Indie Corner

The SXSW Gaming Indie Corner is home to some of the best independent game titles and development teams from around the world.

Indie Corner

Indie Corner, SXSW Gaming 2017 - Photo by Johnathan LaChance

Indie Corner


The Indie Corner is home to all the independent games and developers nominated for a Gamer’s Voice Award. Here, each title is showcased in a public voting competition to see who will win one of the coveted Gamer’s Voice Awards, with each winner revealed on the night of the SXSW Gaming Awards.

Gamer’s Voice Awards

The Gamer’s Voice Award began in 2013 as a way to bring the best in indie game development to the world’s stage at SXSW. Now in its fifth year, the Gamer’s Voice Award has grown to become one of the largest, and most impactful, experiences for hundreds of indie developers and teams throughout the gaming industry. With past successes including titles such as SUPERHOT, Gang Beasts, ARENA GODS, and Owlboy, this key part of the SXSW Gaming festival has become a great opportunity to facilitate growth in both budding and completed indie projects.

SXSW Gaming 2018 will host four Gamer’s Voice Awards in total: Gamer’s Voice Video Game, Virtual Reality Game, Tabletop Game, and Mobile Game.

SXSW Gaming 2018 takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17.


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2018 Gamer's Voice Nominees


Gamer’s Voice: Video Game

A Case of Distrust – The Wandering Ben
Aegis Defenders – Guts Department
AER – Memories of Old – DAEDALIC Entertainment GmbH
Antigraviator – Cybernetic Walrus
Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars – Invisible Collective
Darkwood – Acid Wizard Studio
Death Coming – NEXT Studio
Gunhead – Alientrap Games
My Memory of Us – IMGN.PRO
Once Upon A Coma – Atmos Games LLC
Semblance – Nyamakop
West of Loathing – Asymmetric
The Universim – Crytivo
Yoku’s Island Express – Team17 Digital Ltd.

Gamer’s Voice: Virtual Reality Game

DreadEye VR – Digital Happiness
The Invisible Hours – Tequila Works
Racket: Nx – One Hamsa Ltd.
TheWaveVR – TheWaveVR
TO THE TOP – Electric Hat Games

Gamer’s Voice: Tabletop Game

Bargain Quest – Bargain Quest Games
The Chameleon – Big Potato Games
Drawing Dead – Gold Baby Games
Sol: Last Days of a Star – Elephant Laboratories
True Messiah – Sinister Design
Zombie Legacy – Slam Games

Gamer’s Voice: Mobile Game

Homo Machina – Darjeeling
Maruta Escape – Busan Sanai Games
Milkmaid of the Milky Way – machineboy
Tiny Bubbles – Pine Street Codeworks
Too Many Cooks – FINIFUGU && Friends
Where Shadows Slumber – Game Revenant Ltd

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