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2023 Submissions Info

Submissions for our 2023 season include our online Festival – IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere, as well as consideration for any and all in-person events, as well as our ongoing streaming features and activities for the year.

IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere Festival 2023 will again take place on Steam!

All nominated games will be featured front and center. We want to be clear that submitting your game is not a guarantee, you must be selected as a nominee to be featured, if you are not selected, you will not be featured at the Festival on Steam unless you are an IndieCade Member at the developer Plus tier or an IndieCade Alumni. It is also important to know that if your game is not on steam it is still eligible to be showcased at the festival and we make sure to provide customize experiences and exposure for Alt control, tabletop, immersive theater and more.

IndieCade accepts and features a wide spectrum of games and experiences including tabletop, VR, AR, Escape Rooms, Zoom Games, mobile, traditional digital games, and more — regardless of platform, style, experience, or background, and we especially encourage work-in-progress, as well as, completed projects.

IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere is IndieCade’s online festival for 2023 and will be held November 3rd – 17th. This online event is built from the ground up specifically to highlight and feature games of all types, along with their creators, from around the world.

Our live and in-person Night Games event will be held in Los Angeles on November 10th and 11th (with November 17th and 18th as backup dates in case of rain).

2023 Submission Deadlines & Fees

Flash Sale has ended
August 24th, 2023 at 12 Noon PDT (GMT -7)
Flash Sale Rate: $100 USD

Contact us for extension information:
Fee Assistance is closed for this submissions period. 
Note: Submission fees are nonrefundable.

Submission Benefits

  • All entries are reviewed by our jury and considered for selection for IndieCade 2023.

  • All team members receive complimentary invitations to attend the Festival’s Developer Summit (IndieXchange).

  • Opportunity to participate in our signature GameTasting (show-and-tell). Note: This is a first-come/ first-serve opportunity.

  • Members: Along with other benefits, members at select tiers may also opt to receive written or personal feedback on your game submission. Become a member now

Selection Benefits

  • All selections are eligible for IndieCade’s Awards.

  • All selections are invited to join our Steam Sale. 

  • VIP passes for your full team.

  • PR game promotion, including pre and post event social releases and media outreach.

  • Team members from all selections will be entered into the Festival’s Developer Summit (IndieXchange), including developer networking.

  • Exclusive customized meetings with industry and fellow developers.

What you’ll need for your submission:
All submissions require contact information, basic game information, game access (codes or links), and submissions Documentation (both written and video).

The Jurying Process:
All submissions are reviewed by a diverse jury of leaders from the games industry, academia, fine arts, and indie development for placement & award nominations at IndieCade Festival. You can learn all about how how jurying process works HERE.

For any submissions related questions email us at 

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