Our Partners

Platinum partners

Green Grey

Green Grey

Green Grey is an international publisher and developer of mobile games and apps. A creative team of professionals with vast experience at the intersection of advertising, marketing, tech and investments.

Green Grey supports and develops game studios and tech startups in Russia and the CIS region through investments and years of accumulated experience in building and promoting successful products. Green Grey's strength lies in its creative team of of digital advertising and PR professionals, as well as in the speed of making managerial decisions. The company has been promoting international and Russian companies for over 15 years.

Green Grey — art on a digital scale.

🏆 As part of Indie Cup W’21, Green Grey is presenting the Best Mobile Game nomination. The company will choose one or several category submissions to reward with full development and publishing support.

In addition, Green Grey is launching a special prize called GOAT. The $10,000 prize will be awarded to the most memorable submission of the season.

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Kefir

Kefir

Kefir is a game development studio famous for its hits Last Day on Earth, Grim Soul, Frostborn, and others. Our flagship projects take top positions in many countries all over the world, as evidenced by a quarter of a billion downloads.

We make games because we are gamers. We set challenging tasks and create games we'd like to play ourselves. We are looking for people who live for games. Only true love for what you do creates a great project.

🏆 Kefir is ready to invest in emerging indie teams and their project. To support independent developers the company has launched a brand new special prize Kefir Excellence Award in partnership with Indie Cup.

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Unreal Engine

Unreal Engine

Unreal Engine is a complete suite of development tools for anyone working with real-time technology. From design visualizations and cinematic experiences to high-quality games across PC, console, mobile, VR, and AR, Unreal Engine gives you everything you need to start, ship, grow, and stand out from the crowd. You can download the engine for free.

🏆 Two winners of the Best Unreal Engine Game award will get powerful RTX™ 3070 graphics adapters.

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Gold partners

Xsolla

Xsolla

Xsolla is the video game business engine with a set of tools and services that helps clients operate and sell more games globally. These tools work seamlessly to solve the complexities of distribution, marketing, and monetization so developers, publishers, and platform partners can increase their audience, sales, and revenue. For more information, visit our website.

🏆 Xsolla will provide a total of $70,000 in monetary prizes and $80,000 in services, and all contestants will receive a credit line of $500 from Xsolla to work with affiliate networks and influencers through the Xsolla Partner Network.

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Silver partners

101XP

101XP

101XP is a worldwide game publisher for PC, mobile, and browser games with more than 10 years of experience, and the developer of its proprietary gaming platform.

101XP launched more than 50 successful games on various platforms, including App Store, Google Play, Steam, Facebok, and more.

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Chucklefish

Chucklefish

Chucklefish is an independent game developer and publisher based in London, UK, with a love of charming pixel art and a drive to support and create amazing games. Chucklefish developed the space-sandbox adventure Starbound and the retro-strategy throwback Wargroove, We're currently hard at work developing our next game, the magic-school RPG Witchbrook!

In addition to making games we’ve been proud to provide other indies with development and publishing support, including Hidden Layer Games' INMOST, ConcernedApe’s Stardew Valley and Pixpil’s Eastward.

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Modus

Modus

Modus is a new division of Maximum Games bringing AAA global publishing services to independent developers around the world. The Modus label leverages all of Maximum Games’ resources and expertise to ensure each title is critically and commercially successful.

With offices in the US & UK, and a development studio in Brazil, we’re one of the fastest growing full-service game publishers, comprised of AAA industry veterans, gamers, and developers. We offer a pain-free partnership that disrupts traditional conventions and redefines the studio-publisher relationship.

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Technical partner

NVIDIA

NVIDIA

NVIDIA pioneered a supercharged form of computing loved by the most demanding computer users in the world – scientists, designers, artists, and gamers. For them, we’ve built the equivalent of a time machine.

Fueled by the insatiable demand for better 3D graphics, and the massive scale of the gaming market, NVIDIA has evolved the GPU into a computer brain at the exciting intersection of virtual reality, high performance computing, and artificial intelligence.

🏆 Winners in the Best PC Game and Best Unreal Engine Game categories will receive the RTX™ 3070 graphics adapters.

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Educational partner

Skillbox

Skillbox

Skillbox Online University is one of the leaders in distance education, aiming to change the world of education in Russia and the CIS.

In total, Skillbox University has more than 70,000 students. We focus on new and in-demand professions using innovative teaching methodology.

Skillbox teaches the professions of the future, including: Game developer, 2D and 3D artist, UX designer, project manager, internet marketer, programmer and many others. We have developed a training system, thanks to which each course participant comes to a result.

🏆 Skillbox will provide the winners of several different categories with useful devices!

  • Best Mobile Game — iPhone 12
  • Rising Star — iPhone 12
  • Best Unity Game — LG 27UL650-W display
  • Best Audio — Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 2nd Gen headphones
  • Best Art — Wacom Intuos Pro M tablet

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Nomination partners

3DCoat

3DCoat

3DCoat is the one application that has all the tools you need to take your 3D idea from a block of digital clay all the way to a production ready, fully-textured organic or hard surface model. Today, 3DCoat is being used in the education process at more than 200 universities, colleges and schools worldwide.

🏆 Winner in the Best Art category will get a 3DCoat license.

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CG Event

CG Event

CG Event is the meeting point for both computer graphics professionals and anyone interested in digital art. We know that face to face discussions are far more effective than any kind of online communications (although those can be bloody effective nowadays). More than a hundred lectures, eight sections, thousands of people, competitions, tough schedule, and hundreds of world-class CG-names on our stage.

🏆 The winner of the Best Art nomination will receive a free ticket for the next CG event.

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DevGAMM

DevGAMM

DevGAMM conference is aimed at developers, publishers, game designers, programmers, artists, business development managers, recruiters, journalists and everyone involved in game industry in any way. Three times a year DevGAMM unites more than 2,500 attendees in Minsk, Moscow and Kyiv to bring the best game development practices to local developers. DevGAMM gives gaming experts a chance to keep up with the latest thinking and developments in making games, pass on the knowledge and experience to those who have just started out in the form of quality sessions.

🏆 The winner of the Critics’ Choice award will receive a ticket for one of the 2021 DevGAMM events.

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Digital Dragons

Digital Dragons

Digital Dragons is the leading game industry event in Europe. Its main mission is extensive promotion of the gaming sector.

Digital Dragons is building a B2B collaboration platform, connecting a vast number of industry professionals, publishers, venture capital funds, recruiters, and representatives of the games media.

🏆 Two Indie Cup finalists will receive a free ticket for the next Digital Dragons event.

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Games Gathering

Games Gathering

Games Gathering is the biggest B2B conference for games developers in Eastern Europe, held annually in Kyiv since 2015. Games Gathering is a world-class gaming conference. The event provides participants with an opportunity to raise their professional level and meet new business partners, publishers, investors, and service providers. During the conference you'll have a chance to hear lectures by industry gurus sharing their experience and revealing their professional secrets. Organizers provide indie teams with free booths, and a chance to showcase their project by taking part in the INDIEBLAST exhibition or applying for the Indie Blast Awards competition.

🏆 Games Gathering organizers will select Indie Cup participants to receive a completely free booth.

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Game Industry Conference

Game Industry Conference

The GIC offers the best B2B opportunities to reach industry professionals from Poland and most of the Central and Eastern Europe. The B2B exhibition zone, although located in the proximity of the B2C area of the PGA Expo tradeshow, is separated and offers an excellent environment for meeting developers and business partners.

🏆 GIC organizers will provide each winner in the Critics’ Choice, Streamers’ Choice and Best Mobile Game nominations conference tickets. Winners will have the option to choose between one business ticket or three developer tickets.

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G-Core Labs

G-Core Labs

G-Core Labs is a global infrastructure provider for companies in various industries aiming to grow their online business. We provide efficient services for modern web needs, including hosting, CDN, cloud services, DDoS protection and storage, as well as a QA center for game studios.

🏆 The winner of the Best PC Game category and one more entry selected by G-Core Labs will receive QA Packs from the company! QA Pack includes acceptance testing for a PC Game by a team of 4-8 enginneers, plus up to 50 hours of manual testing, test-plan development, and a performance & compatibility test run.

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GTP Media

GTP Media

GTP Media helps game developers and publishers with PR, both worldwide and specifically in Eastern Europe.

Our services include planning the PR campaign, selecting the required communication channels for your game, preparing all texts, game store pages audit, reaching the press and influencers, working with Reddit and other communities, social media management, events, and other actions. Basically, everything you need to get the attention of your target audience.

🏆 Rising Star category winner receives a month of PR service.

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GTR

GTR

Founded in 2015, GTR is a games accelerator program that has invested in 47 game studios in 20 countries around the world. GTR is dedicated to supporting indie developers, helping drive their sustainable growth with the development, publishing, and fundraising expertise they need, as well as through GTR's proprietary playtesting platform G.Round which connects developers with international partners.

GTR provides its partners with in-depth feedback, identifies target markets and helps take their content global through influencers and thought leaders.

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ITVDN

ITVDN

ITVDN is one of the largest Ukrainian online education system for programmers, created in 2014.

ITVDN provides IT-education for anyone who is interested in software development, designing software systems, web development and in related fields.

On the ITVDN you will find more than 215 video courses from Microsoft certified trainers and developers. The main areas of study are Java, C#/.NET, FrontEnd, Python, Unity Game Dev., Node.js, ASP.NET MVC, PHP, Databases, QA, C++.

More than 195 000 people have already subscribed to the ITVDN on Youtube. Join now!

🏆 All Indie Cup participants who are interested in IT-education will receive a video course from ITVDN catalog as a gift!

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Nordic Game

Nordic Game

As the leading games conference in Europe, we have a lot to offer, including a program filled with the best speakers from the global industry and our own Nordic heroes, access to international exhibitors and 2,000+ professionals, world-class hospitality and a host of networking events.

🏆 Nordic Game organizers will provide one of the Indie Cup finalists with a free all-access pass to the conference.

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Olans Group

Olans Group

Consulting company Olans Group is a legal partner for IT businesses. The company's experts support innovative IT projects, and provide services including intellectual property protection, trademark registration, legal support for Kickstarter campaigns, and more. Thanks to its extensive experience in the IT industry, Olans Group knows the needs of your business and will help you realize your ambitions.

🏆 The finalist of the Best PC Game nomination will receive five hours of legal consultations for free.

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Pocket Gamer Connects

Pocket Gamer Connects

Pocket Gamer Connects is a leading mobile games conference that brings together thousands of games industry professionals. During the online event you'll get a chance to learn from over 200 world-class authorities in the games industry, meet with potential investors, and take part in the digital versions of our fringe events, including Big Indie Pitch (mobile, PC, and consoles), and Careers Week.

🏆 One of the Indie Cup winners will get a free ticket for the next Pocket Gamer Connects.

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Sense.Vision

Sense.Vision

Sense.Vision is specialized in playtesting (user testing) and marketing research for game developers and publishers. The team has already helped successfully launch over a thousand projects. Sense.Vision connects you with real players. There are over 40,000 respondents in its continuously updated and manually verified database.

🏆 Winner of the Best Audio award will receive a General Impressions playtesting certificate from Sense.Vision.

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VP Production

VP Production

VP Production is an audio agency that creates music and sound design, and produces voice-overs for games, brands, apps, ads, and other media projects.

The company's credo is to create audio on the edge of pure creativity and functionality so that the sound works for the success of a particular project and its audience.

🏆 The Best PC Game nomination winner will receive a two-hour consultation from the VP Production team on the audio in their game. It will include general feedback and recommendations for the enhanced gaming experience.

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Unity

Unity

Unity is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life.

Unity platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices. The company’s 1,800+ person research and development team keeps Unity at the forefront of development by working alongside partners to ensure optimized support for the latest releases and platforms. Apps developed by Unity creators were downloaded more than three billion times per month in 2019 on more than 1.5 billion unique devices.

🏆 Winner of the Best Unity Game award will receive a technical consultancy video call with Unity expert (up to 4 hours).

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White Nights Conference

White Nights Conference

WN Conference is an international games industry B2B conference. The WN conference is an opportunity to network with top management and leading professionals in the gaming industry. The event takes place four times a year, bringing together over 4,500 industry professionals offline, as well as over 20,000 attendees online.

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Stream Fest

Stream Fest

Stream Fest is the first CIS festival specifically targeting streamers and their fans, held in partnership with leading streaming platforms. In 2019 the festival was held for the fourth time, and lasted two days in the Skolkovo exhibition center, gathering 200 stars of the webcam, more than 7,000 visitors, and 2 million online viewers. 2020 saw the fifth event take place. In 2021, you'll have a chance to talk to people you usually see on the screen!

🏆 Event organizers prepared a special prize for the winners in the Streamers’ Choice category.

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