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Celebrate the accomplishments of our IndieCade family!

“That was 2005 […] and if I didn’t go to that festival; I would not have met my co-founders of thatgamecompany – and I probably would not found a company – and there would be no flOw, Flower, Journey, and Sky today.”

~ Jenova Chen | Founder, thatgamecompany (Journey, Flower, Flow, & Sky)


More than 1-in-4 of the launch titles on the New Apple Arcade are courtesy of IndieCade alumni developers and games. Congratulations to all!! We are proud to be a part of the journey! 

Beyond Blue - E-Line Media
Coming soon to Apple Arcade
https://www.beyondbluegame.com/
Alumni E-Line Media nominees for Never Alone (IndieCade 2014).

Card of Darkness - Zach Gage
Available now on Apple Arcade
http://www.cardofdarkness.com/
Alumni Zach Gage created IndieCade nominee Halcyon (IndieCade 2011), nominee Spelltower (IndieCade East 2013), and Pendleton Ward has been an alumni speaker many times over and collaborator.

Cricket Through the Ages - Devolver and Free Lives
Available now on Apple Arcade
https://devolverdigital.com/games/cricket-through-the-ages
Alumni creator of BroForce (IndieCade 2014).

Dear Reader - Local No. 12
Available now on Apple Arcade
https://www.dearreadergame.com/
Dear Reader is the new iteration of Alumni game Losswords (IndieCade 2018). From long time alumni speakers and IndieCade organizers and creators of nominated and featured games The Metagame (2011) and Backchatter.

EarthNight - Shifty Eye Games and Cleaversoft
Available now on Apple Arcade
https://www.cleaversoft.com/
IndieCade has been an invaluable experience for the entire lifecycle of EarthNight. We first showed at a Show & Tell (IndieCade 2014) where we got noticed by the industry for the first time. We then showed and gained incredibly valuable feedback at multiple IndieCade festivals. Right near our release we got to show with IndieCade at E3 in 2019 which set a series of events into place that have set us up to launch successfully. We love Indiecade and forever owe the organization a deep gratitude.”    - Rich Siegel, EarthNight"

Exit the Gungeon - Devolver
Available now on Apple Arcade
https://devolverdigital.com/games/exit-the-gungeon
This is a sequel to Alumni Enter the Gungeon (IndieCade 2015).

A Fold Apart - Lightning Rod Games
Coming soon to Apple Arcade
https://lightningrodgames.com/a-fold-apart/
Created by the team from IndieCade Nominee Henchmen! (IndieCade East 2014)

Grindstone - Capybara Games
Available now on Apple Arcade
http://www.capybaragames.com/Grindstone/
Indiecade Nominee and Award winner Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (IndieCade 2011).

Hot Lava - Klei Entertainment
Available now on Apple Arcade
https://www.klei.com/games/hot-lava
IndieCade alumni creator of Invisible, Inc. (IndieCade E3 2015)

Lifelike - Kunabi Brother
Coming soon to Apple Arcade
http://www.kunabi-brother.com/
Alumni creator of Blek (IndieCade East 2015).

Manifold Garden - William Chyr
Coming soon to Apple Arcade
https://manifold.garden/
Alumni and Member showcased at IndieCade E3 2019 and IndieCade 2016 and IndieCade East!

Mini Motorways - Dinosaur Polo Club
Available now on Apple Arcade
https://dinopoloclub.com/games/mini-motorways/
IndieCade Alumni Mini Metro (IndieCade 2014).

Mutazione - Die Gute Fabrik
Available now on Apple Arcade
https://mutazionegame.com/
Die Gute Fabrik are the ultimate alumni, they formed as a collaboration, while meeting at the first Indiecade (2008) and showed Johann Sebastian Joust (IndieCade 2011).

Neo Cab - Chance Agency
Available now on Apple Arcade
https://neocabgame.com/
Alumni game featured at IndieCade E3 2019.

Overland - Finji
Available now on Apple Arcade
https://finji.co/games/overland/
Alumni creator showcased Overland (IndieCade 2015) and Panoramical (IndieCade East 2017).

The Pathless - Annapurna and Giant Squid
Coming soon to Apple Arcade
http://www.thepathless.com/
From IndieCade alumni Giant Squid and creators of Abzu (IndieCade 2015).

Proxi - Will Wright and Gallium Artists
Coming soon to Apple Arcade
https://www.proxiai.com/
IndieCade alumni first keynote (IndieCade 2009) and original board of advisor Will Wright.

Punch Planet - Block Zero
Available now on Apple Arcade
http://www.punchplanet.com/
Alumni as Sector-K Games, showcased Punch Planet (IndieCade East 2018).

Sayonara Wild Hearts - Annapurna Interactive and Simogo
Available now on Apple Arcade
http://simogo.com/work/sayonara-wild-hearts/
Alumni game creators of Beat Sneak Bandit (IndieCade 2012).

Shantae and the Seven Sirens - WayForward
Available now on Apple Arcade
https://wayforward.com/
Sequel to Alumni game Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (IndieCade 2014).

Sneaky Sasquatch - RAC7 Games
Available now on Apple Arcade
http://www.rac7.com/SneakySasquatch/
Creator of alumni game Dark Echo (IndieCade 2015).

Spek - RAC7 Games
Coming soon to Apple Arcade
http://www.rac7.com/Spek/
Creator of alumni game Dark Echo (IndieCade 2015).

Spidersaurs - WayForward
Available now on Apple Arcade
https://wayforward.com/
Alumni creator of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (IndieCade 2014).

Stellar Commanders - Blindflug Studios
Available now on Apple Arcade
https://www.stellarcommanders.com/
Alumni creator of Cloud Chasers (IndieCade E3 2015).

What the Golf? - Triband
Available now on Apple Arcade
http://whatthegolf.com/
IndieCade longtime alumni Triband: Keyboard Sports (IndieCade 2017, Europe 2017, East 2018) and What the Golf (Grand Prix Award Winners of IndieCade Europe 2018, IndieCade 2018).

Where Cards Fall - Snowman and The Game Band
Available now on Apple Arcade
http://wherecardsfall.com/
A game from alumni Sam Rosenthal - one of our first official interns! (IndieCade 2009- 2010)

Winding Worlds - Ko_op
Coming soon to Apple Arcade
https://presskit.ko-opmode.com/winding_worlds
Alumni creator of nominated game GNOG (IndieCade E3 2015).


Check out summer 2019 releases and news from our Alumni below.

Also, to go along with his new game, Telling Lies, we're sharing an exclusive interview with developer Sam Barlow (shared with our community via the IndieCade Members Quarterly earlier this year and now available to a larger audience).


Here's a quick look at some of the releases we've been seen from alumni the past few months:

Sky by Jenova Chen's thatgamecompany
Now on App Store, coming soon to Android
https://thatskygame.com/
Jenova showed Cloud at IndieCade 2005--before it existed as a standalone event--and won the student award. That's where and when he met the cofounders of thatgamecompany! A few years later, he also showed Flower at IndieCade.

Telling Lies by Sam Barlow
Now on App Store, Steam, and GOG
https://twitter.com/mrsambarlow/status/1165402168829988864
His previous game, Her Story, won the Grand Jury award in 2015.

Dicey Dungeons by Terry Cavanagh
Now on Windows, macOS, and Linux
https://terrycavanagh.itch.io/dicey-dungeons
Terry's VVVVVV was at IndieCade 2010, At A Distance at IndieCade 2011, and Super Hexagon at IndieCade 2012. Dicey Dungeons was among our games showcased at IndieCade's E3 booth this year.

Gravity Ghost: Deluxe Edition by Erin Robinson Swink
Now on PS4
https://blog.us.playstation.com/2019/08/05/planetary-platformer-gravity-ghost-lands-on-ps4-tomorrow-with-exclusive-new-content/
Erin, as a lead of Ivy Games, showed the original Gravity Ghost at IndieCade 2013 and as the head writer of the IndieCade Awards ceremony in 2016.

Quench by Axon Interactive (incl. Tabby Rose)
Now on Switch
https://twitter.com/quenchgame/status/1159135173675507712
Tabby Rose helped organize IndieCade's GameU speakers as a speakers co-chair for 2016 and 2017. Quench was also exhibited at the IndieXChange Game Tasting for IndieCade West 2016-17. Tabby spoke at IndieCade East 2016 ("Myth of Bootstrapping: Learning from a LongStory" panel with Miriam Verburg and Jill Murray), moderated panels at IndieCade West 2016 (including "Gamedev as a Coping Strategy for Mental Health"), and a business talk for IndieCade West 2017 ("Finding Funding").

Doom 1 & 2 (90's classic FPS) by id incl. John Romero
Now on Switch
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/doom-1993-switch/
John Romero has been a speaker for multiple years, 2012-2014 pioneering the "Secret Histories of Indie Games" interview format.

Elsinore by Golden Glitch Studios incl. Katie Chironis Grossman
Now on Steam
https://twitter.com/elsinoregame
Katie (https://twitter.com/kchironis) was a panelist at IndieCade last year. Full video of the panel she was with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Iwtxp-DGkA

Lucah by Colin Horgan produced by Kevin Wong
Now on Switch
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/lucah-born-of-a-dream-switch/
Colin Horgan, the main developer, worked on Virtual Virtual Reality (IndieCade 2017) with Tender Claws and EctoPlaza (IndieCade 2015) as part of Syndicate Atomic. Kevin Wong, the producer, currently working with Relativity (IndieCade E3 2019, developed by William Chyr), previously with Chambara (IndieCade 2015 as part of Team OK).

Anodyne 2 by Sean Hogan and Marina Kittaka
Now on Steam
https://store.steampowered.com/app/877810/Anodyne_2_Return_to_Dust/
Sean Hogan (then working with Jonathan Kittaka) showed Even The Ocean a IndieCade East 2014.

Joggernauts by Zach Johnson
Now on Switch
https://twitter.com/zacharyjohnson/status/1050496473236824065
Zach met with Nintendo reps 4-5 years ago while showing his game at IndieCade, now the game is out on Switch.


Congratulations to these and all other IndieCade alumni releasing games lately!

IndieCade is proud to have spotlighted thousands of developers over the years, and although we're keeping an eye out for alumni to cover, we know there are surely more great games being released lately by alumni that we haven't included above. If you're an IndieCade alumni, and have recent game release news we missed here, please let us know by emailing alumni@indiecade.com Even if it's from before or after this summer, we'd really love to hear about it!

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