Indie Cup Europe’24

Our largest Indie Cup yet. Best new indie games, from all over Europe.

Submit your game

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Submissions open until 19th May. Free for developers.

Get awards

Our jury votes for the best festival submissions in different categories

Get feedback

If your game is nominated, you get written feedback from our jurors

Get discovered

Present your game on our website & get a spot in our future events on Steam

What you need to participate:

1. Be an independent developer

2. Live in Europe

3. Work on an unreleased project

Learn more about eligibility & voting process →


Festival Schedule

  • Submissions
    15 April – 19 May

  • Digital Showcase Opening
    29 May

  • First Voting Round
    24 May — 23 June

  • Nominee Announcement
    3 July

  • Second Voting Round
    28 June — 28 July

  • Winners Announcement
    1 August

Official Selection

Official Selection categories are open to games in the mid to late development cycle. The winners will be selected by an independent jury panel featuring experts from companies like CD Projekt RED, Crytek, Remedy Entertainment, Ubisoft, ZA/UM, and more.

Gameplay Excellence Award

Best overall submission of the festival

Rising Star Award

Best submission made by a small team without a publisher

Critics’ Choice Award

Best submission as selected by members of the games media

Creators’ Choice Award

Best submission as selected by YouTube & Twitch creators

Artistic Excellence Award

Submission with the highest standard of audio and visual design

Most Experimental Game Award

Submission that pushes game design boundaries

Early Consideration

Early Consideration voting is exclusive to projects in the initial stages of development, including prototypes and pre-alphas.

Next Big Thing Award

Best festival submission in early stages of development

The jury will be announced soon

About the festival

Welcome to Indie Cup

Indie Cup is an online festival of upcoming indie games and one of Europe’s leading online events for independent developers. The festival provides independent developers with a free platform to gain visibility, receive valuable feedback, and engage with a community of peers and industry leaders.

We believe you have not yet played your favorite game. Our mission is to help you find it.






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Become a sponsor

We collaborate with companies that lead the gaming industry. Our sponsors get exclusive branding opportunities & access to our scouting tools. Plus, they help keep Indie Cup free for all developers.

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Join the jury

Festival jury hosts amazing professionals from around the world. Jurying is a chance to see the most exciting new games before anyone else — and help their developers thrive.

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Work with GTP Media

Indie Cup is produced by GTP Media, a boutique communications agency that creates bespoke marketing & PR campaigns for video game studios, tech startups, and hardware companies.

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Featured Participants

Indie Cup Sessions

Alberto Mastretta Session

Rapid level creation using Houdini

Alberto Mastretta, Original Fire Games

Alexis Trust Session

Indie marketing & community 101

Alexis Trust, Chucklefish

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