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

IndieCade East

February 13-15, 2015

Museum of the Moving Image

New York

"IndieCade Festival's sarcastic, all-black-wearing cousin."

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Full-festival and day passes available, along with discounts for students!

IndieCade MoMI

Why should the west 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 our third annual IndieCade East, February 13-15, 2015 at the 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. 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 and Facebook will exhibit at the Festival, sharing new games with the IndieCade audience.

Instead of bringing back the same old voices who headline every conference, we’re bringing in a whole new line-up of speakers and experiences to the stage!

Toni Pizza
IndieCade East Co-Chair
Read Letter

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IndieCade Game Selections

Come and play a curated selection of up-and-coming games!

The Love Exhibit celebrates human relationships. The Rejection Exhibit casts a critical eye on society. The Horizons exhibit both celebrates previous IndieCade awards recipients and highlights a new wave of 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.

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Conference Sessions & Workshops

The annual IndieCade East Conference!

Three days of talks covering topics ranging from getting started with independent development to theories of play, as well as discussions of the future of the medium its creators. Plus, workshops for novices and experienced developers alike with topics ranging from crowdfunding to prototyping.

We want to acknowledge established independent developers along with those who are not as well known, be they newcomers looking to find their voices or veterans who have not been given their due attention.

Clara Fernández-Vara and Matthew Weise
IndieCade East Conference Co-Chairs
Read Letter

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Night Games & eSports

Don't miss out on Saturday Night!

The Night Games are a unique and memorable event at IndieCade East. This year they will be even more special as we share our love of playing these innovative games on Valentines Day! Saturday night starting at 7 to 10pm at IndieCade East.

The IndieCade East eSports Showcase (curated and hosted by Simon Ferrarri) provides a safe space for friendly competition among those dedicated to muliplayer tournaments. A special speedrun of N++ will be happening alongside Night Games!

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This year's exhibitons at IndieCade include Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and Leap Motion!

Other exhibitors include NYU Game Center, Parsons New School, and Junklatch. For more information about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, click here.

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Show & Tell

Demo your game in a 2-hour slot!

Use this opportunity to playtest 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. Sign ups are first come-first serve and were announced in early December. The waitlist is now full.


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