IGF 2021 Update: Submission will start next week

Indie developer! If you were waiting to submit 23 gamesrd The good news is the annual Independent Games Festival (IGF). Submission of the 2021 IGF Awards will begin next Monday, December Open until February 1, 2021.

In 2021, the IGF followed a game developer conference moving in July for its annual summit and awards ceremony. GDC 2021 is a physical hybrid event in San Francisco combined with a robust online service. IGF 2021 also offers both virtual and face-to-face components

This process allows the organizer to plan and execute secure events. Candidates can expect to receive prizes remotely or in person.

We understand that as the timeline changes, developers may ask questions about game eligibility, depending on the release date. The updated rules will be available after the submission is opened. Candidates are encouraged to review the IGF submission rules to see if the game is eligible for the 2021 Awards.

If you would like to confirm that your game is eligible for the 2021 IGF Award, please email us here for clarification.

The important dates for IGF2021 are:

  • December 7, 2020-Submissions accepted
  • February 1, 2021-Submission deadline
  • Early May 2021-IGF finalists announce
  • July 19, 2021-July 23, 2021-Game Developers Conference 2021
  • July 19th-20th, 2021-Indie Game Summit @ GDC 2021
  • July 21st-July 23rd, 2021-IGF Pavilion @ GDC 2021
  • July 21, 2021-IGF Award Ceremony (Announcement of Winners)

Developers should also be aware that IGF will continue its submission exemption program. Full details for applying for an exemption will be available when the submission opens next week.

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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