Monday, September 30, 2019

IndieCade 2019: The New Games To Try

Oct 10-12
Santa Monica College
1660 Stewart St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
$15 +fees for Night Games
$38.77 for Saturday
$ more for different features and days

*Heads up, parking will straight up suck at Santa Monica college. The closes place to park is $35 and street parking is bad, because of college zoning rules. We highly recommend a Lyft like service or taking the Metro.

Here's a list of games we want to check out and caught our attention. Check out the full list here and the schedule as the rotate them in and out. They might playable for just a few short hours.

Sean Bloom, Martzi Campos, and Jesse Vigil
ARBox is an Augmented Reality-powered Internet of Things-enabled Room Escape in a Box. The box comes with everything you need to turn your home, office, or any other space into Location Based Entertainment. Your living room becomes the Restricted Wing of a an occult library complete with a haunted book that maybe can’t be trusted. Your office becomes a branch of a spy organization trying to stop the spread of dangerous magical spells. An update adds a new chapter to a story, re-using the printed materials, physical props, and custom IoT device in new ways to create an entirely new multiplayer mixed reality adventure.

The players are in an elementary school classroom after school, and the youth, who likes games, is playing with “Legend of Light”, a role-playing game, written in his notebook. The players, in accordance with the game progressed by the youth who created it, aim to clear the game before leaving school.

Foam Sword
*This is out on major consoles and Steam. It'ss even getting it's own cartoon. Oh, and we really like it.
KNIGHTS AND BIKES is a hand-painted action-adventure set on a fictional British island in the late 1980s, inspired by coming-of-age movies like The Goonies and classic games like Earthbound and Secret of Mana.

Flight School Studio 
 *This is out on major consoles and Steam
Creature in the Well is a top down pinball inspired hack and slash dungeon crawler. As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate Creature. Uncover and upgrade powerful gear in order to save the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm.

KHAN Games NEScape! is an escape room game for the original Nintendo Entertainment System. We have been incredibly inspired by real-life escape rooms and escape room type games that have come out on mobile devices. Having great love for our favorite system, we wanted to bring a new experience to an old system. This genre has never been tackled before on the NES, to our knowledge.

Gabe Lane and Yugo Limbo Smile For Me is the first nod-and-shake adventure game, all about making folks happy. It’s created by two student developers, and tells an immersive, positive story in a brand new way.