What’s faster than a speeding hedgehog, more powerful than a wrecking Ralph, able to leap tall piles of pixels in a single click? It’s IndieCade! The IndieCade Festival celebrates independent video (and other) games, those who make and play them and the interactive entertainment industry. Events include a professional conference track, the student Game U track, business networking, social events, tournaments and entertainment, as well as family-focused activities, meet-and-greets with game creators, and hands-on game play with more than 150 independent games.
IndieCade’s Gamewalk takes place at Firestation #1 (9600 Culver Blvd) and IndieCade Village, (9300 Culver Blvd – the Parcel B Parking lot) on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6th. The Gamewalk at Firestation #1 is free and offers a unique opportunity to play and preview the games that have been nominated for festival awards. Other activities are available by purchasing a wristband or badge.
The IndieCade Festival is sponsored by the City of Culver City. For more information, go to www.IndieCade.com.
- IndieXchange Summit & Bootcamps: 10/3 – 10/4
- Professional Conference: 10/4- 10/6
- Gamewalk 10/5 – 10/6-Free to the Public: (that’s YOU)
- Saturday, Oct 5th: 10am – 7pm
- Sunday, Oct 6th: 10am – 5pm
- Game U Sunday, Oct 6th 9:30am – 5pm
- IndieCade Village
- Saturday (10am – 7pm + Night Games 8pm-12am)
- Sunday (10am – 7pm)
According to NBC, Nintendo plans a large presence at this year’s festival. You’ll play “games on the soon to be released PlayStation 4 and Nintendo’s current console,” as well as a load of indie games that may be the hot thing next year. Who knows? This just means you can get a crack at trying out the cool stuff long before your neighbors. Or, better yet, invite the neighbors along to try the cool stuff out with you.
IndieCade isn’t all about a gargantuan arcade, though; game designers will gather at this 6th design-loving gathering, and independent game-making and building and such will be discussed. In fact, if it has to do with indie video games, either from the player or maker end, bet it’ll have a presence in Culver City.