October 11-13 Santa Monica, CA


    On Location Prices - Registration opens at 9am!

    • All Access Pass $425
    • IndieXchange $250
    • IndieU Pass $175
    • IndieU Pass (Student) $125
    • Exhibits Pass $50
    • Festival Day - Friday Wristband $30
    • Festival Day - Saturday Wristband $30
    • Industry Ticket $900
    • Awards (à la Carte) $50
  • Ticket Breakdown

    Click to expand the IndieCade 2018 Ticket Breakdown (.PDF).

  • Schedule Descriptions

    IndieU Sessions - IndieU Sessions include professional and tool-based sessions for working developers, students, and developers just starting out in the field. A great way to meet other developers, brush up on your knowledge and skills, and get inspired.

    Think Indie: Forum Sessions - These sessions address trends and topics at the heart of the indie community, looking towards progress and growth in the field. These are town hall sessions that look at the purpose of independent games, the place for indie artistry in the world today, and the goal of achieving an inclusive, diverse community of content and voice.

    Meetings - Private, organized meetings, which set out to connect indie developers with specific publishers, funders, and content-seekers to provide a mutually beneficial opportunity for business collaboration.

    GameTasting - Our signature IndieXchange event, open to all IndieXchange ticket holders for first come/first serve sign-ups. The GameTasting is a show-and-tell style event featuring each participating developer for two hour time slots (organized and scheduled prior to event) and providing a space and audience to showcase your work, get feedback, and have a good time.

    Networking - Various networking opportunities are available throughout IndieCade’s three day event, including our IndieXchange developer day, our invitation-only Opening Party, ongoing sessions, private meetings, and the IndieCade Closing Awards.

    PlayTest Events - At IndieCade we care about feedback and supporting the creation of your games. Two special playtesting events (for digital and tabletop games, respectively) have been created especially for developers who submitted to IndieCade. Developers can sign up for two-hour time slots. A variety of industry professionals, specially selected independent developers, and IndieCade jurors will participate in giving specific feedback and talking with participating developers.

    IndieCade Games Expo - Come and see the latest feats of indie game creation. IndieCade features a Nominee Exhibition (with games juried from world-wide submissions), our signature Gaming for Everyone expo focusing on diversity of voice, and a host of games featured by our event partners.

    Night Games - Come and play games under the stars! Night Games is our annual games expo at night!

    Awards - The IndieCade Awards is our ceremony honoring the IndieCade Nominees and celebrating award winners in a number of categories for excellence and achievement.

  • Which pass type is right for me?

    I am a developer.

    • All Access Pass
    • IndieXchange

    I want to be a developer.

    • IndieU Pass
    • IndieXchange

    I am in the industry and I want to meet with developers and see games.

    • Industry Ticket

    I am a student.

    • IndieU

    I just want to come to the festival and have fun.

    • Exhibits Pass
    • Friday Wristband
    • Saturday Wristband

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