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

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About IndieCade

IndieCade supports independent game development and organizes a series of international events showcasing the future of independent games. It encourages, publicizes, and cultivates innovation and artistry in interactive media, helping to create a public perception of games as rich, diverse, artistic, and culturally significant. IndieCade's events and related production and publication programs are designed to bring visibility to and facilitate the production of new works within the emerging independent game movement.

Like the independent videogame developer community itself, IndieCade's focus is global and includes producers in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and anywhere else independent games are made and played. IndieCade was formed by Creative Media Collaborative, an alliance of industry producers and leaders founded in 2005. You can contact IndieCade at

IndieCade in the News

February 25, 2018

With controllers in hand and virtual-reality goggles in place, IndieCade, a the three-day festival, attracts more than 200 exhibitors from the eastern seaboard…

Read the full article at Times Ledger >

February 21, 2018

After taking a year off, IndieCade East returned this year, showing off an eclectic assortment of independent video games along with illuminating panel discussions right here in New York City.

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October 09, 2017

I spent the weekend in Los Angeles at Indiecade, an annual event that celebrates independent games of all sorts…

Read the full article at Kotaku >

October 09, 2017

If you’re going through a period of intense anxiety and dread, Nathalie Lawhead wants you to know that Everything Is Going to Be OK. It’s a solo effort from Lawhead…

Read the full article at VentureBeat >

October 02, 2017

Racism and migration aren’t topics one would expect to encounter while playing a game. But at this year’s IndieCade, you might do just that.

Read the full article at LA Weekly >

September 06, 2017

The organizers behind the annual IndieCade indie games festival have revealed the list of games being considered for awards…

Read the full article at Gamasutra >

June 17, 2017

Christopher Jarvis says his motivation to make a game that tackles fake news is reenergised each time he leaves his home in New York.

Read the full article at BBC News >

June 17, 2017

Games about real-world issues dominate the IndieCade booth.

Read the full article at Engadget >

June 16, 2017

E3 2017: Nintendo, IndieCade and the Finish Line

Read the full article at Paste Magazine >

February 14, 2017

IGDA and IndieCade will support the activist game jam

Read the full article at Polygon >

October 14, 2016

The internationally famous game event, which attracts designers from around the globe, makes its debut on the University Park Campus.

Read the full article at USC News >

October 04, 2016

Stephanie Barish is the CEO and Founder of IndieCade, the independent games festival taking place this October 14-16th at USC.

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September 15, 2016

Annual Festival Celebrates Independent Games and their Creators on October 14-16 at University of Southern California

Read the full article at iAppAdapt >

September 15, 2016

The IndieCade International Festival of Independent Games in October is the biggest event in the indie games community

Read the full article at UC Santa Cruz >

September 15, 2016

We’re well into September, and that means the kids are back in school, the nights are getting longer—and IndieCade is gearing up for its annual October games festival in California.

Read the full article at Gamasutra >

September 15, 2016

First wave of 57 titles include everything from intimate, personal works to VR and outdoor games.

Read the full article at ZAM >

September 04, 2016

This fall, the University of Southern California, home to the nation’s most highly-regarded video game design program, will host IndieCade, one of the gaming industry’s most respected festivals.

Read the full article at Los Angeles Times >

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