IndieCade East has officially announced its lineup of game selections, workshops and keynote speakers for 2015. The highly esteemed independent game festival will be held at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City from February 13-15th.
There will be a wide variety of games featured from numerous independent game developers. No platforms will be excluded from this event as you will see games from next gen consoles to tabletop and performance arts games. Some selections that will be highlighted at IndieCade are Consentacle, Gravitation, Snuggle Truck, Framed, and much more. Also several award winning titles from IndieCade Festival 2014 will be displayed as well. Workshops will take on an array of topics such as writing better gaming dialogues, discussing software/hardware from Eastern Europe, and how to promote indie titles. There will also be a show and tell event that allows developers to demo their game in front of a live audience.
Keynote speakers for IndieCade East 2015 are Mary Flanagan, Gonzalo Frasca, and Thomas Grip. Flanagan is an artist, innovator, and designer whose work has extended to thoughts on biases and stereotypes, while writing renowned books such as, Critical Play. Her presentation, entitled Diversity in Audience, Diversity in Creators, will discuss how players can “relate to pro-social causes.” Frasca, a developer at okidOkO studios, will be presenting material that covers play design and understanding the frustration behind boring games. He is best known for his work at Hollywood animation studios and creating an official game for the US Presidential election. Thomas Grip has been in the industry for over 15 years and even co-founded Frictional Games studio in 2007. His presentation will cover how narrative and game play are one in the same category.
Starting tomorrow you can purchase full access passes with IndieCade’s early bird discount starting at $100 for the general public. This will provide entry to all festival programs and events, but this discount is only available on January 19th. Then starting January 20th passes will start at $125 for all three days with individual passes at $45 for Friday, Feb. 13th, $55 Saturday, Feb. 14th, and $45 for Sunday, Feb. 15th.
IndieCade East is an incredible opportunity for independent developers, aspiring creators, and video game fans to come see what’s next from some of the most daring and innovative people in the industry,” said Stephanie Barish, chief executive officer, IndieCade. “This is the place to discover and play the next wave of indie games and hear from the creators who are shaping the future.
IndieCade East is definitely an event to check out if you appreciate indie games, artist, and entertainment. To get a complete list of events, please visit the IndieCade website.