Student Showcase

The inaugural SXSW Gaming Student Showcase looks to feature the best student works across a variety of fields from hundreds of universities across the world.

Student Showcase

2016 SXSW Student Showcase – Photo by Roi Hernandez

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.

We’re proud to start the SXSW Gaming Student Showcase this year with some of the greatest programs and groups of students around, and we hope that you join us to marvel in the level of finesse they’ve taken to their craft.

SXSW Gaming 2017 takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Thursday, March 16 – Saturday, March 18.

Entry and Judging Process

The entry period for the SXSW Gaming Student Showcase is now closed.

The final 10 featured games, as selected by the SXSW Gaming Staff, will receive an exclusive table within the Student Showcase at the SXSW Gaming Expo. All final selections will be made by late January, and in the case of a tie, additional titles may be selected.


Attend SXSW Gaming 2017

Grab your SXSW Gaming wristband for access to industry insider secrets, in-depth conversations on the latest gaming trends, star-studded showcases, and exclusive access to the newest games around! Gaming Wristbands on sale now at early-bird registration rates until January 27, 2017.

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Schedule of Events

The 2017 SXSW Gaming schedule of events is now live! With dozens of new experiences to enjoy each year, browse our latest lineup and keep up-to-date with the newest additions as we get closer to the main event.

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