TOKYO – July 1, 2021 – INDIE Live Expo Winter 2021, the digital showcase connecting indie game fans globally which has highlighted more than 800 new indie titles and gained more than 29 million views across three shows, spotlights hundreds more indie games from around the world on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, via YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, and bilibili in English, Japanese, and Chinese.
INDIE Live Expo’s (ILE) fourth biannual show will feature new game reveals, updates for previously-released games, and spotlights on talented creators and their games, exposing them to ILE’s worldwide audience. The INDIE Live Expo Awards return for 2021, with the nominee voting period open now until Wednesday, September 30 at 7:59 AM PDT. An esteemed panel of judges from the international gaming media will determine the winners.
Winners of the inaugural INDIE Live Expo Awards included Hades receiving the ILE Award Grand Prize and Best “Game Feel” Award, which it split with Lonely Mountains: Downhill. Other winners included Helltaker earning the Best Characters Award; Craftopia with the Most Stream-Friendly Award; 5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel taking home the Rules of Play Award for having groundbreaking mechanics or rules, and more.
Independent developers interested in taking part can pre-register for this year’s event, with full registration opening later this summer. Submissions are open to both upcoming games and previously-released titles. Games on any platform are eligible, including PC, consoles, VR, mobile devices, and even retro systems like the MSX.
Along with aiming to raise the bar from last year’s show, the ILE team wants to support developers year-round with a number of initiatives. The first of these is the INDIE Live Expo Letter, a digital magazine that provides developers and publishers with information and opportunities to get the word out about their titles.
“Events are powerful milestones, but we know independent game creators need as much help as possible on a year-round basis,” said Ryuta Konuma, Founder, Ryu’s Office. “It’s our dream that not only can we provide great chances to promote indie games to a worldwide audience, but to give our partners every advantage we can with our connections and great sponsors.”
Developers interested in information about future INDIE Live Expo events and opportunities can sign up for the INDIE Live Expo Letter here.
Media and content creators looking to co-stream INDIE Live Expo Winter 2021 can submit an application here for consideration and promotion. Sponsorship opportunities for companies wishing to support the event, and explore sponsored segments, can register their interest here.
For more information, please visit the INDIE Live Expo website, follow @INDIELiveExpoEN on Twitter, and search for #INDIELiveExpo on social media.