IndieCade Festival Returns to Downtown Culver City

The festival, which has activities for everyone from video game enthusiasts to families, takes place the weekend of Oct. 6-7.

Nicknamed  “The Sundance of Indie Games,” the 5th Annual IndieCade Festival will return once again to Downtown Culver City the weekend of Oct. 6 – 7 with more than 80 games, all playable for free.

The consumer gaming event - which is also open to the public - is a chance for young and old alike to try out games of all types, test games that are great for children and see classic arcade themed art installations that will be showcased throughout the downtown plaza.

In addition to the public activities, IndieCade’s 36 finalists will be housed in a fire station converted into an arcade, and there will be a variety of workshops and panel discussions. Family-friendly workshops include:

  • Board Game Creation
  • Chalk Game Design
  • Junk Game - How to create games from recycled materials
  • Game U - Sessions that explain the game development process

Individuals who register for festival wristbands will receive a collectable passport, which can be used to collect stamps from all of the games. Prizes in the passport game include a $300 gift certificate to The Culver Hotel, free games and passes to next year’s IndieCade.

Registration for Expanded-Access Festival Wristbands is open through Brown Paper Tickets and the website http://www.indiecade.com/2012/registration/. A Family Pack wristband for four individuals, which provides access to all festival activities, is $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Festival wristbands are $15 in advance and $20 on-site at the corner of Culver Boulevard and Main Street. A pass to Game U can be purchased for $25 with a student I.D. 

All festival attendees are invited to attend the IndieCade Closing Party, Sun. Oct. 7 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the IndieCade Village, where the Developer and Audience Choice Awards will be announced.

For more information, visit www.indiecade.com

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