Posted by Adriana Puchianu, Google Play Developer Marketing
There are increasing growth opportunities for indie game developers, but being one can still feel daunting in today’s crowded gaming industry. We’ve been working hard to help indie developers find an audience and to recognize them for their creativity and innovation. We launched the Indie Corner as a destination for exciting new games along with longstanding indie masterpieces. Since launch, more than 380 games have been featured. Earlier this year, we launched Android Excellence which showcases apps and games that deliver incredible user experiences on Android, while providing another opportunity to be discovered on Google Play.
We’ve also held several indie games contests across the globe, giving indies the chance to showcase their games and find new audiences. In April, we selected the winner of the second Indie Games Festival in South Korea and we recently announced the top 20 finalists of this year’s San Francisco event. Come and see the finalists in person on September 23rd, it’s free to attend and open to the public. Soon we’ll be bringing back the second Indie Games Contest in Europe too.
Watch François Alliot, the developer of Reigns, an indie game showcased in Android Excellence and the winner of last year’s Indie Games Contest in Europe, share how he built a successful games business in the video below.
And, finally, check out our recent Q&A with Spry Fox, makers of the popular game Alphabear, to learn more about what it’s like to be an indie game developer.