One month into the Call For Entries and you still haven’t entered your game for the 15th Annual IMG Awards yet? No worries: there’s still time before the End of Call deadline on Monday, December 31st.
Are you still not sure about entering? Read 6 key reasons why.
Be a hero to your country :
The IMGA’S main objective is to discover hidden talents.
By simply submitting a game that you already have and actually winning an award, you put your country on the gaming industries map. By submitting, you show other indie developers that it does not take much to be part of something bigger. Show established developing studio’s and or publishing companies, that you’re just as good as they are. Or maybe even better for doing it with maybe fewer resources. It only takes 3 minutes to submit and share.
Meet key industry leaders: One word: GDC. Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest professional game industry event. Airb&b’s are fully booked a year in advance because of this event. Thousands of people fly to San Francisco, California in March to partake during those days. The IMG Awards ceremony will be held during the conference. What better way is there to network, meet your maybe future employee, publisher or sponsor? There is simply no better way. To top it off: all of this can takes place during the Happy Hour session. During this session, we give journalists an opportunity to meet our nominees before the ceremony.
Put your game on the map: We will display your game on imgawards.com . Our website generates hundreds of viewers monthly. Hundreds of viewers that get to see your game, download and redirected to your website. Journalists write about your game, and we conduct interviews with winners to shine more light on their creations. Which means more exposure for your company/game. Also, during the happy hour mentioned above, you can make sure that journalists see what we see in your game and publish your game on their websites. Free publicity all over the place.
Call yourself an award-winning developer :
This says it all: you can say and show that your game is an award-winning game and call yourself an award-winning developer!
Find out if your game is really as great as you believe it is. We encourage developers/studies to submit their best game. By doing so you will be judged by people who really matter: people that know what a great game should consist off and people you create the game for players. We all know how crazy honest consumers can be, so why not build builder based on the feedback you get?
Expand your networks:
This is a great opportunity for people who struggle to find industry people. You’re very sociable, eager to learn but not sure how to get the right people in the same room? Look no further: attend the IMGA ceremony held on March 19th, during the GDC and meet as many people as you can.