Canada’22
Awards

Sep 20 – Nov 17, 2022

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Here are the winners of Indie Cup Canada’22

We are excited to present the winners of Indie Cup Canada’22. This amazing selection chosen by our jurors and sponsors represents the best upcoming indie games from Canada. You better keep your eye on them!

  • Grand Jury AwardBeneath Oresa (Broken Spear)
  • Rising Star AwardMelatonin (Half Asleep)
  • Critics’ Choice AwardSpiral (Folklore Games)
  • Unreal Engine AwardSpiral (Folklore Games)
  • Xsolla’s Prime Choice AwardFRIGID (Celeritas Games)

Congratulations, developers!

We have also published jury feedback provided for nominees, winners and other selected participants. Participants, check your dashboard to see the feedback your game received.

As we’re closing the season, we want to take a moment to say thank you to our jurors and partners, without whom Indie Cup wouldn’t be possible, and to all developers who submitted their games.

We were lucky to experience the Canadian indie games scene, and we can’t wait to see where all our participants go next.

Indie Cup Canada’22 is now over. Thanks for following this season — see you soon!

Key dates

  • Submissions
    Sep 20 – Oct 17

  • Games Showcase
    Starting Oct 20

  • Jurying I
    Oct 20 – Oct 31

  • Nominees Reveal
    Nov 3

  • Jurying II
    Nov 3 – Nov 14

  • Winners Reveal
    Nov 17

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Official Selection

Grand Jury Award

For the best overall entry

Open to

All submissions eligible for Canada’22

Prizes

Houdini license, ticket to PG Connects, invitation to Big Indie Pitch, Xsolla services

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Rising Star Award

For emerging developers

Open to

Submissions developed by 1-5 developers without a publisher

Prizes

Houdini license, 3DCoat license, ticket to Digital Dragons, Xsolla services

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Critics’ Choice Award

Selected by experts

Open to

All submissions eligible for Canada’22

Prizes

Houdini license, ticket to Digital Dragons, Xsolla services

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Unreal Engine Award

Selected by UE developers

Open to

Submissions developed with Unreal Engine

Prizes

Houdini license, Xsolla services

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The Jury

Canada’22 Jury

Special Competition

Presents

Prime Choice

Open to

All submissions eligible for Canada’22

Prizes

$5,000 and Xsolla services. Learn more →

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