2018 Indie Showdown


Win Fame, Fortune, And Cold Hard Cash!

The Label 2018 Indie Showdown (Formerly known as IndiePlus) is here! We are currently taking submissions for this year's contest. The 2018 winners will be announced at The Game Developers Conference at San Francisco in March 2018. 

The annual GDC Indie Showdown, brought to you by The Label, gives the world’s top indie game making talent the chance to win $12,500 and the opportunity to share their hard work with some pretty amazing industry veterans. Submissions will be judged based on all aspects of the game’s craftsmanship – its design, technical, visual, and audio elements – and how this craftsmanship is in service of a positive overall user experience.

The contest is open to game teams of no more than 30 members who own at least 75% of the showcased game IP. Games must be unreleased in the United States on Apple and Google mobile platforms and not be signed to a publisher as of the end of the 2018 Indie Showdown contest.

The Prizes

Winner: $12,500

First Runner Up: $5,000

Second Runner Up: $2,000

The Judges: Coming soon!


Highlighted rules

Be Pre-Launch: Your game must not be launched Worldwide.

Be Indie: You game must not have a publisher or signed publishing contract. 

Be Original:  You must own 75% of the showcased game IP.

Be Mobile:  Games must be playable on mobile devices.

The Label 2018 Indie Contest Full Rules Please read them!


To submit your game, get in touch with us here!

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