//Frequently Asked Questions

We realize that some of you are new to IndieCade

..... and have some questions.

Some of you have been coming for years

..... and have some questions.

And others of you just want to know more...

Read below and if you still have questions please feel free

..... to contact us directly at [email protected] with any other questions you might have.

And oh by the way, you really don't want to miss IndieCade!

Explore below for more information or register for a pass or wristband.

//Frequently Asked Questions


Why would I buy a Conference Badge or a Festival Wristband? What do you get?

IndieCade's Conference is 80-90% game developers. The conference is designed for the community and by the community. This is where you want to be if you are a developer or are interested in discussions, networking, and deeply integrating into the independent game creation scene and culture. It is also where you want to be if you want to meet the finalists and develoeprs and have them get to know you. The conference is deliberately intimate and a great opportunity to be a part of this wonderful community. All of the game creators are a part of this conference. Perks include a VIP gift bag (including a collectable HvZ @ IndieCade 2011 bandana) and numerous hosted parties, happy hours and refreshment breaks daily. Conference attendees also have access to the Creators' Lounge in the IndieCade Village.

IndieCade's festival is ideal for hobbyists, enthusiasts, and families. There are sessions appropriate for all of the above on both Saturday and Sunday. A festival wristband also provides access to the Saturday Night Games, and the Sunday Screenings, as well as the Sunday Closing Party where the Audience Choice and Developer Choice Awardees are announced. Perks include collectable HvZ @ IndieCade 2011 bandana for the first 500 registrants.

Both festival and conference attendees receive a pack of cards from Magic the Gathering, as well as other gifts and deals from downtown businesses


What can I get for free?


All finalist, success stories, and game jam games are available to play for free all weekend (October 8-9). These are located at the Fire Station, NextSpace, and the Gregg Fleishman Studio. Check out the locations page for more information. Big games are also free of charge, but require registration.

There are also a lot of free give aways for participants with festival wristbands.

What time does the Festival run every day?


The GameWalk and Games open at 11:00 am both Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th and close at 9:00 pm on Saturday, October 8th and 6:00 pm Sunday, October 9th. Festival sessions/workshops begin at 10:00 am. Conference sessions begin daily at 9:00 am with hosted coffees.

I ordered my tickets online. Where do I pick them up onsite?


Registration and ticket will call is located at the IndieCade Village which is located on the corner of Culver Blvd and Main Street.

Can I purchase tickets at the door?


Festival wristbands will be available onsite for purchase at $15 per individual wristband. Bring your student id if you are planning on purchasing a ticket at the student rate.

Are tickets good for both days of the festival?


Yes, festival wristbands and conference badges are good for the full festival.

Will I enjoy this festival? What type of people attend?


Yes, this festival has something for everyone. There are many activities for game creators, aspiring game creators, game enthusiasts, and families. It is a diverse and friendly crowd that really enjoy having fun.

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