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IndieCade Membership: Academic Patrons


$15,000 annually

Platinum Patronage is the top level of annual support for IndieCade. It comes with the highest level of benefits for your faculty, staff, and students, and provides the school the most visibility across our yearly activities.


$10,000 annually

Our Gold Academic Patrons are treasured annual supporters and active partners of IndieCade, and their faculty, staff, and students enjoy every form of benefit available to Patrons.


$5,000 annually

Silver Patrons receive IndieCade’s gratitude for their generous support, along with many benefits that engage their faculty, staff, and students with IndieCade’s community.


$3,000 annually

Bronze is the most accessible level of patronage. We’re grateful for the support, and provide numerous benefits to your faculty, staff, and students.

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Compare Academic Patron Benefits

Platinum Gold Silver Core
Annual Cost $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 $3,000
Horizons Inclusion
Receive the following Horizons benefits, including all additional annual opportunities including Horizons showcase, speaking and more depending on tier Premium Premium Plus Conference Only
Logo on Horizons Page of academic institutions, prioritized by Tier, for the full year
Showcase @ IndieCade
Game(s) represented at online Festival (Stream Event) (10) (5)
Opportunity to sign up for IndieXchange, show and tell
Event Access
Invitation and tickets to events and socials for all events throughout the year, quantity determined by Tier
Complimentary submissions (8) (4) (2) (1)
Written submission feedback (8) (4) (2) (1)
Submissions extension available
20% disscount for all additonal submissions
Professional Development
Priority for internships
Recruitment/open positions promoted in direct mail newsletter
Opportunity to provide a master class, panel, or session at IndieCade events (all per year) (1 per year)
Opportunity to participate in Iron Game Design Challenge or academic game show
Invitation to join playtesting events
Opportunity to have game playtested
Reach & Marketing
Logo placement on Website, prioritized by Tier, for the full year
Full Webpage build out
Institution listing with an image, one paragraph description and link, prioritized by Tier
Dedicated Newsletter Section (2 per year) (1 per year)
Thank You and participation listings/acknowledgements in Newsletter
Additional Benefits
Access to Horizons video archive (and more!)
Opportunity to participate in game educators workshop/summit/conference and white paper.
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