We’re holed up at IndieCade East live blogging over at The Museum of the Moving Image in beautiful Astoria, Queens here in New York City.

We’re covering the Playstation Mobile Game Jam with our best pal Max Sebela from Tumblr, and you can follow all the action at the #gaming tag, or at the blog.

So follow along and watch these awesome folks make games. LIVE.

Gameifesto Beta Launches Soon |

We’re very excited to finally launch the Gameifesto Beta network, what we believe is the first step in a long list of ways we can change the medium of videogames. We hope you’ll find Gameifesto instrumental in the creation of your very own local videogame development community. 

When you log in to Gameifesto, you’ll be able to set up a profile with details on your skills, desired roles, and experience level with making games. From there, you’ll be able to search for other users in your area and across the globe. By searching out and finding potential collaborators, we hope that you’ll snuff out talented people in your geographic region to talk about games and make games with.

As we get going, we hope to attract untraditional artists and programmers to the field of game development, from diverse backgrounds and with distinct voices, to liberate the creative act of game development and decentralize the videogame industry’s creative workforce into a more local, community centric model. 

There’s so much more that we’re hoping to do with Gameifesto, and please, take some time to familiarize yourself with our unique role system and the workings of the Beta network. And as always, stay tuned to our Tumblr for the latest updates. You can also head over to Gameifesto to sign up for Beta ahead of time.

- Colin Snyder, founder and director

  • Labyrinth
  • ミラクルミュージカル
  • Hawaii: Part II

Gameifesto Music Spotlight Gameifesto is all about bringing new ideas into the world of making videogames, and one of the areas we’d like to see evolve is the music you hear in games. While many videogames rely on chiptune inspired music, it is rare you get to hear that aesthetic used, without being totally stained in nostalgia– Today we bring you something that avoids that mark completely. 

This track, called “Labyrinth”, from the album Hawaii: Part II comes to you viaミラクルミュージカル, the brainchild of Joe Hawley, and his former Tally Hall members/contributors Ross Federman and Bora Karaca. This track features Shane Maux and Charlene Kaye on vocals.

Do yourself a favor and pick up the whole album here.