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IndieCade 2018 festival nominees announced

Over 100 titles are coming to the 11th year of IndieCade festivities in Santa Monica

IndieCade the past couple of years has moved around a bit, looking for a new home as they moved away from the iconic blacktop parking lot we at indie(Function); fondly remember our first year attending. In 2016, IndieCade was held at the UCLA campus, a huge change in atmosphere from its previous home, and 2017 changed things up again by settling down for a weekend in Little Tokyo. This year, the Center for Media and Design, the state-of-the-art facility opened in 2017, at Santa Monica College, will be where indie developers and games enthusiasts from around the globe will congregate for the 11th year of celebrating indie games on October 12th and 13th.

"We're kicking off our second decade of festivals with a truly innovative selection of the most creative and thought-provoking indie games in a brand-new location in Santa Monica. We strive to reflect the diversity of indie game developers, players and fans across the globe and look forward to bringing the community together annually at IndieCade."

-Stephanie Barish, Chief Executive Officer of IndieCade

This year's nominees include games from the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Turkey, Slovenia, Germany, Denmark, the Czech Republic, and Italy. The following list contains all of the announced nominees. More games are to be announced.

A Memoir Blue by Kevin Zeng & Shelley Chen

Accounting+ by Crows Crows Crows

Anyball by Hang Ruan, Laurenz Riklin & Paolo Salcedo

ASTA GRANDE by Pietro Righi Riva

Blindfold by Tom Ackerman

Bluebeard's Bride by Magpie Games

Drawkanoid by QCF Design

Escape from Godot by Mister and Mischief

Exposure by The Sheep's Meow

Fire Escape by iNK Stories

Flight Simulator by Hosni Auji

Forgotton Anne by ThroughLine Games

Guildlings by Sirvo Studios

IO Interloper by DANG!

Just Shapes & Beats by Berzerk Studio

Kleptocrat: How to Hide Dirty Money by The Mintz Group / BumbleBear Games

Laser Mazer by Mighty Coconut

Little Bug by Buddy System

LossWords by Local No. 12

Macdows by Yunus Ayyildiz & Kubra Sezer Ayyildiz

Ministry of Broadcast by Petr Skornok, Petr Melicherik, Dusan Cezek & Sanja Cezek

Mulaka by Lienzo

Nishan Shaman by NEXT Studio

Octopad by Patrick LeMieux

One Hand Clapping by One Hand Clapping Team

Pixel Ripped 1989 by Pixel Ripped Inc. Core Team

Puppet Pandemonium by Terence Tolman, Nicky Breshon, Dustin Harris, Simon Manning & Kathleen Kamali

SPY EYE by The Marino Family

Stress Express by Stress Express by Pornsima Duangratana

Tale of Ord by Published by PostCurious & Designed by Rita Orlov

TendAR by Tender Claws

The Distance by Team The Distance

The Game: The Game by Angela Washko (artist & designer) & Xiu Xiu (music)

The Klaxo Radio Hour by Haunted Ephemera

Tiny Trees by Michael Perce & Joanna Yu

WHAT THE GOLF? by Triband

Keep up with the latest on IndieCade here on indie(Function);, and check out the IndieCade site for more information on the festival, pricing, and dates.