NOV 16–18, 2018 ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Countdown to Doors Open:

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 out our list of indie games!

A full list of the indie games, with their booth numbers, attending Atlanta.

Best Action

I-16

  • Elemensional Rift
  • NR

I-48

  • Griefhelm
  • Johnny Lonack

I-34

  • Hamsterdam
  • Muse Games

I-29

  • The Last Friend
  • The Stonebot

I-28

  • Neon the Ninja
  • NEW 90's GAMES

Best Action/Adventure

I-19

  • Cede
  • BareHand

I-32

  • Pig Eat Ball
  • Mommy's Best Games

I-02

  • REZPLZ
  • Long Neck Games

I-11

  • The World Next Door
  • Rose City Games

Best Adventure

I-31

  • A Purrtato Tail
    By the Light of the Elderstar
  • Drunk Robot Games

I-13

  • Forgotton Anne
  • ThroughLine Games

I-14

  • Iris.Fall
  • NEXT Studio

I-05

  • UnderMine
  • Thorium Entertainment

Best AR/VR Experience

I-45

  • Bring to Light
  • Red Meat Games

I-44

  • Shaking Death
  • Iteria

I-23

  • SMUSH.TV
  • Cyberian Studios

Best Arthouse

I-09

  • She Dreams Elsewhere
  • Studio Zevere

I-27

  • Verlet Swing
  • Flamebait Games

I-17

  • Waveform Wipeout
  • Charcoal City Games

I-26

  • Zarvot
  • snowhydra games

Best Casual

I-12

  • Arcade Spirits
  • Fiction Factory Games

I-35

  • Death Coming
  • NEXT Studio

I-25

  • Deblockle
  • Project Genius

I-15

  • SiNKR 2
  • Wahler Digital

Best Early Access

I-49

  • Buoyancy
  • Devs on a Boat

I-30

  • Summoners Fate
  • D20Studios

I-22

  • Witch It
  • Barrel Roll Games

Best Let’s Play

I-43

  • COLINA: Legacy
  • Chance6 Studios

I-46

  • The Subject
  • Darkstone Digital

I-47

  • Torn Asunder
  • Farhan Qureshi

I-03

  • TwinCop
  • Finite Reflection Studios

Best Multiplayer

I-36

  • Collidalot
  • Grunka Munka Games

I-21

  • Mowin' & Throwin'
  • House Pixel Games

I-04

  • Steamhounds
  • Stray Basilisk

I-33

  • Super Slime Arena
  • JellyTeam

I-18

  • Swim Sanity!
  • Decoy Games

Best RPG

I-08

  • Depth of Extinction
  • HOF Studios

I-06

  • Disjunction
  • Ape Tribe Games

I-10

  • DON'T GIVE UP: A Cynical Tale
  • Taco Pizza Cat Games

I-07

  • SAVAGE: The Shard of Gosen
  • Planet Tobor

Best Strat/Sim

I-37

  • BattleCON ONline
  • Level 99 Games

I-41

  • Broken Lines
  • PortaPlay

I-42

  • Element: Space
  • Sixth Vowel

I-20

  • Harvest Hands
  • Goblin Hammer Games

I-01

  • One Step From Eden
  • Thomas Moon Kang

Best Tabletop

I-40

  • Raja Mandala
  • InZane Games

I-38

  • Temporal Odyssey
  • Chris Solis

I-39

  • True Messiah
  • Sinister Design

I-24

  • Zer0 Inbox
  • Macho Zero Productions

what do these category genres even mean??!

Provides tough physical challenges requiring hand-eye coordination and quick reaction time

Combines the action and adventure experience wherein the player is immersed in an interactive story driven by exploration and problem-solving with tough physical challenges requiring hand-eye coordination and quick reaction time

The player is immersed in an interactive story driven by exploration and problem-solving

The player experiences a simulated environment that immerses them in a constructed reality (fictional or non-fictional) by stimulating one or more of their senses (most often audio/visual)

Provides a profound statement by emphasizing art as an experience or by eliciting some kind of reaction in its audience with a strong narrative or concept

Simpler gameplay, mobile titles, and/or puzzle titles that are fun in short intervals or more accessible to a spectrum of age groups

Not necessarily from the Early Access platform, titles that are unreleased or still seeking funding with strong community endorsement (who may or may not play a role in the active development of the game)

Titles that could also be called horror and/or comedy, they are or have potential to be played by streamers

Provides exciting co-op gameplay, can be couch, online, or both

The player is immersed in the role of a character in a narrative wherein the player can take part in the character’s development and upgrade, modify, or enhance their character over time

Provides either or both an experience involving situational awareness and decision-making skills that will affect the narrative or environment, or an experience with a set a near-real world rules and complications wherein learning and planning play a large role

Can be played without a computer in part or entirely, often with cards or a board but not exclusively

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.

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.

For any questions regarding the Indie Playground, contact activities@dreamhack.com