Something I’ve been keeping an eye out for is ways to market a game on a budget. Most indie games can’t rely on word of mouth to carry them to the top Minecraft style. There are plenty of games conventions around, but it’s harder to find ones catering to smaller titles. The independent games festival and it’s associated awards are a good means for indie games to raise exposure. What sets it apart from other similar conventions is that takes place as part of GDC, meaning that there is potential to attract attention from bigger fish not just other indies.