IndieCade 2019 Announces Full Festival Lineup and List of Nominees

The next IndieCade Festival will have plenty of programming, and even more indie games and interactive experiences to show off.

September 10, 2019

Organization IndieCade has officially unveiled the lineup for their 2019 festival, which will take place on October 10-12 in the Center for Media and Design at Santa Monica College. This international festival will include not just indie video games, but a wide array of interactive experiences. This will include “virtual and augmented reality experiences, escape room puzzles, tabletop games, performance art, sports, card games, and live-action role-playing.”

Along with gameplay demos aplenty, the festival will also host “conference sessions, workshops, performances, screenings and interactive experiences for industry fans, gamers, students, professionals, and developers,” with their whole programming schedule on their website. Passes and tickets are now available for purchase and can also be found online. There will be about a dozen of awards for indie developers, with an international jury selecting the nominees.

The full selection is below:
  • Apart of Me, by Bounce Works
  • ARBox, by Sean Bloom, Martzi Campos & Jesse Vigil
  • Biped, by NEXT Studios
  • Bird of Passage, by Space Backyard
  • Blabyrinth, by Sleeping Beast Games
  • Blind Spot, by Sam Friedman
  • Creature in the Well, by Flight School Studio
  • Dialect: A Game about Language and How it Dies, by Thorny Games
  • Dicey Dungeons, by Terry Cavanagh, Chipzel & Marlowe Dobbe
  • Do Not Feed the Monkeys, by Fictiorama Studios
  • Dubio, by AJ Kolenc & Richard Boeser
  • Electric Zine Maker, by Nathalie Lawhead
  • ElemenTerra, by Freeform Labs
  • Elsinore, by Golden Glitch Studios
  • Fujii, by Funktronic Labs
  • Grace Bruxner Presents: The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game, by Grace Bruxner, Thomas Bowker & Dan Golding
  • Headliner: NoviNews, by Unbound Creations
  • HELLCOUCH: A Couch Co-op Game, by Carol Mertz & Francesca Carletto-Leon
  • HOT SWAP: All Hands On Deck, by Peter Gyory & Clement Zheng
  • In Other Waters, by Jump Over the Age
  • Inhuman Conditions, by Tommy Maranges, Cory O’Brien, & Mackenzie Schubert
  • Iris and the Giant, by Louis Rigaud
  • It’s Fulfillment!, by Xalavier Nelson
  • JUMPGRID, by Ian MacLarty
  • Junk, by Sofia Staab-Gulbenkian
  • Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to), by Popcannibal
  • Knights and Bikes, by Foam Sword
  • Kroma, by Carol Mertz, Kai Karhu, Francesca Carletto-Leon & Temitope Olujobi
  • Letters – a written adventure, by 5am Games
  • Liberated, by Atomic Wolf / L. inc
  • Mad Mixologist, by ALT Games Lab @ UCSC
  • moments, by Sam Wong
  • Moncage, by Dong Zhou Yijia Chen
  • Mortals for Blinks, by Move38 Jonathan Bobrow, Nick Bentley, Josh Levine & Justin Ha
  • Patrick’s Parabox, by Patrick Traynor
  • Ready? Set. Haiya!, by Rewant Verma & Dhaman Mehta
  • Smile for Me, by Gabe Lane and Yugo Limbo
  • Spacechat, by Brendon Chung
  • sU, by Guillaume Bouckaert
  • The Aluminum Cat, by Stephanie Malek & Natalie Zina Walschots
  • The Gentle Oraclebird, by Shing Yin Khor & Three Eyed Rat
  • The Headlands Gamble, by First Person Travel
  • The Occupation, by White Paper Games
  • The Under Presents, by Tender Claws
  • Tina’s Pro-Birding, by Kent Sheely
  • Unruly Heroes, by Magic Design Studios
  • Vectronom, by Ludopium
  • Wanderlust: Travel Stories, by Different Tales
  • WarTweets, by Derek Curry & Jennifer Gradecki
  • Wizard’s Warehouse: The Magick of Retail, by Salyh Industries, LLC
  • Ynglet, by Nifflas & Triple Topping & Hotdog

Among the awards is the Game Changer Award, which is rewarded by the organizers of the Game Developers of Color Expo. If you recall, I checked out the IndieCade Showcase at E3 2019; the group is generally present at E3, with this year being their 13th in existence. Be sure to check out my interview with Festival Director Sam Roberts right here.

Chris Compendio

Chris is a writer currently based in the Philadelphia area. They are currently writing for film website Flixist, podcasting for Marvel News Desk, and were an editorial intern for Paste Magazine's gaming section. They graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a creative writing major.

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