NEWS: IndieCade Reveals Selection Lineup for IndieCade Showcase @ E3 2015



Partnerships with The Entertainment Software Association, PlayStation, Intel, Oculus, Alienware and PDP Help Shine the Light on Indies at Gaming’s Biggest Event
LOS ANGELES — June 2, 2015 — IndieCade, the premier international festival of independent games, will host their annual IndieCade Showcase @ E3 during E3 2015 in Los Angeles, bringing more than 30 of the most creative and varied independently developed games to the industry’s largest stage. Games to be showcased include video games for all platforms, virtual reality, tabletop games, performance and physical games, and many more.

The 2015 IndieCade Showcase @ E3 is presented in collaboration with Hosting Partner The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and will be located in South Hall, Booth #601.

“The IndieCade Showcase @ E3 is a wonderful opportunity for independent games to make their mark on the industry’s most important stage, and for emerging developers to meet and network with peers from around the world,” said Stephanie Barish, chief executive officer and founder, IndieCade. “Working as we do with key partners like the ESA and Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), we’re able to shine a light on the diversity and creativity of independent developers and their artistry, and we invite all attendees to join us in South Hall to try their hand at experiences they simply won’t find anywhere else at the show.”

Each game selected for the IndieCade Showcase @ E3 was curated from submissions for this Fall’s IndieCade Festival. The E3 lineup serves as a glimpse into what’s to come at the larger IndieCade event.

“It is our honor to once again be the hosting partner for the IndieCade Showcase @ E3 and to provide an area for independent creators to showcase their incredible work,” said Rich Taylor, senior vice president for Communications and Industry Affairs at the Entertainment Software Association. “Each year, the games and experiences on display by IndieCade challenge assumptions of what games can be, what games can say, and what it means to interact with yourself and others. We look forward to what independent creators will offer at this year’s E3.”

The IndieCade Showcase @ E3 booth will be divided into several key areas, including areas dedicated to platforms like PC, Mobile, and Console as well as categories like Big Games, eSports, and Installations. In addition, key sponsors will be hosting areas, such as Intel’s Lounge and the VR Zone, sponsored by Oculus. Games will also be shown by IndieCade Festival partners Sony Computer Entertainment America (PlayStation) and LOOT Interactive.

Games that will be available to see and play at the IndieCade Showcase @ E3 include:

Royals [PC] by: Sirvo, LLC — Royals is an optimistic peasant simulator from a long forgotten era.

Face It!  [iOS, Android] by: Navel — Face It! is a joyful party game for mobile about making a fool of oneself in front of friends and family and watch them do the same. Players imitate drawn faces, while their teammates must guess which face was portrayed.
Luckslinger [PC/Mac/Linux] by: Duckbridge — a hip-hop infused spaghetti western action platformer where luck affects the world around you.

GNOG [PC/Mac/Linux] by: KO-OP — a magical journey through a universe of visually stunning and playfully interactive monster heads.

Home Improvisation [PC] by: The Stork Burnt Down — a game about building crazy modular furniture solo or with up-to-8 friends.

Earth Primer [iPad] by: Chaim Gingold — is a science book for playful people. Discover how our planet works. Create volcanoes, sculpt mountains, and control the forces of nature with your fingertips.

Metamorphabet [PC/Mac] by: VectorPark — a playful, interactive alphabet for all ages. Poke, prod, drag, and spin the letters of the alphabet to reveal surprising and luminous transformations.

Time Barons [Tabletop] by: Quibble Games —  a fast-paced strategy card game that pits two players against each other in a war across the ages.

Synonymy [iOS, Android, Mac] by: JarvisFilms — A non-profit, educational word game narrated by Richard Dawkins where players find paths between two random words through their network of synonyms.

TRIPAD [PC / Launchpad DJ Controllers] by: Alexk.net — a minimalist 3-player game ‘platform’, constructed using LaunchPad DJ controllers, cleverly mounted in an angled cubical configuration.

Butt Sniffin Pugs [PC / Pug Butt] by: Space Beagles —  is a pug simulation literally enhanced by your ability to run like a dog and sniff butts.

Lost Valley VR [Virtual Reality] by: Paper Crane Games — A virtual reality photography excursion into the land of beasts that time forgot.

Maquisard [Mac] by: Team Maquisard — The lobby boy of the Hotel Maquisard must figure out which of their guests is a government agent through snooping and deduction.

In Tune [PC / Physical] by: Tweed Couch Games — a game about navigating consent that encourages people to reconsider their interactions with others while getting to know a partner.

Curiouser and Curiouser!  [Book] by: DragonRat Studio — is an Alice in Wonderland-themed physical pop-up book that uses sensors to control digital games played on a screen.

Chambara [PC/Mac] by: Overly Kinetic — “A flash of color! Feathers bursting from nowhere! Come play Chambara!”

Starport [GearVR Innovator Edition] by Otherworld Interactive — Starport is a VR social app that features games, expressive avatars, and amazing environments.

Monikers [Tabletop] by: Palm Court — A dumb party game that respects your intelligence.

ChargeShot [Windows] by: Cowboy Color — Shoot, deflect, and jetpack your way to victory in ChargeShot; a fast-paced, local multiplayer, space bounty hunter deathmatch.

Pixel Ripped [PC/Virtual Reality] by: Pixel Ripped Ltd. — A madcap, VR homage to gaming history.
Join Nicola, an avid 80’s gamer as she battles to play her favorite video game.

Shape of the World [Xbox One] by: Hollow Tree Games — a first-person exploration game that grows around you. Without your presence, will the forest still come alive?

Tetheron [PC] by: Giverspace — In Tetheron, 2-6 players soar joyfully around a destructible arcade arena by tethering and swinging from obstacles and each other.

Tribal & Error [PC] by: Grotman — Discover, use and master an extinct language to help cavemen survive the ice age.

…&maybetheywontkillyou [LARP] by: RainBros — a LARP about being poor and Black in America.

Breath of Light [Android] by: Many Monkeys — Breath of Light is a beautiful and meditative Zen puzzle game with a hypnotic soundtrack.

Swordy [Xbox One] by Frogshark — Swordy is a colorful local multiplayer physics based brawler. Harness momentum and timing using analogue controls.

Dysforgiveness [Physical] by: Team Bluehart — Dysforgiveness is an analog game about changing your body through physical, intimate collaboration with friends.

Australia Repopulates the World: The Game [Physical] by: Seemingly Pointless —The world has ended and all continents are vacant of human life, all but Australia, ready to repopulate the world.

Plug & Play [Android/PC/Mac] by: Etter Studio — Run, hit, switch, fall, love, plug, pull. And push.

Takat [Tabletop] by: Tinfox Games — a card game where you make abstract shapes to score points. Your goal is to deduce your opponent’s color without revealing your own.

FUNBOX [Physical] by: USC Games — Put on the coveralls, get in the box, listen for the cues, and touch those colored dots. The last one standing wins!

Armikrog [PC/Mac/Linux] by: Pencil Test Studios — a unique stop motion clay animated point and click adventure game from the creators of Earthworm Jim and the Neverhood.

Cloud Chasers [PC] by: Blindflug Studios – a steampunk roguelike game about a father and daughter based on the stories and fates of immigrants.

Lumino City [Mac/PC] by: State of Play — Lumino City is a puzzle adventure game created entirely out of paper, cardboard, miniature lights and electric motors by artists and modelmakers.

SUNSET [PC/Mac] by: Tale of Tales Sunset is a narrative-driven first-person story about a housekeeper and her elusive male client. Every decision you make affects how you experience the events – will you direct it towards intimate and romantic or revolt and violence?

WATTAM [PS4] by Funomena – From the criminal mastermind behind Katamari Damacy & Noby Noby Boy comes Wattam – a unique, charming world bursting with interesting people, overseen by the explosive Mayor & his bombastic Deputies.

SMS Racing (SAMSUNG GEAR VR) by Turbo Button, Inc. – SMS Racing is a game about the thrill of texting and driving. Do you have what it takes to race at the highest level while responding to your friends’ messages? You don’t want to be rude, do you?

The IndieCade Festival has proven itself as the spotlight location for the best, the brightest, and the most inspired independent games in the world, and annually welcomes some of the most innovative and artistic developers in the industry.  Past festivals have included premiered games and award winners that have gone on to change the industry, including Braid, Flower, Alien Hominid, Johann Sebastian’s Joust,Skulls of the Shogun, and Towerfall among others.

IndieCade Festival 2015 will be held in downtown Culver City, CA this October. Passes are on sale now.

Applauded as the “Sundance of the videogame industry,” IndieCade supports independent game development globally through a series of international events highlighting the rich, diverse, artistic and culturally significant contributions of indie game developers. IndieCade’s programs are designed to bring visibility to and facilitate the production of new works within the emerging independent game community. Annual events include IndieCade East, IndieCade’s Showcase @ E3, and IndieCade Festival, the largest gathering of independent game creators in the nation. For more information, visit indiecade.com.

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