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  INDIECADE DETAILS CONFERENCE SPEAKERS, EVENT SCHEDULE AND GAMES AVAILABLE FOR PLAY AT INDIECADE EAST 2016 Annual Event Returns to the Museum of the Moving Image in New York with Showcase of 40+ Games and Gathering of Leading Independent Game Developers LOS ANGELES—APRIL 13, 2016—IndieCade, the premier international festival of independent games, has detailed conference […]

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2015 INDIECADE AWARDS HONOR THE YEAR’S MOST INNOVATIVE INDEPENDENT GAMES AT INDIECADE FESTIVAL 2015

Winners Honored at Awards Event Across Several Categories, Including the Grand Jury Award, Game Design, Audio, Visual, and More

Annual ‘Choice Awards’ Voted on During Event by Media, Developers, and Audience
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LOS ANGELES—OCT 28, 2015—IndieCade, the premier international festival of independent games, honored the winners of the 2015 IndieCade Awards at an event last Thursday evening, during IndieCade Festival 2015 in Culver City. In addition, the annual ‘Choice Awards,’ which are voted on by the attending media, developers and audience, were also presented.

“This was our biggest and best IndieCade Festival ever and our amazing award winners reflect the incredible growth, creativity and diversity among indies that the Festival aims to foster,” said Stephanie Barish, chief executive officer, IndieCade. “Never before have independent developers been so critical to the health and success of the larger game industry, and we’re proud to celebrate and honor so many of the best the world has to offer.”

 

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More than 70 Curated Titles Will Have Attendees Fighting Werewolves, Donning a Brainwave Reader, Causing Chaos for Good, and Much More

LOS ANGELES—OCT 9, 2015—IndieCade, the premier international festival of independent games, has revealed the list of Official Game Selections for IndieCade Festival 2015, to be held in Culver City, CA October 23-25. These games – numbering more than 70 – were hand-picked by IndieCade’s curation committees for being some of the best of the year and will be showcased at the IndieCade Village throughout IndieCade Festival.The annual IndieCade Festival celebrates some of the most creative and diverse independent games of the year while also establishing a leading voice in the promotion, cultivation, and community of ind
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INDIECADE ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL NOMINEES FOR INDIECADE FESTIVAL 2015 AWARDS

Annual Festival Celebrates Independent Games with Games Showcase, Peer Conference, Awards Program and More October 23-25 in Culver City, CA
LOS ANGELES—SEPT 16, 2015—IndieCade, the premier international festival of independent games, has revealed the Official Nominees for the IndieCade Awards at IndieCade Festival 2015, to be held in Culver City, CA October 23-25. The annual IndieCade Festival celebrates some of the most creative and diverse independent games of the year while also establishing a leading voice in the promotion, cultivation, and community of independent games development.
The 2015 award nominees feature 36 games on most major video game platforms, including PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Wii U™, IomPE, Neurosky, Leap Motion and including Alternate Reality Games and Augmented Reality, as well as additional categories such as table top games, card games, sports, performance art, live action role playing, and even an interactive art installation.
Tickets for the festival are now available on the IndieCade website at http://www.indiecade.com/2015/tickets. The All Access pass grants admission to the Awards Ceremony, IndieXchange, the Professional Conference think:indie, Night Games, the Beer Garden Party and much more.

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This is it — pretty much last call — E3 2015 is NEXT WEEK, folks, and meetings are getting harder and harder to make. Seven days from now, thousands of game industry dorks will descend upon Los Angeles, each acting as cool as they can, each enjoying the one event where they have a realistic shot to make big-time party VIP lists. Oh E3… never change.

So what kind of amazing stuff are we still booking meetings for this year? Well, we’ve got some great games and we’ve got a handful of slots left.

See below and if you still need appointments – now is the time — slots are getting very few and far between. We try to accommodate walk-ups during the show, but it’s easier to plan ahead! Read more

 

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INDIECADE SHOWCASE @ E3 RETURNS, BRINGING DIVERSITY AND CREATIVITY TO 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. Read more

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ROBERT KIRKMAN’S SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIECADE

LOS ANGELES (March 17, 2013) – Skybound Entertainment and IndieCade, the nation’s premier independent game festival, are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership between the two companies.

“IndieCade’s continued growth and success in championing independent games, creators and visionaries has been both rewarding and humbling,” said Stephanie Barish, CEO, IndieCade.  “The incredible support we’ve received from publishers, industry luminaries, developers, and players has been unwavering and represents the true energy behind our mission. We are thrilled to partner with the amazing team at Skybound Entertainment to see how our collective efforts can lead independent game development to a new level of success.”

In addition, Skybound Entertainment, which was founded upon a creator-first business model will collaborate with IndieCade on creating different programs to bring more visibility and awareness to indie gaming projects.  This includes exploring producing an online web series around the IndieCade Festival and the game makers, creating a dedicated video channel for IndieCade nominees and award winners and furthering the efforts in publishing opportunities. Read more

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“PR FOR INDIES” SESSION AT INDIECADE EAST 2015 DRAWS STANDING-ROOM-ONLY CROWD AND OFFERS INSIGHT INTO THE WORLD OF GAMES PR
That's some GOOD-lookin' PR!

That’s some GOOD-lookin’ PR!

Reaching your audience as an independent developer is difficult. Let’s face it, if you’re a small team working on your baby, you don’t have time, the expertise, or the patience to do what’s necessary to reach out to hundreds of media, be they bloggers, streamers, writers or something in between.

The cruel twist is that you could make an amazing game and it won’t ever take off because nobody knows about it. So how do you save yourself from this common game industry trap?

That was the crux of MavPR Partner Matt Frary’s presentation to indie developers at IndieCade East — Video Game Marketing and PR for Indie Devs. And no, the focus was not on “HIRE AN AGENCY” (although that is also a great idea!), but instead on what indie devs can do themselves, how they can think about PR more effectively, and tips for getting their foot in the door with an increasingly difficult enthusiast media group.

I’m not going to post the entire PPT here, because you should go to IndieCade and support the independent development scene, you know! But… what were some of the highlights? Read more

 

“Sundance of the Games Industry” Comes to New York With Indie Titles, Keynotes, Workshops and an Amazing Presentation on PR! <wink wink>

We’ve been extremely fortunate over the last year to have the opportunity to lend a hand to IndieCade, an outstanding organization that stands for the promotion and fostering of independent developers and games the world over. Their work has brought forward many great games — like Braid — and helped countless independent and aspiring developers make key connections with established industry players (and each other). In addition, the conference sessions allow developers to learn from one another, to refine their artistry and create even more compelling games.

This year’s IndieCade East is no different. With amazing KEYNOTES, a diverse lineup of SESSIONS, and an amazing selection of curated GAMES, all on display at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. Whether you’re an aspiring developer, a gamer, or someone who is into the future of the art of the moving image and interactive entertainment, IndieCade is the place to be this week.

This year’s theme carries overtones of love, loss and consent and showcases the artistry of games and the expression of the creators.

Not to mention, Maverick PR Partner Matt Frary will be hosting a session for independent developers on Public Relations @ 1:30 on Sunday. So come and learn a few tips n’ tricks to get some buzz for your project!

If you live in NYC, you could do a lot worse on Valentine’s Day weekend than seeing independent artists and their amazing creations. So come on down to the Museum of the Moving Image Fri-Sun.

Or, sit in on a wildly informative session about Public Relations. Who says Valentine’s romance is dead?

 

 

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INDIECADE ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL NOMINEES FOR AWARDS AT INDIECADE FESTIVAL 2014 Annual Festival Celebrates the Diversity of 2014’s Independent Games with Awards Program, Games Showcase, Expert Panels, and More October 9-12 in Culver City, CA

LOS ANGELES—SEPT 12, 2014—IndieCade, the premier international festival of independent games, has revealed a diverse lineup of more than 35 games that are official nominees for awards at IndieCade Festival 2014 to be held in Culver City, CA October 9-12, 2014. The festival celebrates nearly 150 of the most creative and exciting independent games of the year while also establishing a leading voice in the promotion, cultivation, and community of independent games development.

The 2014 IndieCade Award Finalists include games on all major video game platforms, including PlayStation®4, PlayStation®Vita, Xbox One, Nintendo’s Wii U™ system, PC, Mac, Linux, and virtual reality, such as Oculus Rift, as well as additional categories such as table top games, sports, performance art, live action role playing, and even an interactive art installation. Read more