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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 IGF website, and learn about key dates for this year's festival. Contact us to request sponsorship opportunities.

IGF Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
GDC West Hall, Street Level, 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 and winners.

IGF Pavilion

Wednesday, March 18-Friday, March 20, 2020
GDC Expo Floor

Finalist games will be showcased in playable form in the IGF Pavilion in the GDC Expo Floor, 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 game developers to unleash their creativity and achieve success by self-publishing games on Xbox and leveraging the power of Xbox Live on PC and mobile platforms.

Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA)

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
GDC West Hall, Street Level, 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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