IndieCade Is Coming To The East Coast

In the form of IndieCade East, starting next February.

There are many game centric gatherings, like E3, the Game Developers Conference, the Independent Games Festival, and Fantastic Fest, to name a few. And they all usually happen on the West Coast (though the latter takes place down south).

Given how the East Coast is starting to make tons of traction in the game space, you'd think there would be more happening on that end. Yet thus far, the most it has to show is PAX East. But all that changes early next year, with IndieCade East.

The beloved gathering of indie game makers announced on Twitter earlier today that its first East Coast incarnation will take place between in mid February, Kotaku reports. They also have the following statement that sheds further light:

The first annual IndieCade EAST will occur on Saturday – Sunday, Feb. 16 -17, 2013 in New York City at the Museum of the Moving Image. IndieCade EAST will provide attendees the chance to play some of the 2012 IndieCade finalists, award winners and official selections, watch films about game culture, participate in the first ever IndieCade East Coast Game Jam hosted by Playstation Mobile in addition to hear speeches from game designers, journalists as well as game academics.

For a number of years, the game industry's first and only stand alone, indie-focused game festival in the US has become quite the hot ticket, with many of tomorrow's hottest indie hits make its first splash in its usual spot, Culver City in California.

It has been described by many as the Sundance of video games.