F.A.Q.

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You can reach us at submissions@indiex.online for additional questions or general inquiries. We advise everyone to read the answers on the right before submitting an application or sending us a question.

General

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.

Our mission stays the same tho - made by indies for indies, Indie X is a games event which aims to promote the best games that Portugal’s rising game dev industry has to offer, as well as a selection of international indies who tag along for an awesome showcase with tons of networking and experience sharing!

That’s the easy part. All you need to do is fill in the form application in our Submissions page and submit it for review. You will get a confirmation email once we have received your application.

 

NOTE: As of October 15th 2021, submissions are now closed for Indie X 2021's Online edition. Thank you for participating and good luck!

The deadline is October 15th 2021. Lisbon time (GMT).

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 prefered by our jury: PC, Playstation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. Although we can stream in all those platforms, a PC version is always preferable.

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.

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 2020 are valid submissions to Indie X 2021.

 

You can submit a game that is on early access/in development and currently playable, 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 in platforms like Testflight.

We are looking up to an average of 50 games.

 

However we are focusing on showing the best applicants, so that number of finalists for the showcase may vary depending on how many we can handle and, above all, the quality of the submitted games.

On your submission form, you will be asked if you plan to attend the session. If you say yes, the organization might contact you before the results are public to let you know that your game will be selected as a Finalist and iron out the details of your participation with you.

On normal physical events we would then arrange for a way for you to show us proof of your trip to Lisbon and/or signing a responsibility agreement. For the digital version of our event, we will simply schedule our streaming session.

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 have gone digital, to all the world.

Each selected Finalist game will be showcased in a livestream with one of our hosts.

 

The streaming session shall occur in November and, in it, an Indie X host will play the game and hold a live interview with a member of your team.


If your game is selected, we will reach out in order to figure the best option and schedule.

Finalists will gain access to our B2B platform and be able to hold exclusive e-meetings with Publishers and Investors part of our network.

Additionally, you will automatically be elegible to one of our Awards - Best of the Show (1k monetary prize), Best Portuguese Game, Best Art Direction, Most Innovative Game, Best Multiplayer and People's Choice Award.

Indie X will use your data across its multiple channels in order to select and promote your project as a Finalist. Additionally, we may share your submitted info with our jury peers and other partners in order to carry out the event in the best way possible and taking your best interests in consideration. We will keep your information after the event in our past editions database and keep your contact for future use regarding the event and possible other incarnations of it.
 
By submitting your game, you agree that Indie X will use your submitted info in any way that it sees fit to organize the event in its multiple facets including but not limited to event management, promotion, scheduling, database creation and sharing it with ours partners.

Last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cancelled the Award cerimony and focused on only showcasing the Finalist games and interviewing them in livestream sessions.
 
However, as of 2021, we are officially reopening the awards!

So far we have announced a 1k main prize for the Best of the Show award. The rest of the awards shall remain without a monetary prize but you will get an official badge and accolades to display on your marketing endeavours.

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 learn the costs of having any number of games exhibited outside our jury selection. Games exhibited this way won’t subtract the slots of our Finalists, they will be added to that number. Contact us directly and tell us your needs at business@indiex.online.

Due to the ongoing pandemic and much like last year's Online Edition, Indie X 2021 is a completely digital event held online that can reach anyone in the world at the comfort of their own homes.