It’s that time of the year again: the magical time during which developers rush to submit their games to this year’s Independent Games Festival (IGF)! So many indie games, lots of winners (eventually) too, and lots of celebrations at the Game Developers Conference (GDC).
Don’t you just love having an entire festival dedicated to indie games? I mean, this one has been running for several decades, so surely someone out there does at least, and I for one am mighty thankful for that! Yes, decades, and wow, that’s actually a really long time. As usual, a lot of developers are likely going to end up competing, and there are a lot of categories to compete in, but still. Lots of money up for grabs, lots of games to shine that bright spotlight on – basically, lots of… well, good stuff.
The Independent Games Festival is the longest-running and highest profile independent video game festival, summit and showcase.
So be sure to get that project submitted in time! I’ve listed important dates/deadlines below – just in case. For more details (and to confirm I didn’t make any mistakes), check out the announcement post.
- September 7, 2023: Submissions are Open
- October 11, 2023: Submission Deadline
- January 2024: IGF Finalists Announced
- March 18-22, 2024: IGF+GDC 2023
(Screenshot source: IGF 2023 Excellence in Audio finalist, We Are OFK.)