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Don't forget: The submission deadline for the 2018 Independent Games Festival Main Competition ends Monday, October 2nd (10/2) at 11:59 PM PT!
Until then, organizers are accepting submissions for the 2018 Independent Games Festival, the signature competition for indie games, to be held for its 20th year during GDC 2018 in San Francisco next March.
While the deadline for all submissions to the IGF this year will be October 2nd, the finalists will be announced in early January 2018. Finalists' games will once again be playable at the packed IGF Pavilion on the Game Developers Conference 2018 Expo Floor, and will compete for over $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 19 years include Quadrilateral Cowboy, Her Story, Papers, Please, Spelunky, Minecraft, Limbo, World of Goo, Braid, Castle Crashers, Everyday Shooter and many more of the game industry's breakthrough independent titles.
Winners will be announced on stage at the high-profile Independent Games Festival Awards on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, with the IGF Pavilion open from March 21st-23rd, and the sister Independent Games Summit event taking place on March 19th and 20th. For now, submissions remain open to all independent game developers; here are the important dates you should mark on your calendar as you prepare for IGF 2018:
· October 2, 2017 - Submission Deadline
· Early January, 2018 - IGF Finalists Announced
· March 19 - March 23, 2018 - Game Developers Conference 2018
· March 19 – March 20, 2018 - Independent Games Summit @ GDC 2018
· March 21 - March 23, 2018 - IGF Pavilion @ GDC 2018
· March 21, 2018 - IGF Awards Ceremony (Winners announced!)
For a complete list of information on the 2018 Independent Games Festival, including submission specifics and frequently asked questions, please visit the official Independent Games Festival website. The Independent Games Festival is a part of the 2018 Game Developers Conference, which will be held from March 19th through March 23rd, 2018 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
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