That’s a wrap on Festival 2019, thank you to all of the devs, sponsors, volunteers and attendees for making it a great show!
Every year, IndieCade convenes top innovators in independent game creation across genres to explore groundbreaking new ideas, trends and technologies. 2019’s conference featured a variety of presentations, conversations and roundtable discussions representing a diverse range of leading voices in the field.
IndieCade’s signature evening event always includes amazing gameplay, at night, under the sky. Night Games 2019 took place Saturday, October 12th.
The Annual IndieCade Awards ceremony was held the night of Friday, October 11th. All Friday Festival attendees were invited to join the audience and celebrate Festival 2019’s incredible games and talent!
In addition, the IndieCade Choice Awards were announced and presented on Saturday, October 12th at Night Games.
GameTasting is a show-and-tell of works in progress and and an opportunity to provide input on games not yet released. 2019’s exhibit included: Color Lab, Interactive Portraits, Queering Spacetime, SHASN, Blabyrinth, Emberlight, EMPATH, and many more!
IndieCade’s 2019 Keynotes featured presenters and projects at the front end of emerging trends, including participatory theatre, indie eSports, and lessons of failure from game design and beyond.
2019’s keynotes included:
In Bright Axiom: A movie about a game that accidentally became a religion.
The film was shown in the theater space at 8pm on Thursday, October 10th, followed by a Q&A with the director, Spencer McCall.