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Independent Game Festival Opens Submission for Indie Games

Game Developers Conference (GDC) organizers Informa Tech starts accepting submissions for 23rd Independent Game Festival (IGF) showcasing and celebrating Indie Games and their creators.


Being an essential part of the Game Developer Conference (GDC) 2021, Independent Game Festival (IGF) is all set to take place as a hybrid physical and online event from the 19th July to July 23rd at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center. With the closing curtains to this year’s end, a new year rising with hope, exploration, and believe starts ahead. Independent Game Festival has witnessed many outbreaking games previously with the titles like Spelunky, Braid, Night in the Woods, and so on, and now this time it’s a chance for all other games out there to reserve a tight spot on the top-notch place.


Independent Game Festival (IGF) has released the categories for the selection of the winners from the six finalists each which includes the following –

  • Excellence in Visual Art

  • Excellence in Audio

  • Excellence in Design

  • Excellence in Narrative

  • Best Student Game

Also, a special Nuovo Award honouring the title, “makes the jurors think differently about games as a medium” will have eight finalists. Further, the IGF Audience Award will be finalized from the voting system by the audience through the web-based poll and finally, six finalists will be chosen ahead for the competition to the Seumas McNally Grand Prize.


Submit your Game.

The submissions to the Independent Game Festival start straight from $25 for the students to $75 for all other Indie Creators. However, as it’s an Indie Game Festival, Independent Game Festival has also taken care of the small Indie creators who are unable to participate due to the entry fee. A waiver application form is available for such creators which will help them ahead to take part in the competition once their application is accepted without any entry fee.


Know more about Student Application and Submission Rules.

All the important dates for the Independent Game festival 2021 are summed up below –

  • December 7, 2020 - Submissions are Open

  • February 1, 2021 - Submission Deadline Early

  • May 2021 - IGF Finalists Announced

  • July 19 - July 23, 2021 - Game Developers Conference 2021

  • July 19 – July 20, 2021 - Independent Games Summit @ GDC 2021

  • July 21 - July 23, 2021 - IGF Pavilion @ GDC 2021

  • July 21, 2021 - IGF Awards Ceremony (Winners announced)

Independent Game Festival (IGF) has always been a spotlight to the excellent Indie Games made by passionate Indie Game Developers. This time it’s a golden chance for all the Indie Developers to showcase what’s next to add on for excellence.


Know more about Independent Game Festival (IGF) at the official site.

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