MARCH 5-7,


06.28.10: As announced (and elaborated on) via the Independent Games Festival site, all mobile games have now been made part of the main festival! Thanks to all entrants, finalists, and winners of the prior Independent Games Festival Mobile competitions!


Submit Your Game - How?

2010 IGF Mobile Competition

The Independent Games Festival is proud to present the third annual IGF Mobile competition, a contest set up to promote innovation in portable games, from cellphone games on handsets including the iPhone, through other mobile devices to PSP and DS titles.

Who Is Eligible: Open to all independent mobile game developers worldwide (see detailed rules).
Competing For: $5,000, in various categories, including IGF Mobile Best Game.
Entry Fee: $50
Submissions Due: December 1, 2009 at 11:59pm PDT - DATE PASSED

Key IGF Mobile Dates

Here are specific submission deadlines for the 2010 event:

September 28, 2009

Submissions Open

December 1, 2009

Submission Deadline

January 22, 2010

Finalists Announced

February 8, 2010

Category Winners Pre-Announced

March 9-13, 2010

Game Developer's Conference 2010

March 11, 2010

IGF Awards Ceremony (IGF Mobile winners featured here)

Frequently Asked Submission Questions

Q: I'm entering an iPhone game - how do I get copies to you?
There are two ways to submit your game. If your game is already live in the iPhone Games Store, then simply give us five free download codes alongside your submission, and we should be in good shape to judge.

Alternatively, if your game is unreleased, you can submit your entry details without uploading your game, and then we will contact you after the deadline with a list of the judge's DeviceIDs. You will then upload a binary which is set up for ad-hoc distribution and includes the specific supplied IDs.

Q: How do I submit my mobile game?
There are two possible methods - either by providing a link to a PC emulator for the title and the game's ROM, or by sending IGF Mobile organizers a mobile device with the game running on it. The IGF organizers guarantee return of the phone as long as you provide a stamped, self-addressed envelope or courier package with your entry with postage paid.

Q: How do I submit Nintendo DS, DSi, GBA/Game Boy, Sony PSP, or PSP Go games?
We know that a large number of indie studios are now approved by Nintendo and Sony and are working on handheld prototypes, and we'd love to have these entered in IGF Mobile on development carts/memory cards as permitted - please contact us to discuss any questions you might have about submission methods. In addition, we'd definitely like to see other 'homebrew' entries submitted, providing that they are entered on media that we can play standalone on an unmodified handheld system.

Q: My game has already been published - can it still enter?
A: Absolutely - we're looking for great indie portable titles that are still in development, or have been published within the last 12 months. As long as the people making the game are resolutely indie, we don't mind how it has been distributed.

Q: The game I intend to enter is very complex and/or requires multiple devices to function - what should I do?
A: If you have any doubt that the organizers are capable of easily playing the game, due to physical constraints, or that it might be misunderstood, please upload a video of the game in action after you enter.

For all other questions, please contact the IGF Mobile organizers.




Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Webmaster
Copyright © UBM TechWeb