IGDC will be held in partnership with the Government of Telangana; Unreal Engine, AWS, and MPL on board as sponsors.
The India Game Developer Conference (IGDC), an event for game developers, announced its 13th edition to be held between 16th to 18th November, virtually, in partnership with the Government of Telangana.
According to the official statement, this year, there will be 10 key tracks at IGDC, including the latest edition of the hot favourite Hyper-casual track. These are Design, Art, Engineering, Production, Applied Games, Indie, eSports, Hyper-casual, Careers, and Business and Product Management.
The event is likely to be attended by industry experts, e-stalls, publishers, and investors.
Meanwhile, the conference also encompasses the Annual India Game Developer Awards, submissions for which end on 18th October 2021. The finalists will be announced on 10th November 2021 and the winners will be felicitated on the 1st day of IGDC.
IGDC will also mark the return of BYOG (Build Your Own Game) with its 16th edition, which will be held between 22nd October (6:00 PM) -24th October (6:00 PM) on itch.io and will see game developers across the country compete together.
Sridhar Muppidi, Co-founder, YesGnome said, “Online gaming has seen a meteoric rise in recent years. Fuelled by the pandemic, rise in investments, and heightened internet penetration, we foresee a lot more growth in India’s game development ecosystem. There is immense talent in our country and a platform like IGDC seeks to recognise, empower and connect them with the right investors and publishers. Following the success of last year, this year too we are excited to host the event virtually and hope to attract a varied audience once again. We are also grateful to be supported by the Government of Telangana in its commitment to help boost the country’s gaming industry.”