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2023 indiePlay China Independent Game Contest Winners Announced

By Xueyang
Nov. 20, 2023 updated 08:12

The 2023 indiePlay China Independent Game Contest concluded with a flourish at the WePlay main stage on November 19th. The highly anticipated awards ceremony, open to the public after two years, was filled to the brim with eager attendees, including honored guests, developers, and fans ready to celebrate the achievements of China's independent gaming scene.

Queen Yan & John Davis of Japan Independent Games Aggregate (JIGA) Queen Yan & John Davis of Japan Independent Games Aggregate (JIGA)

Hosted by Queen Yan (女王盐), the ceremony commenced with a live broadcast across multiple streaming platforms, including Bilibili, Huya, and Douyu, marking a special moment for the CiGA Chinese Independent Game Alliance as they continue to expand into global markets.

This year's contest boasted 12 award categories, including the reinstated Best VR Work, with a record-breaking nearly 500 game entries. Judges painstakingly evaluated each submission, and the winners were celebrated for their exceptional contributions to the indie game community.

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Here are the winners of the 2023 indiePlay Awards:

  • Best VR Work: "Grimlord" by Metalcat Interactive

  • Best Mobile Game: "Soul Knight Prequel" by ChillyRoom

  • Best Student Work: 1st Place "Crab Rhapsody (Vol.1)" by Crab Team, 2nd Place "With My Past" by SolidFly Studio, 3rd Place "Sky's Endless" by Giant Fox Studio

  • Best Game Jam: 1st Place "Don't touch the Wall at Night" by 策划吃书我摸鱼, 2nd Place "Drunken Cheers" by Big Cup Orange Americano, 3rd Place "Cool Doctor" by 国际歌姬弓箭冠军

  • Best Narrative: "Volcano Princess" by Egg Hatcher

  • Best Design: "Last Command" by No Stuck Game Studio

  • Best Innovation: "Chinese Character Fantasy" by Nameless Small Studio

  • Best Visual Effect: "Sunset Hills" by Cotton Games

  • Best Audio Effect: "TEVI" by CreSpirit

  • Best Overseas Game: "Sea of Stars" by Sabotage Studio

  • Best Game Grand Prize: "Hero's Adventure: Road to Passion" by Half Amateur Studio

  • Best New Star: Teratale: Tide of Wishes

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The ceremony ended on a high note with Dr. Marta de Zuniga, Cultural Attaché of the Polish Embassy in China, presenting the final grand prize. As CiGA approaches its 10th year, the community looks forward to future innovative events and the continued growth of China's game industry.

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The event was made possible by the generous support of sponsors and partners, co-organizers, cooperating media, and the dedication of the judges and guests in attendance. Congratulations to all the winning and nominated teams, and the entire indie gaming community looks forward to gathering again next year for another round of celebrations and recognition of China's finest gaming talent.