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

IndieCade Europe 2016 Recap

IndieCade Goes Abroad

Our first ever IndieCade Europe premiered in November 18-19 at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris, France. The event held two days of talks, workshops, and games, curated from IndieCade’s diverse and brilliant community of designers, thinkers, and players.

IndieCade Europe 2016 Recap

Award Winners

Of nearly 100 exceptional games featured at IndieCade Europe, four were awarded the very first IndieCade Europe Awards:

Audience Choice Award
Audience Choice Award
HackTag by Piece of Cake Studios

HackTag is a covert co-op heist game. Play as either the field agent or the hacker to silently get the goods!

Media Choice Award
Media Choice Award
Old Man’s Journey by Broken Rules

Old Man's Journey is a moving game about life, loss, and hope. Wander sun-drenched, rolling hills. Find your heart, once lost at sea.

Developer Choice Award
Developer Choice Award
Shrug Island by Tiny Red Camel

Shrug Island is an enchanting musical adventure about the mysterious, shifting world of the Shrugs.

Special Jury Choice Award
Special Jury Choice Award
Event[0] by Ocelot Society

Event[0] is a space thriller: trapped on a spaceship with an AI, you must work together to get home.

Conference Sessions and Workshops

IndieCade Europe had a full schedule featuring dozens of meaningful talks around creative industries, community support, and tools & technologies, including those by this year's wonderful keynote speakers:

  • Matt Nava
    Creative Director and Co-Founder of Giant Squid, Matt Nava, was the Art Director at thatgamecompany, his artistic vision helped craft the award winning games Flower and Journey.

  • Rami Ismail
    Business & Development Guy at Vlambeer, a Dutch independent game studio known best for Nuclear Throne, Ridiculous Fishing, LUFTRAUSERS, Super Crate Box, GUN GODZ, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter & Radical Fishing.

  • Luke Crane
    Head of Games at Kickstarter, he also designs and publishes RPGs and other games under his company, The Burning Wheel.

  • Michel Ancel
    Game designer best known for creating the Rayman franchise, for which he was the lead designer for the first two games, and the recent Rayman Origins and its sequel Rayman Legends.

  • Adriel Wallick
    Independent video game developer based out of the Netherlands. She is the organizer of an annual game jam known as Train Jam, a game designer, and a programmer.



Simon Bachelier

IndieCade Europe Conference Co-Chair

Simon Bachelier is a curator and producer based in Lyon and Paris, France. He worked several years for the public museum complex Universcience to rethink the use of video games as a learning tool for kids, teenagers, parents and senior to (re)discover sciences and to develop games activities around exhibitions, productions and events of La Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, on of the biggest science museum in Europe. He is also active in the European indie game scene where he regularly organizes alternative events such as game jams, exhibitions or festivals. Some of his collaborative projects includes for instance the NotGames Fest and Zoo Machines. He has been a member of the french experimental collective called One Life Remains for almost 5 years where he worked as a curator and administrative manager on many international art projects from installation games to stage performances and gallery exhibitions. He also worked in parallel for Games for Change Europe on many different activities such as conferences, workshops and activists meet-ups.


Martin Pichlmair

IndieCade Europe Conference Co-Chair

Martin Pichlmair is Assistant Professor and Head of the Games Programme at ITU Copenhagen as well as co-founder of the Vienna-based indie studio Broken Rules and member of the Copenhagen Game Collective. In the past, he has exhibited media art pieces around the globe, released games for consoles, PC and mobile, and spoken at as well as organised industry and academic conferences. Martin is an IGDA Vienna and Games Austria advisory board member, is in the program committee for the Central European Games Conference, had games nominated at IGF and IndieCade and is on a quest to eat strange food wherever he goes.


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