What is Indie X?
Indie X is Portugal’s biggest indie game showcase featuring both national and international indie games. This year, due to the current pandemic, we are going full-digital with a few changes to what we usually do.
How many games will be selected for Indie X?
We are looking up to a maximum of 50. However we are focusing on showing the best applicants online, so we will only limit the number of finalists for the showcase depending on how many we can handle and, above all, the quality of the games.
How much will it cost to be showcased if I'm selected?
In short – nothing.
If your game is selected as a finalist, you don’t have to pay anything to have it showcased at the event. The mission of Indie X is to support the indie game market and to have the best selection of indie games accessible to the thousands of visitors that usually come to Lisbon during the event and, now that we are going digital, to all the world.
What do I get if I'm selected as a finalist?
Each selected game will be showcased in a livestream. The streaming session should occur in October and in it, an Indie X staff will play the game and you or a member of your team will be commenting and answering questions about it.
If you are selected, we will reach out in order to figure the best option and schedule.
How can I prove my intention to attend the streaming session?
If on your submission you state that you’ll attend the session, the organization might contact you before the results are public to let you know that your game will be selected.
Can I submit a game for any platform?
Yes. We don’t have any limitations at this moment on platforms, except for VR games. Other than VR, you can submit games for any platform, current generation ones are highly preferable by our organization: PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Although we can stream in all those platforms, a PC copy is always preferable.
Which games are eligible for the exhibition?
All games are eligible if they are yet unreleased or have less than 12 months since its release date, which means that all games released after November 17th 2019 are valid submissions to Indie X 2020.
You can submit a game that is on early access/in development and currently playable on Steam / itch.io, by sending the corresponding set of keys or links to access the game. Our jury will not buy the games submitted for evaluation for Indie X.
Mobile games can be submitted, although it is mandatory that the final builds be playable on a PC, due to streaming reasons. Nevertheless, you can submit mobile builds to be evaluated as a submission if you prepare it accordingly for platforms like Testflight.
Will there be accolades and awards associated with Indie X?
Not this year. We are only showing the games and not having a competition this year.
What is the deadline for game submissions?
The deadline is the 31st of August, 23h59. Lisbon time.
Can I submit more than one game?
Yes but you can only submit a maximum of 2 entries. If both games get selected, they can be showcased on Indie X on the same presentation schedule that will be defined before the event. If the two games are selected, you will also have two time slots on the streaming sessions.
Can I have a streaming session at Indie X without having to submit my games to the jury?
Yes. Several studios did so in the first two years, like Square Enix Collective, Wargaming Labs, Image & Form Games and Zoink Games.
Please reach us to know the costs of having any number of games exhibited outside our jury selection. The larger the number of titles you wish to showcase, the cheaper it gets. Games exhibited this way won’t subtract the slots of the finalists, they will be added to that number.
Contact us directly and tell us your needs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since the event happens in late November, what will the situation be?
We have to be honest here and say again: We don’t know yet.
Hopefully we will be in a safe situation where our event can be held in XL Games World, however if we believe that there is the slightest chance that this cannot happen we have everything prepared for a fully digital event that can reach anyone in the world at the comfort of their own homes.
How do I apply?
That’s the easy part.
All you need to do is send an email with your:
Studio name or your own if you are a single developer
Name of your person of contact who we will deal with directly
Link to the build where we can find the game you are applying
Or a minimum of 6 keys to the digital store where we can get the game.
A list of any questions you may have.
Send this to email@example.com