Canada’22
Awards

Sep 20 – Nov 17, 2022

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Submissions open for Canada’22

Hey Canada, it’s good to be here.

We’re now inviting all independent developers in the region to submit their unreleased projects! Apply now to enter Developer Awards and feature in the Indie Cup online showcase.

Participants will compete for awards and prizes, and get a chance to meet publishers, content creators, press and potential partners. Best entries will also receive written feedback from the festival jury.

Here are the eligibility requirements:

  • Your game must not be released as of Sep 20, 2022, with the exception of Early Access releases;
  • At least one member of the core dev team must reside in Canada or be a Canadian citizen;
  • Indie games only. What’s an indie game? Who knows! Here’s our definition.

You will need to provide a playable build of your game and at least 2 minutes of unedited gameplay footage. If you want to learn more, check out our FAQ and Rules sections.

That’s it. Can’t wait to see your game!

Key dates

  • Submissions
    Sep 20 – Oct 17

  • Games Showcase
    Starting Oct 20

  • Jurying I
    Oct 20 – Oct 31

  • Nominees Reveal
    Nov 3

  • Jurying II
    Nov 3 – Nov 14

  • Winners Reveal
    Nov 17

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Official Selection

Grand Jury Award

For the best overall entry

Open to

All submissions eligible for Canada’22

Prizes

To be announced

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Rising Star Award

For emerging developers

Open to

Submissions developed by 1-5 developers without a publisher

Prizes

To be announced

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Critics’ Choice Award

Selected by experts

Open to

All submissions eligible for Canada’22

Prizes

To be announced

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Unreal Engine Award

Selected by UE developers

Open to

Submissions developed with Unreal Engine

Prizes

To be announced

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The Jury

Canada’22 Jury

Special Competition

Presents

Prime Choice

Open to

All submissions eligible for Canada’22

Prizes

$5,000 and Xsolla services. Learn more →

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