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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Interested in showing off your latest product, project or game in an exciting and energetic atmosphere? With an attendance expanding beyond 46,000 attendees in 2017, the SXSW Gaming Expo is the perfect place to do so! Learn more about exhibiting at the SXSW Gaming Expo in 2018 today!

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2017 Gamer's Voice Nominees


Gamer’s Voice Single Player Award

Awarded to the best single-player game created by indie developers, selected by SXSW Gaming Expo attendees.

Ape Out – Gabe Cuzzillo
Asura – Ogre Head Studio
Bootleg Systems – NEONABLE
CHKN – Katapult
Circles – Illusive Games
Code 7 – Episode 0: Allocation – Goodwolf Studio
Cryptark – Alientrap
Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor – Sundae Month
Event [0] – Ocelot Society
Far From Noise – George Batchelor
Haimrik – Below the Game
The Hex – Daniel Mullins Games
Hollow Knight – Team Cherry
Katana Zero – Askiisoft
MachiaVillain – Wild Factor
Mages of Mystralia – Borealys Games
The Metronomicon – Puuba
Night in the Woods – Infinite Fall
No Truce With The Furies – ZA/UM
Obduction – Cyan
Owlboy – D-Pad Studio
The Pedestrian – Skookum Arts
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun – Mimimi Productions
She Remembered Caterpillars – jumpsuit entertainment
The Shrouded Isle – Kitfox Games
Sundered – Thunder Lotus Games
Tumbleseed – AEIOWU
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine – Dim Bulb Games

Gamer’s Voice Multiplayer Award

Awarded to the best multiplayer game created by indie developers, selected by SXSW Gaming Expo attendees.

Akuto: Mad World – Hut 90
Antihero – Tim Conkling
ARENA GODS – Supertype
Beasts of Balance – Sensible Object
DERU – The Art of Cooperation – Ink Kit
Flat Heroes – Parallel Circles
Friday Night Bullet Arena – Red Nexus Games
Human: Fall Flat – No Brakes Games
Invisigun Heroes – Sombr Studio
Overcooked – Ghost Town Games
Red Rope: Don’t Fall Behind – Yonder
Saltlands – Antler Games
Sky Noon – Lunar Rooster
Strikers Edge – Fun Punch Games
Tooth and Tail – Pocketwatch Games
Vast: The Crystal Caverns – Leder Games

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