IndieCade keeps growing every year. This year's Festival will be busy with games and exhibits that you won’t want to miss. There will be the newest games to play, people to meet and so much more. None of this would be possible without the help of our fantastic sponsors. The sponsors for 2017 are:
Intel is focused on increasing inclusiveness among players and within gaming content. Intel's initial efforts have focused on bringing together gaming companies and developers to kick off the conversation and form alliances.
Oculus provides developers with an out-of-the-box platform solution for turning their ideas into realities. With Oculus hardware, developers reach the most passionate PC VR audience with the Oculus Rift + Touch, and the largest mobile VR audience with the Samsung Gear VR + controller.
In this digital age of PCs, consoles, and mobile devices, the game industry has surpassed all other forms of entertainment and shows no signs of slowing down. Video games, board games, sports, and games of chance combined account for more than $1 trillion in annual sales. Since July 2016, hundreds of gaming companies have already registered thousands of .game names. Whether providing industry information, opinions, or an actual game, Internet visitors know that a .game website is all about making the world a more thrilling place. Build and share your story with a .game domain name.
We are a small University in the city of Dundee, on the beautiful east coast of Scotland, UK. The city is a hub for digital arts and home to a number of independent games companies.Our games courses are ranked by the prestigious Princeton Review as the best in Europe, and top 20 in the world. Our games graduates enjoy successful careers in all areas of the industry. Some work for global companies including Rockstar and Ubisoft, others ply their trade in the thriving local games scene and some have set up their own successful businesses.
Recognized as one of the top ten film schools in the world and ranked #6 by The Hollywood Reporter among American film schools, Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees that address the rapidly changing entertainment business, so you learn not only how to tell a story, but what it takes to pitch, produce, finance, market and distribute the stories you want to tell. Our state-of-the-art facilities open to you 24/7, coupled with our award-winning faculty, many of who still work in the industry, inspire our hands-on, collaborative learning environment.
The MFA in Game Design is for creative visionaries intent on producing socially, culturally, and emotionally substantial work. The degree prepares students to advance the frontier of games by exploring emerging theories and applying them to practice. The games students create throughout their degree will be challenged by peers and faculty in critiques. Graduates of the program will be equipped to define and realize their authentic, thriving professional lives. An MFA is also a terminal degree that opens opportunities to teach at the university level and enter an academic tenure-track career.
Exploding Kittens is a highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players try to avoid drawing Exploding Kittens (which eliminate them from the game) using tools like catnip sandwiches, deploying special-ops bunnies, and seeking out the wisdom of an all-seeing goat wizard. The game is kid-friendly, super fun, and easy to learn. It’s a fast- paced party game perfect for family game night or as an anytime boredom buster.
Gamepedia is the largest video game wiki platform on the web, featuring hundreds of community-driven wiki projects. Owned and operated by Curse, Gamepedia is home to everything from indie title wikis to some of the best-known gaming wikis such as the Official Minecraft Wiki, Leaguepedia, and the Official ARK Wiki. Ranked in the top 1,000 sites globally by traffic, Gamepedia continues to expand rapidly with the creation of new wiki projects on a near-daily basis. In addition to its wiki offerings, Gamepedia is also a source of gaming news and information, high-quality video content, and exciting contests and giveaways.
Jump is an on-demand, video-game subscription service that provides subscribers with unlimited access to a highly curated library of games, with a special emphasis on unique, high-quality titles by independent developers. The service was created with the goal of delivering a better platform for gamers to discover and play the games they want and to provide a wealth of opportunities for developers to gain more visibility, as well as a new revenue stream.Started by a group of independent developers and video game industry veterans, the Jump team addresses the challenges of discoverability and distribution for indie studios.
The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, Michigan State University is one of the top research universities in the world. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic programs, MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders. Michigan State University Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways. Together we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better.The Game Design and Development Program at Michigan State University has been consistently ranked one of the Top 10 Game Design Programs in North America by the Princeton Review. The interdisciplinary program prepares game designers, artists, and programmers to advance the art and science of game making and provides a unique opportunity for students majoring in any discipline to get a top-tier game development education. Learn more at gamedev.msu.edu
Nukeygara was founded in 2014 in Lyon, France by Aurélien Charrier and Yannick Rousseau, animation and software R&D professionals, to develop the next generation of 3D animation software. Their mission: to completely rethink traditional 3D animation workflows by building a software solution from scratch, with a special focus on optimizing efficiency and ergonomics. From this process Akeytsu was born. A software with a disruptive and intuitive 3D animation feature set that accelerates the animation process. Its UI design created “by and for animators” brings back the joy of animating by stripping away the technical complexities. The Akeytsu Beta version was released in June 2015. Since that time, Nukeygara has focused on continuing to develop its core software, which is primarily oriented to the indie games market, but also used by other media and entertainment content creators.
New York Film Academy’s Game Design School was established to train the next generation of video game designers. As one of the leading game design colleges, students can expect a hands-on, full-immersion educational experience that will place them in the Academy’s hallmark game design studio developing original and unique video games.
The NYU Game Center celebrates games as a creative practice, offering BFA, MFA, and undergraduate courses and public programs on the design, production, and study of games as an aesthetic and cultural form. For more information, visit us at gamecenter.nyu.edu
Independent game devs, animators, and artists are the lifeblood of the entertainment industry. With Houdini Indie, they now have access to a comprehensive set of procedural tools and assets to help them experiment, innovate, and create! Houdini Indie makes all of Houdini’s game dev, animation, and VFX tools available under a limited commercial license to independent creators and artists.
The Interactive Media Division in the USC School of Cinematic Arts is a vibrant community dedicated to providing leadership in the education, creation, study and research of interactive media and digital arts. Our faculty practices collaborative design with our students that blaze the trail in an evolving and dynamic medium.
Extra Life is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising program that empowers the gaming community to make a difference in the lives of local sick and injured kids. Participants fundraise year round and during a 24-hour gaming marathon each fall. Getting involved is as easy as signing up online at extra-life.org, asking your friends and family to donate and pledging to play games for 24 hours in support of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of your choice. You can play from the comfort of your own home playing any game you want. Our 170 member hospitals rely on donations to provide the best care for kids. Since 2008 we have raised over 14 million and it has gone towards things like funding critical treatments research and equipment as well as helping families who cannot afford care. To learn more about how you can play games to heal kids visit extra-life.org.
Go For Broke National Education Center (GFBNEC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that educates the public on the valor of Japanese American veterans of World War II and their contributions to democracy. Our goal is to inspire new generations to embody the Nisei veterans' core values of courage, sacrifice, equality, humility and patriotism. Founded in 1989, GFBNEC maintains the Go For Broke Monument and the interactive "GFBNEC's Defining Courage Exhibition" in downtown Los Angeles, as well as extensive oral histories and archives, education and training programs, and other initiatives. For more information, please visit http://www.goforbroke.org.
BACKED BY TWO-DECADES OF NEXT-GEN BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE, AND A ROCK-SOLID FOUNDATION IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND CONTRACT LAW, THE LAW OFFICE OF DAN LEE ROGERS IS EQUIPPED TO HANDLE THE ROUGH AND TUMBLE LEGAL NEEDS OF THOSE DARING TO ENTER THIS UNTAMED DIGITAL WILDERNESS.
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Founded in 2013, Survios is a Los Angeles-based virtual reality studio focused on building connected VR experiences with emergent interactivity, social multiplayer, and visceral play. Our mission is to expand the human experience and unlock our creative potential through the power of virtual reality.
Registration will be at The Japanese American National Museum in the Little Tokyo District of Downtown Los Angeles (100 N Central Ave, LA, CA 90012).