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All upcoming (and past) deadlines for showcase sessions, awards, expo, festival, competition, networking and other events targeted towards indies, studios & individuals. Some of the listed entries are part of a bigger events, conferences or summits and they require valid registration (conference / event pass). 

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8 JanGame Connection America 2024 Logo AwardsGame Connection America 2024Free18 MarCLOSEDAwardsNorth AmericaSan Francisco, United Stateshttps://www.game-connection.com/development-awards/The contest is ready for submissions for console, mobile, social, casual and online games with no restriction on genre, platform or distribution method. All submissions are assessed by the Judging Committee of international experts.CLOSEDAwards
8 JanVery Big Indie Pitch @ PG Connects London - Mobile EditionVery Big Indie Pitch @ Pocket Gamer Connects LondonConfence Pass22 JanCLOSEDPitchingEuropeLondon, United Kingdomhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsYf_dH0Qsqv7pUhIv9Fi6AHGiMEfDms06c6dr0tsq96Ehrw/viewformTaking place within Pocket Gamer Connects London 2024, our unique speed dating format gives each developer 5 minutes (including Q&A) with each room of expert judges, meaning entrants will get feedback in real-time and post-event via email too. Think speed-dating for developers and experts. CLOSEDPitching
8 JanVery Big Indie Pitch @ PG Connects London - PC and Console EditionVery Big Indie Pitch @ PC Connects London – PC & ConsoleConference Pass23 JanCLOSEDPitchingEuropeLondon, United Kingdomhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsYf_dH0Qsqv7pUhIv9Fi6AHGiMEfDms06c6dr0tsq96Ehrw/viewformTaking place within Pocket Gamer Connects London 2024, our unique speed dating format gives each developer 5 minutes (including Q&A) with each room of expert judges, meaning entrants will get feedback in real-time and post-event via email too. Think speed-dating for developers and experts. CLOSEDPitching
11 JanEuropean Games Showcase 2023 LogoEuropean Game Showcase NEWAfter acceptance €15019 MarCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaSan Francisco, United Stateshttp://europeangameshowcase.com/the-european-game-showcase-at-gdc-2024-core-facts/The European Game Showcase at GDC is the event where European developers during GDC 2024 to meet press, publishers and strategic partners. The event takes place March 19, 2024, time TBA, at Swissnex (during GDC, San Francisco). With this submission call we invite developers to submit their games.CLOSEDShowcase
14 JanDigital Vikings 2024 LogoDigital Vikings Award 2024Free29 FebCLOSEDAwards Steam ShowcaseEuropeGdanśk, Polandhttps://www.digitalvikings.plDigital Vikings Awards is an international competition for indie game developers and publishers from the Baltic region, showcasing the best upcoming and released games.CLOSEDAwards
22 JanLondon Games Festival Official Showcase 2024 LogoLondon Games Festival Official SelectionAfter acceptance £249+VAT9 – 25 AprCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeLondon, United Kingdomhttps://gameslondon.typeform.com/official2024?typeform-source=t.coEvery year, LGF curates a list of upcoming games – from all types of developers across all formats – representing the most exciting titles to come. The games are showcased through individual video profiles, a social media and front-page Steam campaign, and in-person demos.CLOSEDShowcase
24 JanCreative Media Europe 2024Creative Europe Programme (CREA)FreeN/ACLOSEDFundingEuropeEuropehttps://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/crea-media-2024-devvgim?keywords=video%20gamesSupport will be given to the development of works and prototypes of interactive narrative storytelling with original content and/or quality gameplay intended for production and global commercial exploitation via PCs, consoles, mobile devices, tablets, smart phones and other technologies. Budget: 7 million EUR. Call is for EU based studios and companies. CLOSEDFunding
1 FebMetroidvania Fusion 2024 Logo Steam ShowcaseMetroidvania FusionFree4 – 11 MarCLOSEDSteam Showcase FestivalEuropeSteamhttps://ravenage.games/metroidvania/Welcome to Metroidvania Fusion, a digital festival dedicated to Metroidvania video games held on Steam. The initiative by Ravenage Games aims to create a platform for showcasing and celebrating interesting and innovative Metroidvania games with a showcase, discounts, and amazing announcements!CLOSEDShowcase
2 FebDay of the Devs San Francisco 2024 LogoDay of the Devs: San Francisco EditionFree18 – 22 MarCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaSan Francisco, UShttps://www.dayofthedevs.com/events/Are you working on a cool new video game that will be ready to highlight at Day of the Devs 2024: San Francisco Edition? If so, we’d love to hear from you! We will be hosting another Day of the Devs event at the Midway in San Francisco in March, 2024.CLOSEDShowcase
2 FebMIX Kinda Funny presents Spring Games Showcase 2024 LogoMIX and Kinda Funny presents Spring Games Showcase$500 (Online / Offline)14 – 23 MarCLOSEDShowcase Steam ShowcaseNorth AmericaSan Francisco, Californiahttps://mediaindieexchange.com/showcases/spring-2024-showcasesCollaborators and friends for many years, The MIX and Kinda Funny are preparing a rich schedule of showcases for around GDC time in 2024. We’re working together to help raise visibility for developers and publishers from around the world through a variety of online and in person formats. On-site showcase is planned on 20th of March in San Francisco. CLOSEDShowcase
4 FebGames Finance Market 2024 LogoThe Games Finance Market£279 (+VAT)11 – 12 AprCLOSEDInvestmentEuropeLondon, United Kingdomhttps://tickets.games.london/gfmWelcome! The Games Finance Market is the flagship B2B initiative at London Games Festival. This event connects investors, publishers and platforms with established games businesses and new games start-ups. CLOSEDInvestment
9 FebWireframe Showcase 2024 LogoWireframe: ShowcaseFree16 MarCLOSEDShowcaseAustraliaAuckland, Australiahttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeI1xagX311A6ZXMRrWmF4rm3bOeERVNX1gFup-1hHagwrHWg/viewformThis will be a free event for students, hobbyists, and game developers. We’re hoping to reinvigorate the game dev scene in Tāmaki Makaurau and encourage more collaboration and networking locally.CLOSEDShowcase
12 FebA Maze Berlin Awards 2023 LogoA MAZE. awards EXTENDED30€ – 50€10 MayCLOSEDAwards ShowcaseEuropeBerlin, Germanyhttps://2024.award.amaze-berlin.de/A MAZE./ is looking for works pushing the medium of playful arts – fully finished works, demos, experiments, interactive performances, installations, immersive theater or prototypes are welcomed! Each nominee and honorable mentions will receive news buzz and a spot in our onsite exhibition.CLOSEDAwards, Showcase
13 FebTribeca Games Awards ShowcaseTribeca Games 2024$40 – $805 – 16 JunCLOSEDAwards ShowcaseNorth AmericaNew York City, Onlinehttps://tribecafilm.com/festivalTribeca Games offers players a one-of-a-kind experience to explore the overlap of entertainment, culture, storytelling, art, and innovation. Our game selections celebrate the convergence of games, entertainment, and culture, highlighting storytelling, art, and game innovation.CLOSEDAwards, Showcase, Festival
16 FebWASD Curios Showcase London 2024 LogoWASD CuriosFree25 – 27 AprCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeLondon, United Kingdomhttps://www.wasdlive.com/curiosWASD is happening in London from 25 – 27 April, 2024. Curios is a part of it for showcasing strange and new games projects. No charge to submit, no charge to exhibit if selected, PC hardware provided, and no obligation to attend. Work-in-progress stuff is absolutely fine to submit.CLOSEDShowcase
26 FebSteam Next Fest June Edition 2024 LogoSteam Next Fest: June 2024 Edition NEWFree10 – 17 JunCLOSEDSteam ShowcaseNorth AmericaSteamhttps://partner.steamgames.com/doc/marketing/upcoming_events/nextfest/2024junSteam Next Fest is a multi-day celebration where fans can try out demos, watch livestreams and interact with developers, and learn about upcoming games on Steam. For developers, Steam Next Fest is an opportunity to get early feedback from players and build an audience for a future launch on Steam.CLOSEDShowcase
4 MarDigital Dragons Arena and Showcase Krakow SteamIndie Showcase & Arena @ Digital DragonsConference pass after accepting17 – 21 MayCLOSEDShowcase Steam ShowcaseEuropeKrakow, Polandhttps://conference.digitaldragons.pl/indie-showcase-dd-arena/Indie Showcase is a competition dedicated to new, upcoming and already released digital indie games, presented during the Digital Dragons Conference and Steam.CLOSEDShowcase
8 MarBitSummit 2024 LogoBitSummit Drift¥5,500 per title19 – 21 JulCLOSEDShowcase Steam ShowcaseAsiaKyoto, Japanhttps://submit.bitsummit.org/BitSummit exhibitors can only display games that have been officially accepted into the show. It is impossible to display games that have not been entered or have not yet been judged. Only one game can be entered at a time. Each game selected will have its booth.CLOSEDShowcase
8 MarThe Very Big Pitch Mobile Edition 2024 LogoVery Big Indie Pitch @ PG Connects San Francisco – MobileConference Pass18 MarCLOSEDPitchingNorth AmericaSan Francisco, UShttps://www.pgconnects.com/sanfrancisco/the-very-big-indie-pitch-mobile-edition/The Very Big Indie Pitch (Mobile edition) takes place within Pocket Gamer Connects Connects San Francisco 2024. This unique speed dating format gives each developer five minutes (including Q&A) with each panel of experts.CLOSEDPitching
8 MarThe Very Big Pitch PC And Console Edition 2024 LogoVery Big Indie Pitch @ PG Connects San Francisco – PC & ConsoleConference Pass19 MarCLOSEDPitchingNorth AmericaSan Francisco, UShttps://www.pgconnects.com/sanfrancisco/the-very-big-indie-pitch-pc-console-edition/Taking place within Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2024, our unique speed dating format gives each developer 5 minutes (including Q&A) with each room of expert judges, meaning entrants will get feedback in real-time and post-event via email too. CLOSEDPitching
12 MarINDIE Live Expo 2024 LogoINDIE Live ExpoFree25 MayCLOSEDShowcaseAsiaVirtualhttps://indie.live-expo.games/en/entryINDIE Live Expo, Japan’s premiere online digital showcase series connecting indie game fans all over the world is back. Registration is free for up to one title per organization, be it a reveal of a brand new project, news for an upcoming game, major updates for previously released works, or a sale.CLOSEDShowcase
31 MarBuried Treasure Brighton 2024 logoBrilliant Indie TreasuresFree10 JulCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeBritghton, United Kingdomhttps://brilliantindietreasures.com/Join us for Buried Indie Treasures, an evening of indie gaming right by the seaside. 50+ Games. 4 Hours. The heart of the Industry.CLOSEDShowcase
31 MarCerebral Puzzle Showcase 2024 logoCerebral Puzzle ShowcaseFree23 – 30 MayCLOSEDSteam ShowcaseEuropeSteamhttps://www.cerebralpuzzleshowcase.com/The Cerebral Puzzle Showcase is returning on May 23-30th 2024. Use this form to submit your games for inclusion in the showcase. Please note that the showcase is highly curated, so submitting this form will not guarantee that your game will be able to take part.CLOSEDShowcase
31 MarIndie Game Stars 2024 LogoIndie Game Stars @ PGDXFree26 – 28 JulCLOSEDShowcaseAsiaManila, Philippineshttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0ROS6nrIbxAD18Zj0aVvjS9mFcwI1IiQubsj1yIZgZzBVsQ/viewformThis is where you register your indie game to be shown in Philippine GameDev Expo (PGDX). Please note that there are limited slots so the organizer will have the final say in picking the games. Games doesn’t have to be made in past 1 year. Both professional and students entries are accepted. CLOSEDShowcase
31 MarReboot Develop Indie and Showcase 2024 LogoIndie Awards & Expo @ Reboot Develop BlueConference Pass22 – 24 AprCLOSEDAwards ShowcaseEuropeDubrovnik, Croatiahttps://rebootdevelopblue.com/indie/In its ninth year, Reboot Develop is again organizing the big annual worldwide renowned Reboot Develop Blue 2024 Indie Award competition. Nominees and winners will be chosen in 6 various categories, those that existed so far with the addition of a BEST VR GAME.CLOSEDAwards, Showcase
31 MarWholesome Direct 2024 Logo ShowcaseWholesome Direct NEWFreeTBA JunCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMjEKjAbyPog50NRzYj5ip3L-CprBuQ2KsPTIzQz_Vf3d02w/viewformSubmit your game for consideration for Wholesome Direct 2024! It’ll likely premiere in early June, so keep this in mind when considering what content you can offer. Please submit before March 31 to ensure your submission is considered.CLOSEDShowcase
3 AprDevelop Stars Awards 2024 LogoDevelop:Star AwardsFree10 JulCLOSEDAwardsEuropeBrighton, United Kingdomhttps://www.developconference.com/awardsUK and EU studios only!!! Taking place on the evening of Wednesday 10 July during Develop:Brighton – the Star Awards will once again bring together the game dev community to celebrate the creative excellence of the game makers behind the best games of the last year.CLOSEDAwards
6 AprPixel Heaven Awards 2024 LogoPixel Awards EuropeFree7 – 9 JunCLOSEDAwardsEuropeWarsaw, Polandhttps://pixelheavenfest.com/en/pae/12th edition of Poland’s and CEE largest indie gamedev competition. Any game released after 28 May 2023 can be submitted for the competition. It is permissible to submit a game that has not premiered yet, in demo or prototype version. CLOSEDAwards
8 AprIndigo discover Showcase 2024 LogoDiscovery Showcase @ INDIGO210€ (After Acceptance)19 JunCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeUtretch, Netherlandshttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqIaoIR3el1gxSR9KL-YzNhnNden9hgNL_jpVhXVQavTKQtQ/viewformThe Discover showcase will be held on-site, where selected games will be playable. As a game developer, you can present your game to hundreds of professionals and business folks in our industry.CLOSEDShowcase
12 AprEast of England Barclays Game Frenzy 2024 logoEast of England at Barclays Games Frenzy 2024Free16 MayCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeLondon, UKhttps://www.gameanglia.co.uk/programmes/barclays-games-frenzy-2024-delegation/Game Anglia partnering with Connected Innovation to bring 10 games from Norfolk and Suffolk to Barclays Games Frenzy 2024 in May. The games will exhibit as part of our official delegation and will receive accommodation and travel funding. CLOSEDShowcase
15 AprDay of the Devs Summer Game Fest Edition Los Angeles 2024 LogoDay of the Devs 2024: Summer Game Fest EditionFreeTBA JunCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaLos Angeles, UShttps://www.dayofthedevs.com/submit/Are you working on a cool new video game that will be ready to highlight at Day of the Devs 2024: Summer Game Fest Edition? If so, we’d love to hear from you! We will be hosting another Day of the Devs event at Summer Game Fest in Los Angeles in June, 2024.CLOSEDShowcase
15 AprValencia Indie Summit 2024 LogoValencia Indie SummitFree16 – 18 MayCLOSEDAwards ShowcaseEuropeValencia, Spainhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeRAdF1Kw0XS29-gDU74Cq3_0L2WA62hyHtQh32lr2yf-Yfyg/viewformThe chosen videogames will be presented during the Valencia Indie Summit in LasNaves in a permanent exhibition during the 16-18th of May 2024, the awards ceremony will take place on the 18th.CLOSEDAwards, Showcase
17 AprNYX Game Awards 2024 logo2024 NYX Game Awards EXTENDED$230 – $29015 MayCLOSEDAwardsNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://nyxgameawards.com/A prestigious international competition that recognizes unmatched creativity and technical excellence in the gaming industry! The NYX Game Awards recognizes and celebrates the contributions of professionals who are passionate about the gaming world.CLOSEDAwards
19 AprWomen Led Games Showcase 2024 LogoWomen-Led Games June ShowcaseFreeTBA JunCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGcpcxXIVuLn_XrXDnIjXy-SETy71YH3kDfbW6PYJ4JMLOiA/viewformThank you for expressing an interest in Women-Led Games June Showcase for 2024! Women-Led Games strives to women-led and majority women game studios from around the world. We are working on our event for June 2024 so take that in mind when filling the application.CLOSEDShowcase
19 Apr & 10 MayGame Devs of Colors Expo 2024 LogoGame Devs of Color Expo – Direct & Steam SaleFree18 – 21 SepCLOSEDShowcase Steam ShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHXK3nJy-Sf1-DUJT2xzG3bi4lWFyGeXbvwTZNUSusp4Z9ag/viewformWe’re looking for games and developers that stand out and can show the wide range of talents and skills we offer as developers of color. Selections can be polished commercial titles, or they can be small and personal works that make a statement.CLOSEDShowcase
21 AprSF Moma 2024 LogoSF MOMA ArtcadeFree5 JunCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaSan Francisco, CAhttps://www.sfmoma.org/SFMOMA invites artists, designers, and creators to propose an interactive game that will be available for visitors to play. The museum welcomes games on various platforms, from digital to non-digital to mixed, including board games, phone games, video games, or live action role-playing games.CLOSEDShowcase
26 AprGames Capital Summit 2024 LogoGames Capital SummitFree21 MayCLOSEDPitching FundingEuropeMalmö, Swedenhttps://nordicgame.com/join-the-games-capital-summit/The Games Capital Summit focuses on equity funding, which implies that the investors are interested in funding companies directly in exchange for shares in your company. This summit is NOT the right venue for those mainly seeking project funding or that need a game publisher.CLOSEDPitching
26 AprGuerrilla Collective 2024 LogoGuerrilla Collective$500 (After acceptance)6 & 7 JunCLOSEDShowcase Steam ShowcaseNorth AmericaLos Angeles, United Stateshttps://mediaindieexchange.com/showcases/guerrilla-collective-2024Celebrate games online and in person with some of the industry’s best developers and publishers in these amazing summer showcases! Virtual showcase on Thursday followed by on-site event on Friday. We’re planning for Steam event page featuring games in both online and onsite showcases.CLOSEDShowcase
28 AprIndie Arena Booth 2024 LogoIndie Arena Booth @ gamescom2500€ – 4500€ (After acceptance)21 – 25 AugCLOSEDShowcase Steam ShowcaseEuropeCologne, Germanyhttps://indiearenabooth.de/apply Gamescom is taking place from 21 – 25 August this year and gathers both business guests and a ton of consumers alike. Showcasing your game there is a fantastic opportunity allowing you to get direct consumer feedback and to network with others.CLOSEDShowcase
29 AprGame Connection Chinajoy Awards 2024Game Connection X ChinaJoy – Game AwardsFree26 – 28 JulCLOSEDAwardsAsiaShanghai, Chinahttps://www.game-connection.com/submit-your-projects-chinajoy-x-game-connection-2024/Indie Game Development Awards: get your games reviewed by publishers and get the recognition you deserve by winning one (or more) awards.CLOSEDAwards
29 AprChinajoy X Game Connection 2024 Indie Game FestivalChinaJoy x Game Connection – Indie Games FestivalFree26 Jul – 1 AugCLOSEDSteam ShowcaseAsiaSteamhttps://www.game-connection.com/chinajoy-x-game-connection-indie-game-festival-2024/ChinaJoy x Game Connection INDIE GAME Festival aims to promote new, entertaining, creative, and high-quality indie games having market potential to players and media worldwide, and will be presented online on Steam & Steam China.CLOSEDShowcase
30 AprFuture Game Show Summer Showcase 2024 LogoFuture Games Show – Summer ShowcaseFree8 JunCLOSEDShowcase Steam ShowcaseEuropeVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfR7HvxarWjVXSq3J8Khbp1ZQRpRu5MExQoSjM7tnQtnHjr6w/viewformWe have a handful of late opportunities in the FGS Summer Showcase on Sat June 8! Share your game with 10 million+ live viewers, reach our network of 150+ co-streamers. Each show will feature exclusive trailers, announcements, and deep dives on a variety of titles, from indie to AAA.CLOSEDShowcase
30 AprGame Dev Heroes 2024 LogoGame Dev HeroesFree9 JulCLOSEDAwardsEuropeLondon, United Kingdomhttps://gamedevheroes.co/nominations-2024/Game Dev Heroes is a celebration of the people behind the scenes of the games industry. Our industry is fantastic at bringing attention and accolades to studios and games, and we want to extend the benefits to the creators, having their own skills and achievements celebrated more widely.CLOSEDAwards
30 AprSense of Wonder Night 2024 Logo Tokyo GAme ShowSelected Indie 80 & Sense of Wonder Night @ TGSFree26 – 29 SepCLOSEDAwards ShowcaseAsiaTokyo, Japanhttps://events.nikkeibp.co.jp/tgs/2024/en/exhibitor/indie/TOKYO GAME SHOW(TGS) 2024, with the support of our sponsors, will set up “Selected Indie 80” slot where indie game developers can exhibit their games in real for free at the Indie Game Area. Eight titles with excellent ideas will become Sense of Wonder Night finalists.CLOSEDAwards, Showcase
30 AprThe Pavs Awards 2024 LogoThe PavsFreeTBA JulCLOSEDAwards ShowcaseAustraliaWellington, New Zealandhttps://nzgamesfest.com/the-pavs/submit-for-the-pavs-2024/Our goal is to bring together a selection of the finest games produced in New Zealand and Australia – one of which is probably yours! So if you’re a Kiwi or an Aussie and have a board game, card game, videogame, alt ctrl game, that you’re proud of, then please let us know about it!CLOSEDAwards
1 MayIndie Playground at Dreamhack Dallas 2024 LogoIndie Playground @ Dreamhack DallasFree31 May – 2 JunCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaDallas, United Stateshttps://dreamhack.com/dallas/indie-playground/At DreamHack, we love to celebrate all parts of gaming. Part of that is discovering new amazing games and celebrating the creative work that pushes the industry forward. Check out our Indie Playground and get ready to have fun – it’s our largest Indie Playground yet!CLOSEDShowcase
3 MayLatin American Games Showcase 2024 LogoLatin American Games ShowcaseFreeTBA JunCLOSEDShowcase Steam ShowcaseSouth AmericaN/Ahttps://www.lagshowcase.com/LAGS strives to be a platform with great visibility for the games developed in Latin America or by Latin American teams around the world. Only games being developed in the Latin American region, or by Latino dev teams will be accepted.CLOSEDShowcase
3 MayBoston FIG Online Showcase 2024 Expo LogoShowcase @ BostonFIG Online ExpoFree1 – 2 JunCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://www.bostonfig.com/online-expo/The Showcase at the 2024 BostonFIG Online Expo is ready for worldwide submissions. Since there is no perfect criteria for what an “indie” game is, we will take submissions on a case-by-case basis and work with studios to determine what games make sense from a community standpoint.CLOSEDShowcase
8 MayTactiCon 2024 LogoTactiConFree18 – 22 JulCLOSEDShowcase Steam ShowcaseEuropeSteamhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScs8M1QFFYeSwo-_bYbT3TV3tt8oFegtdz1eHBR2vW1UaMyNA/viewformAs with previous editions, the event aims to highlight the brilliant and creative minds who develop strategy games and gather the players who love them. It’s a unique opportunity to promote and discover the strategy games of tomorrow.CLOSEDShowcase
10 MayIndie Showcase Develop Brighton 2024 LogoIndie Showcase @ Develop: BrightonFree9 – 11 JulCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeBrighton, United Kingdomhttps://www.developconference.com/whats-on/indie-showcaseThe Indie Showcase is a face to face opportunity to show off your game to Develop:Brighton attendees. You should only enter if you know that you (or a colleague) will be able to attend and demo your game in person. 10 teams will be selected. UK and EU studios only. CLOSEDShowcase
10 MayTokyo Sandbox Showcase 2024 LogoTokyo SandboxFree (¥22,000 after acceptance)22 JunCLOSEDShowcaseAsiaTokyo, Japanhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOjCPxqFTAKmS2PjdPo6ynnonoyMeJHX_WayIRmKPZd8J7AQ/viewformIt is an indie game show featuring 100 indie game creators, and hosting up to 1200 visitors. Any independent game company (non-subsidiary) or teams, from anywhere in the world, of up to 60 employees can apply to exhibit.CLOSEDShowcase
12 MayHomebrew Summer Showcase 2024 LogoHomebrew Summer ShowcaseFreeTBACLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuGAOu1eOK4JgV_CaDxSCoopHC6H17_a0aVNiGBCLzCvac0w/viewformWe are putting together a short video showcase of all the great homebrew games currently in the works or recently released. Highly polished games are great, but we also encourage you to submit footage for your pre-alpha games as well, as long as the footage accurately hints at the game to come.CLOSEDShowcase
15 MayDevGAMM Vilnius Awards, Pitching, Showcase 2024 LogoAwards + Showcase + Pitching @ DevGAMMConference Pass14 – 15 JunCLOSEDAwards Showcase PitchingEuropeVilnius, Lithuaniahttps://airtable.com/applAny64X10p1urb/shrvbtU20sUcbabErThis is a submission form for the following game activities at DevGAMM Vilnius 2024: DevGAMM Awards, Game Showcase – present your game to the event audience at your booth (in person) + Public Pitch – on-stage presentation of your game and team to publishers (in person).CLOSEDAwards, Pitching, Showcase
16 MayIndie Showcase BIC Festival 2024 LogoShowcase @ BIC FestivalFree16 – 18 AugCLOSEDShowcaseAsiaBusan, South Koreahttps://bicfest.org/enroll/informationShowcase your game at Busan Indie Connect in Busan, South Korea. Digital games that are either ‘currently under development’ or ‘within 1 year from the release’.CLOSEDShowcase
19 MayIndie Cup Europe 2024 LogoIndieCupFree1 AugCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeVirtualhttps://indiecup.net/Indie Cup is an online festival of upcoming indie games and one of Europe’s leading online events for independent developers. The festival provides independent developers with a free platform to gain visibility, receive valuable feedback, and engage with a community of peers and industry leaders.CLOSEDShowcase
31 MayGame Development World Championship 2024 LogoGame Development World ChampionshipFreeTBACLOSEDAwardsEuropeVirtualhttps://thegdwc.com/GDWC is an annual global competition for game developers of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. You’re welcome to submit your game whether you’re a professional developer, a hobbyist, a student, or just interested in game development in general.CLOSEDAwards
31 MayNRW Indie Showcase at Devcom 2024 LogoNRW Indie Showcase @ devcomFree18 – 20 AugCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeCologne, Germanyhttps://www.devcom.global/ddc-2024/indies/If you’re an independent developer or studio, this is your chance to present your project to the international games industry. 30 upcoming games will be presented at the NRW Indie Showcase at devcom Developer Conference 2024!CLOSEDShowcase
31 MaySerious Play Conf Awards 2024 LogoSerious Play Conf Awards$100 (Student) / $200-400 (Professionals)12 – 14 AugCLOSEDAwardsNorth AmericaToronto, Canadahttps://seriousplayconf.com/awards/nternational Serious Play Awards honor outstanding learning products that incorporate game elements to further education or training. Entries can be submitted by professional studios, in-house training teams, consultants, universities, and/or students. CLOSEDAwards
1 JunCrystal Awards at Game A Con 2024 LogoCrystal Awards Showcase @ GameACon$295 after acceptance21 – 23 JunCLOSEDAwards ShowcaseNorth AmericaPalm Springs, United Stateshttps://www.gameacon.com/about-1A prestigious showcase dedicated to the outstanding talent and innovation of independent game developers. The Crystal Awards serve as the Sundance of the gaming world, where fresh, groundbreaking titles and creators take center stage, unveiled through exclusive trailers and gameplay reveals.CLOSEDAwards, Showcase
1 JunGame Dev Champions 2024 LogoGame Dev Champions 2024FreeTBA DecCLOSEDCompetitionEuropeVirtualhttps://safeinourworld.org/news/mental-health-game-dev-champions-2024/The Mental Health Game Dev Champions 2024 is a worldwide event, encouraging entries from a variety of ages, skills, and diverse backgrounds. The only restriction is that you are over 18, and you are aspiring developers, not an existing development team.CLOSEDCompetition
3 JunTiny Teams Yogscast Steam Festival 2024 LogoTiny TeamsFree8 – 15 AugCLOSEDShowcase Steam ShowcaseEuropeVirtualhttps://www.yogscast.games/tiny-teams-devs-1Are you part of a TINY TEAM and want your game seen? Then submit it to our annual Steam festival! Tiny Teams is all about showcasing the best games by the smallest teams—will this be you?CLOSEDShowcase
4 JunIndie Arena Pitch Party 2024 LogoIndie Arena Pitch PartyFree17 JulCLOSEDPitching NetworkingEuropeVirtualhttps://indiearenabooth.de/gamescom2024/form/indie-arena-booth-pitch-party-developersConnect with publishers and fellow devs online. We are proud to present our first-ever Virtual Pitching Event called Indie Arena Pitch Party, connecting handpicked game developers directly with top publishers in cozy online environment (MixUp).CLOSEDPitching
7 JunPitchYaGame 2024 LogoPitchYaGameFree7 JunCLOSEDPitching NetworkingEuropeTwitterhttps://pitchyagame.com/#PitchYaGame is a voluntary movement showcasing independent video games all across the world; pitched live twice a year, in June and November.CLOSEDPitching
12 JunAustralian Game Developer Awards 2024 LogoAustralian Game Developer Awards EXTENDEDFree9 OctCLOSEDAwardsAustraliaMelbourne, Australiahttps://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=XA7kx0xKEkuEt3noYzRZf1Ujw2rcGUtGl4BveHoTO8VUN01XNjNOTEZDWjBMS1lKQ01aUTJSOU0ySCQlQCNjPTEuThe Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs) celebrate outstanding games and individual achievements across the Australian game development community. Spanning 12 game categories and 3 personal and studio awards, The AGDAs elevate and celebrate our diverse and talented local industry.CLOSEDAwards
15 JunIndieCade Anywhere Everywhere 2024 LogoIndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere$75 USD / $120 (after Apr 15)TBA Q4CLOSEDShowcase Steam ShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://www.indiecade.com/submissions/Submissions for our 2024 season include our online Festival – IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere, as well as consideration for any and all in-person events, as well as our ongoing streaming features and activities for the year.CLOSEDShowcase
16 JunCourage Cologne Devcom Developers Night 2024 LogoCourage CologneFree20 AugCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeCologne, Germanyhttp://courage.events Show your game to press, publishers, investors and other game professionals at Courage Cologne at devcom Developer Night on August 20th.CLOSEDShowcase
16 JunGerman Dev Days Indie Awards 2024 LogoGermanDevDays Indie AwardFree7 AugCLOSEDAwardsEuropeFrankfurt, Germanyhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_r6tuW7FDaKuwBOewNiHGZfReYTqtv-V1-m5_nTSQF3CpSQ/viewformYou can submit your Computer- Video-Mobile game in different categories. Submission must be made by the developer (company, studio, teams, or individuals) themselves, not by a third party or other company. Only developers from Germany can submit!CLOSEDAwards
18 JunIndie Live Expo - Premiere November 2024 LogoINDIE Live PremiereFreeLate NovCLOSEDShowcase Steam ShowcaseAsiaVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBoP_PgWji1I7eDnRa6q8ofrpEPrMQ6a7M_jbCiMSk9664Bg/viewformWe are looking for indie game titles that we can showcase in the next INDIE Live Premiere of INDIE Live Expo, which is planned to be held in late November to early December. INDIE Live Premiere is a segment where we introduce world premiere information. CLOSEDShowcase
24 JunSingapore Government Agency 2024 LogoIMDA – Prototype FundingFreeTBA JulOPENFundingAsiaVirtualhttps://www.imda.gov.sg/proposal-submission/call-for-proposals-for-games-prototype-grantsIMDA recognises the potential of using video games as a medium to promote Singapore’s rich culture and heritage and deepen engagement with diverse audiences both within Singapore and internationally. Selected proposals will receive S$50,000 to develop a prototype. Studios from Singapore only.OPENPitching
27 JunKiwi Game Starter 2024 LogoKiwi Game StarterFree2 SepOPENFundingAustraliaNew Zealandhttps://www.kiwigamestarter.com/2024comp/KGS is a business-development competition to help new and upcoming New Zealand game development. As such, its focus is on commercial viability in the international market. ONLY for studios based in New Zealand.OPENPitching
1 JulVancouver Game Garden 2024 LogoVancouver Game GardenFree24 AugOPENShowcaseNorth AmericaVancouver, Canadahttps://vangamegarden.com/Vancouver Game Garden is an independent games showcase that is open to the public, featuring local developers from Vancouver, Canada.OPENShowcase
15 JulGWB Game Awards Tencent 2024 LogoGWB Game AwardsFree22 NovOPENAwardsAsiaN/Ahttps://gameinstitute.tencent.com/awards2024The GWB Game Awards is open to all indie game development teams worldwide – there is no restriction on the personal or corporate identity of the competitors. Participation is 100% free and GWB will never ask for money in exchange for registration, a trophy or prize distribution.OPENAwards
17 JulIndie Play WePlay 2024 LogoIndie PlayFree17 NovOPENAwardsAsiaShanghai, Chinahttps://gmhub.com/special/indieplay2024indiePlay 2024 is now open for submission! As the biggest Chinese indie game competition, we encourage developers worldwide to join. All nominated games will exhibit on WePlay on November in Shanghai. Follow the screenshots to submit your game.OPENShowcase
5 SepIndie Area Showcase Awards Gaming Istanbul 2024 logoIndie Area @ Gaming Istanbul NEW2x Business Ticket after acceptance13 – 15 SepOPENShowcase AwardsEuropeIstanbul, Turkeyhttps://www.gamingistanbul.com/en/indie-alaniEach company/studio or team applying to the INDIE GAME AREA must have at least two team members with Business tickets in order to be eligible to take part in the free indie area booths and to be evaluated in the Indie Awards selection process.OPENAwards, Showcase
N/AOutersloth Funding 2024 logoOutersloth Funding NEWFreeN/AOPENFundingEuropeWorldwidehttps://www.innersloth.com/outersloth/Outersloth is for indie developers looking for funds to get their game off the ground or some extra money to finish it. This is a recoup and revshare model, and we’ve consulted with others to ensure it’s at a competitive rate that keeps your sustainability in mind. OPENFunding
N/APlayStation Indie Hero Project 2023 LogoIndia Hero Project (IHP)FreeN/AOPENFundingAsiaIndiahttps://www.playstation.com/en-in/local/india-hero-project/“India Hero Project (IHP)” is a new incubator program focused on identifying and supporting emerging talent from the region. This India-centric program was launched by Sony Interactive Entertainment for Indian game developers. Applicants can apply for a minimum of 100,000 US dollars.OPENFunding
N/ABlack Game Developer Fund 2023 LogoBlack Game Developer FundFreeN/AOPENFundingNorth AmericaWorldwidehttps://blackgamedevfund.com/apply/Once an application has been completed, the BGDF committee conducts a thorough review based on an evolving set of considerations, including existing BGDF projects, current trends, team composition and capabilities for completing the project, and likelihood of critical and commercial success.OPENFunding
N/ACreature Indie VR FundSideQuest X Creature Indie VR FundFreeN/AOPENFundingNorth AmericaWorldwidehttps://www.creature.page/developer-fundThe SideQuest X Creature Indie VR Fund is a collaboration built to empower indie VR developers and supplement other funding sources. If you’re interested in having your game evaluated for possible funding and access to Creature’s label services.OPENPitching, Funding