At over 350,000 visitors, Gamescom in Germany is Europe’s biggest trade fair for games, and Finnish Shark Punch is now giving three lucky indie developers a chance to showcase their game at the event for free.
The competition is part of a promotion for Shark Punch’s Playfield platform, which is a social discovery and community platform for games.
The platform launched in open beta several months ago, but has recently been ramping up in terms of new features, and Shark Punch hints at a few big announcements for Playfield at the Slush 2015 conference.
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A total of 3 winners will be chosen from three different categories – one winner in each category.
The three categories are; the most followed game on Playfield, the game with most “I’d play that” votes, and lastly, the Jury’s choice.
The jury will judge the top-5 best games from the other two categories based on design, innovation, and execution.
The prizes include two tickets to Gamescom Cologne, accommodation in or near Cologne, and a booth space to showcase the game at the Indie Arena Playfield Booth together with the other winners.
You can read more about the competition, which runs from July 7th to July 19th, on the official Playfield website.
“It’s great to see so many developers already signed up for the contest! We just shared a few secrets on how to get the most out of the contest and win on our blog. It’s not too late to sign up, the contest ends on July 19th so there’s plenty of time still!”, Shark Punch COO and Co-founder, Harri Manninen says to Nordic Game Bits.
You can find his Tips and Tricks here.
Shark Punch attended Gamescom themselves last year, showcasing their most recent game, The Masterplan, which has since gone on to see great success on Steam.
“We were showing our game at Indie Arena last year, and had a great experience,” says Shark Punch CEO Jiri Kupiainen. “With Playfield, our goal is to help other indies reach their fans, and helping them go to gamescom is a very concrete way of doing that.”
And at Gamescom, the competition is received with open arms too:
“We think the Playfield contest is a wonderful idea to let even more indie devs showcase their games at this year’s Indie Arena Booth. After having Shark Punch as a great exhibitor on last year’s booth, it’s a wonderful development to welcome them in 2015 as one of the official sponsors” says Oliver Eberlei, the man in charge of the Indie Arena Booth.