Trade Visitor Tickets

Early Bird

Business-Ticket
100 Sales end on August 31, 2021
  • Matchmaking Tool
  • Business Lounge
  • Free Food and Drinks
  • After Show Party
  • Networking Breakfast ​
  • Discounted Room Rates

SUPER EARLY BIRD

Business-Ticket
75 Sales end on May 31, 2021
  • Matchmaking Tool
  • Business Lounge
  • Free Food and Drinks
  • After Show Party
  • Networking Breakfast
  • Discounted Room Rates

Business-Ticket

125
  • Matchmaking Tool
  • Business Lounge
  • Free Food and Drinks
  • After Show Party
  • Networking Breakfast
  • Discounted Room Rates

November 2021

We offer our exhibitors, trade visitors and sponsors the possibility to arrange meetings via a matchmaking tool.

 

November 2021

Benefit from discounted room rates

 
 
 
 

November 27th 2021

 

Exhibition of 30 creative and unique indie games

November 27th 2021

On the day of the exhibition, we offer you a Business Lounge, where you can talk in a quiet atmosphere with our trade visitors.

 

November 27th 2021

During the exhibition free food and drinks!

 

November 27th 2021

After Show Party exclusive for exhibitors, sponsors and trade visitors

 
 
 

November 28th 2021

Attendance at our Networking Breakfast with exhibitors and sponsors 

 
 
 

COVID-19

We are aware of the special situation caused by COVID-19.If the Indie Game Fest cannot take place in November 2021, there will be an alternative date. If the event still cannot take place with the alternative date, you will receive a refund of the ticket price.

We will keep you informed in order to ensure the greatest possible transparency and planning security.

We are located in the center of Cologne!

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

You can take lines 3, 4, 16 and 18 to the Poststrasse subway stop. From there, walk another 200 meters to the Hotel im Wasserturm

BY CAR

Please enter the following address into your navigation system:

Kaygasse 2
D-50676 Cologne

The underground car park has 80 parking spaces and reserved spaces for event visitors.

 

Visitor Tickets

Early Bird

8 Sales end on August 31, 2021
  • Entrance Indie Game Fest
  • exhibition starting from 16 years.

SUPER EARLY BIRD

5 Sales end on May 31, 2021
  • Entrance Indie Game Fest
  • exhibition starting from 16 years.

Regular

12
  • Entrance Indie Game Fest
  • exhibition starting from 16 years.

As a visitor to the exhibition, you can view and play thirty individual games! Your opinion is always welcome – the developers are looking forward to your feedback!

 

Do you have your own ideas for games or would you like to express yourself creatively in this area? Come by and find out about the educational programs in the games industry at the exhibition!

 

Already have your first project(s) to show? In that case, you will appreciate that we are offering a free portfolio review! Nadine Steiner, Art Director at Rivers and Wine Studios (Upside Drown), will give you tips and advice on your next steps.

Enjoy the lounge where you can share ideas with other gamers, buy drinks and snacks, or just listen and relax to the stream of NerdStar.TV.

COVID-19

We are aware of the special situation caused by COVID-19.If the Indie Game Fest cannot take place in November 2021, there will be an alternative date. If the event still cannot take place with the alternative date, you will receive a refund of the ticket price.

We will keep you informed in order to ensure the greatest possible transparency and planning security.

We are located in the center of Cologne!

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

You can take lines 3, 4, 16 and 18 to the Poststrasse subway stop. From there, walk another 200 meters to the Hotel im Wasserturm

BY CAR

Please enter the following address into your navigation system:

Kaygasse 2
D-50676 Cologne

The underground car park has 80 parking spaces and reserved spaces for event visitors.

 

Call for Participation

This year’s Indie Game Fest focuses on the topic of “Networking”.

The Indie Game Fest offers you the opportunity to network with each other over 3 days, to present your games in front of trade visitors, other developers, freelancers, publishers and Indie Games enthusiastic audience.

 
 

What we offer you during the 3 days

November 2021

We offer our exhibitors, trade visitors and sponsors the possibility to arrange meetings via a matchmaking tool.

 

November 26th 2021

Our exclusive Pre-Event for exhibitors and sponsors at gaming bar Meltdown Cologne

 
 
 

November 27th 2021

 

Exhibition in the center of Cologne.

November 27th 2021

On the day of the exhibition, we offer you a Business Lounge, where you can talk in a quiet atmosphere with our trade visitors.

 

November 27th 2021

During the exhibition free food and drinks!

 

November 27th 2021

For all interested gamers who cannot come to the exhibition, we offer an event live stream.

As a developer you have the opportunity to present your game at the Live Stream.

 
 
 

November 28th 2021

At the end of the Indie Game Fest we offer you a networking breakfast for exhibitors, trade visitors and sponsors.

 
 
 

Apply Now!

Registration is open until 31st of August.

Indie Game Fest is a curated event and all submitted titles will be judged by our Advisory Board Members. The top 30 titles from this submission will be invited to Indie Game Fest.

The submission for the Indie Game Fest is free of charge.

If your submission is chosen, you will be required to pay 150€ BUT our partner Kickstarter is giving four indie developer studios the chance to get free entry to the Indie Game Fest.

That means your costs for the Indie Game Fest may be completely covered!

Participation per Indie Game Studio (2 persons)

150
  • The submission for the Indie Game Fest is free of charge.

New Date! November 26-28.2021

We have been intensively dealing with the pandemic situation for months. We are observing the developments with concern in relation to our chosen date. Maybe moving it to June was not far enough – we were being hopeful and optimistic – but who can estimate a pandemic?

In the summer of 2020, there were still many unknowns in the equation: no high-impact second wave at the time, no highly infectious viral mutant at the time, and even the vaccination start date was more of a hope than real knowledge – we could not have estimated it better for the life of us.
Health is our most valued asset. We are aware of our responsibility towards our visitors, exhibitors, sponsors, and partners – Thus, we decided against an onsite event in June.

The Indie Game Fest lives on interactions between developers and visitors. The personal and direct interaction creates a flair that is difficult to reproduce digitally. For this reason, we have agreed with our partners as well as the event location, on another date shift to the end of November.

New schedule:

• Friday: Nov. 26.2021Pre-Event for exhibitors and sponsors at gaming bar Meltdown

• Saturday: Nov. 27.2021Exhibition at the Wasserturm Hotel

• Sunday: Nov. 28.2021Business breakfast at the Wasserturm Hotel

New submission deadline:
August 22nd.2021

 

The entire Indie Game Fest team will use the extra time to continue working on Indie Game Fest to bring you an outstanding Event.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

COVID-19

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely.
If the Indie Game Fest cannot take place in November 2021, there will be an alternative.
We will keep you informed in order to ensure the greatest possible transparency and planning security.