We are excited to announce the India Game Developer Conference Awards happening at The India Game Developer Conference (IGDC), India’s premier game industry conference!

Now in its 11th year, the conference is considered to be the most significant of such events held in South Asia. It plays a key role in developing the Indian gaming ecosystem - helping developers gain valuable insights, pick up new skills, as well as connect with publishers and investors that they otherwise may not have had access to.

The awards are the centerpiece of efforts made to recognize and promote talented Indian developers. Since the inception of the conference, the size of the Indian games industry has grown manifold. As a result we are expanding the awards categories to include the larger ecosystem, and look forward to adding additional categories over future editions of the IGDC.


Important Dates
Games published within this time period will qualify for nominations: October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019
Deadline for Game nomination: October 31, 2019
Deadline for Upcoming Game nominations: October 31, 2019
Games released within this time period will qualify for Upcoming Game nominations: November 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020
Intimation to finalists for award categories: November 7, 2019
Upcoming games Jury showcase: November 21, 2019
Results announced at IGDC 2019, Hyderabad: November 23, 2019

You can read about the rules in detail here. And you can submit your nominations here.

The nominees 2018 year are:
  1. Studio Game of the Year
  2. Little Singham - Zapak Mobile Games Pvt. Ltd.
    Puzzles and Toons - June Gaming Pvt. Ltd.
    Real Cricket 18 - Nautilus Mobile Pvt. Ltd.
    Star Trek Trexels II - YesGnome
    WWE Mayhem - Reliance Games

  3. Indie Game of the Year
  4. Legend of Maratha Warriors - Yogesh Pugaonkar
    BOMBARIKA - Street Lamp Games
    The Bonfire - Forsaken Lands - Xigma Games
    The Last Train - Smash Game Studios

  5. Student Game of the Year
  6. Ball of Death - Bharati Vidyapeeth Amplify DITM
    Beam Stream - Monkeys in Disguise
    Cyber Terra - Dots and Dashes Interactive
    Moirae - DDKMP Studio
    Roboland - Priyank

  7. Game of the Year - Critics’ choice (New!)
    • Best game as judged by jury of press peers

See you at the conference!

- The IGDC Awards Team


  • Hyderabad International Convention Centre,
    Novotel & HICC Complex,
    Cyberabad Post office,
    Hyderabad 500081
  • awards@indiagdc.com
  • +91 40 6616 3000