October 11-13 Santa Monica, CA

Thursday, October 11th:
Sessions/GameTasting "Show and Tell"

Friday, Octber 12th & Saturday, October 13th:

Festival Games, Night Games, Sessions and more!

Congratulations to our 2018 Awardees!

What is IndieCade?

The IndieCade Festival is the premiere international event dedicated to celebrating independent games from around the globe. Now in its second decade, IndieCade is held each October in the Los Angeles area and this important, fun-filled event draws industry and public from around the world.

IndieCade Festival 2018, October 12th - 13th (preceded by IndieXchange on the 11th), offers a unique opportunity to play and preview the latest innovative indie games of all types and from around the world. Attendees enjoy the opportunity to play new and innovative games and meet with their creators, as well as sessions, workshops, business networking, social activities, tournaments, entertainment and more. IndieCade kicks off with an in-depth game developer summit with creators of new titles, as well as legends from across the industry.

2018 Festival Games


One Hand Clapping

Escape From Godot


Just Shapes and Beats

Lazer Mazer

IndieCade features games of all types and genres from all around the world. The festival offers the unique opportunity to come to the festival and play these games and meet the creators. Explore the games now!


Special long-form workshops, forums, and IndieU sessions offer opportunities for all levels and interests. (All Access, Industry, IndieXchange, and IndieU Passholders)


Watch Keynote Conversations, participate in Think: Indie Forums, and more!


Check out the 2018 IndieCade Nominees!


IndieCade's yearly nighttime carnival of play as well as an array of outdoor experiences throughout the festival!


Come see the future of games featuring indie devs taking on Augmented Reality.

Flipping the Bird!

How we Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the E-scooter (and Other Disruptive Transit)

A KCRW/DnA x IndieCade design jam on e-Scooters and the future of mobility


Big games, LARPs, Music, VR 360, and many more experiences!


Drop everything and jam. Occurs randomly across the festival!


The IndieXchange (IXC) is the pre-event developer summit designed by and for developers. The summit includes  sessions (talks, workshops, panels, and forms),  networking (with other developers, publishers, influencers and more), and show-and-tell opportunities. 


Show-and-tell of works in progress and opportunities to provide input on games not yet released.


IndieCade’s jury bestows nine awards to festival nominees! Additionally, attendees (media, developers, and audience) will all vote for their top choices to award.

IndieCade Game Changer Awardee: Kate Edwards

Kate Edwards is the CEO and principal consultant of Geogrify, a consultancy for content culturalization, a Board Member of Take This, and is the former Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) from 2012 to 2017. In addition to being an outspoken advocate who serves in several advisory/board roles, she is a geographer, writer, and corporate strategist. Following 13 years at Microsoft, she has consulted on many game and non-game projects for BioWare, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and many other companies.  Fortune magazine named her as one of the "10 most powerful women" in the game industry and she was named by as one of their six People of the Year. In April 2018, she was honored with Reboot Develop’s annual Hero Award, and is profiled in the November 2018 publication Women in Gaming: 100 Pioneers of Play

IndieCade Bernie De Koven Big Fun Awardee: Douglas Wilson

Douglas Wilson is a Lecturer at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, where he teaches and researches game design. Douglas is also a co-owner of Die Gute Fabrik, a small games studio based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is best known for his award-winning motion control game, Johann Sebastian Joust, winner of the Innovation Award at the 2012 Game Developers Choice Awards. His work has been exhibited at festivals and museums around the world, including: MoMA, the Museum of the Moving Image, Hong Kong Arts Centre, SFMOMA, IGF, IndieCade, PAX, and Roskilde Festival.

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IndieCade Festival October 11th - 13th
Santa Monica