IndieCade 2018 festival nominees named

IndieCade has laid out this year's list of nominees for the annual indie gaming festival's highest honors.


IndieCade is weeks away, ready to showcase the best in independent gaming. This year's annual festival is being held in a new location, converging on Santa Monica College's Center for Media and Design, home to Los Angeles' National Public Radio affiliate, KCRW. Over 100 indie games will be on display across nearly every platform imaginable, including PC, console, mobile, and VR, with tabletop and card games also among the pack.

On Monday, IndieCade named its 2018 festival nominees, selected by a panel of previous IndieCade finalists, game developers from across both indie and mainstream gaming, artists, researchers, academics, curators, writers, and journalists. While this is the official list as of Monday, IndieCade is leaving room for more in the weeks ahead.

Here is the full list of 2018 IndieCade festival nominees, as seen on the IndieCade website:

  • A Memoir Blue (Kevin Zeng & Shelley Chen)
  • Accounting+ (Crows Crows Crows)
  • Anyball (Hang Ruan, Laurenz Riklin & Paolo Salcedo)
  • ASTA GRANDE (Pietro Righi Riva)
  • Blindfold (Tom Ackerman)
  • Bluebeard's Bride (Magpie Games)
  • Drawkanoid (QCF Design)
  • Escape from Godot (Mister and Mischief)
  • Exposure (The Sheep's Meow)
  • Fire Escape (iNK Stories)
  • Flight Simulator (Hosni Auji)
  • Forgotton Anne (ThroughLine Games)
  • Guildlings (Sirvo Studios)
  • IO Interloper (DANG!)
  • Just Shapes & Beats (Berzerk Studio)
  • Kleptocrat: How to Hide Dirty Money (The Mintz Group, in conjunction with BumbleBear Games)
  • Laser Mazer (Mighty Coconut)
  • Little Bug (Buddy System)
  • LossWords (Local No. 12)
  • Macdows (Yunus Ayyildiz & Kubra Sezer Ayyildiz)
  • Ministry of Broadcast (Petr Skornok, Petr Melicherik, Dusan Cezek & Sanja Cezek)
  • Mulaka (Lienzo)
  • Nishan Shaman (NEXT Studio)
  • Octopad (Patrick LeMIeux)
  • One Hand Clapping (One Hand Clapping Team)
  • Pixel Ripped 1987 (Pixel Ripped Inc. Core Team)
  • Puppet Pandemonium (Terence Tolman, Nicky Breshon, Dustin Harris, Simon Manning & Kathleen Kamali)
  • SPY EYE (The Marino Family)
  • Stress Express (Stress Express by Pornsima Duangratana)
  • Tale of Ord (PostCurious, Rita Orlov)
  • Tendar (Tender Claws)
  • The Distance (Team The Distance)
  • The Game: The Game (Angela Washko, Xiu Xiu)
  • The Klaxo Radio Hour (Haunted Ephemera)
  • Tiny Trees (Michael Perce & Joanna Yu)
  • What's The Golf (Triband)

IndieCade will be held on October 12 and 13 from Santa Monica, CA.

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