Indie Cup partners
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.Website
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.Website
Geeky House is a young mobile games publisher and developer, as well as a friendly team of professionals who love games and the gaming industry.
Our studio already has over 30 employees, and we are growing very quickly. Producers are people with over 10 years of relevant experience in game development. The portfolio of these visionaries contains many projects, articles, books, and educational activities.
We provide services spanning financing and purchasing traffic, ASO optimization for stores, monetization and analytics. If you have an interesting idea and team, we'll invest in development. If you already have a game, but don't have money for promotion, we are ready to invest in traffic and marketing. If you have released projects under your belt, but no team, we will help you find the right people and launch your game.
And if you're looking for a place to work, we will be happy to invite you to our friendly team!Website
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.Website
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.Website
Ravenage is a fund and video game publisher founded by a team with substantial developer relations experience. We focus on building trusting relationships with game creators.
Ravenage believes in transparency. For us, everything from PR planning to budgeting of a marketing campaign are a subject for discussion with the developer. Decisions are made decisively instead of after weeks of back-and-forth by e-mail. We are always happy to take a look at your project and discuss the partnership if you plan to actually sell your game.Website
tinyBuild is a video game label started in 2011 with the idea of creating long-term, recognizable franchises by partnering up with talented developers from all over the world. The company has released dozens of games, including Hello Neighbor, Graveyard Keeper, SpeedRunners, and more. Headquartered in the Seattle Area, USA, the company has studios across the US, Netherlands, Latvia, and throughout Eastern Europe. Focuses on PC & Console titles primarily. Listed on the London Stock Exchange as TBLD in March 2021.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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 engineers, plus up to 50 hours of manual testing, test-plan development, and a performance & compatibility test run.Website
Global Games Pitch
Global Games Pitch is the biggest online pitching event for game developers, publishers and investors from all around the globe.
It gathers around 200 developers from 50+ countries that pitch their games to over 50 publishers and investors every year. In addition to the pitching sessions, event attendees get access to the knowledge base, mentorship, webinars and 24/365 matchmaking platform.
The next Global Games Pitch is dedicated to mobile games and will be hosted on Nov 3-4, 2021, 100% online.
🏆 All Indie Cup winners will get a PRO Pass to Global Games Pitch Mobile 2021 or Global Games Pitch PC&Console 2022. All other contest participants will receive a 30% discount.Website
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.Website
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.Website
Hyper Casual Jam Com
Hyper Casual Jam Com is a brand-new international game jam for hyper casual game developers. During 3 days of the event, game developers from all around the world will create hyper casual game prototypes on a specific topic, listen to insightful talks from hyper casual market experts, connect with the top publishers and compete for valuable prizes and publishing offers!
Join us on September 24-26, 2021 online.
🏆 All Indie Cup contestants will get a free pass to the upcoming event.Website
Hyper Games Conference
Hyper Games Conference (HGC) is the biggest international online conference devoted to the development, promotion, and growth of the Hyper/Hybrid-Casual Games industry.
3,500 attendees from over 90 countries take part in the HGC. The purpose of the event is to unite the publishers, developers, and ad networks together.
🏆 Best Mobile Game winner will get two business tickets to the conference.Website
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!Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website