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Day of the Devs is now a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit —

And We Need Your Help!

Day of the Devs is now a nonprofit and we need your support to help us continue our mission!

Day of the Devs was established in 2012 by Double Fine Productions and iam8bit as a way to give back to our supportive communities. Our mission: to celebrate the creativity, diversity and magic of video games, give a voice to emerging or underrepresented talent, and to connect players with developers, and their games.

Over the last decade we have shined a bright sparkling spotlight on many hundreds of games, hosted tens of thousands of people at our in-person events, and reached millions of viewers through our virtual showcases, and we have done all of this for FREE — providing our programs for no cost to either developers, or players.
To do this we have relied heavily on industry sponsorship, proceeds from game bundles and largely donated time from our organizers, our game curation committee, and our collaborators.

We have essentially always run things as a non-profit, but making it official – through a fiscal sponsorship partnership with Legacy Global – it opens us up to better funding opportunities, makes our fundraising efforts more transparent and public, and helps our sponsors and audience understand how critical their support truly is.

Additionally, this establishes Day of the Devs as being fully independent from other video game related organizations, which clarifies our commitment to being 100% platform agnostic.

To put on even one great show or showcase like ours comes with significant costs from venue hire, equipment, staffing, video production, etc, and over the past few years, our programs have grown in size and quality.

We have big plans for 2024 and beyond, and we want Day of the Devs to always remain FREE to everyone, but we can’t do any of this without your support!

Please consider donating to Day of the Devs, so we can all continue celebrating the majesty of video games together. Thank you <3

But WAIT! We’re not done: We have REWARDS!

Reward Tiers!

We have put together two incredible gift packs for anyone who chooses a very generous one-time donation of over $100 or $250.

$100 – Let’s Get Digital!

  • A huge pack of incredible top tier Steam games, all of which have been featured in our shows over the past decade, and with a combined value well over $500!

A Little to the Left • Afterparty • Below • Birth • Broken Age • Bugsnax • Critter Crunch • Escape Academy • Everything • Falcon Age • Flinthook • Frog Detective 1 & 2 • Gang Beasts • Garbage Pail Kids • GNOG • Grindstone • Knuckle Sandwich • Loot Rascals • Melatonin • Mercenary Kings • Mutzaione • N++ • OXENFREE • OXENFREE II: Lost Signals • Psychonauts 2 • Return of the Obra Dinn • Rez Infinite • Sea of Stars • SPORTSFRIENDS • Subnautica • Super T.I.M.E. Force • Thumper • Toem • Venba

$250 – Let’s Get Physical!

Includes all games in the “Let’s Get Digital!” Tier, plus…

  • A loot box of fabulous Day of the Devs swag from iam8bit, including:
    • Day of the Devs Official Mug
    • Day of the Devs Cozy Socks
    • Day of the Devs Cool Custom Keychain

Please note: Rewards will be delivered at a later date, tbc. Make sure the email address you give us is correct!

FINAL EXTENSION ACTIVATED! Rewards are available to backers through Monday, April 15th. Donate today!

Year-Round Events

Your generous donations will ensure that Day of the Devs can continue to have awesome events year-round. All proceeds from donations will go directly to costs related to putting on our numerous shows, from our San Francisco Edition taking place in March, to our Digital Showcase at Summer Game Fest, to the Game Awards Edition in winter!


Since its inception, Day of the Devs has relied on sponsor support to help us realize the vision and mission of supporting indie game developers. For this fundraiser, we are honored to be supported by our generous sponsors once again. As always, we thank our sponsors for their continued support, including Boneloaf, Glum, and Studio MDHR with their previously matched donation. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, drop us a line at sponsors@dayofthedevs.com

Upcoming Events

Day of the Devs 2024: Summer Game Fest Edition”

Are you working on a cool new video game that will be ready to highlight at Day of the Devs 2024: Summer Game Fest Edition? If so, we’d love to hear from you! We will be hosting another Day of the Devs event at Summer Game Fest in Los Angeles in June, 2024.

Our deadline for submissions has been extended to April 15th, 2024.

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