IndieCade will be appearing at E3 for its 10th year, where it will host IndieCade Showcase, featuring nearly 40 games in an 8,000 foot lounge.
E3 2016 will no doubt be dominated by all the big names and the big games, but that doesn’t mean there’s no space for indies to sneak in and show off what they’re made of. IndieCade will be bringing in 34 games from all over the world, from all sorts of genres, based on all kinds of themes and featuring all kinds of gameplay styles. There’s art pieces, puzzles, dancing, zombies, drone strikes, revolutions, haunted houses, postmodernism, musical instruments and even corporate social manipulation.
The rather well-curated collection of games at IndieCade Showcase @ E3 will be available to play from June 14 – 16 at E3’s South Hall, Booth #623 (Los Angeles Convention Center). There’s even going to be a bunch of developers for you to have a chat with, if you’re so inclined. Here’s a full list of the games you can expect to play at the event. You’ll notice that not all of them are video games – some of them are social games, such as #feminism and Pass the Buck: A Game of Corporate Responsibility Management.
A few games that grabbed my interest from the list include 1979 Revolution: Black Friday by iNK Stories, a narrative adventure game that takes place during the Iranian revolution; Kona, where you play a detective stuck in a blizzard-ravaged village in Northern Canada; Overland, in which you scavenge for supplies to try and survive a road trip in a devastated North America and _transfer, described as a “queer posthumanist narrative adventure game about memory and identity”. The game in the image far above is called Block’hood, and it’s about spreading ecological awareness and also building neighbourhoods.
Check out the official website here.
If any of the games caught your eye or if you’re planning on attending the IndieCade Showcase @ E3 this year, be sure to mention it in the comments below!