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IndieCade Showcase @ E3

June 12-14, 2018

West Hall #4100

Los Angeles Convention Center

The Showcase

IndieCade was delighted to once again bring its annual indie game showcase to E3. Each year, IndieCade curates a spectrum of video games, installations, and tabletop games from its current submissions at its E3 booth. The goal is to reflect the breadth of the independent game space.

Check out our Showcase slideshow below:
IndieCade Showcase @ E3 2017 Highlights


Four of the games at the IndieCade Showcase this year received special praise and attention. Congratulations to our show nominees!

  • Kaisuo by Lantern
    • Best Indie Game of E3 2018 Runner-Up - Hardcore Gamer
    • Best VR Game of E3 2018 Runner-Up - Hardcore Gamer
    • Editor's Choice - Malditos Nerds
    • Candidate - Unreal at E3 Awards
  • Desert Child by Oscar Brittain, Akupara Games
    • Best Indie Game of E3 2018 Runner-Up - Hardcore Gamer
    • Best New IP of E3 2018 Runner-Up - Hardcore Gamer
    • Best of E3 2018 Nominee - Gaming Trend
  • Fire Escape: An Interactive VR Series iNK Stories
    • Best VR Game of E3 2018 Runner-Up - Hardcore Gamer
  • StarBear Boats by Funktronic Labs
    • Best of E3 2018 -


Chris DeLeon of Gamkedo brings us an interview with Marissa Kelly of Magpie Games about Bluebeard's Bride.

You can find more of Chris's interviews with IndieCade Showcase devs below:

IndieCade Showcase in the News

See what people are saying about this year's Showcase.

  • VentureBeat - The IndieBeat: VR innovation bubbles at IndieCade’s E3 booth - Virtual reality didn’t get much love at the press conferences before the 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo kicked off, but it fared better on the show floor. Sony had PlayStation VR demos set up, and when I went to the IndieCade booth, more than a quarter of the 24 games on display were VR...

  • - ‘Anderson’ Game at E3’s IndieCade Showcase is a Virtual Escape the Room - E3’s IndieCade Showcase is a fascinating miscellany of smaller, independently developed games. I had the opportunity to try out one of those selected for the showcase, a VR title called Anderson, and learned how to plot an escape to a digital world...

  • The Beat - E3 2018: Laugh at the Emptiness of Modern Life with “Cosmonet Games” - If there is one place where you can reliably find adventurous, thought provoking games, it’s usually at the IndieCade Showcase. Each year at E3, IndieCade puts together a collection of video games, experiences, and tabletop games to help provide attendees with a taste of the sheer breadth of work being done in the independent game space...

IndieCade Selected Games

Bluebeard's Bride

by Magpie Games


by Katapult

Cosmonet Games

by Cosmonet Games

Doors to the City

by Benjamin Poynter

Drums of War

by Alan Flores

Healing Spaces

by Gabriela Gomes

Ideal Meal

by Ideal Meal


by Lantern

Meet Me in the Garden

by UCSC Students

Starbear: Boats

by Funktronic Labs

Stepstone Island

by Katie Pustolski

Table Tiles

by Parachute, inc


by Tender Claws



VR Screensavers


IndieCade Members: Games and Hardware



Desert Child

by Oscar Brittain, Akupara Games


by Unbroken Studios


by Team Keisan


by Playmaji, Inc.

Special Thanks

Thank you to our exhibiting developers, our inspiration!

Thank you to our hosts, the ESA. We were honored to present our 12th annual IndieCade Showcase @ E3!
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Thank you to IRL Events for helping to make it all happen.
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With appreciation to Stride PR for their contrbutions.
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