IndieCade 2012: Archived Site
General Info :: IndieCade - International Festival of Independent Games

Festival Day: October 6th

Come to IndieCade 2012 to experience an action-packed festival full of gameplay, previews, networking, workshop sessions, awards, and so much more...

//What is IndieCade?

IndieCade Village

The IndieCade Festival is the only stand-alone independent-focused game festival in the nation. It is open to the industry and to the public.

Events include a festival workshops, keynotes, and family-focused activities, meet-and-greets with game creators, hands-on gameplay with a GameWalk, live games, Night Games and numerous social events.

"IndieCade, the video game industry's Sundance."
The Los Angeles Times
October 1, 2009

//Where is IndieCade?

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IndieCade is held in multiple locations across downtown Culver City (Los Angeles), CA. The Festival offers a unique opportunity to play and preview the latest innovative indie video games and rub shoulders with the creators of the newest games, as well as legends from across the industry.

This year IndieCade will have a main headquarters/ central location -- the IndieCade Village. This indoor outdoor village is located at the corner of Main Street and Culver Blvd in the heart of downtown Culver City.

Location: 9300 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

View the full list of all the locations in the 2012 Festival

Parking & Directions to the IndieCade Village


Festival Registration

Register with Us!

Festival registration and wristbands for the general public
are now available!

Be sure to sign up on our mailing list to be notified or contact for more information. And don't worry, we do not send out many emails.

//Where do you check-in for your Festival Wristband?

Festival Check-in

IndieCade Village is the festival headquarters. Check-in here to register or pick up your Festival wristbands or Conference badges. The village is also the location to sign up for or start playing Live and Big Games.

Compare the Festival wristband and Conference Badges here



The IndieCade Festival is the only stand-alone independent-focused game event in the nation. It is open to the industry and to the public.

View the full 2012 Festival schedule

//Activities, Workshops, & Panels


The 2012 IndieCade Festival is full of different events and sessions including:

The IndieCade Chalk Games, Junk Games, World Model Workshop, Boardgame Making, Iron Game Designer Challenge, as well as panels with IndieCade's featured independent game creators from around the world.

//Big Games

Big Games

Big games or live games turn IndieCade into a giant playground.

Each year IndieCade provides a forum for new types of public games and play. Games have included city-wide zombie tag, a twister racing games, mad hatter tea parties, paper mache pigeons pummeled with wiffleball bats, a virtual putt-putt course, paparazzi, subtle mobs, and more.

The Big Games at the festival will be played October 6th.



The GameWalk / Festival Arcade is free and open to the public.

Location: Fire Station One, 9600 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

Top independent games from around the world will be featured at the heart of the IndieCade festival GameWalk. The GameWalk are a unique opportunity for enthusiasts, developers, and the general public to play these unique games, often before they make the big times. IndieCade's 2011 edition featured 36 games and their creators who came from 27 different countries.

The GameWalk will be open October 6 & 7 from 10 am until 7 pm and Sunday October 7th, from noon until 5 pm.

//Game U: IndieCade's Gamemaker 101

Aspiring Developer Program

Game U is a special conference at the IndieCade Festival of Independent Games that focuses on pulling back the curtain on the game development process, and the work that game designers do

The Game U Program will be held October 7th.

Learn more about Game U

//Night Games


Night games are a unique and memorable annual event at IndieCade included with the Festival Writsband.

Saturday night big games are unique to the IndieCade experience and a memorable festival highlight. The 2011 Night Games line-up included Johann Sebastian Joust, Shadowplay, superHYPERCUBE, Pxl Pshr as well as ongoing rounds of Ninja.

Night games run Saturday, October 6 from 7pm until midnight.

Learn more about IndieCade's Night Games