glitchkraft
ReadySetBen
ReadySetBen
Streamer
twitch.tv/readysetben
Indie Game Lover
Indie Game Lover
YouTuber
youtube.com/@indiegamelover
Simone Eckendorf
Simone Eckendorf
Content Creator & Podcaster
twitch.tv/sayakastark
Melissa Wilson
Melissa Wilson
Community Manager
youtube.com/Angelissa
Lisa Ludwig
Lisa Ludwig
Founder
SchattenspielTV
Jorge Brotons Escamilla
Jorge Brotons Escamilla
Streamer
twitch.tv/aeolux
Dustin Lübow
Dustin Lübow
YouTuber
youtube.com/@JustDaZack
Andy Perdana
Andy Perdana
Streamer
twitch.tv/geruhn
Lara Schmidt
Lara Schmidt
Streamer
twitch.tv/larastreams

More jurors will be announced soon

About the festival

Welcome to Indie Cup

Indie Cup is an online festival of upcoming indie games and one of Europe’s leading online events for independent developers. The festival provides independent developers with a free platform to gain visibility, receive valuable feedback, and engage with a community of peers and industry leaders.

We believe you have not yet played your favorite game. Our mission is to help you find it.

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Indie Cup Sessions

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Rapid level creation using Houdini

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Alexis Trust Session

Indie marketing & community 101

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