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Festival Activities

Music, Courtyard Games, eSports & More!

Now viewing Saturday’s activities, Friday’s activities can be found HERE and Thursday’s activities can be found HERE.

Saturday Music

MEGA-drive Rex
Saturday, 12:30-1:30 pm / Courtyard
Live performance with several machines.

Cloaked in the underbelly of early chip-tune music from the late 80’s and early ’90s, this masked composer/performer unleashes a live sound of vintage 8-bit computer noise and cartridge console tracks from the beginning of electronic game time. Credited for almost 100 different game sound and music contributions, this venerable artist is truly a digital dinosaur! Performances include (under various monikers) the GANG Awards, The Drum Machine Museum, the Game Developer’s Conference, the Ultimate Video Game Audio Party, and many others!

arcane kids
Saturday, 6-10 pm / Courtyard
The Arcane Kids will DJ and emcee at Night Games.

arcane kids is an award winning internet gang based in L.A.

Daniel Corral / Comma
Saturday, 8 pm / Courtyard
Comma is a 17-minute solo multimedia performance that combines streamlined rhythms and harmonies with colorful live feed light projections to generate an abstract narrative that is playful and linear, but also steeped in the additive processes of musical minimalism and alternate tuning systems.

Daniel Corral is a composer and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. Now living in Los Angeles, his unique voice finds outlet in accordion orchestras, puppet operas, handmade music boxes, microtonal electronics, site-specific installations, chamber music, post-punk opera, and inter-disciplinary collaborations.

Saturday Courtyard Games

Friday, 10 am – 6 pm

Mad Mixologist by ALT Games Lab @ UCSC
In the world of Mad Mixologist, two scientists set out to create the perfect drink. However, during their final experiment, an accident occurred and their vision became swapped. Now each mixologist can only see from the eyes of the other, and they must quickly work together to complete their ultimate drink before it is too late!

Red Flags by Capital W
Winner of the Immersive Critic’s Circle “Best Overall Immersive Work” award, RED FLAGS is a highly interactive theater experience for audiences of one-at-a-time. On this fictional first date, audiences meet and experience the character of Emma – a woman struggling to make sense of her life in Los Angeles. Over the course of their hour alone together, the audience member and Emma get to know one another intimately, discovering the misunderstandings and unexpected connections of a bad date.

Wizard’s Warehouse: The Magick of Retail by Salyh Industries, LLC
Wizard’s Warehouse is a fast-paced, immersive game for 2 to 4 players. At the start of the game each player is given a handheld barcode scanner. The group works as a team; their objective is to sell as many items as possible before time runs out.

Tetrahed Run by Wise Guys Events
A tic-tac-toe relay race game for 3 teams of 2+.

Pocket Snap by Pete Vigeant
Live Action Pocket Monster Snap
Think you’re the master of Instagram? Test your skills in a live version of the greatest photography video game ever made! Take as many quality photos of cute and unexpected characters as you can before time expires and have them judged live by Professor Elm. Can you become the Master Snapper? Brought to you through a partnership between Pete Vigeant and Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts.
How it works: The game is a 1 minute competition to take the best pictures of beanie babies that are being “puppeted” through a decorated curtain. The pictures are judged on five points: Center/Size, Focus, Looking, No Hand, and Not Cut Off.

Tetromino Tower by Cool Kids Inc.
Compete in mini-games and fill your tower with Tetrominos before the other team!


Saturday 1-4 pm
IT’S BACK! After our hugely successful launch at E3 this year we’re bringing back IndieCade eSports for our October Festival! New games. New challenges. New players. As always, it’s a gauntlet tournament – winner takes all, king of kings, only one can be the Champion. A slate of unknown games will be lined up back to back to test the mettle of anyone willing to play. Literally anything is possible – from VR to physical play, FPS to RTS, all we can guarantee is that you won’t want to miss what’s being played.
So gear up, limber up, and practice up – IndieCade eSports is back.

Ascend by Newspaper Hats
Ascend is a first-person VR arena shooter where you rise to greatness by engaging in intense aerial warfare while leveraging our unique lean motion system.

Boomerang Fu by Cranky Watermelon Pty Ltd
Boomerang Fu is a frantic, physics-based couch multiplayer game for 1-6 players. Choose from an adorable cast of cheery food characters to slice and dice with boomerangs.

BOT-NET by Calvin Labs
BOT-NET is a multiplayer AR/VR, cross-platform, FPS game that features 80s synth music, giant orange and blue robots, lens flares and short bursts of gameplay mixed in with cinematic events. Watch an alien world unravel around you as you battle A.I. robots for survival.

Night Games

Saturday, 6-10 pm

IndieCade’s signature evening event includes amazing gameplay, at night, under the sky.

Drop everything and jam. Occurs randomly across the Festival!

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