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YCJY wins DreamHack Indie Award 2015 at Creative Coast Festival

Creative Coast Festival and DreamHack crown YCJY the winner of DreamHack Indie Award with their submission “The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human”.

The first annual Creative Coast Festival was hosted this weekend in Karlshamn, Sweden. As stated in the initial statement, it became a true melting pot for games, music, movies, sound and digital/post-digital art. At the stage of the Creative Coast Festival we witnessed many different contributions, including game ideas and live music, and the whole evening was a true celebration of that DIY-spirit that the Swedish Indie game community represents.

“The quality of the games that was submitted for the Dreamhack Indie Awards blew our minds. From the moment we started playing and testing the games we knew that this would be a tough challenge for us to decide a winner.” said Magnus Leppaniemi, from DreamHack AB. “We are really happy that so many talented people and great games participated in the first DreamHack Indie Award at Creative Coast. We are really excited that most of the games that where a part of this years competitions will be at Dreamhack Summer and Winter 2015.”
“It was a blast working with DreamHack for this award!” says Johan Toresson, founder of the Creative Coast Festival. “I’m extremely happy that the contributions held such a high level of polish and quality, and that we had this amazing award to present at the festival.”

When the dust settled the lovely host for the evening, Ann-Sofie Sydow, announced the winners.

Photo credit: Sebastian Bularca
www.sebastianbularca.com

DreamHack Indie Award
1. YCJY – The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human

Jury Motivation:
“We fell in love with the atmosphere in the game immediately and had a hard time stop playing. With a great theme, amazing music and lots of references to classic games, movies and popular culture we feel that this game have a fantastic mass market appeal and we are very happy to have the team and their game at DreamHack Summer and Winter 2015. We are very happy to announce that The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human is the winner of the “DreamHack Indie Award” at Creative Coast 2015!”

DreamHack Indie Award 2015 Jury:
Fredrik Nyström
Magnus Leppäniemi
Pontus Rundqvist

Game Concept Challenge 2015

GT Lime – Please Knock on My Door – 100 000 SEK

Jury Motivation:
“An original concept, well prepared, engaging, well executed and with an important subject- we want to know more about those spiders and the darkness they bring!”

Alexander Schach/Tobias Lindberg – “A Memory of No-One” – 50 000 SEK

Jury Motivation:
With a solid demo and a well written concept, this is instantaneous fun – and with some polishing: potentially great!

Mattias “DITTO” Dittrich, Johann Prell, Jonathan Björklund – “PLANETER” 50 000 SEK

Jury Motivation:
“With lovely graphics, an awesomely nice feeling, and some very juicy and playful worlds – this is just super charming!”

Game Concept Challenge 2015 Jury:
Karin Ryding (Ozma Games)
Karin Bruér (Rovio)
Mårten Stockhaus (Ubisoft Massive )
Robin Hjelte (Forgotten Key)


Photo credit: Sebastian Bularca
www.sebastianbularca.com


Photo credit: Sebastian Bularca
www.sebastianbularca.com


Photo credit: Soheyl Mohammad


Photo credit: Sebastian Bularca
www.sebastianbularca.com

CONTACT DREAMHACK
Press
Fredrik Nyström
076 800 1336
fredrik.nystrom@dreamhack.se

Sales
Magnus Leppäniemi
+46 73 041 61 44
magnus.leppaniemi@dreamhack.se

CONTACT CREATIVE COAST FESTIVAL
Founder/Project Manager
Johan Toresson
+46 76 836 73 80
johan@gameport.se

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