Indiecade Showcase at E for All in Los Angeles to Feature the Vital Edge of Independent Game Making
October 15, 2007
Indiecade Showcase @ E for All in Los Angeles to Feature the Vital Edge of Independent Game Making
IndieCade today announced it will be showing the cutting edge of independent game development at the E For All Expo in Los Angeles on October 18-21 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The IndieCade showcase will include games that highlight the creativity and vision that independent game developers are incorporating into their work.
IDG, the organizers of this inaugural E for All, invited IndieCade to include the event in IndieCade's series of international festivals and showcases of independent games. IndieCade's independent game showcase at E for All will follow on the heels of an IndieCade showcase panel in Tokyo last month, and an Indiecade game showcase at the E3 Business and Media Summit this past July, another showcase set for the week after E for All in Nottingham, England. “We are thrilled to provide the general public a window into the creative bustling fringes of the independent game development community.” said Stephanie Barish founder and managing director of IndieCade. "The E3 Business and Media Summit this past summer was a private venue primarily for industry insiders. At this E for All the general public will be able to see highly inventive and creative games that are made by people like themselves.”
For this showcase, IndieCade invited approximately 40 developers to submit works, and selected 18 games to feature in the event. The games were developed by individuals, small studios, and students. Curators for the showcase included Barish, Celia Pearce, IndieCade Festival Chair and Sam Roberts, the director of the Slamdance Guerilla Game Competition. “We wanted to show games developed by independent game makers not constrained by narrow genre and market segmentation typically imposed by marketing departments of the large established game makers,” said IndieCade Festival Chair Celia Pearce. Roberts added, “We really wanted to show works that were coming from the heart; works that conveyed passion and creative vision from the Indie community.”
What: IndieCade Game Showcase at E for All Expo
Where: E for All Expo Los Angeles Convention Center Booth # 703.
Thursday, Oct 18, 11:00am – 8:00 pm
Friday, Oct 19, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Oct 20, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, Oct 21, 10:00 am – 6:00 mp
Attendees: Open to the public
IndieCade supports independent game development and sponsors a series of international showcases and festivals for the future of independent games. It encourages, publicizes, and 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 and related production and publication programs are designed to bring visibility to and 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, Europe, Australia, and anywhere else independent games are made and played. IndieCade was formed by Creative Media Collaborative, an alliance of industry producers and leaders founded in 2005.