INDIECADE ANNOUNCES GLOBAL EXPANSION WITH INDIECADE EUROPE
May 23, 2016Inaugural European Conference and Showcase Scheduled for late November in Paris.
LOS ANGELES—May 23, 2016—
IndieCade, the premier international festival of independent games is excited to announce their first European conference and exhibition. IndieCade Europe will be held in Paris, France on November 18-19, 2016. The event, in association with Capital Games, will be structured similar to IndieCade’s successful IndieCade East conference.
Now entering its tenth year, IndieCade festival is the premiere stand-alone independent game festival, with its international flagship festival on the west coast and an annual showcase of its games at E3. With the growing importance of the independent movement, four years ago IndieCade created IndieCade East.
IndieCade’s events spots and highlight important independent work that has gone on to change the industry, as well as, achieve critical and commercial success. Starting from IndieCade’s first featured titles in 2007 with early indie break out hits such as Braid, N+, and developers such as Thatgamecompany. Over the past two years, IndieCade has put an early spotlight on games such as Her Story, Hyperlight Drifter, Axiom Verge, Armello, Nidhogg, Shovel Knight, and many more.
“Our expansion into Europe reflects how important IndieCade’s international community has become,” said Stephanie Barish, Chief Executive Officer, IndieCade. “IndieCade Europe has been created as an opportunity to draw together community from across Europe to network, attend presentations and workshops, as well as to participate in game showcases and social events designed to support independent European game developers and aspiring creators grow their craft, refine their businesses, and flourish as artists in this rapidly expanding global, entertainment industry.”
“Welcoming IndieCade Europe to Paris is a great opportunity for French and European videogame creators to get the attention they deserve, to gather and share their passion. We're proud to think that France has always been a welcoming land for creation and we're thrilled to give our support to IndieCade Europe. We can't wait to welcome you all in Paris” said Helene Delay, Managing director of Capital Games.
IndieCade Europe will be held at CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers) on November 18-19, 2016. Additionally, all games submitted to IndieCade’s Fall festival being held on October 14-16 in Los Angeles, are eligible for inclusion in IndieCade Europe.
Additional details about submission guidelines and IndieCade Europe are available at www.IndieCade.com
Applauded as the “Sundance of the videogame industry,” IndieCade supports independent game development globally through a series of international events highlighting the rich, diverse, artistic and culturally significant contributions of indie game developers. IndieCade's programs are designed to bring visibility to and facilitate the production of new works within the emerging independent game community. Annual events include IndieCade East, IndieCade’s Showcase @ E3, and IndieCade Festival, the largest gathering of independent game creators in the nation. For more information, visit IndieCade.com
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ABOUT CAPITAL GAMES
CAPITAL GAMES is France's largest regional Video Game Business Cluster. It gathers more than 70 companies from the video game industry in the Paris region: studios, publishers, training institutes and middleware companies. Capital Games provides its members with a range of dedicated services and training on five axes (Marketing, Human Resources, Ethics, Finance, and Export). Through encouraging the sustainable growth of those companies, it also contributes to the long-term structuring of the industry. Capital Games is supported and works closely with its local, regional, and national public partners. Capital Games also works in conjunction with other local and international video game and digital content representatives. Capital Games has been successfully co-organizing Game Connection since 2011, which has become one of the leading video game business convention in Europe.
For more information on Capital Games, visit http://capital-games.org/en/