The winners of the Indie Prize Showcase were announced today in a special awards ceremony at Casual Connect Europe in Berlin.

The Indie Prize is a scholarship program created by the Casual Games Association for independent game developers. Similarly to a school scholarship, those who participate in the Indie Prize can learn and network from their peers, but with the added twist that the Indie Prize gives developers a chance to show off their games, skills, and ideas to publishers and identify potential partners.

Developers from 63 countries submitted 470 games across all platforms for the international Indie Prize scholarship. Forty-two judges selected the 130 best indie games, with their developers invited to showcase their labors during Casual Connect Europe in Berlin and granted a stipend in order to be able to do so.

The PC remained the strongest platform, with nearly 44% of all submitted games, followed by mobile games, which were divided equally between iOS and Android.

“Indie Prize is becoming bigger and bigger year by year – it is amazing and overwhelming to see indie talent and spirit growing so very strong all over the world. On behalf of Casual Connect and Indie Prize, we cordially congratulate all the finalists, nominees and winners, and are looking forward to seeing more games in the future,” says Yulia Moshkaryova, Director of Indie Prize.