Welcome to the Indie Game Fest

Welcome to the Indie Game Fest !
02.06.-03.06.2023 | Cologne

We are thrilled to announce that our Ticket Store for the Indie Game Fest is officially OPEN!

The Indie Game Fest is a celebration of independent game developers and their innovative, creative, and original games. It’s an event that brings together gamers, developers, and industry experts to discover new games, share ideas, and celebrate the thriving indie gaming community.

So, mark your calendars for the Indie Game Fest 2023, and get your tickets now!

We can’t wait to welcome you in Cologne!

Our location

By car
Arriving via the A3 motorway, take the exit Köln Deutz and change to the A4 towards Aachen. Take the next exit to Köln Deutz again and cross the bridge. Continue straight after the bridge and go through the underpass. After the traffic light, take the first right after the bus stop. Then turn right again onto Kaygasse. You will not miss the tower there! On-site underground parking is available for € 29.00 per day.

By suburban railway (S-Bahn):
Take line 3, 4, 16 or 18 to the stop “Poststrasse”. From there, it takes only 2 minutes on foot to reach the tower.


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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!

Where we are:

Since 2021, the Indie Game Fest has been held in one of Cologne’s unique landmarks, the Wasserturm Hotel Cologne in the heart of the city

At the Indie Game Fest, game developers can exhibit their games and interact with fans. This festival also provides a unique opportunity for game developers to connect with potential investors and publishers, and for fans to learn about the latest and greatest in independent gaming.

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