Developers, don't forget: The Main Competition submission deadline for the 2015 Independent Games Festival
ends next week on Wednesday (10/22) at 11:59PM PDT.
The Independent Games Festival is the signature competition for indie games, to be held for a 17th year during GDC 2015 in San Francisco next March. This directly follows a record-breaking year which saw nearly 900 entries for the 2014 event, including top prizewinners like Device 6, The Stanley Parable, Gorogoa
and Papers, Please
The deadlines for the Main and Student Showcase categories are October 22nd and October 31st, 2014, respectively, with finalists announced in January 2015. You can submit now
- finalists’ games will be playable at the IGF Pavilion on the Game Developers Conference 2015 Expo Floor, and will compete for more than $50,000 in prizes.
The Independent Games Festival is the longest-running and highest profile independent video game festival, summit and showcase. It has served as a springboard for several games that have gone on to become critical and cultural hits. Previous IGF prize winners from the past 17 years include Risk of Rain, Spelunky, Luxuria Superbia, Fez, Minecraft, Limbo, World of Goo, Braid, Everyday Shooter
and many more of the game industry’s breakthrough independent titles.
The Independent Games Festival is a part of the 2015 Game Developers Conference, which will be held from March 2 - March 6, 2015 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. IGF continues to be the largest annual gathering of independent video game developers, showcasing top talent across the industry and keeping a pulse on the future of independent games.
Important dates for IGF 2015 are as follows:
o October 22, 2014 - Submission Deadline, Main Competition
o October 31, 2014 - Submission Deadline, Student Competition
o March 2 - March 6, 2015 - Game Developers Conference 2015
o March 2 - March 3, 2015 - Independent Games Summit @ GDC 2015
o March 4 - March 6, 2015 - IGF Pavilion @ GDC 2015
o March 6, 2015 - IGF Awards Ceremony (Winners Announced!)
For a complete list of information on the 2015 Independent Games Festival, including submission specifics and frequently asked questions, please visit the official Independent Games Festival website
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