Late Submissions: You Can Still Submit to IndieCade 2019 Until April 25th!

IndieCade Returns to E3 for 2019

Find out more HERE!

IndieCade:  Evolving the Game

IndieCade accepts and encourages a host of interactive experiences and honors all types of innovative play.  From cutting edge digital narratives, large scale social mobile, tabletop games, alternative controller, and augmented reality to LARP's, immersive theater, 360 videos, and procedural strategy games, IndieCade highlights the breadth and depth of innovation in the world of play and creativity in the design of interaction.  
As creators innovate with new ways to play, the work evolves with them.  IndieCade highlights the work breaking new ground in all directions of the space - past celebrated award winners include Hyper Light Drifter, Hamletmobile, FTL, Butt Sniffing Pugs, Use of Force, Escape Room in a Box, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Tracking Ida, and many more. Submit now!  

Festival Dates Announced!

We are thrilled to announce our festival dates! IndieCade will take place October 10th, 11th, and 12th of 2019 in Santa Monica once again! IndieCade Europe dates TBA, but expect late October.

New Awards Categories!

We have some new and exciting award categories this year! For the first time ever, IndieCade will be introducing area specific awards open to all submitted work. Games and artists will be nominated to these new categories from the entirety of event submissions. The first three of these awards are Location Based Design, Performance, and Social Impact.

Learn more about them by visiting our Awards Page.

What is IndieCade?

The IndieCade Festival is the premiere international event dedicated to celebrating independent interactive media from around the globe. Now in its second decade, IndieCade is held each October in Santa Monica, California and this important, fun-filled event draws industry and public from around the world.

IndieCade Festival, October 2019, offers a unique opportunity to play and preview the latest 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 developer summit with creators of new titles, as well as legends from across the industry.

Want to support IndieCade?

Your ongoing support will help us to stay independent and allow us to keep bringing you the most creative, unusual and thought-provoking interactive works, without restriction. In return, we've put together an array of benefits, for attendees and for developers.

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