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Butt Sniffin Pugs, courtesy of IndieCade


IndieCade East 2016 Game Showcase: Strange Arcade

Apr 29 — May 1, 2016

As part of IndieCade East, a showcase of over 20 games will be presented throughout the weekend. Strange Arcade features games and experiences that use costume controllers, embedded media technologies, re-appropriated consumer devices, and other subverted technologies to create strange play performances and explore new ways of sharing stories. 

For families: Children and accompanying adults will be able to access the IndieCade East Game Showcase throughout the weekend as part of their Museum visit (regular Museum admission applies). While many of the games on view will appeal to young visitors, please note that some games may not be suitable for children.

View a complete list of games here

Anamorphic Agency, Julie Huynh
A virtual reality recreation of sleep paralysis.
Anamorphine,  Artifact 5
Explore the past as you resolve the present in a surreal adventure of rendered emotions.
Billion Dollar Question, Tonia Beglari
Bet against your friends and use a barcode scanner to determine where all the world’s money exists.

Butt Sniffin Pugs, SpaceBeagles
A co-op open world exploration game about pugs, butt sniffing, and friendship.
Codex Bash, Alistair Aitcheson
Collectively solve coded messages to determine in what sequence you must press the buttons before the virus reaches the mainframe.

Crank Tank, Andrew Genualdi, Henry Lam, Jaeseong Yi
Coordinate the turning of crank controllers to drive your tank and destroy your enemy’s base.
Disc Jockey Jockey, mildmojo
All your radio station DJs lost control of their microphones. Make sure there’s no dead air and no open mics while the music plays by using FM tuners and a mixer to fade DJs in and out.
Dreams, Corazon Del Sol
Navigate a series of planetary vignettes that oscillate between absurd dreaminess and archetypes of womanhood.
Use an interactive mask to choose the look for your world-dominating avatar before you upload your consciousness and transcend your fleshbound format.
Hello, Operator!, Mike Lazer-Walker
Connect calls with patch cables on an actual 1927 Western Electric switchboard.
Henka Twist Caper, OriGaminc
Twist the controller (and your body) to find the sweet spot; keep your opponents from doing the same.
Hotaru, Kaho Abe
You and your partner are the last remaining lightning bugs in a world consumed by pollution. Work together to fight a virtual enemy of darkness using technology-embedded costumes.
Hurt Me Plenty, Robert Yang
Spank a man and learn about how BDSM communities attempt to formalize consent and caring.
I.C.U., I.C.U. Entertainment
A first person horror experience where you must survive a dystopian TV show controlled by their real-world Twitch audience.
Line Wobbler, Robin Baumgarten
A one-dimensional dungeon crawler game with a custom wobble controller.
Little Happies, Kaho Abe & Toni Pizza
Your friends Grizz, Buzzy, and Scaredy Cat are a little blue today, but you can help them out by striking poses that remind them of the little things in life that make them happy.
MASK, Laura Juo-Hsin Chen
A collection of virtual reality wearables inspired by communication difficulties.
Modbox, Alientrap
A VR physics sandbox game for the HTC Vive. Create Rube Goldberg style large room scale contraptions.
Nevermind, Flying Mollusk
A biofeedback-enhanced adventure thriller game. Solve cryptic puzzles, but stay calm in the face of terror or the game grows harder.
Stellar Smooch, Hexecutable
Help two space probes kiss.
A VR first person puzzler. Rotate groups of cubes to fit through a hole in a wall that is constantly moving toward you.
TRIPAD, Alexander Krasij
A minimalist 3-player game platform, constructed of LaunchPad DJ controllers mounted in an angled cubical configuration. Maintain possession of the “ball” for as long as possible.
VEC9, Todd Bailey, Andy Reitano, and Michael Dooley
Smash capitalist aggression for the glory of Mother Russia.
Ziff, Alejandra Molina

Help Ziff explore space and find her lost friends by reconfiguring a companion controller.