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.

Submission deadline is March 2, 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.

2018 Finalists

Tiny Bubbles by Pine Street Codeworks
Supertype by Kamibox
Spitkiss by Triple Topping
Quest Hunter by 2 Zombie Games
G30 by Ivan Kovalev
Squares by Leap Game Studios
Photographs by Eighty Eight Games
Lydia by Platonic Partnership
Collapsus by Wraith Games
BalanCity by Giant Monkey Robot