MAGFest Indie Videogame Showcase (MIVS)


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Thank you for a wonderful 2017 MIVS!

This year was a blast and a lot of great games were shown. The MIVS Staff would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the indies that participated this year. The 2017 MIVS indies were the embodiment of the innovative, caring and truly epic types of people that make MAGfest a great event!

Congratulations to the 2017 MIVSY Award winners!

While all of the indies in the showcase are excellent example of indie game development and the indie community as a whole, MIVS celebrates some of the indies as really shining in a few select categories that we hold dear!

This years Winners and Runners Up were:

Awesome Award: Jullian/Burrito Galaxy (Only one 2017)

-Awesome Award (Awesome!)

You guys are awesome! You help make MIVS (and MAGFest) awesome! This award goes to the indie who has made the most awesome impact on MIVS or MAGFest! Did I say awesome yet?

Only you can prevent bad booths:

Runner Up – Pig Eat Ball

Winner - AvariaVS

-Only You Can Prevent Bad Booths Award (Best Booth)

Cool Booth, Broh! This award is given out to the indie game considered to have the best booth of all games that were accepted into the Indie Game Showcase.

T.P. Award:

Runner Up – Battlesloths

Winner – Dr. Spacezoo


-T.P. Award (Best Presence)

Your biggest asset when selling your game is a smile and winning personality. When that fails, I hear free stuff works! Named for an Alumni with an injectious smile, this award is given out to the indie game developer considered to have the best presence of all developers that were accepted into the Indie Game Showcase.

Tronster Award:

Runner Up – Applewood

Winner – Gamelad

-Tronster Award (Best Rug)

Remember kids, the most important piece when decorating any room is a good rug. Named for our fearless leader, this award is given out to the indie booth considered to have the best rug of all game spaces that were accepted into the Indie Game Showcase.

Shiny! Award:

Runner Up – Flamberge

Winner – Quench

-Shiny! Award (Best Art)

Your game is pretty! This award is given out to the indie game considered to have the best art-style of all games that were accepted into the Indie Game Showcase.

Tones Award:

Runner Up – Just Shapes and Beats

Winner – Pixel Noir


-Tones Award (Best Music)

Your music is aesthetically pleasing to the ear! This award is given out to the indie game considered to have the best music of all games that were accepted into the Indie Game Showcase. (Note: Some music may be on the loud side. We recommend bringing headphones for attendees so they can properly appreciate the dulcet tones of your game)

Best In Show:

Runner Up – Flamberge

Winner – Dr. Spacezoo

-Best in Show (Best Game)


For any questions related to submission please check the MIVS FAQ Page .

Best of luck to all Indies the MIVS staff is excited to see the wonderful development that all of the Devs have been working in the last year!

The Indie Showcase continues to support indie game studios in their latest creative endeavors, with over 50 video games being shown this year...

In addition to the daily noon to 7pm showcase (noon to 2pm on Sunday), there is the 24 hour "Indie Arcade", featuring indie video games in custom built arcade enclosures - because sometimes you really need to play a fresh, new game at 4am in the morning.

Once all the indie booths are allocated; if you are an indie with a video game, there is still option to show your game at one of our "QuickPlay" tables.

Information on "QuickPlay" and other answers can be found on the MIVS FAQ Page.

Any questions not answered in the FAQ, or for general MIVS department contact, please send an e-mail to: indie@magfest.org