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Independent Games Festival (IGF)

The IGF recognizes innovation and independent game developers and students, providing major exposure and thousands of dollars in cash prizes. Browse submissions and finalists on the Visit the IGF website to browse submissions and finalists, and learn about key dates for this year's festival. Contact us to request sponsorship opportunities.

IGF Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
GDC West Hall, 6:30 - 8:30pm

The IGF competition awards winners in eight categories during GDC. Join thousands of attendees to honor innovative and independently created video games from around the world with any GDC pass before the Game Developers Choice Awards. Check out the 2019 finalists>

IGF Pavilion

Wednesday, March 20-Friday, March 22
GDC Expo

Finalist games will be showcased in playable form in the IGF Pavilion in the GDC Expo, accessible with any pass. Developers will be on hand to demonstrate their titles and talk to game publishers, distributors, and attendees. 

IGF Sponsors

IGF Platinum Sponsor

[email protected] enables awesome game developers to unleash their creativity by self-publishing digital games with full Xbox Live capabilities on all Microsoft platforms, including Xbox One and Windows.

Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
GDC West Hall, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Attend the premier accolades for peer-recognition in the digital games industry at the Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony following the IGF Awards at GDC. Industry professionals from around the world nominate recipients in thirteen categories, celebrating creativity, artistry and technical genius. Contact us to request sponsorship opportunities. Check out the 2019 finalists>




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