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This is a curated festival calendar for independent game developers. See at a glance which important deadlines are coming up. Click on an event to go right to the submission form.

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Event Location Region Submission deadline Submission fee Platforms
Upcoming events
IndieCade GameSlam Culver City, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
GDC 2015 Call for Summits Speakers San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
IGF Main Competition San Francisco, USA Worldwide 95 USD All platforms
IGF Student Competition San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Canadian Videogame Awards Toronto, Canada Canada Free All platforms
Past events
18th Japan Media Arts Festival Tokyo, Japan Worldwide Free All platforms
Gamercamp Toronto, Canada Worldwide 60 CAD 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 – PAX Prime 2014 Seattle, USA Worldwide Free to submit. Booth costs between 2000 – 7000 USD. All platforms
Indie MEGABOOTH – Gamescom 2014 Cologne, Germany Worldwide Free to submit. Booth costs between 3000 – 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
GDC Europe 2014 – Call for Submissions Cologne, Germany Worldwide Free All platforms
Nordic Game Indie Night (Extended) Malmö, Sweden Nordic Free All platforms
BIG Festival São Paulo, Brazil Worldwide Free All platforms
Games Britannia Live! Sheffield, UK Worldwide None All platforms
Different Games Arcade New York City, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
BAFTA Inside Games Arcade London, UK Worldwide Free All platforms
A MAZE. Award Berlin, Germany Worldwide 45 EUR All Platforms
Deutscher Computerspielpreis Berlin, Germany Germany Free All platforms
Games for Change Awards New York City, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Experimental Gameplay Workshop San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
EGX Rezzed 2014: Leftfield Collection Birmingham, UK Worldwide Free All platforms
IMGA San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free Mobile phones
ALT.CTRL.GDC San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free Custom game peripherals
Indie MEGABOOTH – PAX East 2014 Boston, USA Worldwide Free to submit. Booth costs between 500 – 7000 USD. All platforms
SXSW Gaming Awards Austin, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
BAFTA British Academy Games Awards London, UK Worldwide 90 GBP All platforms
GDC 2014 Summits Call for Submissions (Extended) San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All Platforms
Deutscher Entwicklerpreis Newcomer Award Düsseldorf, Germany Germany, Austria and Switzerland Free All platforms
IGF Student Competition San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Insomnia Gaming Festival Shropshire, UK Worldwide Free PC
IGF Main Competition San Francisco, USA Worldwide 95 USD All platforms
Digital Innovation Contest London, UK Worldwide Free See details
Casual Connect Indie Scholarship Kyiv, Ukraine Worldwide Free All platforms
MAGFest Indie Showcase National Harbor, Maryland Worldwide Free All platforms
Unity Windows Content Online Worldwide Free Unity 4 / Windows 8
hóPLAY Bilbao, Spain Worldwide Free All platforms
Deutscher Entwicklerpreis Düsseldorf, Germany Germany Free All platforms
Gamercamp Festival Toronto, Canada Worldwide 60 – 120 USD All platforms
Freeplay Awards Melbourne, Australia Australia Free All platforms
Play Vienna Vienna, Austria Worldwide Free Real-world games
Samsung Smart App Challenge Online Worldwide Free Samsung Galaxy S4

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