GAME AUTHORS

Big names of the industry participate in our event to present essential titles, novelties and prototypes, with the possibility of exchanging with facilitators, getting an autograph from illustrators and authors, and, of course, testing the games! But the most well-known publishers are not the only ones coming to Cannes. The Festival aims to promote authors by offering them a package adapted to their needs so that they can showcase their creativity to a large public of gamers and professionals.

With over 300 authors taking part in the International Games Festival, the city of Cannes is proud to be the largest gathering of game authors in the world! (Source BGG)

Choose the package most suited to your needs:

APPLY FOR 2023 PROTOLAB

Author registrations will be made exclusively through our partner festivals. Each festival will formalize the application of the author who caught their attention. At the time of their choosing they will inform the selected authors of their participation in the 2023 PROTOLAB which will take place from the 23rd to 26th of February in Cannes. We are aware that the competition will be stiff and the selection difficult.
Only 30 authors will be selected through the aforementioned process in order to provide the optimal conditions for these authors at the Festival to showcase their games. However, if the total number is not reached, our home committee reserves the right to select other authors of their choosing!

The chosen authors will be able to present the game that led to their successful selection as well as other prototypes of their own if they so desire.

Find more information on the PROTOLAB page, under the section THE FESTIVAL.

List of our partner festivals (non-exhaustive list)

LUDINORD
25 - 26 march 2022 (past)
https://www.ludinord.fr/

FESTIVAL DU JEU DE VALENCE
9-10 april 2022 (past)
https://www.festivaldujeuvalence.fr/

FESTIVAL ALCHIMIE DU JEU TOULOUSE
5, 7 & 8 may 2022 (past)
https://alchimiedujeu.fr/

LUDINAM
6 to 8 may 2022 (past)
https://www.ludinam.fr/

LES 30H DU JEU
9 & 10 july 2022 (past)
https://fr-fr.facebook.com/les30hdujeu/

FLIP PARTHENAY
July 2022 (past)
http://www.jeux-festival.com/

CLANS SORT LE GRAND JEU
26 & 28 august 2022 (past)
https://clanssortlegrandjeu.ga/

ORLEANS JOUE
27 & 28 august 2022 (past)
https://orleans-joue.fr/

LACANAU EN JEUX
9 to 11 september 2022 (past)
https://lacanaujeu.wordpress.com/

CENTRE LUDIQUE DE BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT
24 & 25 september 2022 (past)
https://centreludique-bb.fr/

Convention OctoGônes
30 september to 20 october 2022 (past)
https://www.octogones.org/

FAITES DU JEUX LANDERNEAU
8 & 9 october 2022 (past)
https://fr-fr.facebook.com/faitesdujeudanslanderneau/

LUDOUEST
29 & 30 october 2022 (past)
https://ludouest.fr/

FETE DU JEU TROADE
5 & 6 november 2022 (past)
http://www.troade.fr/
https://www.facebook.com/association.troade/

LE VAL DES JEUX
19 & 20 november 2022
http://www.levaldesjeux.com/

 

For more information please send an email to Mélanie Ramos
ramos@palaisdesfestivals.com

TAKE PART IN THE FESTIVAL AS A PROFESSIONAL VISITOR

 
PARTICIPATE TO THE OFF NIGHTS
The OFF NIGHTS attract crowds of passionate gamers over the course of 4 epic nights during which they get the opportunity to play prototypes in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th and Saturday 25th of February 2023 from 10pm to 4am.

These “protonights” are the largest gathering of game authors in the world! So if you feel like you haven’t played enough during the day, come and discover this informal gathering space in which, from 10pm until sunrise, more than 300 novice and experienced authors showcase their prototypes. Who knows, you might just try tomorrow’s most popular games!

Find more information on the OFF NIGHTS page, under the section THE FESTIVAL.