IndieCade Festival Reveals 2013 Finalists

indiecade international game festival independantThe 2013 IndieCade Festival will have 36 of the year’s best indie games playable for the thousands of festival attendees attending the annual event on Saturday – Sunday, Oct. 5 – 6, 2013 in Culver City, Calif.  In addition to the 36 finalists, more than 120 games will be playable at the festival in the IndieCade, PlayStation, Nintendo, Ouya and Oculus Rift exhibits.

Those 36 finalists have been chosen from over 850 submissions that came from all over Europe, Canada and the United States.

Stephen Barish, the CEO of Indiecade said that “the breadth and quality of this year’s IndieCade selections are unsurpassed, submissions and attendance has doubled in the past few years and it is incredible to see as well as celebrate the explosion of true creativity and innovation coming from the independent community.”

“The true theme of this year’s festival is growing diversity in format of games, and a growing emphasis on social play – multiplayer games, games that are played in public or in groups,” explained Sam Roberts, Jury Chair and Festival Director, IndieCade “This year, the diversity and excellence of our submissions continued to grow.”

Previous IndieCade finalists include Guacamelee, The Unfinished Swan, Fez, Braid and Limbo, all of which went on to be top sellers.

The 36 games and developers nominated by IndieCade’s international jury this year are:

During the Festival, the nominated and award winning games will be exhibited at a fire station in downtown Culver City, Calif. as part of the IndieCade Village.

Attendees can stop at the registration booth on the corner of Main Street and Culver Boulevard, to pick up wristbands that will provide access to the fire station, all exhibited digital games, as well as the chance to participate in the live-action Big Games tournaments, activities, workshops and the closing awards ceremony.

Festival Day wristbands are available for $20 at Brown Paper Tickets.

Individuals interested in learning about the game development process can attend IndieCade’s Game U, a special conference that takes place on Sunday, Oct. 6, which will cover an introduction to game development tools, processes, roles and opportunities to meet working professionals in the game industry. Tickets are available for $125 or $65 for students with IDs, via Brown Paper Tickets.


Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin is a freelance writer, living in Derby UK with his wife. When time allows he likes nothing more than losing himself in a multi-hour gaming session. He likes most games and will play anything but prefers MMO's, and sandbox RPG's.

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