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Indie Games Arcade open for submissions

To be shown at the Eurogamer Expo.

The submissions process for the Indie Games Arcade is now open.

The Arcade, supported by digital distribution service Get Games, will run at the third annual Eurogamer Expo, which, I've been told to tell you by a man with a gun pointed at my head, is due to take place from 1st to 3rd October this year.

Last year more than 10,000 visitors saw the public reveal of Hello Games' Joe Danger, and a special build of Terry Cavanagh's VVVVVV.

Now coordinator Pixel-Lab wants submissions from up-and-coming developers for this year's event.

"It's good to be able to offer indies this chance to put their work out there, as well as spring these kind of projects on expo-goers," David Hayward, coordinator of the Indie Games Arcade, said.

"The people and companies who make the kind of games we show really aren't the type that can afford expo space that publishers and platform holders get. Likewise, their work is substantially different in tone. In past years we've had genuine reactions of surprise, pleasure, and embarrassment from players and I'm really looking forward to this year."

All submissions exhibited will be automatically submitted for the 'Rock, Paper, Shotgun Indie Game of the Show' award.

To submit a game for consideration, developers must provide a short description of the game, screenshots, background on the designer and/or company, and the anticipated release date.

Links to videos are also welcome. All submissions should be made to David Hayward at david.hayward@pixel-lab.co.uk. The deadline is 13th August 2010.