The 9th annual IndieCade Festival celebrates some of the most creative and diverse independent games of the year while also establishing a leading voice…
April saw the return of EGX Rezzed 2016 and as you would expect I was very excited even tough the weather did not hold out…
This is the first time Indie MEGABOOTH (IMB) has been over here in the UK, now it was at Games Com, so it wasn’t it’s first time in Europe. IMB is a collection of hand picked games for gamers to be introduced to something interesting and very playable. The difference between this and the Leftfield Collection is that games selected for IMB seemed to be all at a solid playable standard.
So when it came to selecting my top 5 of the area it was actually really hard work!
Top 5 Games of Indie MEGABOOTH
It’s happening this week and as so many of you out there might be wondering,
Well allow me to answer these questions and give you the low down on Indies @EGX Birmingham 2015
Back at EGX Rezzed on the Tobacco Docks in London I got to play hands on De Mambo and spend time with the guys at The Dangerous Kitchen.
De Mambo is a chaotic pin ball Super Smash Bros’ style game of Epic Proportions! Where you survive elimination by eating your opponents !
Want to know more about my DE Mambo EGX Rezzed experience click the image below 🙂
Now on to the purpose of my article, the De Mambo Kickstarter & Greenlight
So those of you unaware this year sees the Indie MEGABOOTH headed to EGX 2015 The submissions for your chance to be on the MEGABOOTH…
My first impression was how much bigger the venue was! It was held at Earl’s Court and was upstairs on the Brompton Hall floor which…
The Indie MEGABOOTH is a showcase of independent game developers working together to bring indie games to the forefront of not only conference goers’ minds, but the gaming community as a whole. We aim to create a network for developers to support each other and to connect them with fans, publishers, platforms and individuals in mutually beneficial partnerships.
With over 70 companies and their games, there is literally no way you will leave without finding your new favorite game. Seriously.
That’s what we in the industry call a ‘metric crap ton’ of games. And not just any games! These games are interesting and innovative and other buzz words as well. We have mobile, PC, console and probably some platforms you haven’t even heard of before.
How’s that for ground level access?
Brag to your friends and go check them out!
Want to ask the developer a question? Go ahead! They’re in the booth and want to talk to you. In fact, we’re all friendly and run the Indie MEGABOOTH on happiness and rainbows.
Come see people work together to make the world a better place for play. (Weird, right?)
This is my second time attending this eSports event up in Coventry and as always I go where the Indies show.
This spring event was all about the players as usual and this year we see a larger attendance of Indies all showing in the Exhibition Hall.
Not only where there Indies, showing their own game But Team 17 where there showing off there Indie Games alongside Jagex too.
Upon entering the venue you quickly came to realise they where quite a few site changes to the areas where the games were to be played.
Upon entering the Main Exhibition Hall you could clearly tell that the stalls where literally crammed into this hall as it was difficult to move around and it got incredibility packed regularly
The Indies were huddled into two corridors with a stage separating them both.
throughout the weekend the Indies in this area we brought on stage to allow them to show off their games.
While the Indies did their best to show off their games a few members of the Insomnia crew did some narration and commentary to help those watching understand what was going on. In my honest opinion they were terrible at it. They took no time to make themselves aware of the games being shown or those involved in making these games (other than Gang Beasts).
The Devs that were popular where clearly being treated differently to the others and this very obvious across all three days this stage was being used.
Here is a run down of some of the games being shown and my experiences with them
As a massive fanboy of all things Indie, EGX Rezzed (I’m likely to refer to this as just ‘Rezzed’) holds a special place in my heart due to its continued devotion around highlighting Indie Games.
With massive rooms dedicated to Indie Games and Indie Game Publishers it really is moving in the right direction when it comes to promoting Indie Games.
Marry this with its rooms like the Leftfield Collection and its new room BAFTA Inside Games Arcade not only did you get to play some very well put together rounded games, but some very experimental and creative games too.