lunedì 14 maggio 2012

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Come see IndieCade @ E3!  

This year's IndieCade Indie Game Showcase is almost upon us, and it's made possible by PlayStation, Sony Santa Monica Studio, the ESA, and the international community of independent creators.

IndieCade's annual Showcase @ E3 has become an industry tradition, and once again we'll be showing and playing a diverse range of games and highlights from this year's upcoming festival and generally having a lot of fun.  
If you are able to make it to E3, June 5-7, please visit us in the Concourse Foyer. It's a new location for us and we are excited to have an indie hang out with the gamemakers, play some great games, and recline in the shadow of the mighty mega-exhibits.  

This is it, gamemakers! One week until FINAL submission deadline 

This is it! There's less than one week left for final game submission deadline. Don't miss out!

The late submission window closes May 15, midnight (end of day) PST. Don't miss the opportunity to make your game part of IndieCade. And remember, - each entry comes with complimentary admission to IndieXChange (see below) and a festival ticket.  

IndieCade's 2012 Conference:
Early Registration Deadline 5/31 

Registration is open for the 2012 IndieCade Conference. This intimate annual event at the heart of IndieCade's annual Festival will be held October 5-7 in Culver City, California. 

Don't delay... the conference will sell out early. Here are a few confirmed sessions:  

Keynote: Mary Flanagan! Author, professor, designer, scholar, and artist Mary Flanagan is a distinguished member of the indie community, especially renowned for her role in bridging the space between digital interaction and humanities. As founder and director of Tiltfactor Lab, Mary engages with a broad spectrum of media and continually creates works that alter the player's  perception of society and those within it.

We've also confirmed that Eric Zimmerman is on board to engage the idea of game design as practice. Eric's a game design innovator and a co-author of Rules of Play. He's currently a professor at NYU's Game Center, a collaborator on museum installation games with architect Nathalie Pozzi, and a member of the game design collective Local No. 12.

Crowdsourcing Panel: Panelists will discuss the use of crowdsourcing as a method to fund independent games. They will not only look to the success of previous projects such as Double Fine's adventure game using Kickstarter, but also will aim to address the viability or shortcomings of other alternate methods for funding a project. We've confirmed that the panel will include Double Fine's Greg Rice and Indie Fund's Aaron Isaksen. 

Returning sessions will include Project Next, Iron Game Design Challenge, and Well-Played Sessions, among many many others. Videos from last year's conference testify to why you don't want to miss the Conference.

IndieXChange - October 4
Register now! 

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Registration for IndieXChange is now open. IndieXChange is a day-long series of practical, developer-focused workshops, networking opportunities, and one-on-one meetings arranged between developers who have submitted their games to IndieCade and a variety of investors, art leaders, and publishers interested in investing in games and meeting developers. For developers here is a preview of the workshops we're planning: The PR Clinic is a hands-on breakdown of best practices for indie developers in crafting and delivering your message to press as well as to your fans. The Legal Clinic walks through common distribution and publishing contracts for indies, explaining deal points and pointing out terms to watch for. And there's much more yet to be scheduled!

Individual meetings will be made based on mutual interest and are coordinated for on-site meetings. Last year, meetings were taken with representatives from companies such as Sony and Microsoft,  as well as nonprofit organizations such as BBC and National Endowment for the Arts, as well as with a number of smaller companies and private investors. 

IndieXChange will be held throughout the day Thursday, October 4, the day before the conference and festival begin.  IndieXChange admission is provided to developers who submit their games to IndieCade, but space is limited and requires a reservation. You should receive an invitation and code in an email once your submission period has closed.

If you are not a developer, but are interested in attending, contact IndieCade at

Please note...   

Make sure to read next month's newsletter for news about the flagship IndieCade Festival, including info about schedule and wristbands. Also:

Games for Change Festival

The Games for Change Festival is coming up June 18-20 in New York City. Tickets are available now, and Games for Change is offering a 10% conference discount to theIndieCade community - the code is simply "indiecade".

Come Out & Play Festival
Spread the word - Come Out & Play submissions are open, and close on June 1. The big games festival will take place in Lower Manhattan on July 13 & 14. 

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