Since I (Simon) am helping to judge this Independent Games Festival add-on event, just a note for anyone in the Asia-Pacific region (including Japan, China, Asia in general and even Australia/New Zealand).

We've just posted new information, including judge specifics, on the first Independent Games Festival China event, taking place in Shanghai this October alongside the second GDC China event.

The deadline for IGF China is September 7th, and the smaller satellite event is free to enter, with winners being displayed at the October GDC China event. (There will also be a small Independent Games Summit with a mix of Western and Chinese speakers at the October 11th-13th event.)

Here's the English-language page and Chinese-language page on IGF China if you'd like to learn more.