The indie gaming scene is getting a leg up with the help of Google next month. Everyone’s favorite search engine will be hosting an Indie Games Festival that aims to push these relatively unknown developers into the limelight. Over 200 submissions were received and now Google has 30 finalists ready and waiting to be judged. The festival is free and participants will be able to vote on their favorite games. The 15 best will then by judged by a panel of industry experts from all over the world.
Judges include World of Goo creator Ron Carmel, David Edery, best known for Realm of the Mad God, Emily Greer of Kongregate.com, and even CaptainSparklez of Youtube fame. Once the top 15 have been chosen they’ll be shown on stage with the judges eventually choosing the top three.
The event takes place on Saturday, September 24th, at the Terra Gallery in San Francisco, so if you’re in the area and you want to play some free games, go check it out. You might even get the chance to win a prize yourself. Act fast, though, because space is limited! Make sure you pre-register to guarantee a spot.
A full list of the games being judged can be found right here.