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2011 IndieCade Game Finalists Announced

Over the past year or so I’ve really fallen in love with indie developers. They are creative, independent and create interesting and powerful games. You may have heard of most of these games by now as they are receiving proper attention.

36 Games Named Finalists for 2011 IndieCade Festival

Thirty-six indie games, from more than a dozen different countries, have been selected as finalists for the 2011 IndieCade Festival.  Chosen from 446 submissions by a global jury, the games will be exhibited at IndieCade Saturday ñ Sunday, Oct. 8 ñ 9, 2011. All finalist games will be playable for attendees, with the gamesí creators and many other industry luminaries in attendance to demonstrate the games and discuss the future of independent games.

IndieCade 2011 will feature games of almost every genre and platform by independent game makers from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Ukraine, the U.K. and the United States. The festival is an action-packed weekend full of gameplay, previews, big games, a dynamic conference and networking.

ìIn recognition of our finalists, weíre having an invitation-only Red Carpet Awards ceremony presented by LG Mobile on Thursday, October 6, at the historic Santa Monica Bay Womenís Club. The finalists were chosen by a pool of more than 100 jurors,î Stephanie Barish, CEO, IndieCade, said. ìEach year, we present 10 awards that honor excellence of teams and individuals across the wide range of creative disciplines required to create games, as well as the prestigious Jury Award, selected for its overall excellence and potential for impact in the game industry. But all the finalists stand out, and with previous years as a guide; theyíre all going places.î

The games and developers selected this year are:

The games will be exhibited on Festival Gamewalk. Attendees can stop at the registration booth at the IndieCade Village on the corner of Main Street and Culver Boulevard to pick up wristbands that will provide access to the game galleries, the Gamewalk/Festival Arcade and the live-action Big Games, all of which are free-of-charge.

Expanded festival access is $12 in advance, $10 for students at Brown Paper Tickets or $15 on-site. The expanded access pass includes all festival sessions, exclusive deals from area businesses, gift bags, Night Games and the closing party, at which IndieCade will announce the audience as well as the developersí choice awards.

Professional Conference badges, which include all festival activities listed above as well as four days of industry activities including: a keynote, educational sessions, networking, social events, parties in addition to access to the creatorsí lounge, is $195 in advance or $250 at the door. Conference space is limited, and has sold out in past years. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/181191

IndieCade registration is found at http://www.indiecade.com/index.php/2011/tickets/For more information, visit www.indiecade.com.

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