IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere


What is IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere?

Nine-full days of 24-hour programming for our 2020 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 online October 16th through 24th, 2020. It is organized to enable access and participation from around the globe. Learn more HERE.


Is Anywhere and Everywhere the same as the IndieCade Festival?

IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere is our 2020 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?

October 16th through October 24th, 2020, and the daily schedule is organized to take into account time zones around the world. Additionally a variety of programming will be available on-demand for the week of the festival.


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

At this time, given the nature of world events and our concern for everyone's health and safety, we do not have on-site events specifically planned. If we are able to add on-site events, we will include a celebration in Paris (IndieCade Europe) and one in Santa Monica! If possible we will also facilitate local / regional gatherings related to the festival activities. Anything taking place in person will be a complement to the main event which is happening online.


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 possible opportunities for playtesting, etc, even if you are not selected as a nominee via the IXC.


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.


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 on page 7 (Submission Format) of the submission form, under "Hardware Requirements", then we ask you to write it in at the bottom of page 8 (Access Information) under "Other Access 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 is our developer summit that is designed specifically for teams who submit to IndieCade. Complimentary (free) access is provided to all team members of every game submitted as part of the submission benefit. The IndieXchange includes sessions, networking, workshops, playtesting and more. As a bonus, this year’s digital format allows us to accommodate all of the team members from your team, as well as teams that could not have come to Los Angeles in the past.


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

Yes! There will be a GameTasting (show-and-tell). All games who submit to IndieCade are eligible to participate in the game-tasting - a rotating show-and-tell. This is a first come/ first serve opportunity.


Where can I find more information?

More information about IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere as well as the submissions can be found HERE.


Will this replace IndieCade Festival 2020?

IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere is the 2020 IndieCade festival. Opening the doors to more games, more creators, and more participants from around the world with IndieCade's same great spirit.


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