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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 23, 2022

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 2021 finalists and winners.

IGF Pavilion

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 – Friday, March 25, 2022

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

IGF Platinum Sponsor

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Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA)

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

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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