2019 is the 10th anniversary of our INDIGO event. At the moment, we are developing the program of INDIGOx – it will be a more business-oriented event, which we will reveal more about later.
The History of INDIGO
INDIGO started in 2010 as a showcase for Dutch games, organized by Dutch Game Garden. Dutch game developers showed their games on arcade cabinets in the old Dutch Game Garden building at Neude, Utrecht. The event had a variety of PC games, mobile games, board games and card games, including Proun by Joost van Dongen and Ibb and Obb by Sparpweed. The INDIGO showcase gave Dutch games more visibility to players, press, and the industry. Often, INDIGO was the place where new games were showcased for the first time.
In the following years, INDIGO rapidly grew in size. The showcase took place at the city hall of Utrecht in 2012 & 2013, and moved to Tivoli Vredenburg, which hosted the event between 2014-2016. Smaller ‘Roadshows’ were organized at other events like Firstlook, DiGRA, Control Conference, Indievelopment, the Dutch YouTube Gathering, and Game in the City. In 2013, INDIGO traveled abroad, hosting international editions at Gamescom in Cologne and at the Dutch consolate during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
In 2016, international games were accepted to the large annual showcase for the first time, which contributed to the growing international character of INDIGO. The showcase started to attract more international visitors, including representatives from companies like Nintendo, Valve, PlayStation, Apple, Epic Games, Unity and more. INDIGO became an event where developers can show their games, as well as get new business opportunities. In 2017, INDIGO took place in De Lik, a former prison, where developers exhibited in prison cells. In 2018, INDIGO moved to Speys Jaarbeurs, where the 2019 edition will be held as well.
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See an impression of INDIGO 2018 in the video below!