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Happy Volcano’s The Almost Gone wins The Big PC Indie Pitch Gamescom 2017

Happy Volcano’s The Almost Gone wins The Big PC Indie Pitch Gamescom 2017

Belgium-based developer Happy Volcano was victorious at the very first PC Indie Pitch.

The studio wowed judges with its latest project, The Almost Gone, a narrative-driven title with a gorgeous art style, whose story was written by Flemish author Joost Vandecasteele. This project uses classic point-and-click adventure gameplay to tell a rather dark story.

Second place went to Panic Barn for the studio’s title Regional Nightclub Bouncer. This title takes notes from indie hero Paper’s Please, but uses this format to poke fun at the UK’s political situation with regards to Brexit.

Meanwhile, Lost Ember from Mooneye Studios walked home with third prize. This game casts players as the last soul of mankind and has them exploring a desolate Earth. The main gameplay here is the ability to take control of various animals in the world.

The inaugural PC Indie Pitch took place on Tuesday, August 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Cologne Hotel, with a panel of industry-leading experts judging. 

Would also like to say a big thanks to everyone who came along to pitch and judge!

The PC Indie Pitch returns next month in Helsinki at the debut PC Connects conference. More info about that event can be found here.


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Alex Calvin launched PCGamesInsider.biz in August 2017 and has been its editor since. Prior to this, he was deputy editor at UK based games trade paper MCV and content editor for marketing and events for London Games Festival 2017. His work has also appeared in Eurogamer, The Observer, Kotaku UK, Esquire UK and Develop.

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