May 31 – June 2, 2024
Dallas, Texas

May 31 – June 2, 2024

INDIE PLAYGROUND

INDIE PLAYGROUND AT DREAMHACK DALLAS

At DreamHack, we love to celebrate all parts of gaming. Part of that is discovering new amazing games and celebrating the creative work that pushes the industry forward. Check out our Indie Playground and get ready to have fun – it’s our largest Indie Playground yet!

WHY SHOWCASE AT DREAMHACK?

DreamHack is primarily known for its emphasis on gaming culture and esports. As a result, We want to create a hub for indie developers to showcase their creations, highlighting the innovative and imaginative world of indie gaming. Attendees immerse themselves in the gaming-centric atmosphere, forging connections with developers and fellow gamers who share a profound love for gaming.

DreamHack events are renowned for their large scale, attracting thousands of attendees from around the world. The sheer size of the festivals contributes to the unique energy and excitement surrounding gaming. Indie Developers have the opportunity to showcase their games to a vast audience, get feedback, and engage with fellow enthusiasts on the show floor. It’s also an opportunity to connect with brands, creators and build your network.

DreamHack fosters a sense of community among attendees, and Indie games play a significant role in building that community feel we love. Developers & gaming enthusiasts at DreamHack often connect with like-minded individuals who share their passion for gaming and pop culture. The festival offers a welcoming and inclusive environment where developers can engage with fellow enthusiasts, exchange tips and tricks, and celebrate their mutual interests.

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Society of Play

A community for professionals, hobbyists, and students. We’re for everyone everywhere, although we are based out of North Dallas TX. We host events for talks, postmortems, tutorials, workshops, game-jams, and mini-conventions. Join us to chill out, network, grow as a developer, hunt for talent, get some technical help, or just share what you’re working on! Come to an event, join our Discord, or follow us on social media!

About Society of Play
WIGI

Women in Games International (WIGI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate resources to advance economic equality and diversity in the global games industry.

Since our inception in 2005, WIGI has been committed to investing our expertise and resources to highlight and celebrate women, femme-identifying, and nonbinary professionals in the games industry.

Through our programs, newsletters, panels, workshops, and networking events, WIGI works to normalize diversity in the games industry by increasing representation and paving the way to for the next generation of games industry professionals.

About WIGI
IGDA

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is the world’s largest nonprofit membership organization serving all individuals who create games.

We bring together developers at key industry conferences and in over 150 chapters and special interest groups (SIGs) to improve their lives and their craft. Whether you’re a student with a goal to become a game developer or a seasoned veteran; whether you’re based in the United States or any other country or region in the world; whether you’re an indie developer or in a AAA studio; whether your primary platform is a PC, console, mobile device, VR/AR, or a tabletop—we welcome you home to the IGDA!

About IGDA
Black Voices In Gaming

Our goal in uplifting Black Voices in Gaming begins with addressing three specific ways in which Black game developers can survive and thrive in the video game industry. Narrative Change: Elevating the voices and contributions of Black game developers, showcasing their works on multiple large platforms, and showing the faces behind these projects in development. Power Building: Pushing back on systemic racism and pushing for racial equity and inclusion across the gaming industry. Systems Change: Confronting decades-long structural barriers and glaring anti-Blackness within the gaming industry that prevents Black game developers from thriving

About Black Voices In Gaming

Indie studios

The Games

Breeze in the Clouds

Stormy Nights Interactive LLC

Carpathian Night Starring Bela Lugosi

Tezcatek

Creature Creation Station

Xenon Fossil Games

Critter Crops: Mystery of Mullery Mansion

SkyReach Studio

Knights of Glory, Dino Dodge, SPINSTACK

Blue Gear Studios

Our Tribe Above All

Something Special Games

Reloveaction EP - Grass Game

flowting point

So, This Vampire Walks into a Bar

Unlucky Planet

Various Games

Student Game Developer Association at UTD

WarBonds: Battle For Vitoria

Punk This Studios

Indie Playground

Area info

Friday, May 31

10:00 AM - 6:00 PMIndie Playground Hours

Saturday, June 1

10:00 AM - 6:00 PMIndie Playground Hours

Sunday, June 2

10:00 AM - 6:00 PMIndie Playground Hours

5:00 PMIndie Playground Audience Choice Award

Schedule is subject to change