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

IndieCade East

April 29 - May 1, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image

New York City

New dates & better weather for IndieCade Festival's sarcastic, all-black-wearing cousin!

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IndieCade East 2016

Why should the west coast have all the fun?

We are proud to announce all-new dates for our fourth annual IndieCade East, this April 29 - May 1, 2016 at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.

Join us for three days of talks, panels, workshops, exhibits, and games throughout the museum, curated from IndieCade’s diverse and brilliant community of designers, thinkers, and players. The conference is complemented by workshops covering a range of topics, from introductions to popular digital gamemaking tools to hands-on game design lessons. IndieCade East will include the highly popular Show and Tell showcase, an eSports tournament, Night Games, and much more.

As always, we’re working hard to make IndieCade East a vibrant, welcoming, and community-focused experience for our speakers, gamemakers, and guests. Alongside our usual programming we are stepping up our game to include practical sessions and opportunities for designers creating works in non-commercial spaces.

Toni Pizza & Simon Ferrari
IndieCade East 2016 Co-Chairs
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IndieCade East Games Showcase

Strange Arcade

The creative act frequently resists the constraints from which it is born. For designers of games and interactive experiences, the challenge of creating experiences that are both expressive and replicable has proved a productive tension, resulting in unique controllers, unusual displays, and novel interactions that incite curiosity and undermine expectations.

Strange Arcade features dozens of games and experiences that use costume controllers, embedded media technologies, reappropriated consumer devices, and other subverted technologies to create strange play performances and explore new ways of sharing stories.

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Conference Sessions & Workshops

Dozens of talks -- 3 days -- 1 museum!

This year we're featuring three days of talks and workshops around creative industries, community support, and tools & technologies. There's something for everyone, from experienced designers and veteran artists to folks just getting started, we hope to see you there!

IndieCade brings forward lessons and insights from an incredibly broad range of practitioners – inside and outside games – that allow us to blaze forward in our thinking, change our minds about long-held assumptions, and do better work every day.

Jennie Robinson Faber & Henry Faber
IndieCade East 2016 Conference Co-Chairs
Read Letter

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Night Games & eSports

Spring is in the air -- let's play some games!

Nothing says springtime in NYC like a little competition...

Saturday night from 7-10pm is our annual Night Games event, curated by Come Out & Play. Bring your sneakers and your game face, it's gonna get wacky.

The IndieCade East eSports Showcase (curated by Josh Melnick) returns with a new selection of games & days worth of tournaments commentated by Skisonic and Persia.

Support for our commentators was provided by GamerFame.

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Spots still available!

Interested in being a exhibitor or sponsor at IndieCade East? Visit our sponsorship page for more information.

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Show & Tell

2-hour demo slots for your game!

The popular Show & Tell demo area is back and better than ever. Due to popular demand, we're adding more spots and designating more space for Show & Tell 2016. If you're playtesting a work-in-progress, promoting an upcoming release / crowd-funded project, or just interested in showing your game, show it off here! Sign-ups are given on a first come, first served basis.

This year's Show & Tell will feature 42 games being shown Saturday and Sunday from 11am-6pm in the Museum's Digital Learning Suite.


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