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Event Location Region Submission deadline Submission fee Platforms
Upcoming deadlines
IndieCade Festival (Late Submission) Culver City, USD Worldwide 150 USD All platforms
Lumen Games Art Award Multiple Worldwide 45 USD All platforms
PAX Dev Panel Submissions Seattle, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Indie Megabooth @ PAX Prime Seattle, USA Worldwide 40 USD All platforms
GDCE European Innovative Games Showcase Cologne, Germany Europe Free All platforms
EARGOAT: NUA 2016 Dublin, Irland Irland Free All platforms
Sense of Wonder Night 2016 Tokyo Worldwide Free All platforms
PAX West Panel Submission Seattle, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Fantastic Arcade Austin, USA Worldwide 10 USD All platforms
PLAY16 – Creative Gaming Award Hamburg, Germany Europe Free All platforms
Past deadlines
Out Of Index 2016 Seoul, South Korea Worldwide Free All platforms
The MIX @ E3 Los Angeles, USA Worldwide 25 USD submission fee, 250 USD booth fee All platforms
Intel Level Up 2016 Game Developer Contest Online See rules for eligible countries Free Windows
PAX 10 Seattle, USA Worldwide 50 USD All platforms
IndieCade Festival Culver City, USA Worldwide 110 USD All platforms
TwitchCon Panel/Workshop Submissions San Diego, USA San Diego Free All platforms
7th Workshop on Procedural Content Generation Dundee, Scotland Worldwide Free All platforms
BIG Festival São Paulo, Brazil Worldwide Free All platforms
The MIX @ Unite Europe Amsterdam, The Netherlands Worldwide Free Unity
DevGAMM Awards & GAMM:Play Showcase Moscow, Russia Worldwide Free (ticket required) All platforms
Reboot Develop Indie Award Split, Croatia Worldwide Free (ticket not included) All platforms
Game Happens! Genova, Italy Worldwide Free All platforms
Indie Games Room Adelaide, Australia Australia and New Zealand Free All platforms
Indie Garden Booth @ Digital Game Manga Show Strasbourg, France Europe Free to submit, booth starts at 400 EUR All platforms
Seattle Indie Game Competition Seattle, USA Pacific Northwest Free All platforms
BitSummit Kyoto, Japan Worldwide Free All platforms
Nordic Game Indie Sensation Malmö, Sweden Nordic region Free All platforms
GDC Europe – Call for Submissions Cologne Germany Free All platforms
Nordic Game Conference – Call for Submissions Malmö, Sweden Worldwide Free All platforms
IndieCade Festival & IndieCade Showcase @ E3 (Early submission) Culver City, USA Worldwide 80 USD All platforms
Indie Prize Casual Connect Asia Singapore Worldwide Free All platforms
Indie Arena Booth @ gamescom Cologne, Germany Worldwide Free to submit, booth starts at 1500 EUR All platforms
Vector Student Showcase Richmond, KY, USA Kentucky, USA Free All Platforms
MomoCon 2016 Indie Award Showcase Atlanta, USA Worldwide 75 USD Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
A MAZE. Awards Berlin, Germany Worldwide 55 EUR All platforms
Indie Arena Booth @ gamescom Cologne, Germany Worldwide Free to submit, booth starting at 1500 EUR All platforms
Indie Plus San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free iOS & Android
Rules and Play Lexington, KY, USA Worldwide Free All Platforms
Games for Change Festival New York, USA Worldwide Free See details on form
Now Play This London, UK Worldwide Free See details
The MIX GDC 2016 San Francisco, USA Worldwide 25 USD submission fee, 250 USD exhibition fee All platforms
PAX East Panel Submissions Boston, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
IndieCade East Talk Submissions New York, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Grafik16 Zürich, Switzerland Switzerland 70 CHF submission fee, 320 CHF exhibition fee All platforms
IGS Tech Toolbox San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Belgian Game Awards 2016 Antwerp, Belgium Belgium Free All platforms
Leftfield Collection @ EGX Rezzed London, UK Worldwide Free All platforms
Indie Games Play Lyon, France Worldwide Free to submit, 250 EUR booth fee All platforms
CEGC Indie Expo Vienna, Austria Worldwide Free to submit, 75 EUR exhibition fee All platforms
Experimental Gameplay Workshop San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
International Mobile Gaming Awards San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free Mobile
Festival International des Jeux Cannes, France Worldwide Booth fee 400+ EUR All platforms
Casual Connect Indie Prize Amsterdam, Netherlands Worldwide Free All Platforms
BAFTA London, UK UK Free All Platforms
alt.ctrl.GDC Showcase San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free Unique control methods
SXSW Gaming Awards (Extended) Austin, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
DevGAMM Conference Minsk, Belarus Worldwide Free (ticket required) All platforms
Indie Megabooth PAX East Boston. USA Worldwide 40 USD (500 – 5000 USD booth fee) All platforms
Central European Games Conference (Extended) Vienna, Austria Worldwide Free All platforms
Whippering Indie Cup San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free PC, console and VR
PAX South Panel Submissions San Antonio, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Indie Game Festa Taipei, Taiwan Worldwide Free All platforms
IGF Main Competition San Francisco, USA Worldwide 75 USD All platforms
Deutscher Entwicklerpreis Cologne, Germany Germany, Austria, Switzerland 75 EUR per category, first category free All platforms
Ludicious Zürich, Switzerland Worldwide Free All platforms
GDC Summits Call for Submissions San Francisco, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
19th Japan Media Arts Festival Tokyo, Japan Worldwide None All platforms
Indie Arcade: Coast to Coast Washington DC, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
GAMM:Play Showcase Hamburg, Germany Worldwide Free to submit, Ticket required All platforms
BIC Fest Busan, Korea Worldwide Free All platforms
EGX 2015: Leftfield Collection Birmingham, UK Worldwide Free All platforms
A MAZE. Johannesburg Johannesburg, South Africa Africa Free All platforms
The MIX @ SIGGRAPH (Extended) Los Angeles, USA Worldwide 25 USD submission fee, 200 – 300 USD booth fee All platforms
Future of Storytelling New York City, USA Worldwide 25 USD Narrative games
Indie Dev Supershow Online Worldwide Free PC
Rezzed Sessions Birmingham, UK Worldwide Free All platforms
Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival Strasbourg, France Worldwide Free All platforms
PLAY15 Creative Gaming Award Hamburg, Germany Europe Free All platforms
Fantastic Arcade Austin, USA Worldwide USD 10 All platforms
Alternative Digital Arts Festival Online Worldwide Free All platforms
Notgames Fest Cologne, Germany Worldwide Free All platforms
2nd Local Multiplayer Summit Berlin, Germany Worldwide Free to submit, 25 EUR ticket Local multiplayer games
PAX Dev Panel Submissions Seattle, USA Worldwide Free All platforms
Indie Arena Booth gamescom Cologne, Germany Worldwide No submission fee, 1500 – 3000 EUR booth fee All platforms
The Geekie Awards (Extended) Los Angeles, USA Worldwide 65 USD PC, iOS and Android
Game Happens! – Beyond the Screen Genova, Italy Europe Free All platforms
Evo Indie Showcase Las Vegas, USA Worldwide Free Competitive games
Games Bavaria Munich, Germany Bavaria, Germany Free All platforms
IndieCade Festival (Late submission) Culver City, USA Worldwide 110 USD All platforms
Out Of Index Seoul, South Korea Worldwide Free All platforms
Come Out & Play New York City, USA Worldwide Free Physical games
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
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
BitSummit Kyoto, Japan Worldwide Free All platforms
Boston Festival of Indie Games – Tabletop Showcase Boston, USA Worldwide Free Tabletop games
Intel Level Up Online Worldwide Free PC
PAX 10 Seattle, USA Worldwide 50 USD All platforms
Indie Megabooth – Pax Prime 2015 Seattle, USA Worldwide 40 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
Regional Game Exhibit Richmond (KY), USA Kentucky Free All platforms
IndieCade Festival (Regular submission) Culver City, USA Worldwide 80 USD All platforms

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