For years Game Happens – the Genoa-based international meet-up organized by Regione Liguria and Società per Cornigliano – has been a must see for European indie games developers. Its stage welcomed a long list of personalities, including TEDx speaker Mata Haggis-Burridge and renowned designer Eric Zimmerman.

Now, the team behind it are accepting submissions for the event’s 2019 edition – which will take place from November 8th to November 10th, 2019. This year’s theme is Elements of Change; chosen to celebrate the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements 150th anniversary.

Submissions for both the Game Happens‘ Exhibition Area and the main conference (in English) will remain open until June 16th, 2019.

What Makes Game Happens Unique?

Set in the beautiful Villa Bombrini – a XVIII century residence in Genoa’s industrial district – Game Happens takes on some of the hottest topics in the world of gaming. The event is primarily geared towards industry professionals but is also open to students, fans, and anybody willing to walk into it with an open mind.

While you definitely shouldn’t miss the talks and round-table discussions – where you’ll learn new ways games reshape the world around us – this convention definitely has a few more cards up its sleeves.

You’ll mingle and network with other developers, discover fascinating academic research, and even get to discuss your own projects in a safe and beginner-friendly environment. And if that sounds too stressful, you can always take a walk through the villa’s gardens and enjoy the view!

On top of that, Game Happens is also about giving smaller studios the visibility they deserve. An entire floor of the villa will host an open exhibition, where both devs and the general public will be able to get their paws on upcoming indie games and other interactive projects.


So what are you waiting for? Read more about our The Indie Toaster’s previous visit to Game Happens or submit your application here!