The 2021 Independent Games Festival (IGF) is currently accepting 23 entries.rd Annual repetition of the event. IGF is the longest-running festival, summit and showcase celebrating independent games and their creators.
The IGF is part of the Game Developers Conference 2021 starting July 19th as a hybrid event of physics and online.th Until July 23rd At the Moscorn Convention Center in San Francisco, and virtually. Entries in all IGF categories will be accepted until February 1, 2021, and finalists will be announced in early May 2021.
Developers submitting games need to be aware that IGF is working to ensure a safe and accessible award ceremony for the GDC 2021. Candidates have the opportunity to accept the award directly or submit a remote acceptance speech.
Finalists are selected by hundreds of industry peers across game development and media, with specially selected judges selecting the winners of each award.
IGF recommends visual arts excellence, audio excellence, design excellence, narrative excellence, and outstanding titles of Best Student games, each with six finalists. There are eight finalists in the special Nuovo Award, which celebrates the title “Make judges change their mindset through games.” The IGF Audience Award is determined by a web-based open ballot for finalists in all contests. Finally, six finalists will be selected to compete for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize.
The Independent Games Festival has served as a starting point for games that have become critical and cultural hits.Past IGF winners for the last 20 years include: Short hike, Obra Dinn’s return, Quadrilateral Cowboy, Night in the Woods, Her Story, Papers, Please, Spelunky, Braid, Castle Crashers And many of the groundbreaking independent titles in the gaming industry.
Entries for the contest are open to all independent game developers. The important dates for IGF2021 are:
-December 7, 2020-Submissions are accepted
-February 1, 2021-Deadline for submission
-Early May 2021-IGF finalists announce
-July 19-July 23, 2021-Game Developers Conference 2021
-July 19, 2021 – July 20-Indie Game Summit @ GDC 2021
-July 21-July 23, 2021-IGF Pavilion @ GDC 2021
-July 21, 2021-IGF Award Ceremony (Announcement of Winners)
The organizers of the Independent Games Festival want to encourage submissions from people who are creating interesting or experimental works that may not be able to enter the contest due to entry fees.
Creators interested in applying for an exemption with a full ($ 75) entry fee can find additional details and an exemption application form on the submission page. The application deadline is January 11, 2021. If selected, participants will be invited to submit to IGF2021 without paying the entry fee.
For more information on the 2021 Independent Games Festival, including submission details and frequently asked questions, please visit the Independent Games Festival official website. IGF entries can be submitted here.
For more information on the general GDC 2021, please visit the show’s official website or subscribe to regular updates via Facebook. twitter, Or RSS.
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