IndieCade East
February 16 - 18
New York
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

- Margaret Mead
American Anthropologist


IndieCade supports independent game development and organizes a series of international events showcasing the future of independent games. It encourages, publicizes, and cultivates innovation and artistry in interactive media, helping to create a public perception of games as rich, diverse, artistic, and culturally significant. IndieCade's events and related production and publication programs are designed to bring visibility to and facilitate the production of new works within the emerging independent game movement.

Like the independent videogame developer community itself, IndieCade's focus is global and includes producers in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and anywhere else independent games are made and played. IndieCade was formed by Creative Media Collaborative, an alliance of industry producers and leaders founded in 2005. You can contact IndieCade at [email protected]

About Us

IndieCade is organized by an expansive team of dedicated individuals who truly believe that we can make an impact on the industry and ultimately the way the world plays, understands, and is impacted by games. To this end, IndieCade supports independent game development and a series of international events showcasing the future of games. There are a few things we'd like you to know about us:

Volunteer workforce

Members of the community work together to support IndieCade because we love games. We want games to be recognized for their innovation and artistry. We all work to help create a public perception of games as rich, diverse, artistic, and culturally significant. We believe that this can change the industry and the world.

Open and inclusive community

As long as you are interested in games that challenge, expand horizons, and are enjoyable then you are a welcome addition to the IndieCade community.

Sponsor supported

Even with the volunteer support, putting on the festival takes hundreds of thousands of dollars. IndieCade is 100% independent. This means we aren’t owned by a major corporation and must find appropriate sponsors in order to make this festival happen every year. When we partner with a sponsor we work hard to make sure that we stick to our commitment to showcasing and bringing to public quality and meaningful games.


Thank you to our teams who thoughtfully put in long hours to make IndieCade a reality!

IndieCade Staff

Stephanie Barish
Sam Roberts
Festival Director
Celia Pearce
Festival Chair - Emeritus
Erin Shaver
Director of Operations
Parker Mann
Outreach and Administrative Manager
Nina Park
Games Manager
Richard OConnell
Marketing Director
Ashley Nicollette
Community Manager
Neil Malhotra
Tech Systems Engineer
Matt Parker
Senior Advisor
Robert Nashak
Executive Advisor
Dan Offner (O and A Legal)
Legal Team
Jonathan Pierce (SoCal IP)
Legal Team

IndieCade Festival 2016

Sam Roberts
Festival Director, Jury & Night Games Co-Chair
Drea Clark
Elizabeth Swensen
Festival Co-Chair
Sean Bouchard
Festival Co-Chair
Jeremy Gibson
Education & Advancement Chair,
Juan Gril
IndieXchange Co-Chair
Kelly Divine
IndieXchange Game Tasting Coordinator
Karin Ray
IndieXchange Coordinator
Chris De Leon
GameU Co-Chair
Tabby Rose
GameU Co-Chair
Drew Davidson
think:indie Co-Chair
Jane Pinckard
think:indie Co-Chair
Colleen Macklin
Awards Jury Chair
Mattie Brice
Jury Co-Chair
Reagan Burns
Jury Co-Chair
James Taylor
Table Games Co-Chair

IndieCade Europe 2016

Olivier Lejade
Executive Producer
Sam Roberts
Co-curator & Chair
Rami Ismail
Co-curator & Chair
(more to come)

Contact Us

To get in touch, please e-mail [email protected].