Hyper Light Drifter among second wave of IndieCade selections on sgamet

42. It’s the answer to the question of life, the universe, and everything. It’s also the number of new titles added to IndieCade’s ever-growing roster of selected games for its October festival in Los Angeles, bringing the total figure to 99 entries (and we can expect a few more surprises still on the way). Organizers are calling this year’s event “our biggest festival ever,” and with a host of esports, virtual reality, tabletop, and pervasive games in this list, it’s easy to see why.

The IndieCade festival will be held this October 14th to 16th at the University of Southern California campus in downtown Los Angeles. Day passes are available on-site, or you can purchase tickets in advance from the official website.

Today’s 42 newly announced selections follow below. You can view all of the announced games here.

Nominees (as in, up for awards)

  • EVERYTHING by David O’Reilly
  • Hyper Light Drifter by Heart Machine
  • Survivance by Wisdom of the Elders with Elizabeth LaPensee

Table Games

  • Apotheca by Knapsack Games
  • DemocraSea by Oat & Noodle
  • Dragoon by Lay Waste Games LLC
  • Go Extinct! by STEAM Galaxy Studios
  • Nosedive by NYU Game Center
  • Pass the Buck – A Game of Corporate Responsibility Management by Carol Mertz
  • Pitch Fight by cow & duck studios
  • Resistor_ by Cardboard Fortress Games
  • Special Committee by Taylor&Gray
  • Thug Life by Horseshoe Games
  • True Messiah by Sinister Design LLC
  • More TBA

Esports Select

  • BOTOLO by Ian Snyder
  • Clapper by Bridgeside Interactive
  • Combat Core by MABMaxZ
  • Epitaph by Team Epitaph
  • INVERSUS by Hypersect
  • Who Lurks by Hybrid Humans
  • More TBA

VR Select

  • Daydream Blue by RalphVR
  • Floor Plan by Turbo Button
  • Irrational Exuberance by Buffalo Vision
  • Mare by Vision Trick Media
  • Narcosis by Honor Code Media
  • More TBA

Digital Select

  • ARENA GODS by Supertype
  • DOBOTONE by Videogamo
  • Duskers by Misfits Attic
  • Four Sided Fantasy by Ludo Land
  • Growbot by Dumpling Media
  • I.C.U. by I.C.U. Games
  • Kingdom: New Lands by Noio & Licorice
  • Night in the Woods by Infinite Fall
  • Overdose by Team Overdose
  • REVISIONS by Team Revisions
  • Shape of the World by Hollow Tree Games
  • The Average Everyday Adventures of Samantha Browne by Lemonsucker Games
  • The Mirror by gamesto.love
  • West of Loathing by Asymmetric
  • More TBA

Night Games

  • 700 to 730 by Z7 Studio
  • Block Party by Gigantic Mechanic
  • More TBA

Disclosure: I have served as an IndieCade juror for past years’ festivals and summer showcases. I was not involved in any capacity this year and have no part in this year’s selection process.

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