Casual Connect Europe Post-Conference Report & Indie Prize Berlin Winners

Casual Connect Europe

Casual Connect Europe 2017, the International trade event for the video games industry, just closed its doors, ending yet another successful show, this time taking place at the Station Berlin event center in Germany’s capital.

During Casual Connect Europe 2017, the Indie Prize scholarship program gave Indie developers a platform to present their games in a showcase and garnered a record response of 470 game submissions from 62 countries. Prizes have been awarded in ten categories and the winners have been announced at the 17th Indie Prize Awards:
Indie Prize Winners:

BEST GAME DESIGN – Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun by Mimimi Productions (Germany)
BEST VR GAME – Anshar Wars 2 by Ozwe Games (Switzerland)
MOST INNOVATIVE GAME – FRU by Through Games (The Netherlands), nominated to Indie Prize by the Indie Prize Nomination Partner in The Netherlands – Dutch Game Awards
BEST GAME AUDIO – Blink and Die by Sureksu (Argentinia)
BEST GAME ART – Figment by Bedtime Digital Games (Denmark)
BEST GAME NARRATIVE – Empathy by Pixel Night (Sweden)
BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME – Lightfield by Lost in the Garden (Austria)
BEST KIDS AND FAMILY GAME – Blink and Die by Suresku (Argentina)
BEST MOBILE GAME – Super Pet Hero by Amused Sloth (Romania)
BEST IN SHOW- AUDIENCE CHOICE – CoverFire by 1MBand (Spain)

Casual Connect Europe 2017 Andrew Sheppard Keynote

Casual Connect Europe 2017 – Andrew Sheppard Keynote

Between February 7th and 9th, the conference gathered a total of over 1800 industry experts and offered a broad variety of talks and panels, on topics covering Industry Insights, Market Navigation, Growth, Funding, Data & Analytics, Design & Development, Esports & Casino and Next Gen Technologies VR and AR.

This year’s Casual Connect Europe presented 125 speakers from all around the globe, from companies including Amazon, CCP Games, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Facebook, Google, Hasbro, King, NC Soft, Nexon, Rovio Entertainment, Square Enix, Supercell, Team 17, Twitch, Ubisoft, Valve, Wargaming, Wooga, Youzu Interactive, and many more.

For a complete schedule of speakers and topics,  head over to

“Once again, Casual Connect Europe brought game industry leaders together”, says Jessica Tams of the Casual Games Association. “The event was a complete success and we are looking forward to London in 2018 and returning in Germany in 2020.”

More Information on Casual Connect Europe and Indie Prize Berlin is available at their official websites. Highlight videos of this year will be available on Casual Connect’s official YouTube Channel within the next few weeks.

Talker, unrepentant chancer and self-confessed geek, Stephen has been a gamer for nearly 30 years. You might think he’d have outgrown comics, movies and games but you’d be very wrong. Having worked in PR and marketing, games retail etc he is now trying his hand at game development and writing and (in a completely unrelated area) property development.

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