IndieCade Festival
October 11 - 13
Los Angeles, CA
IndieCade Europe
October 19 - 20
Paris, France

Festival Events

at IndieCade Festival 2015

We have an exciting lineup of games, events, talks, and more at IndieCade Festival 2015!



Over 100 games will be showcased at IndieCade Festival 2015! The 36 nominated games for the 2015 IndieCade Red Carpet Awards will be on display at Fire Station One, which is open and free to the public throughout the Festival. An additional 70+ games will be showcased at the IndieCade Village as Official Selections, games hand-picked by IndieCade's curation committees for being some of the best of the year!


IndieCade Village

The IndieCade Village is the outdoor focal-point of the Festival and it's packed with exciting exhibitor booths and sessions, hands-on game exhibits, lounge areas, mixers, and more.

Click here to learn more about the exhibitors that will be at the Village.

Beer Garden Party

Beer Garden Party

We look forward to hosting our 4th-Annual Opening Beer Garden Party on Friday October 23rd from 5:00 - 8:00 pm in the IndieCade Village, 9300 Culver Blvd! There will be:
  • Music & Games - Thank you, USC School of Cinematic Arts!
  • Beer - Thank you, Sierra Entertainment!
  • Delicious Tacos - Thank you, Somatone!
  • Snacks - Thank you, Nvidia!
Stay tuned, formal invitations to the Beer Garden Party will be sent out soon.


Gaming For Everyone Pavilion presented by Intel

The Gaming For Everyone Pavilion presented by Intel is a brand-new initative at IndieCade Festival 2015! We're always inspired by amazing people in the independent games scene who work to make gaming a better place for everyone. As a way of supporting these great efforts, we will be featuring a number of organizations that focus on initiatives promoting underrepresented groups and their presence in gaming and game development. This includes efforts focused on gender, race, ethnicity, orientation, age, disabilities, and much more. We salute Intel for generously supporting these initiatives while working with us to develop this Pavilion.

Night Games

Night Games

Night Games is a unique annual event at IndieCade Festival. On Saturday night, the Festival village transforms into the ultimate live playground as people play specially curated games under the stars and experience a memorable festival highlight.



IndieXChange is our pre-Festival developer summit, a full-day event that brings together developers, publishers, tool vendors, platform leaders, investors, press, & more at Veteran's Memorial Center. The summit takes place October 22nd and includes:
  • A series of practical developer-focused workshops
  • Networking opportunities
  • GameTasting show-and-tell & more!
Click here to see the summit schedule.



Think:indie (formerly known as “the IndieCade Professional Conference”) is a collection of talks and discussions on game design, development, and criticism. Sessions are led by inspiring and prominent voices across the independent games community and are tailored for industry developers, indie game-makers, academics, and creatives. Click here to see the talk schedule.



GameU is a series of workshops focused on pulling back the curtain on the game development process, and the work that game designers do. Topics include introductions to multiple types of programming, various game design techniques, live development demonstrations, beginning art for games, game audio - even tips on what to look for in university programs and forming long-term career plans. Click here to see the workshop schedule.

Playtest Sunday

Playtest Sunday

At Playtest Sunday (4-6PM in the Table Games Arena), the genius game design minds at IndieCade come together to make your games even better. At this freeform playtesting event, play work-in-progress games by Indiecade attendees, or bring your own work and hear feedback from the community. Drop in at any time throughout the session. Bring everything you need to run your game and we'll help you set up and find playtesters. Bring yourself and we'll help you find great games to playtest. Let's discuss how to push mechanics, craft stories, refine designs, and bring everyone’s game to the next level.

Designers, players, and game enthusiasts of any level of expertise are welcome. Bring games, prototypes, even early stage ideas for feedback, or just bring yourself and share your thoughts. The only rule is to give as much feedback as you get!

Parent Kid Workshop

Game Development for Kids & Parents Workshop

AJ Webster will host a special 2-hour session (Oct. 25, 10am - 12pm, City Hall) where both kids and parents will learn about, play, and build games using materials like cardboard, crayons, paint, and more.

Closing Ceremony

Closing Ceremony & Concert

Our closing ceremony at the IndieCade Village (Oct. 25th 3pm-6pm) gathers the community together for a Festival wrap-up, presentations of the Media and Audience Choice Awards, and a farewell concert event.


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Festival Hours

  • Thursday, October 22nd
    • 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM IndieXchange (Pre-Festival Developer Summit)
    • 8:00 PM IndieCade Awards
  • Friday, October 23rd
    • 9:30 AM think:indie opens
    • 12 PM IndieCade Village opens
    • 8 PM IndieCade Village closes
  • Saturday, October 24th
    • 9:30 AM think:indie opens
    • 10 AM GameU, Fire Station One Showcase, & IndieCade Village open
    • 6 PM IndieCade Village Closes, Night Games open in Media Park
    • 11 PM Night Games closes
  • Sunday, October 25th
    • 9:30 AM think:indie & GameU open
    • 12 PM Fire Station One Showcase & IndieCade Village open
    • 3 PM eSports Closing Event at IndieCade Village
    • 4 PM Closing Awards & Concert begin at IndieCade Village, Fire Station One closes
    • 6 PM IndieCade Village closes

Badge Pickup

Badge Pickup Location:
Registration Tent at IndieCade Village
9300 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
You do not need your badge for the IndieXchange or the Awards. Your name will be on list at both of those locations.

  • Wednesday, October 21st
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 22nd
    • 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday, October 23rd
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 24th
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 25th
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Click here to download the IndieCade 2014 Map (.PDF).