Announcing the IndieCade Festival Finalists
Announcing the first wave of games that will be featured at IndieCade 2018. Over the next two weeks, IndieCade will be announcing all finalists and featuring the games and developers in a series of e-newsletters. Stay tuned for the full lineup and more finalists to be announced!
Visit IndieCade 2018 to play all of these games and meet their developers from October 12-13. To celebrate IndieCade’s second decade, they have moved to a brand new location in Santa Monica, California!
One Hand Clapping
by One Hand Clapping Team
One Hand Clapping is a puzzle platformer that requires players to sing into their microphone to solve musical puzzles. For those looking for an outlet for creative self-expression and encouragement to explore their vocal abilities, One Hand Clapping is the only game that challenges the player to “find their voice,” test its limits, and ultimately embrace it as a power within them, as they explore and solve problems in a unique world full of the potential for music.
Fire Escape: An Interactive VR Series
by iNK Stories
Through the fog of the city peer into the private lives of eight diverse New Yorkers from your fire escape discovering suspicion and deception—all unfolding in real time. Set against a shadowy backdrop of contemporary gentrification where disenfranchised tenants become twisted in a string of dark mysteries and a murder. Audiences exercise their voyeuristic tendencies in this rich and innovative interactive cinematic narrative which harnesses the strengths of virtual reality—where audiences must reconcile their own role as an observer to reveal the truth.
by Mighty Coconut
Walk, dodge, crouch, hide, dance, and squeeze your way past deadly lasers in this challenging puzzle game. Laser Mazer is played by walking around in the real world, so you’ll need a large flat space that’s free of obstacles. 40 levels put your mind and feet to the test in one of the most fun and unique games you’ve ever played!
Just Shapes & Beats
by Berzerk Studio
Just Shapes & Beats is a quirky 4 player coop musical bullet hell. The entire gameplay revolves around the music, as all the geometrical enemy patterns are orchestrated to it. It’s what it says it is, just shapes, and beats.
by Pornsima Duangratana
Stress Express is a humorous party game that mimics busy, overworked, overwhelmed modern lifestyle. It’s a 2-4 players game where players compete with each other to complete the most task while laughing at the absurdity of a chaotic life.
by Magpie Games
Bluebeard’s Bride is an investigatory horror tabletop roleplaying game, written and designed by Whitney “Strix” Beltrán, Marissa Kelly, and Sarah Richardson, and published by Magpie Games. It is based on the Bluebeard fairy tale.
Escape from Godot
by Mister and Mischief
You are invited to a play. But it’s THAT play. You know, the one they call “important,” “the quintessence of existentialism,” and “a meaningless trudge between the cradle and the grave.” You promised your friend you’d be there. Enter the theater and find your seat. You have 60 minutes to escape. Part puzzle, part performance. All absurd.
Kleptocrat: How to Hide Dirty Money
by The Mintz Group, in conjunction with BumbleBear Games
Kleptocrat is a unique game of strategy and tactics, based on real-life patterns of money laundering and offshore structuring that have been used by actual corrupt public officials… that is, until they got caught.
This game, created by The Mintz Group, a global investigative firm that specializes in tracing assets, offers you insight into the strategies of the corrupt, as well as those who are trying to bring them to justice.
This is only a small portion of the games that will be featured at IndieCade this year, so stay tuned for the next wave.