Thank you all for your participation in and submissions to Level Up! With the contest closing last night, I was eager to wake up this morning and see what was submitted and from where. Here's some quick stats on the contest!
218 - Valid Submissions (up 40% from last year!)
These came from 29 of the 31 included countries (per official rules)
The top 5 countries by volume of submissions are: United States, Australia,Russia, United Kingdom, Canada
Submissions by Genre look like this:
What's great about this stat is it reinforces my believe that indie devs are innovating and coming up with new experiences and concepts for games that can't be pigeon holed into neat and clean notion of pre-defined genres!
I'm thrilled with number of submissions this year as I believe it indicates an increase in awareness for the contest - and I know that is largely due to devs telling other devs and spreading the contest via word of mouth (or I suppose Twitter and Facebook as well :) ).
Now we're the judging phase of the contest, and we should be notifying winners in July with an official public announcement in August, right before PAX Prime!