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IndieCade East Overview

What is IndieCade East?

Why should the left coast have all the fun? Some of our favorite games have come from indies living on the East Side, from Toronto down to Georgia. We are proud to announce the return of IndieCade East, February 14-16 2014 at Museum of the Moving Image, New York

Three days of talks, panels, workshops, exhibits, and games throughout the museum, curated from IndieCade’s diverse and brilliant community of designers, thinkers, and players. This year’s conference was curated from submitted talks for the first time, and features Keynotes from Bennet Foddy and Auriea Harvey, both designers featured in the Indie Essentials exhibit now on display at the museum.

I was warmed, then moved, by this recent history of indies, spartanly staged in low light, each a gem of shining creativity.

Harold Goldberg
The New York Times, ArtsBeat

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The conference is complemented by workshops covering a range of topics, from introductions to popular digital gamemaking tools, to hands on game design lessons. IndieCade East will include the highly popular IndieCade Show and Tell, an eSports tournament, and a new spin on IndieCade’s Night Games event. Companies such as PlayStation, Facebook, and Oculus VR will exhibit at the Festival, sharing new games with the IndieCade audience.

Show Hours

IndieCade East
Friday: February 14th 10:30AM - 6:30PM
Saturday: 10:30AM - 7PM, and 7PM-10PM (Night Games East)
Sunday: 10:30AM-6:30PM

East Essentials

Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games

The designers and developers of these games, individuals or small teams independent of large studios and publishers, take daring creative risks to explore new forms and methods of play.

Every game in the exhibition is playable. If you’re a gamer, it’s the best way to spend an afternoon.

Chris Anderson
The Daily Dot

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See the full list of games here


This year's exhibitos at IndieCade include Sony PlayStation, OUYA, Oculus VR, AdMagic, Facebook, and the NYU Game Center.

Full Exhibitors List


Photo by: Ben Helmer

Game Walk

Photo by: Ben Helmer

Show & Tell
Demo your game in a 2-hour slot!

Use the opportunity to play test your newest prototype, show off your unreleased works in progress, ask other developers for advice, promote your Kickstarter, or just raise awareness for your game.

...visitor participation is not only encouraged, it’s required.

Tess McRae
Queens Chronicle

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Learn more here


Conference Sessions

Three days of talks covering topics from getting started at independent development to theories of play, and discussions of the future of the medium and developers.

This year will feature keynotes from Auriea Harvey and Bennet Foddy.

See the full list of talks here

View Speaker Bios

Special Events

Photo by: Ben Helmer

Special events
IndieCade East NightGames & eSports Showcase

The IndieCade East Night Games are a unique and memorable event at IndieCade East.

Saturday night starting at 7 to 10pm at IndieCade East.
See the full list of Night games here

The IndieCade East eSports Showcase (produced by ESI Design and hosted by Simon Ferrarri) provides a safe space for friendly competition among those dedicated to elite levels of video skill.
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Where is IndieCade East?

For directions please visit

Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, NYC
36-01 35th Avenue New York, NY 11106
(718) 777-6888