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Shigeru Miyamoto’s visit to Jim Henson Studios during E3, including a long conversation with Brian Henson! So cool!

IndieCade Showcase @ E3 2015: Recap

The IndieCade Showcase @ E3 2015 was an absolute blast! We celebrated our ninth year on the E3 show floor by presenting 47 games at our lounge in South Hall. With a packed booth showing digital, tabletop, & physical games both large and small, this has been our most exciting Showcase @ E3 yet. The games were selected from over 700 early submissions to the 2015 IndieCade Festival and represent a taste of the indie titles we’ll be featuring in the upcoming event.


GAMES

Developers and fans alike flocked to our booth to enjoy the games we had to offer. Fan favorites included Butt Sniffin Pugs, Wattam, Tribal & Error, Swordy, and Shape of the World. Limbs were twisted in FUNBOX and friendships crumbled thanks to Gang Beasts. Our eSports section featured competitive multiplayer games like Tetheron and ChargeShot. There were even plenty of VR worlds to explore in games like Pixel Ripped and SMS Racing.

We also featured some upcoming works-in-progress thanks to support from Intel. They hosted this year’s Show & Tell lounge, a pop-up demo space for visiting developers to show off and playtest their latest game prototypes. Over a dozen developers were able to share their games with the E3 crowd - some of the demos included D-Bug, Soul Locus, and The UnEarth Initiative. We’re looking forward to seeing all these games again when they’re completed!


STREAMING

Many of you at home got to join in on the festivities thanks to the live coverage of our booth by our friends at geekandsundry​. They spent all three days sharing E3 updates and playing games from our booth with their respective developers. From an emotional playthrough of …&maybetheywontkillyou to geeking out over Chambara, the Geek & Sundry hosts did a splendid job of showing off the creativity and passion behind many of the games at our Showcase.


JAMMING

In pure IndieCade fashion, we even had dancing and a game jam at our booth! Gang Beasts brought in doseone on Wednesday to blast some awesome tunes for their dance party. We also started a game jam where teams brainstormed on ideas with Geek & Sundry viewers. We’re excited to see the final results will be and we’ll be sure to share them with you too.


AWARDS

Two games featured at our Showcase won awards! Grotman’s Tribal & Errortook home Metaleater’s award for Best Puzzle Game at E3 2015 and Boneloaf’s Gang Beasts won the Friendly Fire award from Curse Network for being the best game to mess with your friends.


SPECIAL THANKS

The IndieCade Showcase @ E3 2015 would not be possible without the support of our friends and partners. We’d especially like to thank the Entertainment Software Association for being such gracious hosts of our Showcase year after year.

We’re also grateful to our wonderful friends at PlayStation for their tremendous, continued support of our events and for bringing Distance, Gravity Ghost, Night in the Woods, and ROCKETS ROCKETS ROCKETS to the Showcase.

We also thank LOOT Interactive - providers of Velocibox, Whispering Willows, and Back to Bed - and Intel, host of the Show & Tell Lounge and Gang Beasts, for their support towards this year’s Showcase.

Additional huge thanks to our partners Alienware, PDP, Oculus, Skybound Entertainment, Geek & Sundry, lvl UP Marketing, & Maverick PR for their contributions towards making this year’s Showcase excellent for both our fans and developers. Also, many thanks to Asher Vollmer for hosting our wrap-up party.

Lastly, we can’t go without thanking all of our amazing volunteers who kept the Showcase running smoothly as well as all our featured developers who helped form such a great Showcase in the first place!


ATTEND OUR FESTIVAL

If the IndieCade Showcase @ E3 2015 left you craving more awesome indie games, you should join us for the 2015 IndieCade Festival - the biggest celebration of independent games in the nation!

The Festival takes place October 22-25, 2015 and offers a unique opportunity to play and preview the latest innovative indie games. You’ll also be able to enjoy our professional conference track and rub shoulders with emerging and established developers in the industry. Tickets for IndieCade Festival 2015 are now available - plus you can save $130 on All-Access passes until July 15th!

Thanks again to everyone who joined us for the IndieCade Showcase @ E3 2015. We can’t wait to see you all in October for the 2015 IndieCade Festival!

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