March 1 is the deadline for artists to send an intent to enter to Spring Thing 2019. The games aren’t due until the end of the month, but if you want to participate, put your name in today.
March 2, the London IF Meetup does a workshop on Character Engine. This is already full at the moment, but if there’s interest we may do some more of these in the future.
March 2 will also be the next SF / Bay Area meetup.
March 15 is the deadline for designers to submit their work to Indiecade Festival. There is a late deadline of April 15, and the event itself is in October in Santa Monica, CA.
GDC is just around the corner, March 18-22 in San Francisco. I will be there, as will several other members of the Spirit team. I’ve recommended some talks from the lineup that I’m excited about, and I’m also around and meeting with people who are interested to talk about Character Engine. So if you’d like to know more about that, get a demo, or find out whether we might be a good fit for a project you’re working on, please let me know.
March 24 is the deadline for submitting full technical papers to the IEEE Conference on Games (CoG). The conference itself will be August 20-23 in London.
March 29 is the deadline if you’d like to submit a paper to the Procedural Content Generation workshop at FDG this year. Demos will also be accepted, though the deadlines for this are not set yet. The conference itself will take place in San Luis Obispo, California, August 26th-30th, 2019.
This workshop aims to advance knowledge in the PCG field by bringing together researchers and facilitating discussion. Because academic workshops are a place for feedback and discussion of new ideas, our aim is to host three modes of submission and delivery: the standard full-paper format, the continuation of the demo session, and a short session for positions and provocations that will enable further discussion of topics and issues related to the community’s research and direction.
March 31 is the deadline for games to be submitted to Spring Thing 2019, and the festival opens on April 4.
The organizers are asking for Spanish language IF, and 2019’s theme is magical realism. Submissions will be open from April 1-30.