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IndieCade Overview

What is IndieCade?

The IndieCade Festival is the biggest independent game celebration in the nation. This premiere event is held each October in the Los Angeles Area and is open to the industry and to the public.

Events October 3rd - 6th, 2013 include a professional conference track, business networking, social events, tournaments and entertainment, as well as family-focused activities, meet-and-greets with game creators, hands-on gameplay with more than 150 top independent games.

IndieCade offers a unique opportunity to play and preview the latest innovative indie games of all types and rub shoulders with the creators of the newest games, as well as legends from across the industry

IndieCade 2013 is the premiere independent game festival. It is open air event held annually in downtown Culver City (Los Angeles), CA.

Show Hours
IndieXchange Summit & Bootcamps
Thursday, October 3rd - Friday, October 4th
Professional Conference
Friday, October 4th - Sunday, October 6th
Saturday, October 5th - Sunday, October 6th
Regisration Hours
Wednesday, October 2nd
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thurday, October 3rd
8:30 am - 6pm
Friday, October 4th
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 5th
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sunday, October 6th
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where is IndieCade?

The heart and the headquarters is the IndieCade Village in the Downtown City Plaza at the corner of Main Street and Culver Blvd.

IndieCade Village
9300 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
IndieXchange Summit
4117 Overland Avex
Culver City, CA 90230
Prof. Conference - Ivy
9070 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Prof. Conference -

9635 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Red Carpet Awards
1210 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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The Games

The IndieCade Festival is a celebration of the top indie games of the year.

More than 150 games of all types will be available to play, alongside their creators. Hands-on gameplay includes IndieCade Award Winning, Nominees, and Special Selections.

Games span genres and platforms and expectations. Get the chance to play games you are anticipating before they become its, games that can only be played at IndieCade, or games and people that you never would have known about ...

Plus you get a chance to vote for your favorite game to receive the Audience Choice Award at the end of the Festival.

Showcase @ the Village

This year IndieCade Village will be filled with the opportunity to play a slate of indie games from exhibitors including Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, Ouya, and Oculus VR. As well as an opportunity to learn more about technologies to make your games such as Unity and Unreal, ... And reflecting the breadth of the industry, there are educational and non-profit offerings to explore.

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Game Walk

Activities and Entertainment
Play your way across the festival.

You don't just come to IndieCade -- you play your way through the festival!

Activities include

The Button Mash
Earn buttons by playing GameWalk games and taking part in special events.
Wager your Tournament Tickets against friends or other eager opponents and compete for the rare and prized Tournaments Champion Button!
Indie eSports
The eSports showcase is home to the festival's loudest and most spectator-friendly games.
Watch specially selected speakers as they play IndieCade finalist games live at IndieCade, discussing the gameplay experience along with the game desisgners.
And don't miss the diverse array of ongoing Big (physical) Games and Table Top Games.


Conference Sessions

Professional Conference, IndieXchange Sessions, Festival Plus Sessions & Screenings, and GameU.

IndieCade runs multiple conference tracks throughout the festival. All conference sessions correspond with passes.

Professional sessions are tailored to industry, academics, creatives, and dedicated game developers. IndieXchange sessions are for working developers, Festival Plus Sessions are for a more expansive audience, and GameU for aspiring creators.

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Special events
NightGames & Closing Awards.

Night Games are a unique and memorable annual event at IndieCade. Saturday night starting at 7 the IndieCade village transforms as people play specially curated games under the star and experience and a memorable festival highlight.

The votes are tallied! Join us in the IndieCade Village on Sunday, October 6th at 5:00 pm for final gameplay at the Closing Award announcements for the Festival Audience, Developer, and Media Choice Awards.