IGDA and ESA team up to showcase indie studios at E3 2021

IGDA and ESA team up to showcase indie studios at E3 2021

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is partnering with US video games trade body the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) to highlight indie studios at next month's E3.

In a post on the IGDA's website, the organisation said that this deal would be offering special packages to its members for being showcased at this year's show.

“The IGDA is thrilled to partner with the ESA to uplift indies during this year’s E3 and beyond,” said the IGDA's executive director, Renee Gittins (pictured).

“Indies provide heartfelt stories and groundbreaking creativity that lead progress of our industry. It is an honor to help indies onto this grand stage for the first time so they can share their efforts and inspiration worldwide.”

ESA CEO and president Stanley Pierre-Louis added: “We are reimaging E3 in a variety of ways, and part of that is engaging with indie developers by offering opportunities to help highlight them and their work on a global stage,” said . “Indie developers are a critical part of the video game industry, and we’re thrilled to expand our offerings to create opportunities to showcase their work worldwide.”

E3 2021 is taking place between June 12th and 15th. This year, the show is going to be entirely digital.

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