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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.

IGF Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PST

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 2022 finalists and winners.

IGF Pavilion

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 – Friday, March 24, 2023

Finalist games will be showcased in the IGF Pavilion at GDC, accessible with any pass.

IGF Platinum Sponsor

Microsoft brings together our best resources to offer solutions that address every stage in your game's lifecycle. Whether that’s hosting your game in the cloud (Azure), operating your live titles (PlayFab), or reaching the most passionate and engaged gamers on the planet (Xbox), Microsoft's here to help.

IGF Gold Sponsor

Intel creates world-changing technology that enriches the lives of every person on earth. We are committed to delivering leadership gaming platforms and continuing our longstanding support for the game developer and gaming communities with the latest in resources and tools.  Join us onsite in San Francisco this March! Learn more:

IGF Gold Sponsor

mudstack is the asset management and collaboration platform for game studios and digital artists. Streamlined file storage eliminates hours of frustration and wasted work while reducing risk for your teams. Unified cloud storage, version control, and art reviews empower you to revitalize your pipelines and work better, together.

IGF Silver Sponsor

We are an indie game publisher that wants to share our love for Indies by helping the community and befriending developers.Promoting great and unique games from everywhere to every game platform in every corner of the world.From gamers to gamers, it's all about games!

IGF Silver Sponsor

ironSource is a leading business platform for the App Economy. App developers use ironSource's platform to turn their apps into successful, scalable businesses, leveraging a comprehensive set of software solutions which help them grow and engage users, monetize content, and analyze and optimize business performance to drive more overall growth. The ironSource platform also empowers telecom operators to create a richer device experience, incorporating relevant app and service recommendations to engage users throughout the lifecycle of the device. By providing a comprehensive business platform for the core constituents of the App Economy, ironSource allows customers to focus on what they do best, creating great apps and user experiences, while enabling their business expansion in the App Economy. For more information please visit

Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA)

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 from 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM PST

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 twelve categories, celebrating creativity, artistry and technical genius. Check out the 2021 finalists.


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