Indie Games Room
The Indie Games Room is an Australian and New Zealand showcase of independent games, providing a platform to put independently made games in front of thousands of passionate gamers. The IGR has run alongside AVCon since 2008.
Notable games that have been shown in the IGR include Hollow Knight, Antichamber, Assault Android Cactus and Hacknet.
Our event is held annually at the Adelaide Convention Centre in South Australia, during July as part of AVCon.
AVCon brings the best of anime, video gaming and Japanese culture to Australia. The festival has been held annually in July since 2002 and is managed by a dedicated volunteer team through the not-for-profit organisation, Team AVCon Incorporated.
The AVCon festival is a weekend jam packed full of activities and attractions including independent video game demonstrations, cosplay competitions & parades, guests, panels, workshops, anime screenings and much more. Additionally AVCon has a large focus on providing traders and artists a thriving environment in which to display their works and wares.
AVCon attracts an audience from both metropolitan and regional South Australia, with an increasing number from interstate. In 2015 the festival reached an attendance of more than 18,000 in a single weekend, which continues the trend of annual growth in festival visitors.
Several months before AVCon an expression of interest form is placed on the Indie Games Room website and promoted through various social media channels. Accompanying this form is an information pack for developers that contains all important dates and information. Developers interested in showing their games must read through this information pack and complete the expression of interest form before the closing date. The expression of interest collects core information about the development team and game(s) they intend to show.
After the expression of interest phase is closed, the submissions are reviewed and curated. The curation processes is intended to create a diverse selection of games that are appropriate for the event. Developers are then notified via email if their game(s) has been chosen.