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IndieCade is now accepting submissions for the 2019 U.S. and European festivals, hosted in Santa Monica, California and Paris, France in October 2019.

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IndieCade celebrates diversity in gaming and annually accepts a collection of the industry’s most unique and innovative games from around the world, including the latest console and mobile titles, virtual and augmented reality installations, escape room puzzles, tabletop and card games, performances and live action role-playing. IndieCade invites entries of all game genres and styles to apply, and previous submissions or inclusion in other festivals does not preclude eligibility. The application period is now open through March 15, with late submissions accepted until April 15, 2019. To apply or find more information on submission requirements, visit:

Indiecade.com"IndieCade is a celebration of all that is innovative, delightful, and thought provoking in the space of play and an incubator of new and different play experiences and artists,” said Sam Roberts, IndieCade Festival Director, “The festival has been the birthplace of innovative design studios, a playground for virtual reality and immersive experiences, and the first public notice of dozens of indie games that have broken out with the public, changed perceptions of play, and established successful studios.”

All developers who apply for IndieCade 2019 will receive a host of benefits, in addition to being considered for inclusion at the U.S. and European festivals. Applicants will receive complimentary admission to the annual IndieXchange Summit*, a one-day developers-only conference filled with talks, educational sessions and networking opportunities for professional and career growth within the games industry. Applicants will also be invited to submit talks and sign up for playtesting their games during the festival, along with additional workshops, sessions and networking events with funders and publishers. For IndieCade members who apply, additional opportunities for playtesting and receiving written feedback are available. IndieCade membership is currently open for all professionals, developers, artists, gamers and students within the indie game community, and provides an array of benefits including discounts on festival passes and game submissions, entry to special events, partner discounts and more.

An international jury comprised of past IndieCade finalists, independent and mainstream game developers, artists, researchers, academics, curators, game writers and journalists will review all submissions and select the 2019 nominated titles and official festival selections. If a game is selected for the festival, the developers will have the opportunity to showcase their title before an international audience, be considered for 12 prestigious awards and receive two all access IndieCade passes and invitations to events and parties hosted throughout the festival.

For more information about IndieCade, submissions and membership, visit: Indiecade.com


Applauded as the “Sundance of the videogame industry,” IndieCade supports independent game development globally through a series of international events highlighting the rich, diverse, artistic and culturally significant contributions of indie game developers. IndieCade's programs are designed to bring visibility to and facilitate the production of new works within the emerging independent game community. Annual events include IndieCade East, IndieCade Europe, IndieCade’s Showcase @ E3, and IndieCade Festival, the largest gathering of independent game creators in the nation. Indiecade.com


The offspring of the “Sundance” of video games events, IndieCade Europe supports the development of independent games promoting the richness, variety and diversity of significant artistic and cultural contributions from independent video games developers. IndieCade Europe takes place in Paris and hosted over three years more than 90 selected games displayed, 100 Show&Tell visitor games and 110 talks and keynotes. IndieCade Europe is co-financed by the ERDF in Paris Region and a partner to Paris Games Week. Indiecade-europe.eu

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*Applicants will receive complimentary admission to both the IndieXchange US and European events. Information in the press release details the IndieXchange US event. More information on the European event will be available in the coming months.

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