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Google says these are the best indie games of 2016

Out of hundreds of submissions, Google has narrowed down thirty indie developed games to showcase in their San Francisco Indie Festival.

Published onAugust 29, 2016

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You may remember Google announcing that they were planning on holding a big indie game festival this fall in San Francisco. The event is still on its way, but the judges over at Google have narrowed down all the submissions to the top 30 that they believe are worthy of showcasing.

Right now, you can’t even get a look at the vast majority of the games that they’ve picked. Fully two thirds of them haven’t been released on the Play Store yet. However, you can give a few of them a whirl, such as Roofboot, A Matter of Murder, and Orbit.

San Fran getting Google Play Indie Games Festival September 24

Google received over 200 submissions for this festival, but most of these simply didn’t meet Google’s standards. Even though you’ve never heard of most of these games, the search giant believes that these are the developers that will be worth keeping an eye on in 2016 and beyond.

If you’re interested in getting an inside scoop on the latest and greatest in the indie dev world, then you should head out Ol’ Californi way come September 24th. The event will be held in San Francisco, and registration is open to developers as well as the public in general. Whether or not you’re looking to get your app off the ground or just want to get an early look at what crafty devs have been cooking up, this festival is for you.

Click here to see the full list of games that have made Google’s cut, and head on over to the festival’s landing page if you’re interested in checking it out in person. Let us know what you think of Google’s picks in the comments below. Do these titles seem worthy of the spotlight Google is throwing on them?

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