IndieCade 2011 – The 36 Indie Game Finalists Are Official


logo_menu_indiecade IndieGameReviewer will have a team of writers and gamers covering the IndieCade 2011 conference in Culver City, California this October 8-9.

We are happy to see some titles we very much enjoyed when they were just out of beta (and sometimes even earlier than that) like Improviso and Solar 2 show up on this list, what seems like an eternity later, but is really more likely just a couple of months. Also nice to see Desktop Dungeons, which made out list of best indie games in 2010 show up, but likely this time in its full retail version.

Also very cool to see Fez on the list, which hopefully means it may actually be released sometime this decade, as well as “At A Distance” – the newest title from Terry Cavanagh.

To get the engine revving, we wanted to share the titles vying for various awards to be announced at the show. We can’t wait to cover them and bring back some fresh reviews!

Here, in alphabetical order, are IndieCade 2011’s 36 Indie Game Finalists:

  • Antichamber–Demruth
  • Application Crunch–Collegeology Games, The Game Innovation Lab
  • At a Distance–Terry Cavanagh
  • BasketBelle–Michael Molinari
  • Bistro Boulevard–Fugazo Inc.
  • BIT.TRIP FLUX–Gaijin Games
  • Black Bottom Parade–SCAD
Black Bottom Parade
Black Bottom Parade
  • Deepak Fights Robots–Tom Sennett
  • Desktop Dungeons–QCF Design
  • FEZ–Polytron Corp.
  • Gamestar Mechanic–E-Line Media
  • Geobook–levitylab
Geobook, from Experimental Gameplay Workshop veteran Chaim Gingold
  • Halcyon–stfj
  • Hero Generations–Heart Shaped Games
  • Hohokum–Honeyslug and Richard Hogg
  • Improviso–GAMBIT
  • Johann Sebastian Joust–Douglas Wilson and Friends
  • Kiss Controller–Georgia Tech
  • Loop Raccord–Nicolai Troshinsky
  • Ordnungswissenschaft–Till Wittwer, Marek Plichta and Jakob Penca
  • Papa Sangre–Somethin’ Else
  • PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew–Incredible Ape
  • Play Kalei–Load Complete
  • Proteus–Ed Key
  • Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure–Untold Entertainment
Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure
Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure - created by Cassie Creighton, age 5, with her father Ryan, age 33
  • Skulls of the Shogun–Haunted Temple Studios
  • Solar 2–Murudai
  • StarDrone–Beatshapers, TastyPlay
  • Super Hypercube–Kokoromi
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP–Superbrothers, Capybara Games, Jim Guthrie
  • The Bridge–Case Western
  • The Depths to Which I Sink–Bigpants
  • The Dream Machine–Cockroach Inc.
  • The Swapper–Facepalm Games
  • The Witch–Elizabeth Swensen
  • Way–Coco & Co (Carnegie Mellon)

Get full details about each title, country of origin, availability and some details about why each was nominated at the official IndieCade 2011 site.