No, this event is open to anyone who likes creative and innovative games. 

This is a virtual event so it's easy for everyone to join. 

Yes, the event is free to attend. 

The "official language" will be English but as it's virtual when you wander around you may bump into people who you can chat with in other languages. 

Don't worry, we will be in touch closer to September 4th. Expect an email with more details from Google Play Events <>. 

If we did, they would no longer be surprises. 

Game submissions (now closed)

Unfortunately we can’t consider your submission if the contest isn't available in your country as you wouldn't meet the eligibility criteria set out in the Terms and Conditions.

If you make indie games but don't meet the eligibility criteria for the Indie Games Festival, check out the Indie Games Accelerator, another program from Google Play focused on education and mentorship to grow on the platform. This program is open to earlier stage indie game developers from a broader set of countries. 

You - as the developer of the game - are the one who needs to enter and you are the one who needs to be based in one of the eligible countries and meet the eligibility criteria.

We will announce the finalists in August. You’ll receive an email about it; make sure to also follow our Google Play Developer social channels (Twitter, LinkedIn).

Unfortunately you have to be at least 18 years old at the time of entering the contest to be eligible.

No, you can be an individual. Or if you are a business you must not have more than 50 full time employees and must not be a publicly listed company.

Yes, you're welcome to enter again as long as you meet all the eligibility criteria, including having developed and published a new game on Google Play after 2 March 2020.

You can edit your submission until 1 July 2021.

Yes, there is no submissions limit per developer. You will however need to submit each game separately.

We will start reviewing submissions as soon as we get them. However, you have until the end of the submission period to make sure your game is in top shape and free of bugs; any updates to the game(s) after the submission period ends on 1 July 2021 will not be considered.

If you don’t pitch or attend the Q&A, then you can’t win any of the higher prizes.