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 XFree18 – 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)Free18 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 AwardsFreeTBA DecCLOSEDAwardsEuropeVirtualhttps://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. CLOSEDAwards
Games Week Berlin Dev Booster Pitching Logo22 Octgamesweekberlin Dev Booster 2021Free23 NovCLOSEDPitchingEuropeVirtualhttps://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.CLOSEDPitching
African Games Coproduction Market24 OctAfrican Games Coproduction MarketFree15 NovCLOSEDPitchingAfricaVirtualhttps://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. CLOSEDPitching
#PitchYaGame Awards Logo2 NovThe #PitchYaGame AwardsFree2 NovCLOSEDPitchingEuropeTwitterhttps://pitchyagame.comPitch your games live on Twitter. The #PitchYaGame Awards is about Recognising Independent Games from all corners of the world.CLOSEDPitching
Big Indie Pitch PC Console Logo5 NovBig Indie Pitch (PC+Console) at PG Connects Digital NEXTConference Pass16 NovCLOSEDPitchingEuropeVirtualhttps://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.CLOSEDPitching
Big Indie Pitch Mobile Logo5 NovBig Indie Pitch (Mobile) at PG Connects Digital NEXTConference Pass17 NovCLOSEDPitchingEuropeVirtualhttps://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.CLOSEDPitching
Alt Ctrl GDC Showcase 2022 Logo3 Decalt.ctrl.GDCFree21 – 25 Mar, 2022CLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaSan Francisco, USCLOSEDThe 8th annual alt.ctrl.GDC showcases some of the most unique, offbeat, and innovative controllers in modern gaming. Visitors can come into this collaborative community space to play video games using alternative controllers—and meet the developers behind these interesting projects.CLOSEDShowcase
Steam Next Fest 20226 DecSteam Next Fest 2022 NEWFree21 – 28 Feb, 2022CLOSEDSteam ShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamworks/announcements/detail/3104662546546456974Steam 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 and build an audience for a future launch on Steam.CLOSEDShowcase
D.I.C.E. 25th Annual Awards Logo7 DecD.I.C.E. Awards NEW$250 – $1.00024 Feb, 2022CLOSEDAwardsNorth AmericaLas Vegas, USCLOSEDThe Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is the video game industry’s professional trade organization, representing over 30,000 development and creative members and hosting the 25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards (#DICEAwards).CLOSEDAwards
SXSW Austin Game Awards Logo9 DecSXSW Gaming Awards$2511 – 20 Mar, 2022CLOSEDAwardsNorth AmericaAustin, UShttps://cart.sxsw.com/release_apps/30700/edit?lookup_id=gaming_app30700The SXSW Gaming Awards celebrate the wide reach of gaming across areas such as art, design, narrative, gameplay, cultural innovation, and more.CLOSEDAwards
Pavs NZ Game Festival Awards 2022 Logo10 DecThe Pavs NZ Games AwardsFree25 Apr – 1 MayCLOSEDAwardsAustraliaWellington, Australiahttps://nzgamesfest.com/submit-for-the-pavs-2022/Our goal is to bring together a selection of the finest games produced in New Zealand and Oceania – one of which is probably yours! So if you’re a Kiwi, Aussie, or just awesome and have a board game, card game, videogame, alt ctrl game, let us know about it!CLOSEDAwards
IndieWay Business Platform March 2022 Logo14 DecIndieway (December)Free / 242€18 – 19 DecCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeVirtualhttps://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
Big Indie Awards by Pocket Gamer Logo31 DecThe Big Indie Awards EXTENDEDFree15 FebCLOSEDAwardsEuropeLondon, UKhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aqBMblbtSUdnG4KFgYFDniDC3513wXUeld9zJDMF1Lg/viewform?edit_requested=trueTaking place live both online and in person as a part of Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022, The Big Indie Awards continues and extends this core mission, celebrating the very best indie games and game developers from all around the world.CLOSEDAwards
Big Indie Pitch PC Console Pocket Gamer London 2022 Logo3 JanBig Indie Pitch (PC+Console) at PG Connects London NEWConference Pass17 JanCLOSEDPitchingEuropeLondon, UKhttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-very-big-indie-pitch-pcconsole-edition-at-pocket-gamer-connects-london-2022/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 Mobile Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022 Logo3 JanBig Indie Pitch (Mobile) at PG Connects London NEWConference Pass18 JanCLOSEDPitchingEuropeLondon, UKhttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-very-big-indie-pitch-mobile-edition-at-pocket-gamer-connects-london-2022/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
London Games Festival 2022 Official Selection Logo5 JanLondon Games Festival 2022 Official SelectionAfter accepting £179+VAT1 – 10 AprCLOSEDShowcase Steam FeatureEuropeLondon, UKhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesNr1vCggZQIb-UnBhff5uwIAy3gqi3-ExB-vX1Eifs0OFTQ/viewformProjects can be on any platform and come from anywhere in the world, and from any size team, but must not have been released prior to the start of the games festival on April 1. CLOSEDShowcase, Steam
AT&T Unlocked Games Competition 2022 Logo7 JanAT&T Unlocked Games Showcase NEWFree8 MarCLOSEDPitching ShowcaseNorth AmericaTwitchhttps://attunlockedgames.com/The initiative invites women game developers from across the country to submit their beta-version games now through January 7, 2022 for the chance to compete in a Twitch virtual livestream. The grand prize winner will receive $100,000 + marketing support.CLOSEDCompetition, Pitching
European Game Showcase 2022 Logo21 JanEuropean Game Showcase EXTENDEDFree22 MarCLOSEDShowcase NetworkingNorth AmericaSan Francisco, UShttp://europeangameshowcase.com/The European Game Showcase at GDC is a pro-bono event where 30+ European developers showcase their newest games to the press, publishers, and strategic partners. It’s an invite-only event aimed to help developers and their showcased projects in taking the next steps towards success. CLOSEDShowcase
MCV Women In Games 2022 Awards24 JanMCV Women In Games AwardsFree4 MarCLOSEDAwardsEuropeLondon, UKhttps://www.womeningamesawards.com/Join us to celebrate amazing female talent in the UK games industry, set to be a truly inspirational and rewarding live event. Get involved to join your peers and competitors in celebrating your successes and get the recognition you deserve.CLOSEDAwards
WN Conference Berlin Showcase Logo 202226 JanWN Developer ShowcaseFree7 – 8 FebCLOSEDShowcase NetworkingEuropeBerlin / Onlinehttps://wnconf.com/#showcaseIf you are developing a game and are looking for feedback, publishers, and potential partners, apply for the WN Berlin’22 Showcase. Free booth in the Expo Zone, free Premium Pass & more. CLOSEDShowcase
World Trailer Awards 2022 Logo31 JanWorld Trailer Awards349€TBA FebCLOSEDAwardsEuropeVirtualhttps://worldtrailerawards.net/32 Categories for Best Trailer, Best Audio Trailer, Best Poster, Best Motion Poster, Best Story, Best Experiential Marketing, Best Online Advertising, Best Outdoor Advertising, Best Print Advertising. Across Cinema, Television, Gaming, Podcast & Radio, Streaming Services and Social Media.CLOSEDAwards
MIX Anniversary Showcase 2022 Logo11 FebMIX 10th Anniversary Showcase$500 acceptance free19 – 21 MarCLOSEDShowcase Steam FeatureNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://www.mediaindieexchange.com/event/mix-10th-anniversary-showcase/The showcase will present announcements, trailers, new gameplay and more, bringing together some of the hottest developers and publishers around the world. An event page on Steam is also planned. The team will also plan for an onsite showcase in San Francisco if conditions permit.CLOSEDShowcase, Steam
Womens Day Steam 2022 Logo11 FebWomen’s Day Steam EventFree7 – 11 MarCLOSEDShowcase Steam FeatureNorth AmericaVirtualhttp://wingsfund.me/womendaysteam/The event is featuring games by studios led by persons who identify as women, and promoting the amazing work of women in games for International Women’s Rights Day. With the support of Valve, the event will be featured on the Steam home page. CLOSEDShowcase
SwissGames Showcase Logo 202213 FebSwissGames ShowcaseFreeTBACLOSEDNetworking MentorshipEuropeVirtualhttps://swissgames.ch/call-for-projects/swissgames-showcase/Initiated in 2020 by Pro Helvetia to address event cancellations due to the pandemic, the SwissGames Showcase is an annual mentorship programme that offers Swiss independent studios a tailor-made opportunity to be individually coached and connected with the industry. CLOSEDPitching, Networking
Courage XL 2022 Logo14 FebCourage XL 2022 EXTENDEDAfter accepting 150€20 MarCLOSEDShowcase NetworkingNorth AmericaSan Francisco, UShttps://courage.events/event/courage-xl/Meetup with GDC & GameConnection visitors the day before the conferences start! What to expect: 30 (indie) game developers to showcase their latest game; Play a game and get a drink; Meet 500+ game industry professionals. Important: there is only room for a limited amount showcases (±30).CLOSEDNetworking, Showcase
Games Finance Market at Games London Festival 2022 Logo18 FebGames Finance MarketFree5 – 8 AprCLOSEDPitching NetworkingEuropeLondon, UKhttps://gfm.games.london/A physical in person event at the London Games Festival, whilst including two extra days of dedicated online meetings within its schedule. The core objectives remain; to connect games and interactive entertainment businesses with investors, publishers, and new sources of funding.CLOSEDPitching, Investment
WASD Curios London Logo 202221 FebWASD CuriosFree7 – 9 AprCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeLondon, UKhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdR4LUQ_PplUkBRbAU4t3vkZ4ETvq6XOU9pgXLYrJebHu4yog/viewformWASD is a new videogame show, taking place at Tobacco Dock, London, 7th – 9th of April 2022. As part of it there’s going to be a showcase of a dozen strange and new games projects. No charge to submit, no charge to exhibit if selected, PC hardware provided, and no obligation to attend.CLOSEDShowcase
Indie Cup W22 Logo24 FebIndie Cup W’22Free12 AprCLOSEDAwardsEuropeVirtualhttps://indiecup.net/en/Indie Cup, the largest independent game developer contest in Eastern Europe, starts its winter season on January 18. Developers from the 22 eligible countries have to submit their games until February 14 on our website to compete in 9 nominations.CLOSEDAwards
Indie Live Expo Showcase 2022 Logo24 FebINDIE Live Expo 2022Free21 – 22 MayCLOSEDShowcaseAsiaVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7VzMLmxqzrkLXQsVKb0qflAm0p_yvWHBpA9DnpmB3TAWXNQ/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 28.6 million people with more than 650 games introduced. The pre-entry does not guarantee that you will be introduced in the show. CLOSEDShowcase
A Maze. Awards Berlin Festival Logo 202228 FebA MAZE. Awards0€ / 35€17 MayCLOSEDAwardsEuropeVirtualhttps://2022.award.amaze-berlin.de/A MAZE./ is looking for works pushing the medium – fully finished works, demos, experiments or prototypes are welcomed! Each nominee and honorable mentions will receive news buzz and a spot in our digital exhibition – No travel, no building up booths!CLOSEDAwards
Brazil Indie Game Festival 2022 Logo28 FebBIG FestivalFree5 – 10 JulCLOSEDAwards Showcase NetworkingSouth AmericaSão Paulo, Brazilhttps://www.bigfestival.com.br/submit.htmlBIG Festival (Brazil’s Independent Games Festival) is the most important games festival and business forum in Latin America. We accept games in any platform, as long as they can be played and evaluated by the Selection Committee. All selected games are showcased at Festival website and venue.CLOSEDAwards, Showcase
Digital Dragons IndieZone 2022 Logo28 FebIndie Zone @ Digital DragonsFree12 – 13 MayCLOSEDSteam Showcase AwardsEuropeKrakow, Polandhttps://digitaldragons.pl/indie-zone/The Indie Showcase will have 2 stages. 40 selected games will be showcased on Steam just before the conference on May 12-13. During the conference, you will be able to play the 40 titles presented on Steam – 20 of them will compete for prizes in the second, final stage of the competition.CLOSEDSteam Showcase, Awards
Tokyo Sandbox Showcase 2022 Logo28 FebTokyo Sandbox¥33,30023 – 24 AprCLOSEDShowcaseAsiaTokyo, Japanhttps://digitaldragons.pl/indie-zone/Tokyo Indie Fest started as an initiative by the local gaming community to bring indie games out of dark, enclosed spaces into the limelight. Indies are not a side show, but the main event.CLOSEDShowcase
PAX Rising Showcase Seattle 2022 Logo1 MarPAX Rising Showcase$5021 – 24 AprCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaBostonhttps://store.penny-arcade.com/products/pax-rising-showcaseThe PAX Rising Showcase is a collection of independent games to be exhibited at PAX East.CLOSEDShowcase
Serious Game Awards 2022 Logo1 MarSerious Play Awards 2022 EXTENDED$75 – $40013 – 17 JunCLOSEDAwardsNorth AmericaN/Ahttps://www.judgify.me/SeriousPlayAwards2022Increase awareness for your serious game, game-based learning program or educational simulation with an award from Serious Play. We honor and promote outstanding commercial and student products created for use in education or training.CLOSEDAwards
Pocket Gamer Mobile Games Awards 2022 Logo1 MarPocket Gamer Mobile Games AwardsFree5 AprCLOSEDAwardsEuropeLondon, UKhttps://www.mobilegamesawards.com/nominate/We’re looking for your nominations across this year’s 23 categories – our highest ever – anything released, actioned, and achieved that impressed, engrossed, astounded, or humbled you is ideal candidate material.CLOSEDAwards
LudoNarraCon 2022 Logo4 MarLudoNarraConFree5 – 9 MayCLOSEDSteam Showcase FestivalAustraliaVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWDmOEdnzX_ntRKrifzGtiNXhlO8rQhSzvnq1SMgzlnJX-og/viewformLudoNarraCon 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.CLOSEDShowcase, Steam
IndieWay Business Platform March 2022 Logo22 MarIndieway (March 2022)Free / 242€26 – 27 MarCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeVirtualhttps://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
NYX Game Awards 2022 Logo23 MarNYX Game Awards 2022$80 – $21011 MayCLOSEDAwardsNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://nyxgameawards.com/The awards program is for all game developers, marketing/creative agencies, individuals, companies, and organization / institutions that produce gaming and marketing materials, advertising for internal or external audiences.CLOSEDAwards
Wholesome Direct 2022 Logo31 MarWholesome DirectFreeJUN TBACLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://forms.gle/XZJGZjFnuxSBUDfC9Wholesome Direct will return this June! A full-length indie game showcase with exclusive footage, interviews, and announcements. Anyone can submit their game for consideration!CLOSEDShowcase
Develop Stars Awards 2022 Logo1 AprDevelop:Star AwardsFree13 JulCLOSEDAwardsEuropeBrighton, UKhttps://www.developconference.com/whats-on/develop-star-awardsTaking place on the evening of Wednesday 13 July during Develop:Brighton, the Develop:Star Awards 2022 will recognise the very best games and talent within the industry with categories that enable studios of every size to shine. For UK studios / companies only. CLOSEDAwards
Day of the Devs DoubleFine 2022 Logo13 AprDay of the Devs: Summer Game Fest EditionFreeTBA JunCLOSEDSteam Showcase FestivalNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://www.dayofthedevs.com/Are you working on a cool new video game that will be ready to highlight at Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest 2022? 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, 2022.CLOSEDShowcase
Steam Next Fest 2022 Logo21 AprSteam Next FestFree13 – 20 JunCLOSEDSteam Showcase FestivalNorth AmericaSteamhttps://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamworks/announcements/detail/3133948628984125313If you think you might want to prepare a demo and participate in Steam Next Fest, June 2022 edition, please register your interest before April 21st. NEW FOR JUNE 2022: All upcoming unreleased games are eligible. There are no restrictions based on your anticipated release date.CLOSEDShowcase
BitSummit X-Roads Kyoto 2022 Logo22 AprBitSummit X-Roads EXTENDED¥2.750 / title6 – 7 AugCLOSEDShowcaseAsiaKyoto, Japanhttps://submit.bitsummit.org/Japan’s original, longest-running independent #gamedev festival! BitSummit exhibitors can only display games that have been officially accepted into the show. It is not possible to display games that have not been entered or have not yet been judged.CLOSEDShowcase
Indie Game Fest Cologne 2022 Logo23 AprIndie Game FestFree23 – 24 JunCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeCologne, Germanyhttps://indiegamefest.de/call-for-participation-2022The Indie Game Fest is a curated, annual event in Cologne dedicated to projects by indie game developers from Europe. At the exhibition in the Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, 30+ studios will be able to exhibit their games in front of trade visitors and the public.CLOSEDShowcase
Indigo Discovery Showcase 2022 Logo24 AprINDIGO Discover Showcase75€ after accepting17 JunCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeVirtualhttps://indigoshowcase.nl/submission-page/The INDIGO Discover Showcase takes place online on June 17th and features over 20 games from the Netherlands and beyond, presented to an international audience in a day-long Twitch stream.CLOSEDShowcase
IGDA Foundation Virtual Exchange 2022 Logo28 AprIGDA Foundation – Virtual ExchangeFree12 Sep – 21 OctCLOSEDGrowth ProgrammeNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://igdafoundation.org/virtual-exchange/A 6-week professional development program for grantees from underrepresented communities worldwide to build development skills and professional opportunities.CLOSEDSummit
Indie Awards at ChinaJoy 2022 x Game Connection Logo29 AprIndie Game Development Awards @ ChinaJoyFree29 – 31 JulCLOSEDAwardsAsiaShanghai, Chinahttps://www.game-connection.com/submit-your-projects-chinajoy-x-game-connection/China Joy, Asia’s and Game Connection join hands to hold for the second time ChinaJoy x Game Connection Indie Game Expo and Indie Game Development Awards, providing an ideal stage for the world’s best developers to showcase their works and to find an efficient bridge for business & investment.CLOSEDAwards
Very Big Indie Pitch Pocket Gamer Connect Seattle Mobile 2022 logo29 AprVery Big Indie Pitch @ PC Connects Seattle – MobileConference Pass9 MayCLOSEDPitchingNorth AmericaSeattle, UShttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-very-big-indie-pitch-mobile-edition-at-pocket-gamer-connects-seattle-2022/Taking place within Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle 2022, this unique speed dating format gives each developer five minutes (including Q&A) with each panel of experts, meaning all entrants will get feedback in real-time and post-event via email too.CLOSEDPitching
Very Big Indie Pitch Pocket Gamer Connect Seattle 2022 PC Console Logo29 AprVery Big Indie Pitch @ PG Connects Seattle – Console / PCConference Pass10 MayCLOSEDPitchingNorth AmericaSeattle, UShttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-very-big-indie-pitch-pcconsole-edition-at-pocket-gamer-connects-seattle-2022/Taking place within Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle 2022, this unique speed dating format gives each developer five minutes (including Q&A) with each panel of experts, meaning all entrants will get feedback in real-time and post-event via email too. CLOSEDPitching
Game Dev Heroes UK 2022 Logo30 AprGame Dev HeroesFree12 JulCLOSEDAwardsEuropeBrighton, UKhttps://gamedevheroes.co/A celebration of the people behind the scenes of the games industry. Game Dev Heroes is a UK based event, though welcomes nominations from anywhere in the world. The awards event will be taking place in Brighton, UK, coinciding with the Develop:Brighton conference in July 2022.CLOSEDAwards
Game Devs of Color 2022 Logo30 AprGame Devs of Color ExpoFree15 – 18 SepCLOSEDSteam Showcase FestivalNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdBwGdS_qVYj2qak1pk50p0jUkdlu8Fkj9Tw6i8f5_4mDizVg/viewformWe’re looking for games that stand out. They can be polished commercial titles, or they can be small and personal works that make a statement. Maybe they’re from beloved genres, or maybe they’re experimental and surprising. We are very interested in free web games and tabletop games. CLOSEDShowcase
Indie Cade Anywhere and Everywhere festival 2022 logo31 MayIndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere$75 – $10030 Sep – 2 OctCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://www.indiecade.com/submissions/IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere is IndieCade’s online festival for 2022. This 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
Guerrilla Collective Showcase 2022 Logo13 MayGuerrilla Collective Showcase$500 after selectionTBA JunCLOSEDSteam Showcase ShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://www.guerrillacollective.com/developer-submission/Guerrilla Collective is a digital games showcase to reveal fresh announcements, trailers, gameplay, and more from some of the hottest developers and publishers around the world! CLOSEDShowcase
Develop Brighton 2022 Logo13 MayIndie Showcase @ Develop: BrightonFree12 – 14 JulCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeBrighton, UKhttps://www.developconference.com/whats-on/indie-showcase-competitionThe competition is totally free to enter and all 10 finalists will get the opportunity to show off their games to around 3,000 developers, publishers and media at Develop:Brighton. They’ll also receive a free 3 day conference pass, pre-event publicity plus a profile on the event website.CLOSEDShowcase
Pixel Awards Europe 2022 Logo16 MayPixel Awards EuropeFree10 – 12 JunCLOSEDAwards ShowcaseEuropeWarsaw, Polandhttps://www.pixelheavenfest.com/pixel-awards-europe/10th edition of Poland’s and CEE largest indie gamedev competition. Any game released after 30 Sebtember 2021 qualifies for the competition. Winning prizes will be provided by the editorial staff of the PIXEL monthly magazine and the Pixel Heaven 2022 Games Festival & More Partners and Sponsors.CLOSEDAwards
Indie Game Arena @ gamescom 2022 Logo17 MayIndie Arena @ gamescom1000 – 4000€ (for a booth)24 – 28 AugCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeCologne, Germanyhttps://indiearenabooth.de/applyFor the TENTH(!!!) time the Indie Arena Booth is returning to gamescom. We are focused on bringing the best international indie games together in the most exciting showcase possible. This year’s event will be hybrid, taking place simultaneously in Cologne and through our online platform.CLOSEDShowcase
Game Maker 2022 Awards Logo24 MayGameMaker AwardsFreeTBACLOSEDAwards ShowcaseEuropeVirtualhttps://gamemaker.io/en/blog/awards-2022-submitWe celebrate the incredible work of the GameMaker community by inviting them to submit their game for one of our three GameMaker Award categories. Our judging panel will decide on a final five for each category before giving our community the chance to crown our three winners in a public vote.CLOSEDAwards
Indie Expo at Busan Indie Connect Festival 2022 Logo25 MayIndie Expo @ BIC FestivalFree1 – 4 SepCLOSEDShowcaseAsiaBusan, South Koreahttps://www.bicfest.org/enroll/informationBusan Indie Connect Festival (BIC Festival) is a global indie game festival held every year in Busan, Korea since 2015, and has grown to become the largest single event for indie games in Korea.CLOSEDShowcase
Dev Booster Games Berlin Week 2022 Logo27 MayDev Booster EXTENDEDFree29 JunCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeTwitchhttps://www.gamesweekberlin.com/dev-booster/Submit your fresh games to the gamesweekberlin Dev Booster 2022 edition! Shine in front of thousands of enthusiastic Twitch viewers in the pitching contest on June 29 in the Dev Booster finals. Perform at your best to win 1000€ and receive invaluable connections.CLOSEDShowcase
Sense of Wonder TGS 2022 Logo27 MaySense of Wonder @ TGSFree15 – 18 SepCLOSEDShowcaseAsiaTokyo, Japanhttps://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/tgs/2022/en/exhibitor/indie.htmlExhibitors of the indie game “Selected Exhibit” will be entitled to the indie game pitch event “SENCE OF WONDER NIGHT (SOWN)” as it is. The SOWN will be held at the studio inside the Makuhari Messe venue, and the pattern will be broadcast live online.CLOSEDShowcase
Indie Cade Anywhere and Everywhere festival 2022 logo31 MayIndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere$75 – $10030 Sep – 2 OctCLOSEDSteam Showcase ShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://www.indiecade.com/submissions/IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere is IndieCade’s online festival for 2022. This 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
Pitch Ya Game 2022 June6 Jun#PitchYaGameFree6 JunCLOSEDAwards ShowcaseEuropeTwitterhttps://pitchyagame.com/Simply tweet your elevator pitch on official round days and within 12 hours from the official start time depending on your timezone. Pitches may be honored up to an hour earlier or post official close.CLOSEDAwards
LatinX Games Festival19 JunLatinX Games Festival EXTENDEDFree23 – 25 SepCLOSEDAwards ShowcaseNorth AmericaLong Beach, US / Virtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjdFQIh5LrZMXEKUsmH6LaHlfF3Dc1fMOND0w60pNAO4Un2Q/viewformJoin us for 3 Days of Talks, Games, Roundtables, Latinx Game Awards and our Recruiting Fair + Career Summit at The 4th annual Latinx Games Festival!CLOSEDAwards, Showcase
Colors of Indie 2022 Logo19 JunColors of IndieFree15 JulCLOSEDPitchingEuropeVirtualhttps://www.mooneyestudios.com/colorsofindieColors Of Indie celebrates the many facets of indie games and tries to help the developers of those games with visibility, feedback, and some pocket money. Show us your game in a quick video or elevator pitch for a chance to win $1000 and some hopefully valuable feedback.CLOSEDPitching
Indie Zone at Megamigs Montreal 2022 Logo19 JunIndie Zone @ MEGAMIGSFree19 – 22 OctCLOSEDAwards ShowcaseNorth AmericaMontreal, Canadahttps://megamigs.com/en/indie-zone-registration/The Indie Zone is back for the 2022 edition. We’re offering independent studios the chance to win a free exhibitor space during our event. For the past six years, the Indie Zone has been celebrating the creativity and talent of international and local independent studios.CLOSEDAwards, Showcase
IndieWay Business Platform March 2022 Logo21 JunIndieway (June 2022)Free / 242€25 – 26 JunCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeVirtualhttps://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
Very Big Pitch Pocket Gamer Toronto Mobile Edition 2022 Logo27 JunVery Big Indie Pitch @ PC Connects Toronto – MobileConference Pass6 JulCLOSEDPitchingNorth AmericaToronto, Canadahttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-very-big-indie-pitch-mobile-edition-at-pocket-gamer-connects-toronto-2022/Taking place within Pocket Gamer Connects Toronto 2022, this unique speed dating format gives each developer five minutes (including Q&A) with each panel of experts, meaning all entrants will get feedback in real-time and post-event via email too.CLOSEDPitching
Very Big Pitch Pocket Gamer Toronto Console Edition 2022 Logo27 JunVery Big Indie Pitch @ PG Connects Toronto – Console / PCConference Pass7 JulCLOSEDPitchingNorth AmericaToronto, Canadahttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-very-big-indie-pitch-pcconsole-edition-at-pocket-gamer-connects-toronto-2022/Taking place within Pocket Gamer Connects Toronto 2022, this unique speed dating format gives each developer five minutes (including Q&A) with each panel of experts, meaning all entrants will get feedback in real-time and post-event via email too.CLOSEDPitching
Leftfield Collection 2022 Logo EGX London30 JunLeftfield Collection @ EGXFree22 – 25 SepCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeLondon, UKhttps://www.egx.net/london/en-gb/things-to-do/the-leftfield-collection.htmlAll 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. If selected there’s no cost to exhibit, but places are limited.CLOSEDShowcase
Indie Games Accelerator 2022 Logo1 JulIndie Games Accelerator by GoogleFreeOct – DecCLOSEDIncubatorEuropeVirtualhttps://developersonair.withgoogle.com/events/indie-games-acceleratorSelected indie game studios will spend a total of 40 hours, across 10 weeks during the months of October to December, learning from top gaming experts with a mix of live masterclasses, 1:2:1 mentoring sessions, and various networking opportunities.CLOSEDIncubator
Indie Games Festival 2022 Logo Google1 JulIndie Games Festival by GoogleFreeTBA SepCLOSEDAwardsEuropeVirtualhttps://developersonair.withgoogle.com/events/indie-games-festival-europeThe Indie Games Festival is a celebration of the art, creativity and innovation that indie games studios bring to players worldwide.CLOSEDAwards
Draknek New Voices Puzzle Grant 2022 LOGO3 JulDraknek New Voices Puzzle GrantFree12 AugCLOSEDFundingEuropeVirtualhttps://grants.draknek.org/The Draknek New Voices Puzzle Grant is a grant opportunity for game developers from traditionally underrepresented groups and backgrounds who are interested in designing and developing puzzle games. $5K & $20K grants. We expect to make decisions by Friday 12th August.CLOSEDFunding
PAX Rising Showcase Seattle 2022 Logo5 JulPax Rising Showcase$502 – 5 SepCLOSEDSteam Showcase ShowcaseNorth AmericaSeattlehttps://store.penny-arcade.com/products/west-pax-rising-showcase?utm_source=cmv3-attendee-allThe PAX Rising Showcase is a collection of independent games exhibited at PAX West. Taking submissions until July 5th, 2022. CLOSEDShowcase
Indie Arena Gaming Istanbul 2022 Logo8 JulIndie Arena @ Gaming InstanbulFree16 – 18 SepCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeIstanbul, Turkeyhttps://www.gamingistanbul.com/en/professionals/indie-area/You can show your games to the GIST visitors, arrange B2B meetings to find your future distrubitor/investor for your game by getting free indie booth that we especially created for you!CLOSEDShowcase
Publish Me Festival 2022 Logo10 JulPublish Me! Festival For DevelopersFree21 JulCLOSEDPitching ShowcaseEuropeVirtualhttps://publishme.wnhub.io/Publish Me! Festival is an online event by mobile game publisher AppQuantum, in association with WN Media Group. Our goal is to provide mobile game developers with a platform for showcasing new promising casual mobile games and learn more at online lectures and panel discussions from the top expertsCLOSEDPitching, Showcase
Courage Cologne Showcase 2022 Logo11 JulCourage CologneFree (150€ after accepting)23 AugCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeCologne, Germanyhttps://courage.events/event/courage-cologne-2022/Play a game and get a drink! That’s the premise of Courage Cologne. 15 Indie game showcasers present their work to other game professionals. The annual game showcase brings together game professionals in a relax and informal setting.CLOSEDShowcase
DevGAMM Vilnius 2022 Logo Showcase13 JulDevGAMM VilniusConference Pass28 – 29 JulCLOSEDShowcaseEuropeVilnius, Lithuaniahttps://airtable.com/shrHqVjWD5BhenHBoShowcase of new projects – two days, different games. Play, give feedback, find publishers.CLOSEDShowcase
GWB Games Without Borders Awards 2022 Logo15 JulGWB Game AwardsFreeTBA NovCLOSEDAwardsAsiaVirtualhttps://gwb.tencent.com/awards2022/#/homeGWB Game Awards is run by GWB, Tencent’s indie game support team and incubator. The aim of the awards is to highlight the best new and upcoming games. Participation is easy – just sign up and submit game builds online. No travel or entry fee required.CLOSEDAwards
Indie Cup Germany 2022 Logo22 JulIndie Cup GermanyFree18 AugCLOSEDAwardsEuropeVirtualhttps://indiecup.net/Indie Cup Germany’22 is a fully online indie games festival that features a digital showcase, jury feedback and awards, and, of course, valuable prizes – and it is dedicated to upcoming indie games made in Germany.CLOSEDAwards
indie Play China Indie Awards 2022 Logo22 JulindiePlayFree13 NovCLOSEDAwards ShowcaseAsiaShanghai, Chinahttps://www.indieplay.cn/indiePlay – China indie Game Awards had successfully been held for 7 years which is the most powerful indie game award event in China. The event is organized by CiGA (China indie Game Alliance),supported by indienova, IGDA, UGDAP and many medias and international associations.CLOSEDAwards
Game Connection Europe Awards29 JulGame Connection Europe AwardsFree3 – 4 NovCLOSEDAwardsEuropeParis, Francehttps://www.game-connection.com/submit-your-projects-game-connection-europe/Nominees will be invited to attend Game Connection Europe 2022, set to take place in Paris on November 3-4. They will benefit from two complimentary business passes. Winners will be announced at Game Connection during the Indie Development Awards ceremony.CLOSEDAwards
Creative Gaming Awards Play 22 Logo31 JulCreative Gaming Awards @ Play220 – 40€5 NovCLOSEDAwardsEuropeHamburg + Virtualhttps://playfestival.de/award-en.htmlIndie 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 PLAY22 exhibition can win the Audience Award.CLOSEDAwards
TIGA Awards 2022 Logo5 AugTIGA AwardsFree10 NovCLOSEDAwardsEuropeLondon, UKhttps://tiga.org/awards/enterThe prestigious and popular TIGA Awards for game developers, educators, technology and service providers will return as an in-person ceremony this autumn. The awards ceremony will take place on the evening of Thursday November 10th 2022 in London. CLOSEDAwards
Big Indie Pitch Gamescom 2022 Logo15 AugBIG Indie Pitch GamescomFree24 AugCLOSEDPitchingEuropeCologne, Germanyhttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-big-indie-pitch-at-gamescom-2022/Hot off the heels of our amazing return to live in-person pitching at recent Pocket Gamer Connects events we are back on the road and this time we’re heading to Gamescom in Koln for the first time since 2019, as we host our combined mobile & PC+Console Big Indie Pitch at Gamescom 2022.CLOSEDPitching
BostonFIG Festival Digital Showcase 2022 Logo19 AugBostonFIG Fest Digital Showcase$2015 OctCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-bostonfig-fest-digital-showcase-submission-tickets-383950023857?aff=newsletterThe BostonFIG Fest Showcase is now accepting submissions! This year, join us virtually in gather.town for a day of games and community. We are very excited to relaunch our Showcase and Figgie Awards, and to offer accessible, safe community and exhibiting space to all!CLOSEDShowcase
South East Asia Game Awards Level Up KL 2022 Logo21 AugSEA Game AwardsFree7 OctCLOSEDAwardsAsiaKuala Lumpur, Malaysiahttps://airtable.com/shrDrLHxqIVF5AngrLEVEL UP KL is hosting the SEA Game Awards for the 6th years in running since 2017. SEA Game Awards aim to recognise and celebrate creativity, artistry and technical genius of the finest game developers from the Southeast Asian and International video game industry has to offer.CLOSEDAwards
Games London Accelerator 2022 Logo30 AugGames London AcceleratorFreeSep – DecCLOSEDAcceleratorEuropeVirtualhttp://games.london/ourevents/accelerator/This long-term scheme will run from September – December 2022 and will help promising UK studio founders make significant strides in developing their business acumen as they take a product to market.CLOSEDAccelerator
Game Developers Session Indie Showcase 2022 Logo31 AugGame Developers SessionConference Pass23 – 24 SepCLOSEDShowcaseEuropePrague, Czechiahttps://www.gdsession.com/index.php?action=indieIndie Expo is meant for any indie game developers and provides an opportunity to showcase their game and get feedback from visitors.CLOSEDShowcase
Indie X Portugal Showcase 2022 Logo31 AugIndie XFreeTBA NovCLOSEDSteam Showcase Showcase AwardsEuropeVirtualhttps://indiex.online/Indie X is Portugal’s biggest indie game showcase featuring both national and international indie games. This year we will remain commited to holding a digital edition and partnering with Valve again to hold another Steam Event + Sale.CLOSEDAwards, Showcase, Steam
The Escapist Indie Showcase October 2022 logo1 SepThe Escapist Indie ShowcaseFree1 OctCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQ6VxTlymDm9r4jM16x_vTXG76JdnUIl4tiM1Po1VxWwBsKw/viewformThe showcase is all killer and no filler with the goal of introducing audiences to a huge variety of different upcoming experiences from independent developers. The showcase will be aired on October 1st on The Escapist YouTube and Twitch channels.CLOSEDShowcase
Game Slice 2022 logo2 Sep[EVENT CANCELLED] Game SliceFree20 Sep – 6 OctCLOSEDShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://gameslice.joydrop.co/We invite any and all game developers to showcase their unfinished, unreleased or early-access games. Although having a playable demo is preferred, this year’s event will allow developers to present gameplay (live or prerecorded) based on the needs of their product. Event is invite-only.CLOSEDShowcase
NYX Game Awards Season 2 Logo 20227 SepNYX Game Awards 2022 (Season 2)$180 – $2102 NovCLOSEDAwardsNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://nyxgameawards.com/This award is open to all professional individuals and organizations, whom embody the creative ethos, involved in game developing, game advertising, game marketing, and being an overall game enthusiast.CLOSEDAwards
German Developer Award 2022 Logo11 SepGerman Developer Award75€DecCLOSEDAwardsEuropeCologne, Germanyhttps://deutscherentwicklerpreis.de/einreichen/The nominees in each category will be announced and presented on this website at the end of October. The award ceremony will take place in Cologne’s Flora in December.CLOSEDAwards
Scottish Game Awards 2022 Logo12 SepScottish Game AwardsFree27 OctCLOSEDAwardsEuropeDundee, Scotlandhttps://scottishgames.net/2022/08/24/entries-open-for-scottish-games-awards-2022-apply-now/Open to every individual and organisation involved in the games ecosystem in Scotland, the award ceremony, which takes place at Malmaison, Dundee, on October 27 2022 will be the epic culmination of the first-ever Scottish Games Week.CLOSEDAwards
Day of the Devs 2022 Logo13 SepDay of the DevsFree5 NovCLOSEDSteam Showcase ShowcaseNorth AmericaSan Francisco, UShttps://www.dayofthedevs.com/submit/On November 5th, Double Fine and I am 8 Bit are teaming up to bring back the best day in indie gaming for a LIVE event in San Francisco. Plus: An online showcase! WOAH!!!CLOSEDShowcase
Reboot Develop Indie Award 2022 Logo15 SepIndie Award @ Reboot DevelopConference Pass1 OctCLOSEDAwardsEuropeDubrovnik, Croatiahttps://rebootdevelopblue.com/indie/In its seventh year, Reboot Develop is again organizing annual Indie Award competition. Nominees and winners will be chosen in 5 various categories. CLOSEDAwards
Mix Next Showcase 2022 Logo16 SepMIX Next Showcase$500 after acceptance27 OctCLOSEDSteam Showcase ShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://www.mediaindieexchange.com/event/the-mix-next-2022/MIX Next Showcase – new game reveals, announcements, gameplay and more, along with Black Voices in Gaming immediately following The MIX Next Showcase. Plus Steam page for adding games to wishlists, buying games and downloading demos.CLOSEDShowcase
The Very big Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2022 Logo16 SepThe Very Big Indie Pitch @ PG Connects Helsinki (Mobile)Conference Pass27 SepCLOSEDPitchingEuropeHelsinki, Finlandhttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-very-big-indie-pitch-mobile-edition-at-pocket-gamer-connects-helsinki-2022/Taking place within Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2022, this unique speed dating format gives each developer five minutes (including Q&A) with each panel of experts, meaning all entrants will get feedback in real-time and post-event via email too.CLOSEDPitching
The Very Big Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2022 Logo16 SepThe Very Big Indie Pitch @ PG Connects Helsinki (PC+Console)Conference Pass28 SepCLOSEDPitchingEuropeHelsinki, Finlandhttps://www.bigindiepitch.com/event/the-very-big-indie-pitch-pcconsole-edition-at-pocket-gamer-connects-helsinki-2022/Taking place within Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2022, this unique speed dating format gives each developer five minutes (including Q&A) with each panel of experts, meaning all entrants will get feedback in real-time and post-event via email too.CLOSEDPitching
Game Connection Developer Pitch Session 2022 Logo21 SepGame Connection Developer PitchConference Pass3 – 4 NovCLOSEDPitchingEuropeParis, Francehttps://www.game-connection.com/pitch-2/The Game Connection Europe Developer Pitch Session is a NEW and FREE service that we offer. The Developer Pitch Session not only provides a platform for developers to showcase their games but also serves as a connection point for publishers and investors looking for top-notch projects.CLOSEDPitching
DevGAMM Game Fest 2022 Logo10 OctDevGAMM Game Fest$5023 – 25 NovOPENAwards ShowcaseEuropeVirtualhttps://devgamm.com/fest2022/Submission secures your right to take part in DevGAMM Awards. Participation in Streaming Showcase and Live Interviews is not guaranteed. If you are selected for any of these activities, you will get an invitation to your email address.OPENAwards, Showcase
Taipei Indie Game Awards 2022 Logo13 OctIndie Game Award @ Taipei Game Show 2023Free2 – 5 FebOPENAwards ShowcaseAsiaTaipei, Taiwanhttps://tgs.tca.org.tw/indie_award_e.phpThe Indie Game Award, held by Taipei Game Show, is dedicated to discovering outstanding indie game developers around the world. The winning team will receive the TGS Marketing Package, including booth. OPENAwards, Showcase
Indie Cup Canada 2022 Logo17 OctIndie Cup Canada NEWFree17 NovOPENAwards ShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://indiecup.net/canada/awards/We’re now inviting all independent developers in Canada to submit their unreleased projects! Apply now to enter Developer Awards and feature in the Indie Cup online showcase.OPENAwards, Showcase
Game Maker's Sketchbook 2022 Logo17 OctGame Maker’s Sketchbook$255 DecOPENShowcaseNorth AmericaVirtualhttps://www.gamemakerssketchbook.com/Co-founded by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), creative production company iam8bit, and communications firm, fortyseven (47), the Game Maker’s Sketchbook aims to highlight and celebrate all forms of art related to the craft of making games.OPENShowcase
The Future Class Game Awards 2022 Logo21 OctThe Game Awards – Future Class NEWFree8 DecOPENAwardsNorth AmericaLos Angeles, UShttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbNj0DOO75rmqzTuZXsG9uNutQB7APTDeAn21XSWDxgEa8WA/viewformFuture Class recognizes individuals around the world who represent the bright, bold and inclusive future for video games. We’re looking for representatives in the video game industry; anyone from developers to teachers who use games to enhance lives, every role that is changing the future of gaming.OPENAwards
Yunza Games Festival19 NovYunza Games Festival NEWFree22 JanOPENAwardsSouth AmericaBarranco, Peruhttps://www.yunzagamesfestival.com/Yunza Games Festival is an event that celebrates the games industry in a very Peruvian way. The event is comprised by an awards show and an after party with many surprises.OPENAwards