Indie Rise: New Talents Awards is back in Indonesia for a season 2!
The pitch competition by Plug In Digital and supported by Asosiasi Game Indonesia returns in 2023. Submissions open on Friday, August 11.
After a successful launch in 2022, Indie Rise: New Talents Awards returns for a second edition in Indonesia! The pitch competition, created by Plug In Digital and supported by Asosiasi Game Indonesia (AGI) and the French Institute in Indonesia, had convinced over 200 developers in the country to submit their projects.
The French video game distributor and publisher, encouraged by enthusiastic feedbacks about Indie Rise, has decided to repeat the experience in 2023.
Submissions will open on Friday, August 11 at 4:00pm (UTC+8) on the official website indierise.games. The prize-giving ceremony will be held next October during IGDX event in Bali, Indonesia.
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What is Indie Rise?
With Indie Rise, a pitch competition aimed for emerging talents in new gaming territories, Plug In Digital shares its ambitions to discover, highlight and support the development of the video game industry worldwide.
« The first edition exceeded all our expectations. Beyond the discovery of attractive projects, it was a human adventure of great value. With Indie Rise and IGDX, we met lots of talented and engaging people in Indonesia, with who we really hope to collaborate in the future. »
Guillaume Jamet, VP Head of Publishing at Plug In Digital.
- Mrs. Vania Marita (CEO at Wisageni Studio, Asosiasi Game Indonesia)
- Mr. Rachmad Imron (CEO at Digital Happiness, Asosiasi Game Indonesia)
- Mr. Guillaume Jamet (VP Head of Publishing at Plug In Digital)
- Mr. Mathieu Van Kemenade (Strategy & Biz Development Manager at Plug In Digital)
Winners will be granted with $10,000 to help fund their projects.
Throwback to the first Edition
The kick off of Indie Rise: New Talents Awards was a great success with more than 200 entries. Plug In Digital confirmed its convictions that Indonesia is rich of many talents. This edition was made possible thanks to supportive partners and the welcome given to the Indie Rise project:
“Indie Rise is an incredibly exciting collaboration that answers the needs of a fast-growing game development scene in Indonesia for a trustworthy, experienced partner in reaching the overseas audience. We see that in Plug In Digital, which has been an amazing partner for AGI and IGDX. With this program, we hope more Indonesian-made games can make their marks in the global scene. »
Mr. Cipto Adiguno, President of Asosiasi Game Indonesia.
- Best Project: InsectBot, Tamatin Entertainment
- New Challenger: WonderWonderlier, Mushroomallow Studio
- Jury’s Choice: Biwar : Legend of Dragon Slayer, Devata Game Production
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