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IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere

What is IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere?

Anywhere and everywhere is our 2024 online festival celebrating innovation, creators, and games — filled with gameplay, exhibitions, discussions, connections and interactions, happenings, conference sessions, workshops, and more. IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere will take place in autumn. It is organized to enable access and participation from around the globe.

Is Anywhere and Everywhere the same as the IndieCade Festival?

IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere is our online festival, but it is not the same. This is a new digital native event, built from the ground up, to showcase amazing independent games and programming from around the world! Opening the doors to more games, more creators, and more participants with IndieCade’s same great spirit.

When is IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere?

Autumn, 2024. Final dates TBA.

Will there be any on-site/ in-person events?

All live events will be determined on a case-by-case basis assessing safety and access.

What language will this be in?

Currently the main language will be English, although we are exploring additional options. If you would like to volunteer as a translator let us know!

How do I submit a game?

You may submit a game HERE. The submission process for IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere is exactly the same as in years past.

If I submit, do I showcase no matter what?

No. You have to be selected. BUT there are often opportunities for playtesting, etc, even if you are not selected as a nominee.

How will the games be showcased?

Each nominated game will have a dedicated and individual feature across our channels, the festival, and promotionally. IndieCade will provide a far-reaching spotlight for your game, including a customized game promotion experience.

What type of games are allowed? Can I still submit tabletop? Installations? VR? Alt Control?

All types and formats of games are encouraged and will be accepted and featured!! You may absolutely submit tabletop games or games in novel formats. These games will be reviewed, juried, and if selected IndieCade will work closely with you as a developer to find the best way to feature your work for our online attendees and conference-goers. We welcome all game formats and all formats will receive equal promotion, press and awards eligibility.

How are Tabletop games submitted and reviewed?

To submit your tabletop game simply fill out the submission form. For the first round of review we rely on the documentation so fill out everything!! Once we are ready we will contact you and if it is relevant to your game, we will let you know specifically where to send your game. This will happen after the submission is completed. Should your game be selected you are eligible for the same awards and promotional opportunities as all the other game formats and we will work with you individually to determine the best way to showcase your game.

Important: you are responsible for the shipping fees on any submitted materials and shipped tabletop games will not be returned. If this is cost prohibitive to you, we strongly suggest that you submit a print and play or Tabletop Simulator version of your game or have us review your entry based on documentation alone.

How are Immersive / Escape Room / Alt Control or Experiential works submitted and reviewed?

To submit your immersive, escape room, or other experiential type game – simply fill out the submission form. It is especially designed for non-digital games and we rely heavily on documentation. We also may seek out people who have experienced the piece if it showcased in the past.

What if my game’s platform isn’t listed in the submission form?

We welcome and encourage all games on all platforms. If your platform isn’t listed there is an “Other” option on the form, we will then contact you for more detailed information.

My game is a work in progress; can I submit?

Works in progress are welcome and encouraged!

My game is finished or published; can I submit?

Absolutely – games can be finished and/or published! We also respect embargoes and work with the team for any announcements.

How will you be selecting games?

The IndieCade jury committees will follow the same protocol as our past years. Submitted games will all be reviewed via the documentation. Games will then move on to a smaller pool of eligible runners-up, and many of these will be played (if digital) or receive additional inquiry (i.e. interviews, zoom play, links to past exhibits) – if in other formats, to get a further sense of the work. They will then be selected as final nominees as seen fit by the jury. Additionally, all games will be played by the broader jury.

Will there still be awards?

IndieCade will bestow a total more than a dozen awards this year and there will be a dedicated awards experience as a highlight to the festival as well as concentrated media outreach. You can go HERE for more information on the awards categories.

Is there still an IndieXchange? What is the IndieXchange?

The IndieXchange was our developer summit that is designed specifically for teams who submit to IndieCade. At present, there are no future IndieXchanges scheduled. However, all submitting teams gain complimentary access to the festival’s Developer Talks.

Is there still a GameTasting (show-and-tell)?

Yes! There will be a GameTasting (show-and-tell). IndieCade members at the developer Plus level who submit to to the festival are eligible to participate in the GameTasting. This is a first come/ first serve opportunity.

Where can I find more information?

More information about IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere 2023 will be posted to our website later in the year.

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