This year the Independent Games Festival, more commonly known as IndieCade, is celebrating its 11th year. The event has now announced the nominees for the 2018 festival, which this year will be held in Santa Monica.
The shortlisted entries this year sees virtual reality (VR) titles in a prominent position, with titles for Oculus Rift, Google Daydream and PlayStation VR getting a mention as well as VR and augmented reality (AR) installations making appearances at the event.
“We’re kicking off our second decade of festivals with a truly innovative selection of the most creative and thought-provoking indie games in a brand-new location in Santa Monica said Stephanie Barish, Chief Executive Officer of IndieCade, “We strive to reflect the diversity of indie game developers, players and fans across the globe and look forward to bringing the community together annually at IndieCade.”
Among the nominees are three notable immersive titles – namely Pixel Ripped 1989, TendAR and Laser Mazer. The nominations demonstrate the rowing acceptence and influence of immersive entertainment and technology.
As well as featuring the nominated videogames, IndieCade will be showcasing over 100 emerging titles along with as numerous tournaments, workshops, sessions and networking opportunities.
The organisers of IndieCade note particular highlights such as Night Games on Friday evening, which transforms the IndieCade venue into a giant arcade. There will also be keynote talks covering various topics including theme parks, immersive theatre, VR and AR, escape rooms and live action role playing.
The full list of nominees along with one and two-day passes are available on the official IndieCade website. Passes start from $25 (USD).
IndieCade 2018 will be held at the Center for Media and Design at Santa Monica College on 12th-13th October, 2018.
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