LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Game players, families and people of all ages will gather in downtown Culver City Oct. 8 - 9, 2011, for the fourth-annual international IndieCade Festival, a chance for young and old alike to try out games of all types, test games that are great for children, see art inspired by classic titles in addition to learn about as well as talk to up-and-coming developers.
IndieCade has been described as the "Sundance festival" of indie games. Attendees will experience Culver City's transformation into a life-size arcade. Classic arcade themed art installations will be showcased throughout the downtown plaza. Guests will have a wide selection of family friendly activities to choose from, local restaurants and retail stores will be offering discounts to attendees.
Consumers can have hands-on play with 36 new titles on Gamewalk, a free play area, and 3D mobile phone games. Guests can play board games or participate in outdoor and experimental activities, including a massive Pinata Pummeling in the Big Games area, free of charge.
IndieCade will also offer a variety of workshops, panel discussions and a film screening. Family-friendly workshops include:
- Board Game Modding
- Star Game Design
- Family-Friendly Festival Selections
- "Values at Play," presented by Mary Flanagan, an innovator who focuses on how people create and use technology.
The first 500 individuals to register for festival wristbands will receive collectable Humans vs. Zombies bandanas from the brains at Gnarwhal Studios. Just for playing the Gamewalk games and Big Game tournaments, some guests will receive an OnLive Video Game System. More than 200 systems will be given out over the course of the weekend.
Registration for Expanded-Access Festival Wristbands is open through Brown Paper Tickets and the conference website http://www.indiecade.com. A Family Pack wristband for a family of four to all festival activities is $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Individual Festival wristbands are $12 in advance, $10 for students and $15 on-site for the weekend. All paid wristband and conference pass holders will receive Magic the Gathering starter/booster packs. In addition, all festival attendees are invited to attend the IndieCade Closing Party, Sunday, Oct. 9 between 5 – 7 pm at the IndieCade Village, where the Developer and Audience Choice Awards will be announced.
IndieCade supports independent game development and organizes a series of international events showcasing the future of independent games. It encourages, publicizes as well as cultivates innovation and artistry in interactive media; helping to create a public perception of games as rich, diverse, artistic and culturally significant. IndieCade's events, related production and publication programs are designed to bring visibility to then facilitate the production of new works within the emerging independent game movement. Like the independent videogame developer community itself, IndieCade's focus is global and includes producers in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Australia and anywhere else independent games are made or played. IndieCade was formed by Creative Media Collaborative, an alliance of industry producers and leaders founded in 2005. www.indiecade.com