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Event Location Region Submission deadline Submission fee Platforms
Upcoming events
The MIX E3 Los Angeles Worldwide 25 USD submission fee, 250 USD booth fee All platforms
GDCE – European Innovative Games Showcase Cologne, Germany Europe Free All platforms
GDC China – Call for Submissions Shanghai, China Worldwide Free All platforms
Come Out & Play New York City, USA Worldwide Free Physical games
Out Of Index Seoul, South Korea Worldwide Free All platforms
IndieCade Festival (Late submission) Culver City, USA Worldwide 110 USD All platforms
Games Bavaria Munich, Germany Bavaria, Germany Free All platforms
Evo Indie Showcase Las Vegas, USA Worldwide Free Competitive games
The Geekie Awards (Extended) Los Angeles, USA Worldwide 65 USD All platforms
PAX Dev Panel Submissions Seattle, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Fantastic Arcade Austin, USA Worldwide USD 10 All platforms
Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival Strasbourg, France Worldwide Free All platforms
PLAY15 Creative Gaming Award Hamburg, Germany Europe Free All platforms
Future of Storytelling New York City, USA Worldwide 25 USD Narrative games
Past events
BitSummit Kyoto, Japan Worldwide Free All platforms
Boston Festival of Indie Games – Tabletop Showcase Boston, USA Worldwide Free Tabletop games
Boston Festival of Indie Games – Digital Showcase Boston, USA Worldwide 50 USD All platforms
Indie Games Room Adelaide, South Australia Australia and New Zealand Free All platforms
Intel Level Up Online Worldwide Free PC
PAX 10 Seattle, USA Worldwide 50 USD All platforms
Power of Play Indie Expo Bellevue, WA, USA North America Free All platforms
Indie Megabooth – EGX 2015 Birmingham, UK Worldwide 40 USD All platforms
Indie Megabooth – Pax Prime 2015 Seattle, USA Worldwide 40 USD All platforms
Regional Game Exhibit Richmond (KY), USA Kentucky Free All platforms
IndieCade Festival (Regular submission) Culver City, USA Worldwide 80 USD All platforms
BIG Festival (Extended) São Paulo, Brazil Worldwide Free All platforms
DevGAMM Conference Moscow, Russia Worldwide Conference ticket required All platforms
MomoCon Indie Game Awards Atlanta, USA Worldwide 25 USD All platforms
Indie Prize Singapore Singapore Worldwide Free All platforms
Nordic Indie Night (Extended) Malmö, Sweden Nordic region Digital games, Board games
GDC Europe – Call for Submissions Cologne, Germany Worldwide Free All platforms
Reboot Develop Indie Award Dubrovnik, Croatia Worldwide Conference registration required All platforms
European Innovative Games Award Frankfurt, Germany European Union Free All platforms
The MIX @ SXSW (partnered with Humble Bundle) Austin, USA Worldwide 25 USD submission fee, 350 USD booth fee All platforms
A MAZE. Awards Berlin, Germany Worldwide 45 EUR All platforms
The MIX @ IGN San Francisco, USA Worldwide 25 USD submission fee, 250 USD booth fee All platforms
Inside Games Arcade London, UK UK Free All platforms
EGX Rezzed 2015: Leftfield Collection London, UK Worldwide Free All platforms
FILE 2015 – Call for entries São Paulo, Brazil Worldwide Free All platforms
Experimental Gameplay Workshop San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
11th International Mobile Gaming Awards San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free Mobile
ALT.CTRL.GDC 2015 San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free Custom game peripherals
PAX East 2015 Panel Submissions Boston, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Casual Connect Indie Prize Amsterdam, The Netherlands Worldwide Free All platforms
Ottawa International Game Conference – Call for Submissions Ottawa, Canada Worldwide Free All platforms
Central European Games Conference 2015 – Call for Submissions Vienna, Austria Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Switzerland Free All platforms
Indie MEGABOOTH – PAX East 2015 Boston, USA Worldwide 40 USD to submit. Booth costs between 500 – 7000 USD. All platforms
IndieCade East 2015 – Call for Submissions New York, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Canadian Videogame Awards Toronto, Canada Canada Free All platforms
IGF Student Competition San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
IGF Main Competition San Francisco, USA Worldwide 95 USD All platforms
Day of the Devs San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
GDC 2015 Call for Summits Speakers San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
IndieCade GameSlam Culver City, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Gamercamp Toronto, Canada Worldwide 60 CAD All platforms
18th Japan Media Arts Festival Tokyo, Japan Worldwide Free All platforms
GDC 2015 Call for Main Conference Speakers San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Game Design Case Studies (GDC 2015) San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
EGX London 2014: Leftfield Collection London, UK Worldwide Free All platforms
Siggraph – The Mix Showcase Vancouver, Canada Worldwide Free All platforms
IGF China Shanghai, China Worldwide Free All platforms
Animago Award Potsdam, Germany Worldwide Free PC/Mac
Unity Game Developer Contest Online Worldwide Free Unity / Windows 8
Ludicious Zürich, Switzerland Worldwide Free All platforms
Strasbourg Festival Indie Game Contest Strasbourg, France Worldwide Free All platforms
Fantastic Arcade 2014 Austin, USA Worldwide 10 USD All platforms
PAX Prime Panel Submissions Seattle, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Sense of Wonder Night Tokyo, Japan Worldwide Free All platforms
PAX Australia 2014 Indie Showcase Melbourne, Australia Australia and New Zealand 50 USD All platforms
Unity Awards Seattle, USA Worldwide Free Unity
Out Of Index TBA Worldwide Free All platforms
Boston Festival of Indie Games Boston, USA Worldwide 30 USD All platforms
IndieCade Culver City, USA Worldwide 80 – 110 USD All platforms
Tokyo Game Show – Indie Game Area Tokyo, Japan Worldwide Free All platforms
Casual Connect Indie Scholarship San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Indie MEGABOOTH – Gamescom 2014 Cologne, Germany Worldwide Free to submit. Booth costs between 3000 – 7000 USD. All platforms
Indie MEGABOOTH – PAX Prime 2014 Seattle, USA Worldwide Free to submit. Booth costs between 2000 – 7000 USD. All platforms
GDC Europe – European Innovative Games Showcase Cologne, Germany Europe Free All platforms
Intel Level Up Online Worldwide Free PC
Radius Festival London, UK Worldwide Free All platforms
Come Out & Play New York City, USA Worldwide Free Real-world games
The MIX 5 LA Los Angeles, USA Worldwide Free to submit, 200 USD if selected All Platforms
GDC Next 2014 Call for Submissions Los Angeles, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
AVCon – Indie Games Room Adelaide, Australia Worldwide Free All Platforms
GDC China 2014 – Call for Submissions Shanghai, China Worldwide Free All platforms
Horizon Press Conference Los Angeles, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Develop Indie Showcase Brighton, UK Worldwide Free All platforms