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What’s next for the indie scene that gave the world Ridiculous Fishing, Fingle, Awesomenauts and countless other indie classics? A selection of ten of the most promising new and upcoming Dutch indie games are on show at the Holland Pavilion at Gamescom in Cologne. The Holland Pavilion this year is a cooperation between the Dutch Games Association and the Creative Industries Fund NL (Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie) together with their partners Control Magazine and Dutch Game Garden.

With a talent pool as deep as the Dutch development community, the collaborating partners had a hard time selecting the ten most impressive, innovative or downright fun games out of several dozen strong contenders. At the Holland Pavilion at Gamescom, visitors get a glimpse into the near future of this Dutch indie scene. All ten selected games are playable at the pavilion and all of the developers will be available for interviews and business opportunities. The represented studios are SassyBot Studio, Ragesquid, Self Made Miracle, Reptile Games, Tangrin Entertainment, Lionade Games, Ostrich Banditos, Abbey Games, Game Oven and The Shoebox Diorama.A visit to the Holland Pavilion is worth the time anyway. Besides hosting the incredible selection of indie games, the pavilion features over a dozen other publishers, studios and game companies, who will be presenting themselves and their upcoming games.
If you need more information on the ten indie games on show and more indie goodness from the Netherlands, please read the special publication at www.creativeindustriesfund.nl.

Profiles for all the games can be found at www.indigoshowcase.nl

Recap

Location: Köln Messe, Hall 4.2, Booth C041-D040 (Cologne, Germany)
Date: Wednesday, August 13 through Friday, August 15th
Opening Times are equal to expo times. Wednesday open from 9:00 to 19:00 hrs, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 to 20:00 hrs.

About the organisers

The Creative Industries Fund NL operates within the context of the Dutch government’s culture policy and focuses on all the designing disciplines and on E-culture in a broad sense. The Dutch Games Association is the sector organization for the Dutch games industry. It offers a platform to everyone professionally involved in Dutch games. Dutch Game Garden’s mission is to create employment and economic growth by stimulating the games industry in the Netherlands. Control is an international pivotal platform for news, information, opinion and job opportunities within the game industry.
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