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Please be advised: the Museum will be open on Wednesday, June 19, 12:00–6:00 p.m. for the Juneteenth holiday.


IndieCade East 2016: Saturday


Throughout the weekend, IndieCade East attendees may visit the Strange Arcade Games Showcase, featuring dozens of playable games, the e-Sports showcase, the exhibitor showcase, and also explore the Museum’s other galleries.

View the complete IndieCade schedule here.

Ninja Showdown (11:00 a.m.)

Join us for a live, onstage game of Ninja. Prizes will be awarded for smooth moves and

swift gestures—may the best ninjas win! Prizes include t-shirts, controllers & IndieCade game submission vouchers!

Featured Talk by Sony: VR Games: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why (11:30 a.m.)

Richard Marks

Soviet Vector Hardware Games and the Strange Path Leading There (12:30 p.m.)

Todd Bailey, Michael Dooley, Andy Reitano

Talk TBA (12:30 p.m.)

GameSlam! (12:30 p.m.)

Juan Gril, Matt Parker

Playful Tools For Abstract Worlds: Creating PANORAMICAL (12:30 p.m.)

Fernando Ramallo

DIY ROI (1:00 p.m.)

Merritt Kopas

Creating Joy Through Accessibility & Pug Butts (2:00 p.m.)

Gabe Telepak

How We Won Game Dev by Rolling Our Own Tech (2:00 p.m.)

Mihai Gosa

Unlawful Invisibles: A Guided Tour of ZZT Hacking (3:00 p.m.)

anna anthropy

Sustainability for Artists: Supporting creators at the edges (3:00 p.m.)

John Sharp

A Friend, A Stranger and Myself; Segregation of Color in the Games Industry (3:00 p.m.)

Archie Prakash

Myth of Bootstrapping: Learning from a LongStory (3:30 p.m.)

Miriam Verburg

Replicating a Vertical Slice of the Mainstream Industry?: Curating Diversity in the IndieMegabooth (4:30 p.m.)

Felan Parker

Solace State: The People’s Negotiation on the Politics of Affect (4:30 p.m.)

Tanya Kan

Rendered Emotions (5:30 p.m.)

Mohannad Al-Khatib

Let’s Get Lit: How to Light Your Game Like a Strip Club (6:00 p.m.)

Robert Yang

Night Games (7:00 p.m.)

Night Games transforms IndieCade East and the Museum of the Moving Image into a giant beeping, sweating playful party. With social, physical, performative and persistent games filling the halls, Night Games is an event to be played, watched and enjoyed all at the same time. Night Games will include everything from giant projected video games to light physical games to improvisational theater games. Night Games combines party and arcade into one evening of play.

Strange Arcade

Strange Arcade features dozens of 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.

eSports Showcase

Play new competitive games or cheer along as commentators narrate the exciting action. Tournaments all weekend long will crown champions of the indie videosports of tomorrow.

Full Festival Pass and Individual Day Passes are now on sale:

Full Festival Pass (access to all IndieCade East programs, April 29–May 1):

$125 ($100 students and seniors with valid ID, Museum members at the Film Lover and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order online.

Day Pass for Saturday, April 30 (access to IndieCade East programs on April 30 only): $55 ($45 students and seniors with valid ID, Museum members at the Film Lover and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order online.