Willkommen beim Indie Game Fest

Welcome to the Indie Game Fest !

Who we are:

Created in 2019, the Indie Game Fest is a curated, annual event that is held in Cologne, Germany. The goal of Indie Game Fest is to create a gathering and community for indie developers, designers, publishers, business associates, students and more in Germany and Europe! We want to help create visibility and opportunities for gamers, indie studios, publishers, business associates, and more to be able to meet and present themselves and their work.


Research conducted by the “game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche” shows that indie games are popular because of their creativity and special style, but so far only just under one in two “gamers” has heard of indie games. This is exactly where and why the Indie Game Fest was founded, with a mission to start and provide more visibility for consumers and studios.


How it started:

The first Indie Game Fest was held in November 2019 at Meltdown Bar in Cologne. Meltdown is a bar for gamers of all kinds! With this one-day event, we were able to show that there is a need for an event that focuses exclusively on Indie Projects. The feedback we received attendants and associates was so positive that we decided to take next steps and pursue creating Indie Game Fest into something bigger!


Your safety and health are very important to us! For this reason, we have once again increased our efforts in the fight against Covid 19.

# The 2g-plus rule applies to all program items that take place during Indie Game Fest. (Vaccinated / recovered plus additional Covid rapid test). People who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons, please bring their proof. Then they can also be tested at the testing station.

# A Covid testing station is located on the grounds of the Wasserturm Hotel.
The tests are free of charge for people with main residence in Germany. The cost of testing for all other participants will be covered by us.

#For tracking purposes, we ask you to fill out the registration form. The data will be deleted four weeks after the event.

# We are obliged to check digital vaccination certificates using the CovPassCheck app from the Robert Koch Institute and to compare the certificates with an official identification document. We ask that you have the documents ready.
All information about the CovPassCheck app can be found at https://digitaler-impfnachweis-app.de/en/covpasscheck-app

# Only persons who follow these rules will be admitted to the site. Violation may lead to exclusion from the event.

We apologize for the expected waiting time and ask for your understanding.

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