All About IndieXchange
The IndieCade Where Developers Push Each Other to the Next Level
Date: October 3rd, 9 AM- 6 PM
Location: Veterans Memorial Center, 4117 Overland Blvd, Culver City
Date: October 4th, 10 AM - 1 PM
Location: IndieCade Village, 9400 Culver Blvd, Culver City
4117 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90230
Visitor parking on site
Metered street parking
Neighborhood parking with restrictions
Exit Culver Blvd.
East on Culver Blvd.
Make right into the Veteran's Memorial Center at Overland Ave.
Exit Robertson Blvd.
West on Venice to Overland Ave
South on Overland Ave.
Center at Overland Ave. and Culver Blvd.
IndieXchange Summit Overview
A Day of Talks, Panels, Networking, & GameTasting (Show & Tell)
IndieXchange sessions are designed to help intermediate to advanced developers push each other up to the next level. It's a full-day opportunity to network with peers, attend clinics & master classes, and discuss common challenges & opportunities. This year, we've also added a series of dedicated bootcamps on Friday to introduce you to more development tools to add to your armory.
Held off-site from the festival the goal is to have a day of networking and camaraderie with other independent developers. Nearly all of the IndieXChange attendees are developers who submitted games to IndieCade, a group with a shared passion for games and independent development. Throughout the day on Thursday, there will be time and space to meet with each other.
And throughout the day there are networking opportunities to connect you with publishers and institutions eager to fund, publish, or collaborate on projects. Participants include publishers like PlayStation, Nintendo, Microsoft, on the one hand, and government agencies like the National Endowment of the Arts on the other. These organizations give talks about how to publish or be funded by their organizations, as well as many of these ssponsors provide opportunities for one-on-one meetings.
IndieXchange Bootcamps Overview
This year, we've also added a series of dedicated bootcamps on Friday to introduce you to more development tools to add to your armory. The IndieXchange bootcamps are held in the IndieCade Village, Friday October 4th from 10am - 1pm. Followed by "help desk" opportunities for those working on various platforms.
IndieXchange Curriculum Overview
Overview of sessions
Promotion and Public Relations for Indies – Sue Bohle of The Bohle Company talks about simple ways that you can manage your own public relations and stand out against the sea of other game releases.
Successful Team Management – Laird Malamed, professor of the Advanced Games class at the University of Southern California and COO of Oculus VR talks about how to successfully manage a small team through a long project.
Small Team / One Month / Big Results – Anton Hand, Adam Liszkiewicz, and Luke Noonan of Rust Ltd. talk about how their small team of five people managed their time and talents to achieve the AAA-looking results that helped Museum of the Microstar blow away the competition in the Unity DirectX 11 challenge.
Developing on Sony Platforms – Experts from Sony tell you how even the smallest dev teams can get involved in development for Sony's console and handheld platforms.
More about the IndieXchange:
When Is IndieXchange?
What happens at IndieXchange?
- A unique opportunity for developers, IndieXchange sessions and networking take place Thursday, October 3rd, 2013, the day prior to the IndieCade's annual professional conference track and the start of the festival activities.
Who is eligible for IndieXchange?
- IndieXchange is a day-long series of practical, developer-focused workshops, master classes, networking opportunities, and one-on-one meetings arranged between developers who have submitted their games to IndieCade and a variety of investors, art leaders, and publishers interested in investing in games, as well as opportunities to meet and network with other developers.
What kind of sessions are held at the IndieXchange?
- All teams who submit a game to IndieCade are invited to send two team members to IndieXchange as a benefit of submitting to IndieCade. Attendance is also included in the All Access and Festival Plus passes (see registration pages for more information)
What are the IndieXchange bootcamps?
- IndieXchange is a day-long series of practical, developer-focused workshops, panels, roundtables and bootcamps designed to provide important support and knowledge specifically for independent developers. Past clinics have included PR, pitching, and IP issues. Each of these clinics provides sample contracts, pr plans, and other useful elements. Clinic and roundtables have limited space and are provided on a first come-first serve basis.
How does the matchmaking portion of the IndieXchange work?
- IndieXchange bootcamps are held Friday October 4th on the festival grounds and are open to IndieXchange Attendees and attendees with an All Access or Festival Plus pass.
What if I want to have my game participate in IndieXchange, but may not be able to be there in person?
- Matches are made based on mutual interest and are coordinated as in person meetings. Last year, meetings were taken with representatives from companies such as Sony PlayStation, Microsoft, Activision,, as well as non-profit organizations such as the BBC, the NEA (National Endowment of the Arts), as well as with a number of smaller companies and private investors. Again this aspect is only open to developers who have submitted their games to IndieCade.
What type of networking events are included in the IndieXchange?
- IndieXchange will make connections remotely and if there is mutual interest facilitate follow-up. As well, a limited selection of the IndieXchange sessions will be videotaped and posted on IndieCade's you tube and website.
What is the GameTasting and how can I participate?
- The IndieXchange opens with a networking coffee. The event is held in its own location and has a area primed for ongoing networking throughout the day and culminates with the annual GameTasting Reception.
What are the topics of the IndieXchange sessions?
- The annual IndieXchange “GameTasting” is held Thursday, October 3rd. This reception and show-and-tell provides a unique social opportunity for IndieXchange attendees to show and share their exciting work.
Why would I want to attend?
- All IndieXchange sessions are designed as practical and hands-on panels, clinics, roundtables, master classes specifically for Independent developers.
- This unique opportunity for developers is designed to provide practical skills to help you level-up, network and learn from other independent developers, connect with key players in the industry and the arts, and put you face-to-face with colleagues, potential funders, publishers, investors, mentors, or advisers. This is a prime opportunity for building a long-term relationships and learning from experts that may benefit your current and future work.