Day of the Devs is a fantastic showcase that celebrates the hard work of indie developers and their games. This year, Day of the Devs is growing and has announced Day of the Devs: The Game Awards Edition, which will spotlight indie games and developers alongside the video games industry’s annual year-end celebration. Taking advantage of the strong viewership from The Game Awards, this partnership can allow Day of the Devs to reach more audiences than ever before with a livestream showcase on December 6th and a free in-person event for the games industry and community in Downtown Los Angeles on December 8th.
“The goal of The Game Awards is to celebrate as many games as possible,” said Geoff Keighley, creator and executive producer of The Game Awards. “We’re excited to welcome Day of the Devs: TGA Edition to our week-long celebration of games, which will further spotlight independent games from around the world.”
This new addition to the calendar does mean that the usual schedule associated with the program will be shifting as well. To make room in the calendar for this new event in Los Angeles, the original Day of the Devs live show –which has taken place in San Francisco for the last decade–will be moving to a new date in the first few months of the year. Because of this, the next live Day of the Devs live show in San Francisco will not be this November but a few months later in early 2024.
“It will be hard to wait the extra time until our next live show in San Francisco,” said Tim Schafer, founder of Double Fine Productions and co-founder of Day of the Devs. “But we promise that because of this move, the San Francisco show will be better than ever, taking place at a time when even more folks will be in town so that they can attend in person. So now you have even more choices where to see great indie games and meet the devs who made them.”
Want to be a part of Day of the Devs: The Game Awards Edition?
Day of the Devs is looking for unique, diverse, and beautiful indie games to spotlight during this December showcase. Developers from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, and games/projects of all types and genres will be considered. Day of the Devs is completely free to participating developers, subsidized and sponsored by participating AAA partners, giving indie games a major platform without a financial barrier to entry.
From now, until September 20th, independent developers can submit their games for consideration for the in-person event at this link. Select games from the in-person event will be invited to participate in the livestream showcase.
More details on Day of the Devs: The Game Awards Edition will be released in the coming weeks.