Indie Developer Contest

Indie Developer Contest


Congratulations to the winners of the Indie Game Showcase Challenge!:

1st Place:  BULKHEAD INTERACTIVE:  Battalion 1944

2nd Place:  Freejam Games:  Robocraft

3rd Place:  Bombdogstudios:  MAV

4th Place:  Portalarium:  Shroud of the Avatar

5th Place:  Impeller Studios:  Starfighter




Enter Your Game Page to Win a Co- Marketing Partnership with Alienware!
​5 Partnerships Available to Drive Awareness and Trial
Top 3 win an Alienware laptop or desktop and other premier marketing opportunities!
Entry Requirements:
  • Representatives must upload a minimum of one game video or trailer, upload one game image and fill out the About section of their Game Page no later than July 31 or the Entry will be removed from the Challenge.
  • Developers may have multiple Entries but no more than one Representative and Entry per game to be showcased in the Challenge.   All Entries must be submitted according to the deadlines posted in these Official Rules.
  1. Create anticipation and buzz for your game by distributing game keys to allow the community to experience your game first hand- high priority.  Instructions for creating a key giveaway.
  2. Let them see it!  Videos and in-game screenshots that showcase the best features of your game will drive interest.
  3. Keep your game page fresh with weekly content updates to keep them coming back for the latest on the game.
  4. Use your social media no matter how big or small of a following to grow your community and game exposure.
  5. Live streams- show the gaming world your game through a Twitch stream and be sure to mention the Challenge and how people can vote.


From August 15, 2016 - August 22, 2016, a panel of 3 judges will review eligible entries based on the following equally weighted judging criteria.

  • Public Appeal (Judges factor in votes, in their discretion, received from the Alienware Arena community for the most anticipated game.)
  • Community Engagement (How well has Developer engaged its community on the Game Page via videos, images, game keys, social media, etc.)
  • Most Anticipated Game (Judges utilize all of the information available on the Game Page.)


Prizes for top 3 Finalists/Winners

1st Place

  • Alienware desktop or laptop
  • Additional Alienware desktop or laptop for consumer promotional giveaway.
  • Dell will highlight Developer’s game in the Alienware booth at a tradeshow.
  • Showcase Game will be highlighted in Alienware Insider Newsletter

2nd Place

  • Alienware desktop or laptop
  • Dell will promote the Showcase Game on an Alienware Truck Tour.
  • Showcase game will receive a special feature in the Alienware Arena newsletter. 

3rd Place

  • Alienware desktop or laptop

Alienware co-marketing promotional opportunities for all 5 Finalists


Entry closes July 31, 2015


Contest is open to developers (whether they are individuals, teams or companies). Developer Representative must be a legal resident of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, any Province of Canada (other than Quebec), Spain, Sweden, Germany or Norway and 18 years of age or older (or the age of majority in his/her place of residence if it is higher than 18) as of July 8, 2016.

Official Rules

The Community Voting will be open from August 1, 2016 12:01am PDT through August 14, 2016 11:59pm PDT. 

Click on the game images to check out each developer's game page/group to view all of their images, videos and other content and showcasing their game before casting your vote!

Then scroll over the game images displayed below and select "+1" to cast your vote for the game you feel has best met the contest objectives!  You are limited to one vote per game. 

The number of votes for each entry will be taken into consideration by the Expert Judges as one factors in their determination of Public Appeal.  

Official Rules

Indie Developer Contest

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Replies 5


Is there going to be an other one next year?


congrats to the winners. i played some of those games and they were much fun 


congrats to the winners




Congrats to the winners!

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How to Enter

2. Entry into this contest is for Alienware Indie Center Stage Members Only. You must be the Indie game page/ group owner to enter.
3. Upon agreeing to the official rules and entering, the game pages/Indie groups you manage will appear.
4. Select the game page/group you wish to enter into the contest (1 entry per game)
5. Follow the requirements and recommendations to the left to have the most engaging game page and anticipated game!
6. Contest entry closes July 31, 2016.
7. Community voting will be open August 1 through August 14. Expert judging will take place August 15-22. Winners announced on or about August 23.