Xsolla’s XDC Contest Canada wrapped up during PC/Console Game Developer Day Canada on June 8. Windigo from Affordance Studio was named The Best Game by Xsolla.

Windigo from Affordance Studio

1/2 finalists

24 games made it to the semifinals. All semifinalists will receive a $500 credit line from Xsolla Partner Network to cover costs of working with influencers and affiliate-networks. The devs will also be invited to join Xsolla Diamond Club, a networking collective of the industry professionals.

  • The Tragic Kingdom (Only By Midnight)
  • Season (Scavengers Studio)
  • Windigo (Affordance Studio)
  • Goons: Legends of the Hockeyverse (RageCure Games)
  • Sea Raiders (Watcha Games)
  • Once a Tale (Carcajou Games)
  • Imagine Earth (Serious Bros.)
  • Hiboka (Flying Carpets Games)
  • Sacrifice Your Friends (ASTROLABE Interactive)
  • Knight Squad 2 (Chainsawesome Games)
  • Rocket Rumble (PixelNAUTS Games)
  • Gadgeteer (Metanaut Labs)
  • The Vale (Falling Squirrel)
  • Game Director Story (Double Blit Games)
  • Ada & Eve (LORE NINE)
  • Iron Corbo: Kung Fu Janitor (2D OS Games)
  • Mech Armada (Lioncode Games)
  • Spiral (Folklore Games)
  • Founder (Isto)
  • Kaiju Wars (Foolish Mortals)
  • Quack! (WoodRunner Games)
  • The Big Con (Mighty Yell Studios)
  • Neon Noodles (Vivid Helix)
  • Little Hellions (Schadenfreude)

Finalists

Eleven titles were chosen whose devs will a free package of Xsolla’s core services:

  • The Tragic Kingdom (Only By Midnight)
  • Season (Scavengers Studio)
  • Windigo (Affordance Studio)
  • Goons: Legends of the Hockeyverse (RageCure Games)
  • Sea Raiders (Watcha Games)
  • Once a Tale (Carcajou Games)
  • Imagine Earth (Serious Bros.)
  • Hiboka (Flying Carpets Games)
  • Sacrifice Your Friends (ASTROLABE Interactive)
  • Knight Squad 2 (Chainsawesome Games)
  • Rocket Rumble (PixelNAUTS Games)

The Best Game according to Xsolla

Affordance Studio’s Windigo, 3D narrative exploration game set in 17th century Canada, was named The Best Game by Xsolla.

Affordance Studio will get $10,000. Additionally, the team will receive:

  • soft-commitment from Xsolla Funding Club to co-invest in the game in the amount 20% of the budget requested in funding application (where there is another investor and not more than 250K USD);
  • featuring the investment application in the Xsolla Funding Club;
  • advisor’s help with finding investments and structuring the investment deal;
  • a free package of Xsolla’s core services.

Special Prizes

There were also two secret nominations from Xsolla:

The Tragic Kingdom from Only By Midnight won a special prize and will now receive a $2,000 credit line from Xsolla Partner Network to cover costs of working with influencers and affiliate-networks. The dev team will also get a free package of Xsolla’s core services.

Pitch for The Tragic Kingdom from Only By Midnight

For another special prize, Xsolla selected two games: Season (Scavengers Studio) and Sea Raiders (Watcha Games). The studios will receive free setup, launch and subsequent management of Twitch Drops campaigns via Xsolla Partner Network for a period of 1 month. They will also get a free package of Xsolla’s core services.

Season by Scavengers Studio

Pitch for Sea Raiders by Watcha Games

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