Aspiring game developers made their way over the weekend to a very special event located in the heart of Culver City. It is a festival for all ages and focuses on the unpublished side of the gaming industry. With dozens of games showcased with various original ideas, which feature more than one diamond in the rough destined to become the next big thing for gamers across the globe. Some of the games are already smash hits such as Dyad, FTL, and Splice. Others are just looking to get some tiny spotlight for their game like Super Space, Bloop or Pop Pop Battle J.
All the games and developers in attendance showcase the heart of the gaming industry. As well as the pureness that developers have when creating their first title. The event lasted 4 days with the first two focusing on a Red Carpet event and press conferences. While most of the industry gets ready for NYCC the soul of the industry was in Culver City. Saturday had some very special events in particular with a real life Frogger game being played and the night games of IndieCade taking over the streets. Yet the most important aspect of the cade wasn’t found at IndieCade village. It was actual station at the Culver City firehouse where the nominees for the best indie game were present.
From a real life pong game called Open Source, to a raunchy guide of Dungeons and Dragons featuring porn stars. Some of the titles didn’t even have a purpose being in attendance but rather really shows the creativity of individuals ready to break barriers made by some of the bigger companies in the industry. Even our good friend Robert Bowling was in attendance seeing what games are intriguing enough for Robotoki to pick up. While it was interesting to note that Ouya wasn’t in attendance especially after the 8 million dollar R&D budget started by kickstarter that doesn’t mean that some of the titles won’t make their way to the new console. We are going to highlight some of the games of the event in the coming days giving our Indie friends a little more time to showcase their games on the internet.
In the mean time enjoy the montage of IndieCade 2012 brought to you by the GamersBliss crew in attendance.