Event Dates: 16th to 18th November, 2021 Register

The India Game Developer Conference 2021

The India Game Developer Conference (IGDC) is India's premier game developers conference. The conference is organized by industry volunteers, with support from corporates and the Telangana government. Now in its 13th year, IGDC is the biggest and the most significant developer conference in not only India, but South Asia. The conference plays a key role in developing the Indian Gaming ecosystem: from helping developers gain valuable insight and pick up new skills to helping developers connect with publishers and investors that they otherwise may not have had access to.

IGDC 2021 Highlights:

  • Conference 13th Edition
  • Over 9000 industry professionals
  • Over 120 industry expert speakers
  • 10 major tracks
  • 100 e-stalls
  • 30 publishers
  • 30 investors
  • International Delegations
  • International Media

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Last year speakers

    William Hughes

    VP of Creative @ Tilting Point

    Craig Chapple

    Mobile Insights Strategist @ Sensor Tower

    Anthony Giovannetti

    Co-founder @ MegaCrit Games

    Rami Ismail

    Independent games & Tool developer

    Arvi Teikari

    Independent Developer

    Ernest W. Adams

    Ph.D. and Uppsala University employer

    Asi Burak

    SVP Business Development @ Tilting Point

    Anuj Tandon

    CEO @ Yoozoo Games India

    Tsahi Liberman

    Game Developer & Designer, Social Change Addict

    Jon Hook

    VP Publishing @ BoomBit

    John Kelly

    Director of Product @ Wargaming

    Sam Fisher

    CEO @ Hyper Hippo

    Sai Srinivas Kiran

    Co- founder @ Mobile Premier League (MPL)

    Rick Davidson

    Career Coach @ Game Dev Mentor

    Rajan Navani

    Vice Chairman & Managing Director @ JetSynthesys

    Justin Scarpone

    SVP & General Manager @ Scopely Asia Pacific

    Steve Taylor

    Head of Product @ Unity Technologies

    Rajesh Rao

    Chairperson @ IGDC

    Oliver Jones

    Co-Founder & Director @ Bombay Play

    Rohit Bhat

    CEO @ 99Games

    Chris Murphy

    Unreal Engine Evangelist @ Epic Games

    Shawn Beck

    Field Engineer @ Unity Technologies

    Salone Sehgal

    General Partner @ Lumikai

    Marek Marchlewicz

    Evangelist @ Unity Technologies

    Shivam Mishra

    Manager, business strategist @ Perfect World Entertainment

    Shubh Malhotra

    Co- Founder @ Mobile Premier League (MPL)

    Poornima Seetharaman

    Lead Game Designer @ Zynga

    Oscar Clark

    Chief Strategy Officer @ Fundamentally Games Ltd

    Apurva Shah

    CEO @ Duality Robotics

    Víctor Díaz-Roig

    SVP of Product, Studio GM @ Scopely

    Daniel Santalla


    Sukamal Pegu

    Head of Publishing @ Riot Games

    Crystin Cox

    Director of Live Game Operations @ Xbox Game Studios Publishing

    Alex Stevens

    Unreal Engine Evangelist @ Epic Games

    Jack Porter

    Engine Developer & Support Lead @ Epic Games

    Iniyan Vijay

    Senior Art lead @ Lakshya digital

    Karan Parikh

    Founder @ Green Rain Studios

    Kuldeep Dubey

    Founder @ Damacloid Technologies Pvt. Ltd. | CTO @ AssureKit

    Galen Davis

    Evangelist & Producer, Quixel @ Epic Games

    Jennifer Scheurle

    Lead Game designer

    Surojit Roy

    Co-founder @ Firescore

    Naresh Ch Das

    Founder & Art Director @ EiTri Studio

    Jason Davis

    VP - Product Management @ Backtrace

    Imtiaz Hussain

    COO @ Yesgnome

    Karthik Padmanabhan

    Developer Relations @ Google India

    Kashyap Reddy

    Founder @ Hitwicket

    Michelle Lee-Schmidt

    Design for Play, Senior Portfolio Director @ IDEO Play Labs


    Director of Game Investment and Strategy @ Perfect World Games

    James Gwertzman

    General Manager for Gaming Cloud @ Microsoft

    Altaf Navalur

    Engineer Manager @ Junglee Games Pvt. Ltd.

    Aniruddha Hardikar

    Game Developer and Digital Artist

    Neale Hemrajani

    Producer / Executive @ Annapurna Interactive

    Nikhil Malankar

    CEO @ GameEon

    Fawzi Mesmar

    Head Of Design @ DICE

    Amir Rao

    Co-Founder & Studio Director @ Supergiant Games

    Jamie Cason

    Head of External Developer Relations @ Miniclip

    Farheen Bandeali

    Senior Client Partner @ Unity Technologies

    Sharan Tulsiani

    Business Development Manager @ Google Play

    Surendra Rajawat


    Shiva Nandy

    Founder/CEO @ skyesports

    Hitoshi Maruyama

    Managing Director - Publisher Growth @ Anymind group

    Arjun Chadha

    General Manager - Publisher Engagement @ Pokkt

    Chirag Chopra

    Founder @ Lucid Labs

    Ratheesh Mallaya

    Director of Products @ Zynga

    Abhishek Agarwal

    Game Producer @ Gametion Technologies.

    Alok Kumar

    Leading User Experience & Research @ Moonfrog Labs

    Divya Nair

    Senior Producer @ Zynga

    Saumya Iyer

    Games Producer

    Vishwas HJ

    Freelance Sound Designer

    Christof Wegmann

    Founder & CTO @ Exit Games

    Manohar Hotchandani

    Business Development Director @ Facebook

    Vamshi Krishna

    CTO @ YesGnome

    Vatsal Gaur

    Founder @ The Happiness Room

    Arvind Sivdas

    Co-founder & CEO @ SuperCric

    Suhail Chandhok

    Co-founder & CBO @ SuperCric

    Ridima Ramesh

    Game Designer @ IDEO Play Lab

    Peter Slattery

    Design Lead @ IDEO

    Akshay Bharadwaj

    General Manager @ Zynga

    Yogesh Gaikwad

    Country Manager @ Jumpstart games

    Francisco Casanova Parra

    Senior Producer @ 22 Cans

    Xenia Zeiler

    Associate Professor, Asian Studies @ University of Helsinki

    Satyajit Chakraborty

    Founder @ Flying Robot Studios

    Leena Kejriwal

    Founder @ Missing Link Trust

    Antonia Koop

    CEO @ Kite Rider-Strategic Adventures Ltd

    Devi Ganesh

    Founder @ Deven Studio

    Rakshith Anand

    Founder @ RedForce Games LLP

    Daniel Rowlands

    Strategic Partner Manager @ Facebook

    Nishant Joseph Verghese

    Strategic Partner Manager @ facebook

    Karan Khairajani

    Co-founder @ Firescore Interactive

    Manish Chopra

    Director and Head of Partnerships @ Facebook

    Adrien Darmancier

    Client Partner, APAC Gaming @ Facebook

    Shefali Arora

    Strategic Partner Manager @ Facebook

    Ravi Kiran

    Founder and CEO @ GoLive Games Studios India

    Manish Agarwal

    CEO @ Nazara Technologies

    Dmitriy Dyomin

    Engine programmer @ Epic Games

    Anirudh Pandita

    Founder @ Pocket Aces

    Shilpa Keswani

    Content Partnerships @ YouTube

    Anirudh Nagpal

    CEO/CO-Founder @ Ebullient Gaming

    Ankit Gupta

    Head of Apps Partnerships @ Google India

    Aman Grover

    Head of AppDev Sales @ Google India

    Ani Mohan

    General Manager @ GameSnacks

    Mitesh Agarwal

    Director of Customer Engineering @ Google Cloud

    Sebastian Lager

    Founder @ TwogNation

    Allan Phang

    Regional Head of Marketing and PR @ EVOS Esports

    Tammy Levy

    CPO @ Kongregate

    Vaishnavi Palleda

    Director @ BigCode Games

    Arjun Anand

    Programme Manager @ IGDC


    Founder @ Playtonia

    Animesh Agarwal

    Founder @ 8bit Creative

    Shah Rahman

    Senior Product Manager @ Blizzard Entertainment

    Kinsey Dardanus

    Head of Publishing @ TapNation

    Anshul Soni

    Software Engineer @ Electronics Arts

    Saad Khan

    CEO @ Gamers Hub

    Heather Hazen

    COO @ Firaxis Games

    Shruti Sarraf

    BSW Games

    Tejas Shrirodkar

    Founder @ QYJO

    Manikya Narain Wahal

    Founder @ GTL Ventures

    Cassia Curran

    Advisor @ WINGS Interactive

    Anat Shperling

    Co-founder and CEO @ Toya

    Ankit Dayal

    Co-Founder @ PanicNot

    Likla lal

    Writer and Researcher @ PanicNot

    Samir Alam

    Co-Founder @ PanicNot

    Sean D'Souza

    Co-Founder @ PanicNot

    Subhasis Banerji

    Founder, Managing Director @ Synphne

    Anurati Srivastva

    Associate Project Officer @ UNESCO MGIEP

    Vignesh Mukund

    Transdisciplinary Designer @ UNESCO MGIEP

    Vamsi Raju

    Stareout Games

    Seemant Shankar

    Co-founder @ Qunami

    Kashyap Shingha Phukan

    Studio Head @ Psypher Interactive

    JP Reddy

    GameDesigner @ BornMonkie

    Kenneth Anthony Hopkins

    Founder - BollyCon

    Himanshu Manwani

    Founder @ Xigma Games

    Mickael Piantchenko

    Head of Partnerships @ Mineski Global

Last year schedule


Have a new game that you want to demo? Or a product that want to tell game developers about? Or maybe you just want people to know about your company. Whatever the objective, there's no better way to do it than having you own space on the IGDC Expo floor.

Be seen by India's game development community - CEOs, studio heads, indies, developers, enthusiasts, students. Contact US to book your space today!


  • Audience can view exhibitors profile
  • Includes Download option of file
  • Exhibitors get a help desk
  • Exhibitors get a virtual meeting room
  • Can showcase videos and clips
  • Exhibitors Get 2 all access passes
Space Pricing
e-Stall Rs. 5,000/-

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India Game Developer Conference Awards

The India Game Developer Conference Awards is India's premier game awards. Last year's award categories were:

S.No. Award Category Description
1 Studio Game of the Year Overall best game of the year
2 Indie Game of the Year Best game made by an indie/indie team
3 Student Game of the Year Best game made by a student/student group
4 Upcoming Game of the Year Best unreleased/under development game

Click here to visit the awards website!


BYOG (Build Your Own Game) is a game development jam where people interested in making games, get together and simply make games. Considering the diverse and nascent nature of game development in India, instead of doing it at a physical location we do it online. It is similar to Ludum Dare game jam and Experimental Game Project.

Anybody interested in making games or even learning how to make games should participate in the BYOG. The idea of the jam is to encourage collaboration, team building, experimentation, creativity and exploring something new and bold. It is not limited to students or working professionals, anybody and everybody is welcome to participate at the jam.

Started in 2010, BYOGs are one of the oldest game jams organised every year in the Asian continent and have a rich history of identifying and encouraging game development talent from the country. Past winners have gone on to win multiple international awards, launch successful game development companies, and make amazing games and careers.

2021 Sponsors and Partners

Presenting Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
State Sponsor
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Industry Partner


IGDC 2020 Team


Arjun Anand




Joel Johnson


Shruti Verma

Epic Games

Imtiaz Hussain


Tarun Hinduja


Nithin Rachha



Deepak Gurijala

Street Lamp Games


Aniruddha Hardikar


Vivek Jha


Chirag Chopra

Lucid Labs

Kinshuk Sunil


Yadu Rajiv



Anando Banerjee

Lakshya Digital

Poornima Seetharaman


Vaishnavi P


Track Curators

Rupesh Mandke

Root 16

Manisha Mohan


Rahul Sehgal


Shagun Shah


Tejas Shirodhkar


Vijay Sinha

Holy Cow

Zain Fahadh

Ogre Head

Vaibhav Chavan


Srinivasan Veeraraghavan


Ravi Kiran


Madhulika Majumdar
Imtiaz Hussain



Arjun Anand


Investor and Publisher Connect

Arjun Sarode



Arjun Anand


Imtiaz Hussain


Web | Art | Finance

Ashok Kadali


Sai Krishna




Sumit Mehra


Hrishi Oberoi

Photon Tadpole

Shruti Verma

Epic Games

Pratik Murarka


Imtiaz Hussain


Anando Banerjee

Lakshya Digital

Manvendra Shukul

Lakshya Digital

Sridhar Muppidi



Rajesh Rao

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