Student Showcase

The SXSW Gaming Student Showcase features the best games made by top-performing students from hundreds of universities across the world.

Student Showcase

Student Showcase, SXSW Gaming 2017 - Photo by Thomas Tischio

About Student Showcase


Students and game development programs across the world take the gaming industry by storm each year in terms of degree of excellence and design in the games they create. And, at the SXSW Gaming Student Showcase, you’ll find only the best of the best from among these programs and groups of students being featured for Gaming Expo attendees to enjoy.

Entry and Selection Process

The entry period for the Student Showcase will reopen later this year.

The Student Showcase is open to all current game development students, or former students within a year, with projects that are considered to be original works belonging to the applicant.

SXSW Gaming 2018 takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17.


Vote During the 2018 SXSW PanelPicker®

The SXSW PanelPicker community voting period takes place from Monday, August 7 – Friday, August 25. Vote on your favorite ideas for sessions, panels, meet ups, and more to help decide what makes it to SXSW Gaming 2018.

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Contact Us to Exhibit

Interested in showing off your latest product, project or game in an exciting and energetic atmosphere? With an attendance expanding beyond 46,000 attendees in 2017, the SXSW Gaming Expo is the perfect place to do so! Learn more about exhibiting at the SXSW Gaming Expo in 2018 today!

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2017 Student Showcase Finalists


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