Pine Street Codeworks wins the first ever Game Dev Showdown

Pine Street Codeworks walked away with first prize in the Game Dev Showdown, sponsored by Amazon, at MGF Seattle.

Paulette and Stu Denman, who pitched zen puzzle game Tiny Bubbles, emerged at the top of a six-studio field after dazzling our expert panel.

The game received unanimous praise from Dean Takahashi of Venturebeat, Peter Heinrich of Amazon, Henry Ning of iDreamSky, Jana Palm of Stugan and Shum Singh of Agnitio Capital.

In particular, our judges were impressed by its innovative puzzle mechanics, innovative gameplay and by its clear identity.

These all helped Pine Street Codeworks to walk away with an Amazon App Store feature, a prize bundle and one to one mentoring from all our judges.

However, they weren’t the only studio to walk away with swag. Game Revenant, represented at MGF by Frank Di Cola, will also receive an app store feature for its game Where Shadows Slumber after finishing as the runnerr up.

And Adrian Sotomayor’s Taco Truck Games, Ty Taylor’s The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, Auston Montville and Diana Pham’s Cat Date and Vancouver based studio Crash Wave Games all received Amazon devices to thank them for pitching.

The Game Dev Showdown will return for the inaugural Gamesforum London. If you’d like to support the showdown and Gamesforum, check out our sponsorship options here.

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Thanks to Frank Dicola for the image featured at the top of the post.

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