Casual Connect: Indie Prize London Finalists, Western Europe (Part 1)

We're taking a closer look at who's participating in just a few weeks at Indie Prize London. Here are the talented devs in the showcase from Western Europe.

Every year, independent developers from across the globe submit their games to the Indie Prize showcase. There are around 1,500 submissions annually, and some are nominated by various partner events from different countries. There's an incredible array of talent out there, and more than 90 of these indies will be participating at Indie Prize at Casual Connect London at the end of this month. It's the perfect chance for indies to learn and network with other game developers while also talking with publishers and potential partners.

In the next week, we'll be providing a "who's who" roundup of Indie Prize finalists, broken down by region. The largest number by far comes from Western Europe, so we'll have three parts. Without further ado, here are some of the indies from Western Europe that you can meet at Indie Prize London.

Fly Punch Boom!

Developer: Jollypunch Games

Country: Italy

Platform: Windows PC, Nintendo Switch

Nominated by: Gamerome

Fly Punch Boom! is a wild anime fighter with destructible levels full of unique stage kills. It's everything you've seen in your favorite anime fights: fly fast and smash your friends so hard that whole planets break in half. Ram skyscrapers, whales and asteroids in their face, chase them and unleash over-the-top super moves. It's all about the joy of punching!

Ever been uppercutted with such gusto that you got kidnapped by aliens? Wanna digest your enemy, then fart them out so hard everything explodes? Wanna punch an Elvis lookalike bird until they shoot into the moon's butt? Fly Punch Boom! says YES to all this, and more. Way more.

Must Dash Amigos

Developer: miniBeast Game Studios

Country: United Kingdom

Platform: Windows PC

Nominated by: Gameanglia

Must Dash Amigos is a vibrant top-down battle racer filled with Avocados and Piñata Stampedes! Footrace against opponents amidst destruction & chaos! Avoid Piñata Stampedes hell-bent on revenge! Be the last amigo standing to reign supreme in Race Mode! Rack up points by wreaking havoc in Battle Mode!

Verdungeon

Developer: Blustery Games

Country: Spain

Platform: Windows PC

Nominated by: Codemotion Madrid

Verdungeon turns Dungeons & Dragons into Dungeons & Herbivores. Logically, the player throws a lot of dice to control a carrot hero wielding all kind of weapons: leeks, eels, throwing catfishes… It’s like Dungeons & Dragons meets Binding of Isaac in the Crypt of the Necrodancer’s dance floor.

Blind

Developer: Tiny Bull Studios

Country: Italy

Platform: Windows PC, PS4

Nominated by: Codemotion Milan

Blind is a narrative-driven psychological thriller for VR where the player is blind and explores their surroundings using echolocation. Waking up in a strange room, a young woman discovers that she has lost her sense of sight. She must explore an unknown mansion using sound, sending out soundwaves with a cane, to discover what is happening to her.

Orphan Age

Developer: Studio Black Flag

Country: France

Platform: Windows PC, Mac

Nominated by: Ludicious - Zurich Game Festival

Orphan Age is a dystopian life simulator in which you take care of a band of kids left behind in a cyberpunk war. Set against the backdrop of an unforgiving, neon-lit warzone, your battle is the fight for survival, scraping out a living in the face of extreme danger as war engulfs everything.

Mørkredd

Developer: Hyper Games

Country: Norway

Platform: Windows PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch

Nominated by: Konsoll

Mørkredd is a co-op puzzle adventure game where darkness kills. Your goal is to ferry an orb of light through a dark world and avoid the shadows of your fellow player(s) and your environment. Mørkredd was first made for a game jam and is now being developed primarily for consoles.

Letters - a written adventure

Developer: 5am Games

Country: Switzerland

Platform: Windows PC

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Letters - a written adventure is a multilinear coming of age story told through pen pal letters. Players can pick up and change words from the text to solve riddles, interact with the environment and change the course of the story.

Insane Robots

Developer: Playniac

Country: United Kingdom

Platform: Windows PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Fight to the DEATH in this unique card battler. Compete in intense one-on-one duels. Lead a riotous robot rebellion through randomly generated survival arenas. Overthrow a malevolent robot despot in the epic 15+ hour single-player campaign. Insane Robots is card battling... HACKED!

NeuroSlicers

Developer: Dream Harvest

Country: United Kingdom

Platform: Windows PC, Mac

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

NeuroSlicers is a cyberpunk RTS that focuses on high level tactical play, 8-12 minute edge of your seat matches, epic level objectives to fight over, boss battles and deep customisation packaged into a narrative-driven campaign that synergises / combines solo, co-op and pvp gameplay into a modern take on the genre with the player’s journey and choices at the centre.

Overcrowd: A Commute 'Em Up

Developer: SquarePlay Games

Country: United Kingdom

Platform: Windows PC

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Overcrowd is a tactical management sim set on the London Underground. Blending base building with pausable real-time strategy, it offers a unique mix of spatial puzzling, strategic thinking and split-second choices. Can you run the perfect metro station and get your commuters to work on time?

Pushy and Pully in Blockland

Developer: Resistance Studio

Country: Netherlands

Platform: Windows PC, Mac, PS4, Switch, Xbox One

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Pushy and Pully in Blockland is a cooperative arcade game with a retro feeling. Players will journey through lots of levels with our two hero girls: Pushy and Pully, trying to crush their enemies to clear each stage by pushing blocks and getting power-ups by joining blocks together.

Spinnortality | cyberpunk management sim

Developer: James Patton Games

Country: Austria

Platform: Windows PC, Mac

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Found a company, spread fake news, start riots and become immortal. In this cyberpunk management sim, wealth is power and corporations are king. Can you monopolize the globe and build a corporate empire that will stand forever?

Jera

Developer: Tannhauser

Country: Spain

Platform: Windows PC

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Jera is a 2D platformer in which the main character will improve its mobility gaining elemental powers affecting the stability of the world.


Be sure to come back throughout the week as we highlight even more Indie Prize London finalists!

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