The jury of the online festival of Ukrainian independent games Indie Cup Ukraine’22 made shortlists of nominees in three categories, selecting them from 60 projects participating in the competition. These are the Grand Jury Award, Rising Star Award and Critics’ Choice Award categories.
Two participants claim all three awards at once: hardcore action-platformer Through the Nightmares and the cooperative action adventure Njorun’s Will. Seven games received two nominations each: Hanako’s Flower Shop , Space Me Out, Erra: Exordium, Farlanders, Timeloop: Sink Again Beach, The Safe Place and Shapik: The Quest.
The full list of nominees can be seen on the website Indie Cup Ukraine’22.
Also this year, an additional Community Award nomination is presented, for which four projects have been selected: STONKS-9800: Stock Market Simulator, Timeloop: Sink Again Beach, Space Me Out and Puzzles for Clef. The winner will be determined by the audience of the festival, and the voting details will be announced on Twitter on December 16.
The Indie Cup Ukraine’22 jury moves to the second stage of judging. The games of the nominees are evaluated by experts from the companies Remedy Entertainment, CD Projekt RED, Bloober Team, Vostok Games, Red Beat, Plarium, Wargaming.net and many others, as well as Ukrainian journalists and influencers. The announcement of the winners is scheduled for December 22, 2022.
We remind you that all Indie Cup Ukraine’22 projects, half of which have free demo versions, can be found at competition pages.
Literally while writing this news, it became known that the legendary Remedy studio joined the sponsors of Indie Cup Ukraine’22, creators of such AAA hits as Control, Alan Wake and Max Payne.