With all of the allegations of corruption surrounding the IGF and IndieCade, some new conventions have begun to take the spotlight, including the MomoCon in Atlanta Georgia. The annual indie awards show will celebrate 20 of the best games released over the past year, with the finalists being involved with a final showdown taking place between May 26th and May 29th next month.
The 20 games that make the cut may or may not be titles you’re familiar with, but you may have seen a couple of the games in the list below featured here on One Angry Gamer. You can see which games made the cut.
- A Quiver of Crows, Sheado.net (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- Blade Ballet, DreamSail Games (PlayStation 4)
- Color Thief, Trouble Impact, LLC (Windows, Mac)
- Crusaders of the Lost Idols, Codename Entertainment (Windows, Mac)
- Dimension Drive, 2Awesome Studio (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- Dragon Fin Soup, Grimm Bros (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Windows)
- Ellipsis, Salmi Games (iOS)
- Emily is Away, Kyle Seeley (Windows, Mac)
- Epistory – Typing Chronicles, Fishing Cactus (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- FORCED SHOWDOWN, BetaDwarf (Windows)
- Fossil Echo, Fossil Echo Team (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- INVERSUS, Hypersect (PlayStation 4, Windows)
- Layers of Fear, Bloober Team (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac, Linux)
- Lethal Tactics, SkyBox Labs (Windows)
- LOST ORBIT, PixelNAUTS (PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac)
- Native, Nuldrums (Windows)
- Overpower, Hydrant Games (Windows)
- Planet Diver, Fabraz (Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android)
- Reflections, Broken Window Studios (Oculus Rift, Windows, Mac, Linux)
- Shu, Coatsink Software (PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows)
Some of those games are pretty legit, especially the highly popular Layers of Fear. That actually turned out to be a pretty popular game here on the site, and managed to sell decently on the home consoles and PC.
It’s also nice to see stuff like A Quiver of Crows up there as well. It’s a neat little SMHUP that managed to create its own identity by focusing on a somber art-style coupled with non-stop action. There’s also some games I haven’t heard of myself, like Blade Ballet.
Blade Ballet is a four-player robot deathmatch coming to PS4 in Spring 2016. https://bladeballet.com/ Blade Ballet is a whirling dance of multiplayer robot destruction. Each bot possesses a unique personality and special abilities – use them to claim victory as you spin from one challenging arena to the next, battling for dominance.
The grand prize winner of the MomoCon indie award will be $1,000, a 10 x 20 exhibition space at next year’s MomoCon event, and a dedicated panel at the 2017 event.
There will be five winning entries out of the total of 20 entries listed above. There will also be a special award handed out by XSplit Elite, who have partnered with MomoCon.
Chris Stuckey, CEO MomoCon, commented about their annual indie awards program, stating in the press release…
“The vast number of amazing indie games submitted to this year’s award program made selecting twenty finalists exceedingly difficult,” […] “but these games represent the best of the best. We look forward to when the tens of thousands of attendees that come to MomoCon every year will get to experience these works of art for themselves.”
You can learn more about the MomoCon event and how it’s challenging the status quo by celebrating indie games each year, by paying a visit to the official website.