East Coast Game Conference Winners
Doomwheel - Indie Prize Winner
Caitlin Rollyson wins the T-Shirt design competition
Brianna Deal wins the 3D competition and Grand Prize
RALEIGH, NC, US, April 27, 2017 — The East Coast Game Conference (ECGC) 2017 was a huge success with a record number of sessions, exhibitors and attendees.
This year ECGC partnered with Casual Connect to provide an Indie Prize scholarship and competition focused on the up and coming creative force of the games industry. The ECGC winner will be awarded a Casual Connect Indie Prize scholarship: a guaranteed spot at Indie Prize showcase in Seattle August 1-3rd, 2017, passes to Casual Connect including sessions and parties as well as free accommodations.
Indie Prize Showcases at Casual Connect offers participants an opportunity to learn and network with other indie game developers and showcase their games, skill sets and ideas to publishers and potential partners. It is still not too late to enter directly to Indie Prize who’s deadline for submission is May 31st, 2017.
ECGC is proud to announce that Katsu Entertainment of Cary NC, developer of DOOMWHEEL, a wickedly fast-paced infinite runner set in the Warhammer Fantasy universe and coming to mobile devices is our winner for 2017.
In Doomwheel, the Skaven underworld is a rat’s nest of deceit, danger, and backstabbing. As an up-and-coming warlock enginseer of clan Skryre, your only goal is to rise through the ranks of the ratmen by building the ultimate engine of destruction: the fastest and most powerful Doomwheel ever made! Powered by scampering rats and hallucinogenic warpstone, the Doomwheel embodies the sheer inhuman ingenuity of the Skaven race: an enormous iron-reinforced wheel, outfitted with spikes, blades, and blasting powerful bolts of lethal warp lightning as it crushes all in its path: enemies, or the least fortunate of your allies. Pilot your Doomwheel as it rattles through the battlefield at breakneck speeds in this fast-paced infinite arcade adventure. Dwarves got you down? Doomwheel. Rival clans done you wrong? Doomwheel. Goblin grief? Doomwheel. Shatter, skewer, shock and bounce foes of all shapes, sizes, and races as you claw out territory for yourself across the Old World. Develop a newer, deadlier, Doomwheel in your workshop while fending off the vengeful plots of your backstabbing rivals. Doomwheel is coming to smash everything in its path on mobile devices in 2017.
Another winner this year was Caitlin Rollyson of Central Piedmont Community College. She won ECGC’s first annual T-Shirt design competition.
Congratulations to Dominique Mayer for winning the Wake Tech Simulation and Game Development 2D art contest and Brianna Deal for winning the 3D competition and Grand Prize.
The East Coast Game Conference is the largest gathering of video game professionals on the east coast, provides video game developers an engaging program as well as opportunities for networking and collaboration. Mark your calendars for ECGC 2018, April 17-19 at the Raleigh Convention Center.