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Submissions are Closed

Regular Submissions Closed – April 15th
Late Submissions Closed – June 15th

2024 Submissions Info

Submissions for our 2024 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 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 2024 and will be held in the fall. 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.

IndieCade Membership Benefits
IndieCade memberships include many benefits throughout the year, including submissions benefits.

Join us with a Developer level IndieCade membership and you’ll get 20% off any game submission. Join at the Developer Plus level and you’ll get a complimentary submission and you can opt-in for written feedback from our jury.

2024 Submissions Deadlines & Fees

Regular Submissions Deadline
April 15th, 2024 at 12 Noon PDT (GMT -7)
$75 USD

Late Submissions Deadline
June 15th, 2024 at end-of-day, 11:59 PM PDT (GMT -7)
Regular Rate + $45 USD late fee

Even though prices are rising everywhere, in our commitment to ensuring that participation in IndieCade is accessible to as many creators as possible, we have maintained the same regular submissions costs as for the past five years. As always we have a scholarship process.

Submission fees are nonrefundable.
Contact us for extension information:

Submission Benefits

For all entries submitted to IndieCade Festival 2024:

  • All entries are reviewed by our jury and considered for selection for IndieCade 2024. (Submitting does not guarantee festival inclusion.)

  • All team members receive complimentary invitations to attend the festival’s Developer Talks.

  • Members: Along with other benefits, members at the Developer Plus level may also opt-in to receive written feedback on your game submission and may join this year’s GameTasting (show-and-tell). Become a member now

Selection Benefits

For all submissions that are selected for IndieCade Festival 2024:

  • All selections are eligible for IndieCade’s Festival Awards.

  • All selections are invited to join our Steam Event.

  • Consideration for Night Games inclusion.

  • Your team is invited to speak at the festival’s Developer Talks.

  • VIP passes for your full team.

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

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).

We do our best to play every submitted game but the Documentation is the most important part of the submission materials and is essential in cases where a submission is unplayable for any reason.

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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