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:   [2 PM to 5 PM] November 21, 2019
Results announced at IGDC 2019, Hyderabad: November 22, 2019

You can read about the rules in detail here.

The nominees for IGDC UpComing Game of the Year

Game Name Platform Company
Demolition Derby 2019 iOS Appsoleut Coders LLP
Blob and Magnet PC Tricksy Triad Interactive
Cursed Arena iOS Street Lamp Games
Gravity Shooter Android Smash Head Studio
The Bonfire 2: Uncharted Shores iOS Xigma Games
Dragon Master Android Yesgnome
Devil’s Eyes Android Red Apple Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Lights On Android Seven Summits Studio
All Star Cricket Android Deftouch
Gamedev Beatdown PC QYJO Private Limited
  1. Studio Game of the Year:
  2. a) Halloween Games - Monster Pop – MadOverGames
    b) Pool King - Junglee Games
    c) Princess Pop – MadOverGames
    d) WCC Rivals - Nextwave Multimedia Pvt. Ltd.
    e) Super Krishna Crush: Block Blast Game - Cympl Studios Private Limited

  3. Indie Game of the Year:
  4. a) Combat Helicopter VR - Surgical Strike - Skrots Game Studios
    b) Indian Cooking Star – TheAppGuruz
    c) Possessions - Lucid Labs
    d) Sarkwo – SidKinG
    e) War Dogs : Air Combat Flight Simulator - Teapot Games

  5. Student Game of the Year:
  6. a) Another World - Bharati Vidyapeeth University - Amplify DITM
    b) Bounce - Molten Labs
    c) Helicopter VR - Skrots Game Studios
    d) Shooting in Style VR - Skrots Game Studios
    e) The Shrive - Foster Thoughts Studios (National Institute of Design Students)

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