You! Independent Developer, Listen Up.

There is ONE WEEK LEFT to submit your game for the Indie Games Arcade (aka THE ROCK, PAPER, SHOTGUN INDIE GAMES ACRADE ARCADE), which is talking place from 22nd to the 25th of September at Earls Court, as part of the Eurogamer expo. If you are selected then seventy billion people will see your game! Hell, at least half a dozen of those people will be me. Want some more details? Read the magically extended version of this post for information provided by dashing Indie Games Arcade organiser, David Hayward. He’ll organise you right up.

Here is the lowdown:

There is just over one week left to submit your games for the Indie Games Arcade, which will be happening at the Eurogamer Expo from September the 22nd to the 25th.

We’ve had a lot of games submitted already, but we want MORE! Just like last year, RPS will be presenting a best in show award.

The submission guidelines are here and the deadline for submissions is August the 19th, which is a week on Friday.

There’s also been a little bit of confusion. In the guidelines it states: “You can’t be signed to a publisher or platform holder at the time you make the submission”. People have been asking me “Does XBLIG count?”. The answer is no, it doesn’t, because you’re just going through community approval to put stuff up there.

The reason that rule is in is because we want the IGA to promote games and developers that don’t already have the massive leg up that comes from having a deal signed with a major publisher or platform holder. That’s it. You don’t have to be ultra-obscure or struggling to get into the IGA.

Send your submissions to

That’s David Hayward! He can ride a unicycle, you know.


  1. McDan says:

    Fancy! Now I want to go to this thing, not a developer though.

  2. wererogue says:

    I love me a good ACRADE :V

    • Sweedums says:

      same, especially when it’s talking place near the end of September.

    • YeOldeSnake says:

      I prefer acrade to arcade , tons of acrade.
      RPS needs more acrade that isnt crossed out.

  3. bear912 says:

    I can ride a unicycle, too, you know.

  4. chabuhi says:

    I wish I could ride a unicorn.

  5. shyaznboi says:

    “Hell, half a dozen of those people will be me.”

    Hell, wish I had clones too.

    • Napalm Sushi says:

      With ten times the Earth’s known human population attending, maybe you do.

      Or maybe the other 63 billion are John.

    • Temple says:

      Something something something Dark Matter.
      (It’s late. I’m tired. And I’ve just discovered WOW. So please forgive my lack of jokes. I’m sure there is one though. Not that anyone ever laughs at my jokes. Also, WoW? Not very good so far)

  6. El_MUERkO says:

    I shall also see your games, I may even play them.

    I promise nothing though.

  7. heretic says:

    Woot, in London :D is this expo open to the public? How much are tickets? FREE??

  8. lord_heman says:

    Great! Thank for the heads up.

    I’ve send my link to

  9. Theon says:

    I wish I was an indie developer,
    But I can’t code for shit ;_;

    • Kaira- says:

      Use Game Maker. Its pretty nifty tool. Or RPG Maker for your SNES/JRPG-flavor games.

    • lost_donut says:

      Or maybe you should try Game Develop.
      A one man team, but a wonderful peace of work.

      No, no, you’ll thank me later.

  10. mcwill says:

    Frag, this closes next week? I’m in Cologne then! Dammit, I’ll have to grab some screenies tomorrow.

    Thanks RPS, I would totally have missed this if not for you.

  11. tenseiga says:

    RPS should consider running a small contest too, with a few steam prizes and stuff?

  12. The Sombrero Kid says:

    It’s not ready for public viewing – I’ll submit it next year.

    • YeOldeSnake says:

      Precisely my status as well , if only i had some goddamn 3d models , i am a damn programmer for christ sake.

  13. WesleyTack says:

    Can you enter a mod as well? That potentially might become indie?