IndieCade finalists announced

Finalists for 2011’s IndieCade have been chosen, and 36 games will be exhibited at the festival, which runs Oct. 8-9 in Culver City, Calif. The chosen games come from all around the world and fit into a number of genres.

You can play every finalist game at the event — and many of the games’ creators will be on hand for both demonstration and discussion.

There will be an awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club.

“Each 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,” said Stephanie Barish, CEO of IndieCade. “But all the finalists stand out, and with previous years as a guide; they’re all going places.”

This year’s selections are:

These titles will be exhibited on the Festival’s Gamewalk, where you can walk up (to the corner of Main St. and Culver Blvd.), register and play for free. However, expanded festival access is available for $12 in advance ($10 for students who order via Brown Paper Tickets) or $15 at the door. Expanded access includes a gift bag, access to Night Games and admission to the closing party, where the audience and developers’ choice awards will be announced.

A professional conference will also be held, and it will feature professional educational sessions, networking and social events. Tickets for this particular event are $195 in advance, or $250 at the door — assuming there are any spaces left at all.

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