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 12th 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: Oct 1, 2019 to Oct 31,2020
Deadline for Game nomination: Nov 02, 2020
Deadline for Upcoming Game nominations: Nov 02, 2020
Games released within this time period will qualify for Upcoming Game nominations: Dec 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021
Intimation to finalists for award categories: Dec 04, 2020
Upcoming games Jury showcase:   [2 PM to 5 PM] Nov 19, 2020
Results announced at IGDC 2020, Hyderabad: Dec 11, 2020

You can read about the rules in detail here.

The nominees for IGDC UpComing Game of the Year

  1. Upcoming Game of the Year:
  2. a) Deception - Bone Game Studios
    b) Forgotten Fields - Frostwood Interactive
    c) Hey Puppeteer – SidKing
    d) Reforester - Red Panda Transmedia
    e) Two Leaves and a bud - Tea Garden Simulator - Flying Robot Studios

  3. Student Game of the Year:
  4. a) Confirm : Running Nose Games
    b) DJ Loopman - National Institute Of Design
    c) DP – awd3n
    d) Nomino - Molten Labs
    e) XV-1900/86 – Pulkitoki

  5. Indie Game of the Year:
  6. a) Bonfire 2 - Xigma games
    b) Gamedev Beatdown - QYJO Pvt. Ltd.
    c) Miner's Mettle - Singular Scheme
    d) Mystic Pillars - Holy Cow Productions
    e) Raji - Nodding Heads Games

  7. Studio Game of the Year:
  8. a) Asian Cooking Star - TheAppGuruz
    b) Hidden Escape: Secret Agent Adventure Mystery - Vincell Studios Inc.
    c) KahaniBox - Raidenbit Interactive Pvt Ltd
    d) Princess Pop - Mad Over Games
    e) World Cricket Championship 3 (WCC3) - Nextwave Multimedia Pvt Ltd.

- The IGDC Awards Team

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