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Indie Playground

12 Genres, 49 Games

If you’re looking for something different to play, look no further than the indies. Every indie selected for our fest will show their game at a booth in our Expo. Better yet, they’re organized into categories, so check out the list below and find your favorite category to see the indies that’ll be at the show.

Check back here for a list of the indie games!

A full list of the indie games for Atlanta will be posted soon.

Genres: Best Action, Best Action/Adventure, Best Adventure, Best AR/VR Experience, Best Arthouse, Best Tabletop, Best Casual, Best Early Access, Best Let’s Play, Best Multiplayer, Best RPG, Best Strat/Sim

Entries closed

Thanks to all the indie devs who entered! Be sure to check back here next year to enter your game. Just so you know, we have shows year round in other cities. So don’t forget to look out for our next festival to enter your game into.

Quick facts about entering

The full rules are available on the entry form, but this is some basic info to get you started.

Selection Process: The DreamHack Staff reviews all of the games submitted and considers criteria such as the following: Gameplay, Quality, Fun Factor, Technique, Design, etc.

Eligibility: You must be considered an independent developer at the time of entry. If an individual, you must be at least 18 years old.To be considered an “independent developer”, you must have minimal resources to complete the game. Examples of this are small teams, minimal funding, etc.

You must be prepared to be present and display your game for the whole festival when the Expo is open. If a developer, you may enter more than one title, but only one entry may be selected. If a publisher, multiple titles may be selected.

Perks: Each selected team will receive a complimentary 10×10 booth space within the Indie Playground in the Expo which will include one (1) table and two (2) chairs to show the game. Your game will be promoted on our site and social channels. Each team representing the game will receive 2 complimentary DreamHack 3-Day tickets to the event. Your game will be. added to our Freeplay game library (Steam only) that is setup at all DreamHack events.

You will receive a digital laurel for your category. You will have the title of Indie Playground Selection in your respective genre. Lastly, you will have a 15 minute session to present your game on the Indie Stage. If you entered but weren’t selected, you are eligible for a discounted booth space on the floor.

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