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Independent Games Festival (IGF)

The IGF recognizes innovation and independent game developers and students, providing major exposure and thousands of dollars in cash prizes. Browse submissions and finalists on the IGF website, and learn about key dates for this year's festival.

IGF Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PST

The IGF competition awards winners in eight categories during GDC. Join thousands of attendees to honor innovative and independently created video games from around the world with any GDC pass before the Game Developers Choice Awards. 

Check out the 2024 finalists and winners.

IGF Pavilion

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 – Friday, March 22, 2024

Finalist games will be showcased in the IGF Pavilion at GDC, accessible with any pass.

Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA)

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 from 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM PST

Attend the premier accolades for peer-recognition in the digital games industry at the Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony following the IGF Awards at GDC. Industry professionals from around the world nominate recipients in twelve categories, celebrating creativity, artistry and technical genius.


Connecting the Global Game Development Community