Proud of our students: Carrotia won the MindTrek Indie Games Awards

Juhani Hujala and Vilma Pekola after the awards ceremony

The Carrotia game demo is the winner of MindTrek Indie Games Awards! The winner was announced at the MindTrek Conference today.

Carrotia is developed by TAMK Visual Design student Vilma Pekola, Interaction Design graduate Juhani Hujala and Business Information Systems student Jani Palovuori.

Carrotia is a puzzle game for iPhone and iPad under development. The main character is a Rabbit Hero trying to save the home village from famine goin out searching for the epic Carrotia, which according to the legent is the most giant magic carrot.

Jury statement:
In Japanese there is a word "kawaii" which means cute (in Finnish "ihqu"). The character of this game is the definition of that word. IP has excellent expanding possibilities.

Follow the Carrotia blog
Our present and graduated students are also nominated in MindTrek Launch Pad, Zonear and Ovelin are among the six noninees for the award.

MindTrek Indie Games Awards

MindTrek Indie Games Awards is looking for indie game developers and companies creating the future success of Finnish games industry. The competition is organized with Finnish Center of Games Industry Neogames and Game and Media Brand Investment Fund Mediatonic. The competition is open to Finnish independent game developers with unpublished game or a demo to any commonly used digital game devices. The main prize will be a trip for two to San Francisco to Game Developers Conference in March 2012 (value appr. 5 000 €), and a chance to negotiate for Mediatonic Funding of 30 000 - 500 000 €.