The best of the best from the low country look to showcase their hottest ips to interested industry folk.
INDIGO, a Netherlands videogame exhibition, is coming to San Francisco this month. 20 developers, native to NL, will take center stage and show off their projects in front of an international audience of investors, publishers, developers and players. Talk about pressure.
The Dutch Consulate here in San Francisco is playing host to INDIGO this year. The event is scheduled to run parallel with the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Center just a few blocks away, from March 25th through the 30th. “The Netherlands itself only has a handful of publishers, but in San Francisco during GDC there’ll be hundreds, all looking for great new games,” said JP van Seventer, Development Director of Dutch Game Garden, a foundation that promotes entrepreneurship for Dutch game developers. This stateside opportunity is possible through a generous sponsorship from the Level Up! Program, a Dutch dev supporter.
The Netherlands, while small, does house over 300 game companies, staffing more than 3,000 employees. As a collective group, the “Low Country” generates around 150 and 225 million Euros annually (195-293 million USD). Needless to say, they’re busy bees over there.
More games is always a great thing so it will be interesting to see what comes of this event. Doors open Monday evening and entry is free, so be sure to check it out if you’re in the area. Full address below.
The Netherlands Consulate General, 120 Kearny Street, Suite 3100, San Francisco, CA 94104