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Indiecade Festival Names 36 Finalists For October Show

Indiecade Festival Names 36 Finalists For October Show

September 15, 2011 | By Kyle Orland

The organizers of the fifth annual Indiecade Festival have chosen 36 finalists from nearly 450 indie game submissions to be playable on the event's GameWalk October 8 and 9 in Culver City, CA.

The chosen titles range from professional projects like Gaijin Games' Bit.Trip Flux to more amateur efforts like Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure, a game designed by Untold Entertainment founder Ryan Creighton's five-year-old daughter at the annual TOJam festival.

Other prominent entrants include Superbrothers' iOS exploration title Sword & Sworcery EP, Demruth's surreal first-person puzzler Anitchamber, Polytron Corp.'s 2D/3D hybrid platformer Fez and fast-paced Rogue-like Desktop Dungeons.

All 36 finalists will be up for prizes at a Red Carpet Awards ceremony to be held Thursday, October 6.

Last year's IndieCade Festival saw 32 finalists, with prize winners including Terry Cavanaugh's gravity-defying platform title VVVVVV and "documentary game" The Cat and the Coup.

The 2011 finalists are listed below, and a full listing with detailed descriptions of each title is available at the IndieCade web site.

Application Crunch"Collegeology Games, The Game Innovation Lab
At a Distance"Terry Cavanagh
BasketBelle"Michael Molinari
Bistro Boulevard"Fugazo Inc.
BIT.TRIP FLUX"Gaijin Games
Black Bottom Parade"SCAD
Deepak Fights Robots"Tom Sennett
Desktop Dungeons"QCF Design
FEZ"Polytron Corp.
Gamestar Mechanic"E-Line Media
Hero Generations"Heart Shaped Games
Hohokum"Honeyslug and Richard Hogg
Johann Sebastian Joust"Douglas Wilson and Friends
Kiss Controller"Georgia Tech
Loop Raccord"Nicolai Troshinsky
Ordnungswissenschaft"Till Wittwer, Marek Plichta and Jakob Penca
Papa Sangre"Somethin’ Else
PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew"Incredible Ape
Play Kalei"Load Complete
Proteus"Ed Key
Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure"Untold Entertainment
Skulls of the Shogun"Haunted Temple Studios
Solar 2"Murudai
StarDrone"Beatshapers, TastyPlay
Super Hypercube"Kokoromi
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP"Superbrothers, Capybara Games, Jim Guthrie
The Bridge"Case Western
The Depths to Which I Sink"Bigpants
The Dream Machine"Cockroach Inc.
The Swapper"Facepalm Games
The Witch"Elizabeth Swensen
Way"Coco & Co (Carnegie Mellon)

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