Indie Game Fest 2016 Submissions Now Open

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The Independent Games Festival(IGF) site recently announced that submissions are now open for their 18th annual indie game competition at the Independent Game Festival. This is a great opportunity for game developers to take advantage of if they believe in their game and I hope some of my fellow South Florida Indie Game devs submit their game to represent our region!

The competing indie games include a cash prize pool totaling and a showcased spot on the Game Developers Conference Expo floor. The prizes are pretty well dispersed too and the former annual winners have pretty solid track records including games like Castle Crashers, braid, Minecraft, World of Goo to name a few.

Prize listings:

  • Seumas McNally Grand Prize ($30,000)
  • Excellence in Visual Art ($3,000)
  • Excellence in Audio ($3,000)
  • Excellence in Design ($3,000)
  • Excellence in Narrative ($3,000)
  • Nuovo Award ($5,000)
  • Best Student Game ($3,000)
  • Audience Award ($3,000)

 If that caught your attention the submission and competition timeline is as follows:


  • July 31, 2015 – Submissions are Open
  • October 26, 2015 – Submission Deadline
  • Early January, 2016 – IGF Finalists Announced
  • March 14 – March 18, 2016 – Game Developers Conference 2016
  • March 14 – March 15, 2016 – Independent Games Summit @ GDC 2016
  • March 16 – March 18, 2016 – IGF Pavilion @ GDC 2016
  • March 16, 2016 – IGF Awards Ceremony (Winners announced!)


Check out more information at the IGF site source. Or if you want to skip all that and get to submitting your game here you go – Submit your game!



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