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Platinum & Gold

Starts at $10,000 annually

Our  Platinum and Gold Academic levels come with the highest level of benefits for your faculty, staff, and students, and provide your school the most visibility across our yearly activities.


$5,000 annually

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


$3,500 annually

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

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Platinum/Gold Silver Bronze
Annual Cost $10,000 $5,000 $3,500
IndieCade Festival Game Submissions
Complimentary submissions up to 8 up to 4 up to 2
Written submission feedback up to 8 up to 4 up to 2
20% discount for all additonal submissions
Submissions extension available
Attend Conferences
Free IndieCade Festival Access
Access to Dedicated Discord & AMAs Small groups, ongoing dialogues, show-and-tell, networking and more.
Access/ Tickets to All Ticketed IndieCade Events (Seminars, Workshops, Symposia, and Develper Talks) Quantity based on tier. Invitation and tickets to events and socials for all IndieCade events, symposia, and conferences throughout the year, quantity determined by Tier.
Tickets to Horizons Conference (unlimited) The Horizons Conference is a full day event for student with keynotes, panels, sessions, and AMAs. Topics include everything from preparing for a career in the industry, portfolios, community building, studio culture, going solo, fundraising, internships, professional networking, careers outside the games industry, and more.
Full Year Access to Video Recordings IndieCade Festival Sessions/ Developer Talks and Horizons Conference. All Horizons and IndieCade Conference sessions are recorded and available to active Academic Institutions.
Institution and Game Showcase Opportunities
Featured Segment in Horizons Showcase Premiere (can feature games or program) Exclusive Up to two games will be included in the live featured video stream Showcase Premiere, Showcase will be rebroadcast internationally in partnership with ESTV. This will be rebroadcast at the IndieCade festival *
Rebroadcast of Featured Segment of Horizons Premiere Showcase at IndieCade Festival Exclusive 2023 saw an audience of more than 600k unique viewers for the broadcast / re-broadcast.
Opportunity to provide program/school advertisement to be included at IndieCade festival Exclusive 2023 had more than a million individual visitors to the page.
Speaking Opportunities (for any IndieCade Event)
Exclusive IndieCade Speaking Opportunity Exclusive Add $400 Add $500 One student and/or faculty speaking opportunity at any IndieCade Conference event. This can be a talk proposed by the school or inclusion in an existing panel, moderation, or talk.
Masterclass Add $400 Add $500 Opportunity to provide for public facing promotion at IndieCade Festival and/ or to be made available to Horizons Audience.
Sample Mini-Class Add $400 Add $500 Opportunity to provide a sample mini-class for distribution at IndieCade Festival and/or to be made availble to Horizons Audience.
Marketing & Promotions
Logo on IndieCade Website Premiere Positioning Displayed by membership tier.
Logo / Acknowledgement in Newsletter Premiere Positioning Displayed by membership tier.
Schools spotlight on IndieCade Website Premiere Positioning May include listing or links to student games.
Oportunity to promote recruitment/open positions in newsletter
Featured profile or takeover on IndieCade Social Media Exclusive Options include a day-long Instagram Take over (to be selected by your institution from availble options), and/or highlight reel across various platforms.
Additional Benefits
Students Internships Priority IndieCade internships can be structured for class or university credit, they are not paid, but include Ambassador Benefits for each intern including portfolio and resume reviews, regular mentor and cohort meetings, letters of recommendation, and more.
Opportunity to request virtual speakers from IndieCade’s diverse Speaker Bureau.
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