October 10-12, 2019
1660 Stewart St
Santa Monica, CA

The IndieCade Festival is the premiere event dedicated to celebrating independent games. IndieCade offers the unique opportunity to play and preview hundreds of the latest indie games and innovations, many of which are seen first or can only be played at IndieCade. The Festival is filled with the opportunity to play a multitude of games from around the world, attend talks and events, interact with creators of new titles, as well as legends from across the industry, enjoy music, and so much more. IndieCade also hosts an in-depth game developer summit, conference sessions, educational workshops, business networking, social activities, tournaments, and entertainment. 

Announcements:

The first six nominated games of 2019 are Biped, Blind Spot, Creature in the Well, The Haunted Island, Hot Swap, and SHASN! Learn more about them HERE.

Our first Keynote of 2019 is "Participant Agency in Immersive Experiences: Playing the Accessible Unknown" featuring Meow Wolf Executive Producer Jenny Weinbloom and No Proscenium Editor Kathryn Yu. Learn more about this session HERE.

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Every year, IndieCade convenes top innovators in independent game creation across genres to explore groundbreaking new ideas, trends and technologies. This year’s conference will feature a variety of presentations, conversations and roundtable discussions representing a diverse range of leading voices in the field.

Our first Keynote of 2019 is "Participant Agency in Immersive Experiences: Playing the Accessible Unknown" featuring Meow Wolf Executive Producer Jenny Weinbloom and No Proscenium Editor Kathryn Yu. Learn more about this session HERE.

GAMES

The 2019 Festival will feature nominees in the following categories: Performance, Location Based Design, Competitive Design, Cooperative Design, Tabletop Design, Procedural Design, Adaptation, Innovation in Interaction Design, Innovation in Experience Design, IndieCade Jury Prix, and IndieCade Grand Jury. Specifically featured and selected games will be announced in September.

The first six nominated games of 2019 are Biped, Blind Spot, Creature in the Well, The Haunted Island, Hot Swap, and SHASN!

NIGHT GAMES

IndieCade’s signature evening event includes amazing gameplay, at night, under the sky. Taking place Saturday, October 12th, this amazing event sells out early, don’t miss it!

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Big games
  • LARPs
  • Music
  • VR 360
  • and many more experiences!

INDIEXCHANGE

The IndieXchange (IXC) is the pre-event developer summit designed by and for developers. The summit includes  sessions (talks, workshops, panels, and forms),  networking (with other developers, publishers, influencers and more), and show-and-tell opportunities. 

GAMETASTING

Show-and-tell of works in progress and opportunities to provide input on games not yet released. This year's exhibit will include: Color Lab, Interactive Portraits, Queering Spacetime, SHASN, Blabyrinth, Emberlight, EMPATH, and many more!

FLASH JAM

Drop everything and jam. Occurs randomly across the Festival!

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