• BUSAN INDIE
  • CONNECT FESTIVAL 2019
  • 부산인디커넥트페스티벌 2019
  • 2019.09.05 ~ 2019.09.08
  • BPEX, Busan, Republic of Korea

Busan Indie Connect Festival

Global Event for Indie Game Developers

Busan Indie Connect Festival (BIC Festival) is a global event where game developers from around the world come together to network.

Attended by Indie Game Developers

The event includes game exhibitions, developer conferences, networking and a variety of programs involving game developers.

For Indie Game Fans

Fans can meet and talk to their favorite game developers and check out a wide variety of indie games from around the world.

New Venue Location

BIC Festival with New Venue!

BIC Festival 2019 will be held in Busan Port International Exhibition & Convention Center(BPEX).

Pleasant and Comfortable Indoor Environment

You can play unique and attractive indie games in the pleasant and comfortable indoor space with sea view.

Easy Accessibility

You can travel from Busan station to BPEX on foot.

How to Submit

1. Submission Check the 'Submission and Exhibition Regulations'
2. Judging Process
3. Announcement of Selected Games and Registration After notifying individuals (July 2019) according to their evaluation results, it is necessary to confirm their participation within the designated period
4. Exhibition
1. Submission Check the 'Submission and Exhibition Regulations'
2. Judging Process
3. Announcement of Selected Games and Registration After notifying individuals (July 2019) according to their evaluation results, it is necessary to confirm their participation within the designated period
4. Exhibition
※ Developers can submit several games but can apply only one division Category
Division General division Rookie division
Competition Non Competition
Submission Period 2 May 2019 ~ 27 May 2019 until 6 am UTC 4 June 2019 ~ 1 July 2019 until 6 am UTC
Qualification Developers who regard themselves as indie game developers.
  • -Teams or individuals consisting of those who meet 1 or more of the following criteria:
  • -Students over 14 age (excluding graduate students)
  • -Unemployed under age of 23 (born in or after 1997)
  • -Unemployed among those who graduated from college (university) in February 2019
Games that have not been exhibited at BIC Games that have not been exhibited at BIC Games that have been exhibited at BIC Games that have not been exhibited at BIC
Based on release date Either currently under development or within 1 year from the release Either currently under development or within 1 year from the release No limitation Either currently under development or within 1 year from the release
File Format [Type] A,B [Type] C [Type] A,B,C [Type] A,B
Award Eligible O X O
Accommodation/Booth Support
File Format
Games Under Development

Exe file (APK, Installation file)
※ Not allowed to submit if any illegal method is required to operate. ※ Not allowed to submit by any external drive. (ex. link insertion after uploading on Google Drive)
Released Games
※ Submission with exe file [Type] A accepted
(Market) Link
※ Games that are already released in Korean, Global or US market. ※ For paid games, code keys (steam, redeem key, etc.) must be provided. ※ Can not submit Android Google test link (submission in exe file(Type A) is required).
Only accepted in Non-Competition Category
※ If it is not possible to proceed with the evaluation, it may be excluded from the evaluation for fair evaluation
- Files that are larger than 2GB - Exe files that require a developers kit - iOS Test Flight - Local market released links outside of Korean, Global, or US market - When special equipment is needed ex: self-developed hardware/controller, hardware that is difficult to attain, installation type, etc.