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.


Attend SXSW Gaming 2018

Join us March 15-17 to experience the best in gaming culture featuring a sprawling Gaming Expo, a one-of-a-kind awards show, unmatched industry programming and more. Get your official SXSW Gaming Wristband today!

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Apply to Participate

There are a variety of ways to get involved in the 2018 SXSW Gaming Festival, including the Gaming Awards and Pitch Competition. Learn more about all of our upcoming and current application periods today!

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2017 Student Showcase Finalists


Additional Opportunities

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