ICE Game to Watch competitions open for entries

ICE Game to Watch competitions open for entries

Monday, November 23, 2015 Totally Gaming
888's Yariv Lavi is one of the Game to Watch judges at ICE

Both established and indie game developers have until December 7 to enter their new and innovative games for a chance to present in the Game to Watch competition during the Game Design & Development conference at ICE.

Building on the success of the last two years, Game Design & Development conference - one of the eight premium conferences at ICE Totally Gaming (February 2-4, 2016, London) - has evolved by adding to its agenda a competition for established game developers, to complement the existing one for indie developers, part of the event from the last two years.

Both competitions have been planned to highlight the latest game innovation in the gambling sector and are open to developers who had just launched or are about to launch a new game to the market. Game entries will be reviewed by a panel of operators who will shortlist five in each of the two categories. The shortlisted game developers will each get three minutes during the conference to demo their games, while operator judges will comment live on the games, with the audience ultimately choosing the winners.

The judges invited are: Yariv Lavi, Director, Business Development, 888 Holdings, Shane Stafford, Creative Director, Paddy Power, Mark Clohessy, Casino and Games Product Manager, Betclic, Liam Ford, Chief Product Owner, Gamesys, Hans Elias, Head of Games Studios, Gamesys, Ofir Gal-Mor, Casino & Games Product Group Manager and Robin Ramm-Ericson, Executive Chairman, LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group, with George Zaloom and Axel Gutscchenreiter acting as moderators of the two sessions.

It will be the third Game to Watch competition for the moderator, George Zaloom, who commented: "In the previous years, the Game to Watch session was received with enthusiasm and put a spotlight on the games just about to be launched to the market. In the selection process and at the event, the judges and I will be looking at factors such as platforms the game is suitable for, game design, demographic targeting and key features of the game that make it unique.

"Gaming Realms’ 'Slingo Ritches' won last year over other titles from Unusual Studios, Genesis Gaming, SUNFOX Games and Virtual Intellectual Projects. I’m looking forward to seeing who it will be at ICE 2016."

* To find out more about the submission process and to enter their games, please visit www.icetotallygaming.com/ice-conferences-competitions. Those interested in seeing the competition can register for ICE Conferences at www.icetotallygaming.com/conferences

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