Many of tinyBuild's games came from Eastern Europe.
STRAIGHT FROM ALEX AT TINYBUILD: Party Hard and Phantom Trigger were developed in Ukraine. Punch Club, Hello Neighbor, The Final Station are from Russian teams. We've been very fortunate to be right there in the middle of a game development renaissance.
Not many of these teams are able to make it out to international festivals. The living costs in the region are very low, but that also limits travel opportunities. This is why I work tirelessly to bring international knowledge to the local communities. We've already seen what that can do in countries like Poland (The Witcher as an example).
We're sponsoring $30k in hard cash prizes for indie games at a game development event in Minsk, Belarus. Event's called DevGAMM and has the region's biggest game awards show. The Best Indie Game category has a total prize pool of $30k, distributed to:
- $20k for the winner
- $10k spread equally across 4 nominees
- 5 nominees total, 1 becomes the winner, and 4 split the $10k
Considering that some of our games had a total budget of just about the first place, I believe this might just help make or break the next indie hit. This is our way to give back to the community.
- Event takes place in Marriott Minsk on Nov 16-17
- DevGAMM - about the conference
- DevGAMM Awards - about the award show & criterias