Announcing the 2019 SXSW Gamer’s Voice Award Nominees!

SXSW Gaming Indie Corner 2018 by Judy Won

Formed in 2013, the Gamer’s Voice Awards has taken pride in showcasing indie game development on the world’s stage at SXSW. Now in its sixth year, the Gamer’s Voice Awards 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, Night in the Woods 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 include recognition for four distinct categories: Video Games, Tabletop, Mobile, and Virtual Reality.

Without further ado, the nominees are…

2019 SXSW Gaming Gamer’s Voice Awards Nominees

Gamer’s Voice: Mobile Game

Nishan Shaman – NEXT Studios / Tencent Mobile International Ltd
Oddmar – MobGe LTD
Pico Tanks: Multiplayer Mayhem – Panda Arcade
Tap! Tap! Kingdom – Vixa Games
Merchant – Retora Games
FRACTER – 4L Games

Gamer’s Voice: Tabletop Game

Feudum – Odd Bird Games
Side Effects – Pillbox Games
Space Park – Keymaster Games
Tsukuyumi: Full Moon Down – King Racoon Games
Dialect: A Game About Language and How It Dies – Thorny Games
Unbroken – Golden Bell Studios & Altema Games

Gamer’s Voice: Video Game

60 Parsecs! – Robot Gentleman
Astroneer – System Era Softworks
Fantasy Strike – Sirlin Games
Felix the Reaper – Kong Orange
Katana ZERO – Askiisoft LLC / Devolver Digital
Joggernauts – Space Mace
Sword Legacy Omen – Firecast Studio / Fableware Narrative Design / Team17 Digital Ltd
The Crown of Leaves – The Broken Horn
The Gardens Between – The Voxel Agents
The World Next Door – Rose City Games / VIZ Media
Thunder Rally – Typical Entertainment
Unheard – NEXT Studios
Vectronom – Ludopium
WHAT THE GOLF? – Triband
Zarvot – Snowhydra
Mech League SMASH – VRGEN

Gamer’s Voice: Virtual Reality

Intruders: Hide & Seek – DAEDALIC Entertainment GmbH
MARE – Visiontrick Media
Twilight Path – Charm Games

Voting Process – How YOU Can Help These Titles Win

Vote onsite at the Indie Corner in the SXSW Gaming Expo for your favorite Gamer’s Voice nominee to determine which of our carefully curated games will win the coveted title of Gamer’s Voice Award Winner at the 2019 SXSW Gaming Awards. The SXSW Gaming Expo and SXSW Gaming Awards Ceremony are open to all SXSW badges and Gaming Wristbands, so be sure to grab yours today!

About the Gamer’s Voice Awards:

The Gamer’s Voice program has a history of discovering games that are likely to generate substantial buzz before they hit the mainstream. Much like the rest of SXSW, this awards program will help you stay ahead of the curve and find out first what innovative games are on the horizon.

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SXSW Gaming Indie Corner 2018 by Judy Won


Logan Trent

Gaming Awards & Programming Associate

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