Announcing the 2018 SXSW Gaming Gamer’s Voice Award Nominees

To The Top

The Gamer’s Voice Awards 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.

Providing accolades for exceptional work in game development largely centered around indie, grassroots, and game projects with relatively limited resources, this category will expand this year to include recognition for four distinct categories: Video Games, Tabletop, Mobile and VR.

Without further ado, the 2018 SXSW Gaming Gamer’s Voice Awards nominees are…

Mobile Games

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

Tabletop Games

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

Video Games

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
The Universim – Crytivo
West of Loathing – Asymmetric
Yoku’s Island Express – Team17 Digital Ltd.


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

The Gamer’s Voice program not only rewards exceptional work in games but also discovers games that are likely to generate substantial buzz before they hit the mainstream. Much like the rest of SXSW, this award category will help you stay ahead of the information curve and learn about the next big thing. Vote onsite at the Indie Corner in the SXSW Gaming Expo for your favorite Gamer’s Voice nominee to determine which of our meticulously curated list of nominees will win the coveted title of Gamer’s Voice Award Winner at the 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards.

The SXSW Gaming Expo and SXSW Gaming Awards Ceremony are open to all SXSW badges and SXSW Gaming Wristbands, so be sure to grab your wristband today!

Screenshot of Gamer’s Voice VR Nominee To The Top courtesy of Electric Hat Games.


Andrew McNeill

Gaming Conference Manager

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