Deadlines for events

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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  DEADLINEEVENTSUBMISSION FEEEVENT DATESTATUSTYPEREGIONLOCATIONWEBSITEDESCRIPTIONSTATUSTYPE
29 JanBig Indie Pitch (PC + Console) @ PG Digital #5Conference Pass9 FebCLOSEDPitchingEuropeOnlinehttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-big-indie-pitch-pcconsole-edition-at-pocket-gamer-connects-digital-5/Approximately 15 teams will run the gauntlet, giving their all in quickfire 5-minute pitches to demonstrate that their title is worth of the Big Indie Pitch crown and coverage in the games media.CLOSEDPitching
29 JanBig Indie Pitch (Mobile) @ PG Digital #5Conference Pass10 FebCLOSEDPitchingEuropeOnlinehttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-big-indie-pitch-mobile-edition-at-pocket-gamer-connects-digital-5/Approximately 15 teams will run the gauntlet, giving their all in quickfire 5-minute pitches to demonstrate that their title is worth of the Big Indie Pitch crown and coverage in the games media.CLOSEDPitching
1 FebIGF (Independent Games Festival)$25 – $7521 – 23 JulCLOSEDAwards ShowcaseNorth AmericaOnlinehttps://igf.com/submit-your-gameThe Independent Games Festival was established in 1998 to encourage innovation in game development and to recognize the best independent game developers.CLOSEDAwards
1 FebPG Connects: Investor ConnectorConference Pass8 – 12 FebCLOSEDNetworkingEuropeOnlinehttps://www.pgconnects.com/digital/investor-connector/To be able to participate you have to register for Pocket Gamer Digital #5 and have valid conference pass.CLOSEDNetworking
5 FebGameDev Direct$3013 – 14 MarCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaOnlinehttps://www.mediaindieexchange.com/event/game-dev-direct/The Game Dev Direct is a MIX event that is focused on new announcements, game footage, special guests, and more! Additional fee $500 if selected. CLOSEDShowcase
5 FebLudoNarraConFree23 – 26 AprCLOSEDSteam ShowcaseAustraliaOnlinehttps://www.ludonarracon.com/LudoNarraCon is a global, digital convention hosted on Steam that celebrates narrative video games, the talented people who make them, and the fans who love them. CLOSEDSteam Showcase
8 FebWN Dev Contest for Unreal DevelopersFree23 AprCLOSEDAwardsEuropeOnlinehttps://wndevcontest.wnhub.io/It’s your chance to get your game noticed by industry experts, publishers and investors. Submit your game now to get recognized and win prizes that will help you grow your business! Only for EU devsCLOSEDCompetition
8 FebBig FestivalFree5 – 9 MayCLOSEDShowcaseSouth AmericaOnlinehttps://www.bigfestival.com.br/take-part.htmlBIG Festival (Brazil’s Independent Games Festival) happens since 2012 and is the most important independent games festival and business forum in Latin America.CLOSEDShowcase
9 FebSerious Play Games Awards$250+23 – 25 JulCLOSEDAwardsNorth AmericaOnlinehttps://seriousplayconf.com/international-serious-play-award-programs/International Serious Play Awards honor outstanding commercial and student titles used for education or training. We have three separate award programs: Digital Learning Games, Digital Games Created by Students & Learning Tabletop/Board Games. CLOSEDAwards
12 FebGames For ChangeFree12 – 14 JulCLOSEDAwardsNorth AmericaOnlinehttps://g4cawards.secure-platform.com/aThe annual Games for Change (G4C) Awards celebrates the year’s best games and XR experiences for social impact and learning. All awards are competitive, and submissions are reviewed through a rigorous evaluation process by expert jurors.CLOSEDAwards
12 FebGames Capital SummitFree24 FebCLOSEDPitching InvestmentEuropeOnlinehttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRZmoA3cxaUE2Gvc-h2zkThfwiuJ2LT0cIwLN03bdUqYdsnA/viewformEntrepreneurs seeking funding for their company based on an opportunity in the game sector (i.e. game, tech, service, platform, etc.) are welcome to apply.CLOSEDInvestment
17 FebNYX Awards$18010 MayCLOSEDAwardsNorth AmericaOnlinehttps://nyxgameawards.com/The NYX Game of the Year (GotY) is an annual award given to the best game submitted to the NYX Game Awards. This game represents the best gameplay, visuals, plot lines and everything else altogether.CLOSEDAwards
19 FebGames Finance Market£12522 – 25 MarCLOSEDInvestmentEuropeOnlinehttps://gfm.games.london/The 6th edition will be delivered entirely online, yet the core objectives remain; to connect games and interactive entertainment businesses with investors, publishers, media financiers, and new sources of funding during the London Games Festival.CLOSEDFunding & Investment
26 FebIndie Publishing AwardsFree14 – 16 AprCLOSEDAwardsEuropeOnlinehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-02-03-how-to-win-an-indie-publishing-awardThe awards will cover investment, crowd-funding, PR and marketing, publishing generally, community management and storefronts, and we will also reveal the best unsigned game from the GI Live: Online showcase.CLOSEDAwards
3 MarIndie CupFree6 AprCLOSEDAwardsEuropeOnlinehttps://indiecup.net/en/This season we will be awarding projects in nine different categories, including a brand new Rising Star nomination that will recognize best submissions created by small teams which are yet to find a business partner.CLOSEDAwards
5 MarDigital Big Indie Pitch (Mobile) #6Free17 MarCLOSEDPitchingEuropeOnlinehttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-digital-big-indie-pitch-mobile-edition-6/It offers shortlisted developers (15) a chance to impress some of the best experts the industry has to offer (including journalists publishers, investors, and notable indies), answer questions and gather expert insight on their game.CLOSEDPitching
15 MarUnfold Games AwardsFree20 MayCLOSEDAwardsEuropeOnlinehttps://unfoldgamesawards.com/index.phpWin prizes and get your game in front of investors, publishers, media outlets, and influencers.CLOSEDAwards
21 MarGlobal Games Pitch – PC & Console$9 – $796 – 7 AprCLOSEDPitchingEuropeOnlinehttps://gdbay.com/global-games-pitch/Pitch your PC / console game online to 50+ publishers and investors!CLOSEDPitching
22 MarGame Trailer ChallengeFree21 Jan – 22 MarCLOSEDAwardsEuropeOnlinehttps://game-trailer-challenge.gic.gd/Join our challenge and create a trailer for your game. Teams of all levels of experience are welcome. Each team will receive feedback from our experts.CLOSEDCompetition
9 AprBig Indie Pitch (Mobile) @ PG Digital #6Conference Pass21 AprCLOSEDPitchingEuropeOnlinehttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-big-indie-pitch-mobile-edition-at-pocket-gamer-connects-digital-6/Approximately 15 teams will run the gauntlet, giving their all in quickfire 5-minute pitches to demonstrate that their title is worth of the Big Indie Pitch crown and coverage in the games media.CLOSEDPitching
9 AprBig Indie Pitch (PC + Console) @ PG Digital #6Conference Pass20 AprCLOSEDPitchingEuropeOnlinehttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-big-indie-pitch-pcconsole-edition-at-pocket-gamer-connects-digital-6/Approximately 15 teams will run the gauntlet, giving their all in quickfire 5-minute pitches to demonstrate that their title is worth of the Big Indie Pitch crown and coverage in the games media.CLOSEDPitching
9 AprIndie Celebration by Digital DragonsFree13 – 14 MayCLOSEDSteam ShowcaseEuropeOnlinehttps://digitaldragons.pl/indie-celebration/Indie Showcase presents independent developers with a unique opportunity to present their games to a selected audience of industry peers, veterans, and experts, and to win a prestigious awards. CLOSEDSteam Showcase
9 AprDay of the Devs (Summer Game Fest Edition)FreeJuneCLOSEDSteam ShowcaseNorth AmericaOnlinehttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnca4PKp8US7dRqm7Sg4ciOywug7C0keBcGh4E8SG4YZuTPA/viewformAre you working on a cool new video game that will be ready to highlight at Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest 2021? If so, we’d love to hear from you! We will be hosting another Day of the Devs event during Summer Games Fest in June, 2021.CLOSEDSteam Showcase
14 AprSteam Next FestFree16 – 22 JunCLOSEDSteam ShowcaseNorth AmericaOnlinehttps://partner.steamgames.com/doc/marketing/steamgamefestival/2021summerThe Steam Game Festival is a multi-day celebration where fans can try out demos, chat with developers, watch live streams, and learn about upcoming games on Steam. CLOSEDSteam Showcase
15 AprDevGAMM Awards$6912 – 14 MayCLOSEDAwards Pitching ShowcaseCISOnlinehttp://bit.ly/37FbWB9Prestigious game competition within DevGAMM conference. All judges are the gaming industry professionals. The event is held twice a year. The prize fund is $20,000 and will be distributed among the winners of all categories.CLOSEDAwards
15 AprGame Devs of Color ExpoFree23 – 26 SepCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaOnlinehttps://gamedevsofcolorexpo.comWe’d love to feature your game! It’s free to submit and showcase, and you’ll have a bunch of eyes on your game.CLOSEDShowcase
19 AprINDIE Expo LiveFree5 JunCLOSEDShowcaseAsiaTwitchhttps://indie.live-expo.games/news/en/856/If you have a game that that has already been announced or in the market but want to show it in the program, you are welcome to do so. CLOSEDShowcase
20 AprIndieway AprilFree29 – 30 AprCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeOnlinehttps://www.indieway.biz/events/indieway-aprilINDIEWAY Digital Expo is a digital showcase where you can present your games to gaming professionals. Up to 30 indie games from the applications will be presented in the digital expo.CLOSEDShowcase
23 AprGuerrilla Collective$500 when selectedJune TBACLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaOnlinehttps://www.guerrillacollective.com/Guerrilla Collective is a digital games festival to reveal fresh announcements, trailers, gameplay, and more, bringing together some of the hottest developers and publishers around the world!CLOSEDShowcase
25 AprFreeplayFree8 – 13 JunCLOSEDAwardsAustraliaOnline + Melbournehttps://www.freeplay.net.au/awards/Freeplay is the world’s longest-running independent games festival, located in Melbourne, Australia. The awards are suited to all Australian independent game developers, students, and artists.CLOSEDAwards
27 AprSweden Game Pitch149,95€27 AprCLOSEDPitchingEuropeOnlinehttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sweden-game-pitch-2021-tickets-142518315117Sweden Game Arena invites Swedish startups to this spring’s digital game pitch event, Sweden Game Pitch. Meet a huge amount of investors and publishers within the games industry on April 27 through MeetToMatch. Take this chance to pitch your game!CLOSEDPitching
30 AprA MAZE. Awards 202150€21 – 24 JulCLOSEDAwardsEuropeOnlinehttps://2021.amaze-berlin.de/A MAZE./ is looking for works pushing the medium – fully finished works, demos, experiments or prototypes are welcomed! CLOSEDAwards
30 AprIndieCade$75+22 – 24 OctCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaTwitchhttps://www.indiecade.com/submissions/This three day online event is built from the ground up specifically to highlight and feature games of all types, along with their creators, from around the world.CLOSEDShowcase
30 AprINDIGO 2021 DISCOVER Showcase39€ (+Tax)25 JunCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeUtrecht, Netherlandshttps://indigoshowcase.nl/INDIGO 2021 is hosted on June 25th in Utrecht, the Netherlands. We accept games build in or by developers in the Netherlands, Belgium or Luxemburg.CLOSEDShowcase
5 MayVR NOW Awards 202150€22 JunCLOSEDAwardsEuropeOnlinehttps://www.vrnowcon.io/The VR NOW Awards are the first EU awards dedicated to experiences in XR, i.e. in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality and Cinematic VR. An independent expert jury honors great achievements in four categories.CLOSEDAwards
7 MayDigital Big Indie Pitch (Mobile) #7Free19 MayCLOSEDPitchingEuropeOnlinehttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-digital-big-indie-pitch-mobile-edition-7/It offers shortlisted developers (15) a chance to impress some of the best experts the industry has to offer (including journalists publishers, investors, and notable indies), answer questions and gather expert insight on their game.CLOSEDPitching
16 MayIndieway MayFree20 – 21 MayCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeOnlinehttps://www.indieway.biz/events/indieway-may-1INDIEWAY Digital Expo is a digital showcase where you can present your games to gaming professionals. Up to 30 indie games from the applications will be presented in the digital expo.CLOSEDShowcase
21 MayWeGame Awards 6.2Free12 – 13 JunCLOSEDAwardsEuropeOnlinehttps://wegame.com.ua/en/awardsregistrationWEGAME Awards participants will be able to exchange experience of development, have a lot of fun, get feedback from attendees and recognition from the entire gaming community.CLOSEDAwards
27 MayIndie Arena Booth EXTENDED1.000 – 2.000€25 – 29 AugCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeOnlinehttps://indiearenabooth.de/applyIndie Arena Booth (indie partner at gamescom) will be fully digital this year, we love our international line up and we know that some of you won’t be able to attend a physical trade show, so we’re focusing on a completely online experience.CLOSEDShowcase
28 MayBitSummit THE 8th BIT2.500 JPY2 – 3 SepCLOSEDShowcaseAsiaKyoto, Japanhttps://submit.bitsummit.org/BitSummit is an annual festival based in Kyoto, celebrating independent game developers and development in Japan.CLOSEDShowcase
1 JunPAX Online East Indie Showcase$1515 – 18 JulCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaOnlinehttps://store.penny-arcade.com/products/pax-online-east-indie-showcase-2021-game-submissionThe PAX Online East Indie Showcase is a showcase of independent games to take part in PAX Online East. Taking submissions until June 1st.CLOSEDShowcase
1 JunThe #PitchYaGame AwardsFree1 JunCLOSEDPitchingEuropeTwitterhttps://pitchyagame.comPitch your games live on Twitter. The #PitchYaGame Awards is about Recognising Independent Games from all corners of the world.CLOSEDPitching
2 JunBIG Festival (Busan Indie Connect)Free9 – 11 SepCLOSEDShowcaseAsiaBusan, South Koreahttps://www.bicfest.org/The Busan Indie Connect Festival (BICFest) is a locally curated, inclusively-attended conference held annually in Busan, South Korea. BICFest was created by and for developers to foster a friendly environment for creativity, sharing, and play.CLOSEDShowcase
3 JunGame Dev Day CanadaFree8 JunCLOSEDAwards ShowcaseNorth AmericaOnlinehttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuTRD98zInAZpONYc5FBsWksX45fIHmZjwusbrald9wP2VTQ/viewformDo you have a PC/Console game that deserves recognition? Apply for the competition and show your game to the professional community! Please mind that we accept games only for PC or Console. Your company must be based in Canada.CLOSEDAwards, Showcase
15 JunGlobal Industry Game Award (GIGA) NominationsFreeN/ACLOSEDAwardsNorth AmericaOnlinehttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfASikta4ZVzqdkuSnq0EKjcratWiq8_JyJc9KLAxo-qacyrA/viewformThe Global Industry Game Awards (GIGAs) are peer determined awards in celebration of the contributions of discipline teams and individuals. Organized by IGDA.CLOSEDAwards
18 JunDreamHack BeyondFree24 – 31 JulCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaOnlinehttps://dreamhack.typeform.com/to/yvPX7TYmIndie devs enter for a chance to win a free booth in our Beyond Expo where they can showcase their awesome games.CLOSEDShowcase
20 JunIndie BlastConference Pass30 Jun – 4 JulCLOSEDAwards ShowcaseCISOdessa, Ukrainehttps://ggconference.com/en/conference/games-gathering-2021-odessa/indie-blast-2/Are you an indie developer and have an interesting project? Then Indie Blast is a great opportunity to demonstrate your game on your personal booth!CLOSEDAwards, Showcase
20 JunIndieway JuneFree24 – 25 JunCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeOnlinehttps://www.indieway.biz/INDIEWAY Digital Expo is a digital showcase where you can present your games to gaming professionals. Up to 30 indie games from the applications will be presented in the digital expo.CLOSEDShowcase
30 JunGame Connection X ChinaJoy 2021Free30 Jul – 1 AugCLOSEDAwards ShowcaseAsiaShanghai, Chinahttps://www.game-connection.com/submit-your-projects-game-connection-x-chinajoy-2/Global Game Development Awards at ChinaJoy 2021 – nominees will be invited to attend ChinaJoy 2021, set to take place in Shanghai from July 30th to August 1st. They will benefit from their own pod to showcase their project and one complimentary pass. Thanks to our jury members, the deadline has been postponed to June 30th.CLOSEDAwards, Showcase
30 JunGames Without Borders Awards 2021Free1 OctCLOSEDAwardsAsiaOnlinehttps://gwb.tencent.com/awards2021Our mission is to find, support and celebrate the best new and unreleased indie games, with a very special prize pool that gives developers exactly what they need. CLOSEDAwards
1 JulGoogle Play Indie Games FestivalFreeTBA SepCLOSEDAwardsEuropeVirtualhttps://events.withgoogle.com/indie-games-festival-europe-2021/#contentThe Indie Games Festival from Google Play is your chance to get your game noticed by industry experts and players worldwide.CLOSEDAwards
1 JulIndie Games Accelerator from Google PlayFreeOct 21 – Jan 22CLOSEDAcceleratorEuropeVirtualhttps://events.withgoogle.com/indie-games-accelerator-2021/The Indie Games Accelerator from Google Play is a three-month digital accelerator program for high potential indie games studios from selected countries*.CLOSEDAccelerator
2 JulDevelop Star: AwardsFree27 OctCLOSEDAwardsEuropeBrighton, United Kingdomhttps://www.developconference.com/whats-on/develop-star-awardsUK ONLY!!! Taking place on the evening of Wednesday 27 October during Develop:Brighton, the Develop:Star Awards 2021 will recognise the very best games and talent within the industry with categories that enable studios of every size to shine.CLOSEDAwards
2 JulBig Indie Pitch (PC+Console Edition)Conference Pass13 JulCLOSEDPitchingEuropeOnlinehttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-big-indie-pitch-pcconsole-edition-at-pocket-gamer-connects-digital-7/Approximately 15 teams will run the gauntlet, giving their all in quickfire 5-minute pitches to demonstrate that their title is worth of the Big Indie Pitch crown and coverage in the games media.CLOSEDPitching
2 JulBig Indie Pitch (Mobile Edition)Conference Pass14 JulCLOSEDPitchingEuropeOnlinehttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-big-indie-pitch-mobile-edition-at-pocket-gamer-connects-digital-7/Approximately 15 teams will run the gauntlet, giving their all in quickfire 5-minute pitches to demonstrate that their title is worth of the Big Indie Pitch crown and coverage in the games media.CLOSEDPitching
2 JulNZGDC21Free4 – 6 AugCLOSEDShowcaseAustraliaWellington, New Zealandhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_VGVPbwzxWjZU7RwiS-dNYhPplZ3wNqsHSKthL8QCRQMBRA/viewformReturning again this year is our Indie Showcase! Want to showcase a game at NZGDC21 on August 5th, from 6pm to 8:30pm? Applications close July 2nd. For Australia only. CLOSEDShowcase
13 JulIndie Cup S’21Free14 SepCLOSEDCompetitionEuropeVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_LOLRV0Wrx-GlqFNgzAGIVYzMt2ZgCiek0pM0YJ4_JHm-rA/viewformIndie Cup is a biannual indie games developers online competition. The 11th season is expanding the contest geography to 22 countries, including Poland, Czechia, Turkey, and more. For Eastern European studios only.CLOSEDCompetition
14 JulPC/Console Dev Day LATAMFree27 JulCLOSEDAwards ShowcaseSouth AmericaOnlinehttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7VCVUjFxjCET45zrOQvn07WRhTXHNfIhbmMFzy9Sizk7dDA/viewformApply for the competition and show your game to the professional community! Applications are accepted before July 14, 2021. Please mind that we accept games only for PC or Console. Your company must be based in Latin America.CLOSEDAwards, Showcase
15 JulVoodoo Summer Games CompetitionFree10 Jun – 15 JulCLOSEDCompetitionEuropeVirtualhttps://voodoo-io.typeform.com/to/cq7pIZqIDo you fancy winning up to $1 million for developing a small, simple, mobile game? If so, the Voodoo Summer Games competition is for you.CLOSEDCompetition
30 JulindiePlay China EXTENDEDFree13 – 14 NovCLOSEDAwardsAsiaShanghai, Chinahttp://www.gmhub.com/indieplay/Started from 2015, indiePlay China indie Game Awards had successfully be held for 6 years which is no the most powerful indie game award event in China.CLOSEDAwards
1 AugPLAY21 – Creative Gaming AwardsFree12 NovCLOSEDAwardsEuropeVirtualhttps://playfestival.de/award-enIndie game developers from around the world have the chance to submit their games and playable media. Hardware games and installations are very welcome. In addition, all projects in the PLAY21 exhibition can win the Audience Award.CLOSEDAwards
1 AugUnreal Engine Game Dev Contest 2021FreeTBA NOVCLOSEDCompetitionEuropeVirtualhttps://unrealcontest.ru/2021/If right now you are creating an ambitious game in any genre and believe in its potential, but you lack the main thing – expertise, publicity, publisher, and, of course, money – you have come to the right place.CLOSEDCompetition
11 AugNYX Game Awards (Season 2)$170 – $190TBACLOSEDAwardsNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://nyxgameawards.comThe NYX Awards recognizes and celebrates the creative and technical brilliance in the ever-expansive gaming industry, where quality gameplay is paired with picture perfect visuals and intriguing plotlines.CLOSEDAwards
The Escapist Indie Showcase Logo15 AugThe Escapist Indie ShowcaseFree20 SepCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVxZyjs20G5YTRWgqnPu6Awtk1dU_yA9zsuKveIpQmFCqV_Q/viewformThe Escapist is proud to announce our next Indie Showcase is planned for September 20th, 2021! Our first Indie Showcase was a great success with a huge variety of exciting upcoming indie games.CLOSEDShowcase
Steam Next Festival15 AugSteam Next FestFree1 – 7 OctCLOSEDSteam ShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamworks/announcements/detail/3001069789761631205Steam Next Fest is a multi-day celebration where fans can try out demos, chat with developers, watch livestreams, and learn about upcoming games on Steam. For developers, Steam Next Fest is an opportunity to get early feedback from players.CLOSEDShowcase
Digital Dragons Acceleration Programme Logo17 AugDigital Dragons Acceleration ProgrammeFree8 SepCLOSEDPitching AcceleratorEuropeVirtualhttps://digitaldragons.pl/golden-ticket/#infoWin pitching battle during Digital Dragons Conference and get the Golden Ticket to the exclusive acceleration programme for startups from outside Poland (70 000€ support). Make your dreams come true with amazing partners, publishers and investors.CLOSEDPitching
Game Slice Logo18 AugGame SliceFree21 – 23 SepCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjq6_NVvwBIW40_3krUHy0gn_Ws3-ZVyso25pXbqUAeV0S6A/viewformGame Slice 2021 invites any and all game developers to showcase their unreleased games. Although having a playable demo is preferred, this year’s event will allow developers to present gameplay based on the needs of their product.CLOSEDShowcase
Indie Game Fest Cologne Logo22 AugIndie Game Fest150€26 – 28 NovCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeCologne, Germanyhttps://indiegamefest.de/The indie game is a curated event where: Indie developers can present their games; meet other developers, publishers and media; visitors can experience those games and give direct feedback. There will be 30 slots available for developers. Fee covers food & drinks.CLOSEDShowcase
DevGAMM Moscow Conference Logo25 AugDevGAMM MoscowConference Pass6 – 7 SepCLOSEDShowcaseCISMoscow, Russiahttps://airtable.com/shrHqVjWD5BhenHBoAt DevGAMM Moscow, there will be a real offline expo with games and developers. This is a cool chance to show your game, collect feedback and see how the conference attendees, publishers, journalists, and players perceive it.CLOSEDShowcase
Indie Zone at Mobidictum Business Network Logo31 AugIndie Zone @ Mobidictum Business Network #2Free1 – 3 SepCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeohx-kb4LM1T1d5QJ-msklPGE_JX7INqHHjMgzJQkgNQAtXw/viewformIndie Developers have a space at Mobidictum Business Network. Would you like to display your game to the publishers, investors or other professionals in the game industry? Then please fill the form and submit your information. CLOSEDShowcase
INDIE Live Expo Winter 2021 Japan Logo31 AugINDIE Live Expo Winter 2021 NEWFree5 NovCLOSEDShowcaseAsiaVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebi1ozwzvUxVssggcs3FAyV2k6NVCbsmzcWTTreBuICsQmyQ/viewformThis is an information filled program for the hottest indie game news. It is broadcasted in 3 languages Japanese/Chinese/English, and has been viewed by over 18 million people with more than 350 games introduced.CLOSEDShowcase
3 SepIndie Showcase Competition @ Develop: Brighton NEWFree26 – 28 OctCLOSEDShowcase AwardsEuropeBrighton, United Kingdomhttps://www.developconference.com/whats-on/indie-showcase-competitionAt Develop:Brighton each year there’s a dedicated area within the Expo called the Indie Showcase featuring 10 independently developed games not published by a third party that have been shortlisted by a panel of industry experts.CLOSEDAwards, Showcase
Latinx Games Festival Steam Showcase Logo3 SepLatinx Games Festival NEWFree21 – 22 NovCLOSEDSteam ShowcaseNorth AmericaTwitch + Steamhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXosHuRMDKmSydMD0jmfgncWqFMZjXRftuQsW_qEREuAQwUg/viewformThe 3rd annual Latinx Games Festival takes place online on November 21st – November 22nd, 2021 on Twitch and Steam for 2 days of talks, games and awards! CLOSEDSteam Showcase
Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Digital Event Logo17 SepBig Indie Pitch (PC+Console Edition) NEWConference Pass28 SepCLOSEDPitchingEuropeVirtualhttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-big-indie-pitch-pcconsole-edition-at-pocket-gamer-connects-digital-8/Approximately 15 teams will run the gauntlet, giving their all in quickfire 5-minute pitches to demonstrate that their title is worth of the Big Indie Pitch crown and coverage in the games media.CLOSEDPitching
Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Digital Event Logo17 SepBig Indie Pitch (Mobile Edition) NEWConference Pass29 SepCLOSEDPitchingEuropeVirtualhttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-big-indie-pitch-mobile-edition-at-pocket-gamer-connects-digital-8/Approximately 15 teams will run the gauntlet, giving their all in quickfire 5-minute pitches to demonstrate that their title is worth of the Big Indie Pitch crown and coverage in the games media. Pitching is part of Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #8.CLOSEDPitching
Big Hypercasual Pitch at Pocket Gamer Digital Event Logo17 SepBig Hypercasual Pitch at PG Connects Digital #8Free29 SepCLOSEDPitchingEuropeVirtualhttps://www.pgconnects.com/digital/the-big-hypercasual-pitch/This fresh take on the format will enable developers of hypercasual games far and wide the opportunity to pitch their latest project to a range of hypercasual-focused judges (including journalists, publishers, investors, and notable developers). CLOSEDPitching
Pixel Heaven Festival Awards 2021 Logo17 SepPixel Awards EuropeFree8 – 10 OctCLOSEDAwardsEuropeWarsaw, Polandhttps://www.pixelheavenfest.com/en/pixel-awards-europe/9th edition of Poland’s largest indie gamedev competition. Any game released after December 31, 2020 can be submitted. Prizes will be provided by the editorial staff of the PIXEL monthly magazine and the Pixel Heaven 2021 Partners and Sponsors.CLOSEDAwards
Leftfield Collection at EGX London 2021 Logo20 SepLeftfield Collection @ EGXFree7 – 10 OctCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeLondonhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1B-6pc1XWd7kKg_Kz1PsLdQR2oKxcAfCqWB-Q7yySM9w/viewform?edit_requested=trueAll games and game-like things are welcome. The Leftfield is there to showcase everything from small hobby projects and interactive things, to interesting and beautiful commercial work.CLOSEDShowcase
Indie Development Award Game Connection Winter Edition Logo29 SepIndie Development Awards – Game Connection WinterFree29 NovCLOSEDAwardsEuropeVirtualhttps://www.game-connection.com/submit-your-projects-game-connection-online/The Indie Development Awards return at Game Connection Online 2021 Winter edition. The awards have a history of recognizing and promoting independent game projects in any stage of development.CLOSEDAwards
Asia Games Awards Gamescom 2021 Logo1 OctAsia Games Awards 2021Free14 – 17 OctCLOSEDAwardsAsiaVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJOqdKWsTsJXFwqpdIx0xwM9A0jtJ9_MrMWFT799XSfUU42Q/formResponseOrganised by SGGA in partnership with gamescom asia, the Asia Games Awards look to recognise the best in Asia. Only for studios from Asia region (East Asia, South East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia) and submissions must be for events, games or projects that occurred between Sep 2020 to Aug 2021.CLOSEDAwards
DevGAMM Awards1 OctDevGAMM AwardsConference Pass19 NovCLOSEDAwardsCISVirtualhttps://devgamm.com/fall2021/devgamm-awards/Prestigious game developers competition, which is held twice a year. Prize pool $20.000+CLOSEDAwards
Indie Zone at MEGAMIGS 2021 Logo1 OctIndie Zone @ MEGAMIGS 2021Free9 – 14 NovCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://megamigs.com/en/indie-zoneMEGAMIGS is offering 10 independent studios the chance to win free exhibitor space in the Indie Zone during the 2021 edition. This includes access to business developments, conferences, and industry showcases.CLOSEDShowcase
IndieWay Business Platform March 2022 Logo4 OctIndieway (October)Free / 242€8 – 9 OctCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScu5HVxFcvLdGdNufiKxIStjvuPhERU57tE-BlX_ZAZaGCoiA/viewformIndieway will select maximum 30 games from the applications to be presented in the digital expo. And those indies will earn company tickets to the event. In the webinar you will have a 2 minutes presentation time to present your game.CLOSEDShowcase
Media Indie Exchange Next Showcase 2021 Logo8 OctMIX NextFree / $500TBA NovCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://www.mediaindieexchange.com/developer-submssion/The MIX Next is a digital games showcase revealing fresh announcements, trailers, gameplay, and more, bringing together some of the hottest developers and publishers to present what’s next in gaming for this fall and beyond!There will be a separate $500 fee for games selected for the final showcase to help cover event production expenses. CLOSEDShowcase
Indie Game Award at Taipei Game Show 2022 Logo13 OctIndie Game Award @ Taipei Game Show 2022Free20 – 23 Jan, 2022CLOSEDAwardsAsiaTaipei, Taiwanhttps://tgs.tca.org.tw/indie_award_e.phpRegardless of being an exhibitor at Taipei Game Show or not, we sincerely invite every indie game developers around the world to join us on this wonderful event. Each winner will receive Taipei Game Show official promotional resources, including official website, SNS, ShowDaily, exclusive interviews, etc.) to have media exposure for your games!CLOSEDAwards
Global Games Pitch Mobile Logo15 OctGlobal Games Pitch – Mobile$9 – $793 – 4 NovCLOSEDPitchingEuropeOnlinehttps://gdbay.com/global-games-pitch/Pitch your Mobile / Hyper-casual game online to 50+ publishers and investors!CLOSEDPitching
Indie X Festival Showcase Logo15 OctINDIE X NEWFree18 – 22 NovCLOSEDSteam ShowcaseEuropeVirtualhttps://indiex.online/The biggest indie game showcase in Portugal is back once again with a fully digital online format. We will be recording our finalists/developer livestreams on Twitch from the 1st of November up until the 17th of November. Sales and expo will be hosted on Steam during November 18 – 22.CLOSEDShowcase
Game Drive MyGames Logo18 OctGame DriveFree18 NovCLOSEDCompetition AcceleratorEuropeVirtualhttps://mgvc.com/en/gamedriveGame Drive is a business accelerator program from MY.GAMES and Google for mobile game developers. Authors of the most interesting projects will get personal recommendations and be invited to a closed-door Demo Day with MGVC & Google experts.CLOSEDCompetition, Accelerator
India Game Developer Conference Awards Logo18 OctIndia Game Developer Conference Awards (IGDC Awards) NEWFree18 NovCLOSEDAwardsAsiaVirtualhttps://indiagdc.com/2021/awards/Indian Studios Only! The awards are the centerpiece of efforts made to recognize and promote talented Indian developers. As a result we are expanding the awards categories to include the larger ecosystem, and look forward to adding additional categories over future editions of the IGDC.CLOSEDAwards
GDD GermanDevDays 2021 Logo20 OctGDD – GermanDevDays Awards EXTENDEDFreeTBA DecOPENAwardsEuropeVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1io85eaoojb62BrnNcTjZT1nGtJENyk0CZkb6YNGxjEA/viewform?edit_requested=trueGERMAN based developers ONLY.The GDD GermanDevDays Indie Award is only aimed at developers based in Germany, but is endowed with 10,000€ prize money. OPENAwards
Games Week Berlin Dev Booster Pitching Logo22 Octgamesweekberlin Dev Booster 2021 EXTENDEDFree23 NovOPENPitchingEuropeVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1m-2ffn9SS6oaX3U9alG8Kc3p_HgB2Z71Kffbb8mEkJA/viewform?edit_requested=trueSubmit your fresh games to the gamesweekberlin PRO X Dev Booster and shine in front of an enthusiastic Twitch audience in the pitching contest for a chance to win 1000€. The best 20 games receive an invitation to the curated matchmaking.OPENPitching
African Games Coproduction Market24 OctAfrican Games Coproduction MarketFree15 NovOPENPitchingAfricaVirtualhttps://www.f6s.com/african-games-coproduction-marketJoin a mentoring and funding programme dedicated to African video games studios! A unique support in coproduction with Europe, financing, publishing and distribution in Africa and worldwide. Up to 8 African video games projects will be selected by a jury. OPENPitching
#PitchYaGame Awards Logo2 NovThe #PitchYaGame AwardsFree2 NovOPENPitchingEuropeTwitterhttps://pitchyagame.comPitch your games live on Twitter. The #PitchYaGame Awards is about Recognising Independent Games from all corners of the world.OPENPitching
Big Indie Pitch PC Console Logo5 NovBig Indie Pitch (PC+Console) at PG Connects Digital NEXT NEWConference Pass16 NovOPENPitchingEuropeVirtualhttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-big-indie-pitch-pcconsole-edition-at-pocket-gamer-connects-digital-next/Approximately 15 teams will run the gauntlet, giving their all in quickfire 5-minute pitches to demonstrate that their title is worth of the Big Indie Pitch crown and coverage in the games media.OPENPitching
Big Indie Pitch Mobile Logo5 NovBig Indie Pitch (Mobile) at PG Connects Digital NEXT NEWConference Pass17 NovOPENPitchingEuropeVirtualhttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-big-indie-pitch-mobile-edition-at-pocket-gamer-connects-digital-8/Approximately 15 teams will run the gauntlet, giving their all in quickfire 5-minute pitches to demonstrate that their title is worth of the Big Indie Pitch crown and coverage in the games media.OPENPitching
D.I.C.E. 25th Annual Awards Logo7 DecD.I.C.E. Awards NEW$250 – $1.00024 Feb, 2022OPENAwardsNorth AmericaLas Vegashttps://www.interactive.org/awards/25th_dice_awards_submissions_open.aspThe Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), the video game industry’s professional trade organization, representing over 30,000 development and creative members, has opened submissions for the 25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards (#DICEAwards).OPENAwards
IndieWay Business Platform March 2022 Logo14 DecIndieway (December)Free / 242€18 – 19 DecOPENShowcaseEuropeVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScu5HVxFcvLdGdNufiKxIStjvuPhERU57tE-BlX_ZAZaGCoiA/viewformIndieway will select maximum 30 games from the applications to be presented in the digital expo. And those indies will earn company tickets to the event. In the webinar you will have a 2 minutes presentation time to present your game.OPENShowcase
IndieWay Business Platform March 2022 Logo22 MarIndieway (March 2022)Free / 242€26 – 27 MarOPENShowcaseEuropeVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScu5HVxFcvLdGdNufiKxIStjvuPhERU57tE-BlX_ZAZaGCoiA/viewformIndieway will select maximum 30 games from the applications to be presented in the digital expo. And those indies will earn company tickets to the event. In the webinar you will have a 2 minutes presentation time to present your game.OPENShowcase
IndieWay Business Platform March 2022 Logo21 JunIndieway (June)Free / 242€25 – 26 JunOPENShowcaseEuropeVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScu5HVxFcvLdGdNufiKxIStjvuPhERU57tE-BlX_ZAZaGCoiA/viewformIndieway will select maximum 30 games from the applications to be presented in the digital expo. And those indies will earn company tickets to the event. In the webinar you will have a 2 minutes presentation time to present your game.OPENShowcase