About this year’s Festival

IndieCade Festival – Anywhere and Everywhere will kick off November 4th and feature Nominated and Award winning games, as well as alumni and member games across genres, platforms, and experiences.

Join the celebration, connect with the creators, experience the gameplay, play demos and featured games, and have a chance to be a part of this groundbreaking community!

  • Beyond Screens Special Episodes featuring tours and interviews with Nominated games in Alt Control, LARP, Playable Theater, Tabletop, Escape Room and more!

Don’t miss IndieCade Traditions like Iron Game Design Challenge, Show-and-Tell, What’s Next, and more…

Date & Time

Festival and Steam Sale

November 4th [launch] – 11th

Awards Ceremony

November 5th @ 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time

Broadcasting Live on Twitch and on Steam

So what is happening and when?

What to expect on Steam:

  • Nominated game demos, streams, video and more! 

  • Broadcasts of Beyond Screens and Awards!

  • Featured Member (link to membership) games demos, sales, streams and more!

  • Unique IndieCade sessions and content!

And for non-digital games?

  • Tune into our Beyond Screens broadcasts in the coming weeks for coverage, interviews, and play throughs of our tabletop, LARPS, installations, and other non-digital/untraditionally formatted games.

Yes!!! There is more!

  • Awards to be live-streamed on Twitch and Steam November 5th

  • Iron Game Design Challenge on Twitch and Steam November 6th

  • Not-yet-released games, or those not on Steam, will be played by our streamers!

  • Special Behind the Scenes “Tales from the Trenches” post mortems and stories from game developers to game developers. These intimate sessions will be held daily (November 7-11) and will not be streamed. 

What makes this event so special? The awards, of course!


There are two options for registration:

  • General registration is free and open to the public. Sign up enables us to keep you up to date on Festival activities, invite you to any surprise and unannounced events. We will be giving away shirts to some random registrants! Sign up today!
  • “Tales from the Trenches,” a series of post mortem discussions and talks by IndieCade’s 2022 Nominated Develpers, will run November 7-11. Each day and is specifically designed to be stories of development and more, especially designed for game developers. There will also be opportunities for follow-up discussion. These talks will be recorded for anyone with a purchased ticket, but not distributed to the public.

You may also help Support IndieCade with a donation in any amount you can afford. We deeply appreciate any and all contributions and consider you a hero.

Twitch will be busy in the coming weeks!

The coming Beyond Screens episodes on our Twitch channel will include extra coverage, interviews, and playthroughs of our non-digital games for this year’s festival. Be sure to follow the channel for updates!

Thank you to everyone who submitted games to IndieCade Festival this year! We are happy to have you as part of our ongoing community. Take a moment and explore some of the titles that were submitted.

Gratitude to our Sponsors and Members who make it possible for us to bring IndieCade back each year for the past 18 years!

What to Expect: IndieCade Anywhere & Everywhere 2021

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