Indie Game Award 2024 Registration

About Indie Game Award

The Indie Game Award, held by Taipei Game Show, is dedicated to discovering outstanding indie game developers around the world. The award has attracted thousands of indie game developers to participate ever since its establishment in 2015, wishing to deliver a stage for talented developers to thrive and shine! Indie Game Award 2024 is now open for registration. We sincerely invite every indie game developer and publisher around the world to join us in this exciting event!


  1. Registration Date: Sep. 4th – Oct. 11th.
  2. No fee will be charged.
  3. The submissions are open to all indie game developers/publishers and NOT limited to Taipei Game Show exhibitors.
  4. All applicants, including indie game developers and publishers, can submit 1 game title.
  5. The "Best Student Game" category is limited to "currently enrolled students/graduating students of the class of 2023" for advancement and awards. Student teams nominated for this category must all provide documents such as student IDs with stamped registration seals, proof of current enrollment, or the graduation certificate for the class of 2023, to verify their student status. If eligibility cannot be verified, the nomination will be revoked. This restriction does not apply to other nominated categories.
  6. The submitted game must be released or updated after Jan. 1st, 2023, or in active development with a playable demo.
  7. When the number of valid entries for the Best VR Game is less than 6, the winner of that award will be absent.
  8. All contestants will enter the Pre-Selection phase simultaneously and will be required to complete at least 10 reviews on other competing titles. Contestants who fail to complete the requirements will be disqualified from the competition.
  9. Incomplete applications will result in the disqualification of the competition.


Date Schedule
Sep.4th (Mon.) Indie Game Award Registration Starts
Oct. 11th (Wed.) Indie Game Award Registration Ends
Oct.11th (Wed.)-Oct.23rd (Mon.) Finalizing Competing Profile
Oct.25th (Wed.)-Nov.15th (Wed.) Pre-Selection Phase
*The organizer will group all contestants in a randomized order.
All contestants must finish at least 10 reviews on other
competing games within the assigned group to advance to the next phase.
Nov.21st (Tue.) Pre-Selection Finals Announcement
Nov.29th (Wed.)-Dec.20th (Wed.) Final Phase (Review by the jury panel)
Jan.25th (Thu.),2024 Indie Game Award 2024 Ceremony

Review Instruction

  1. The competition will go through two phases: Pre-Selection Phase & Final Phase.
  2. Pre-Selection Phase: The organizer will group all contestants in a randomized order. All contestants must finish at least 10 reviews on other competing games within the assigned group to advance to the next phase.
  3. Final Phase The top 25 titles from the Pre-Selection Phase will enter the Final Phase, and will be rated by the jury panel. The jury panel is formed with industry professionals, game media journalists, and key opinion leaders.
  4. If there is any uncertainty regarding the result, the jury panel shall discuss, reach a consensus, and deliver a final result to the organizer.
  • *In order to protect the intellectual properties of all parties involved, it is strictly prohibited to reveal any game contents or review results under any circumstances. Violators will be immediately disqualified from both Indie Game Award and Taipei Game Show, permanently banned from any Taipei Game Show and its extended events, and shall be liable for any damage and loss caused on their own.
  • *The organizer reserves the right to amend the content of the event and is obligated to notify the changes to the jury panel and all contestants via email.

Award Category

Criteria Description

Review Description Ratio
Narration Storytelling, plot construction, scenario, dialogue…etc. 20%
Audio effect Sound effects, musical composition, sound design…etc. 20%
Visual art Art direction, animation, modeling, character design, texture creation…etc. 20%
Game mechanics Gameplay mechanics, playability, play balancing, level design…etc. 20%
Creativity Innovation that advances the current gameplay, mechanics, structure…etc. 20%

Winner’s Reward

The winning teams will receive the TGS Marketing Package, which includes the following items:

  1. Onsite Indie Game Award showcasing stand in Taipei Game Show 2024
  2. Indie Game Award 2024 Trophy * 1
  3. Indie Game Award 2024 Winner’s Interview (video) * 1
  4. Indie Game Award 2024 Winner’s Interview (press release) * 1
  5. Logo listed on Taipei Game Show’s official website
  6. Posts on Taipei Game Show English SNS outlets (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  7. Feature in Taipei Game Show 2024 ShowDaily printed magazine.

Contact Us

Taipei Game Show
Adam Huang