INDIE Live Expo Winter 2022 Reveals Show Times, Content, and Award Nominees

INDIE Live Expo Winter 2022, the sixth entry in the biannual live digital showcase connecting indie game fans all over the world with more than 57.5 million total views, reveals the show times, first content, and third-annual INDIE Live Expo Awards nominees. The two-day event takes place Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 1:00 AM PST / 4:00 AM EST / 10:00 AM CET / 6:00 PM JST, broadcast in English on YouTube and Twitch with separate Chinese and Japanese broadcasts.

DAY 1: Let’s Play will focus on titles that viewers can play right now, including new content for released games, major updates to Early Access titles, and showcases of hidden gems for new audiences to discover. INDIE Waves will feature short-form, rapid-fire presentations from more than 200 titles. Additionally, notable personalities from the indie game world will provide recommendations on some of their favorite titles.

DAY 2: Awards will focus on showcasing upcoming games and honoring the best current games. This broadcast will feature INDIE Live Premieres, with new title debuts and fresh reveals from previously announced games and more quick hit INDIE Waves for unreleased games. Additionally, a new INDIE Studios Around the World segment highlighting games and studios from a particular country will debut, with more show content and segments to be revealed ahead of the event.

DAY 2 also features the reveal of the INDIE Live Expo Awards winners, honoring the best in independent games from Oct. 2021 to Sept. 2022. A panel of experts from the worldwide media and games industry helped determine the nominees listed below, with all games eligible for the Game of the Year and join the ranks of previous grand prize winners Road 96 and Hades. The public can voice their opinion beginning today until Dec. 3 at 11:59 AM JST at this link.

「Most Stream-Friendly Game Award」

・Poppy Playtime (
・The Complex: Found Footage (
・Trombone Champ (

「Best New Characters Award」

・Cult of the Lamb (
・Stray (
・DEEEER Simulator: Your Average Everyday Deer Game (

「Best Game Feel Award」

・Have a Nice Death (
・Neon White (
・Rogue Legacy 2 (
・F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch (

「Theme of the Year Award」

・Fashion Police Squad (
・Milk outside a bag of milk outside a bag of milk (

「Rules of Play Award」

・7 Days to End with You (
・A=B (
・Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate (
・Who’s Lila? (

「Local Cultural Representation Award」

・RPG Time: The Legend of Wright (
・The Witch Of The Ihanashi (
・A Perfect Day (
・Paper Bride (

「Trailer of the Year Award」

・Fashion Police Squad Launch Trailer (
・Kenny Washmore – PowerWash Simulator Infomercial (
・STRAY | Launch Trailer (
・Trek to Yomi | Launch Trailer (

「Best Short Game Award」

・Unpacking (
・Vampire Survivors (
・Open the Door: A Short Story About Life (
・Kanojokei Seimei Shinkaron Perfect ☆ Girl (

「Rediscovery Award」

・ElecHead (
・Happy Game (
・Songs of Conquest (
・Potato Flowers in Full Bloom (

「Late Bloom Award」

・ANNO: Mutationem (
・Raft (
・RPG Time: The Legend of Wright (
・Yumeiri (

「Most Addictive Game Award」

・Farthest Frontier (
・Raft (
・Vampire Survivors (
・Yugo Puzzle (

INDIE Live Expo Winter 2022 takes place Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4, with the broadcast starting at 1:00 AM PST / 4:00 AM EST / 10:00 AM CET / 6:00 PM JST each day. The English language broadcast on YouTube and Twitch will be hosted both days by indie game content creator J-mon and Kaori “Kaotan” Horiuchi, bilingual Japanese idol member of AKIHABARA Backstage Pass and Twitch streamer. Atsugiri Jason, an American comedian based in Tokyo, will join the DAY2 broadcast.

Further information concerning the participating guests of INDIE Live Expo Winter 2022, show segments, sponsors and more will be revealed soon on the INDIE Live Expo website. Please make sure to follow @INDIELiveExpoEN or #INDIELiveExpo on social media for more details and the latest information.