NOV 16–18, 2018 ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Countdown to Doors Open:

The List of 49 Indie Titles Coming to Atlanta: Quantity & Quality

We don’t choose quantity over quality—we do both by sprinkling the indies into 12 genre categories

Attendee playing Black Future ’88  at DreamHack Austin 2018

Quality is partly subjective, right? You can’t rip an arthouse game if you’ve only ever played RPGs. So, in order to give you quality AND to make sifting through a butt-load of games easier, we’ve divvied them up into 12 genre categories in our Indie Playground. Some are familiar, a few might be new, but they’re here to guide you to the best indie games.

If you’re new to indie games altogether, basically all you need to know is that they’re made by small teams (sometimes twenty people, sometimes one person). Because they’re small and they don’t often have huge financial support like the AAA titles (the 60hrs+ games with the highest quality graphics and animations, etc.), they have a lot of freedom to be experimental. They don’t always push for the best polish, but they absolutely push the boundaries of the expected to bring us fresh gameplay in every genre.

The Indie Playground is our tribute to the love we have for these teams and what they represent: creativity, passion, dedication, strong friendships, and potential. The risks some of these teams take to make their games and have their statement be heard is something we respect immensely. So go meet the devs, spend time talking with them and giving your feedback. You’re the whole reason they’ve come to show their games, they want to meet you too!

BTW: There’s an Indie Stage
Watch our indies take to the Indie Stage with fun presentations throughout each day of the festival. We give all of them a 15-minute window under the spotlights to give you a deep dive into their games and their motivations behind creating them—or to hand out goodies. At these talks, you can really get inside the mind of a game developer and then track them down afterwards, stalk them relentlessly, and message them on Discord at all hours until you get blocked (<– bad idea). Or you could just play their game at our show.

Find out more about the Indie Playground and the Indie Stage schedule in the Indie Zone.

Pretty Picture

Game

Genre

Booth #

Stage Time

Elemensional Rift

Best Action

I-16

Fri  2:20 PM

Griefhelm

Best Action

I-48

Sat  3:40 PM

Hamsterdam

Best Action

I-34

Fri  5:20 PM

Neon the Ninja

Best Action

I-28

Fri  12:20 PM

The Last Friend

Best Action

I-29

Fri  1:20 PM

Cede

Best Action/Adventure

I-19

Sun  5:00 PM

Pig Eat Ball

Best Action/Adventure

I-32

Fri  6:00 PM

REZPLZ

Best Action/Adventure

I-02

Sun  1:20 PM

The World Next Door

Best Action/Adventure

I-11

Sun  4:00 PM

A Purrtato Tail – By the Light of the Elderstar

Best Adventure

I-31

Sun  2:00 PM

Forgotton Anne

Best Adventure

I-13

Sun  5:40 PM

Iris.Fall

Best Adventure

I-14

Sun  4:40 PM

UnderMine

Best Adventure

I-05

Sat  12:40 PM

Bring to Light

Best AR/VR Experience

I-45

Sun  3:00 PM

Shaking Death

Best AR/VR Experience

I-45

Sun  6:00 PM

SMUSH.TV

Best AR/VR Experience

I-23

Fri  1:00 PM

She Dreams Elsewhere

Best Arthouse

I-09

Sun  5:20 PM

Verlet Swing

Best Arthouse

I-27

Sun  2:20 PM

Waveform Wipeout

Best Arthouse

I-17

Sat  1:00 PM

Zarvot

Best Arthouse

I-27

Sun  4:20 PM

Arcade Spirits

Best Casual

I-12

Fri  3:20 PM

Death Coming

Best Casual

I-35

Sat  2:20 PM

Deblockle

Best Casual

I-25

Sun  1:40 PM

SiNKR 2

Best Casual

I-15

Sat  12:20 PM

Buoyancy

Best Early Access

I-49

Fri  4:40 PM

Summoners Fate

Best Early Access

I-30

Fri  2:40 PM

Witch It

Best Early Access

I-22

Sat  3:00 PM

COLINA: Legacy

Best Let’s Play

I-43

Fri  4:20 PM

The Subject

Best Let’s Play

I-46

Sat  3:20 PM

Torn Asunder

Best Let’s Play

I-47

Sun  3:20 PM

TwinCop

Best Let’s Play

I-03

Sat  1:20 PM

Collidalot

Best Multiplayer

I-36

Fri  6:20 PM

Mowin’ & Throwin’

Best Multiplayer

I-21

Fri  3:00 PM

Steamhounds

Best Multiplayer

I-04

Fri  1:40 PM

Super Slime Arena

Best Multiplayer

I-33

Fri  5:00 PM

Swim Sanity!

Best Multiplayer

I-18

Fri  12:40 PM

Depth of Extinction

Best RPG

I-08

Sat  2:00 PM

Disjunction

Best RPG

I-06

Sun  6:20 PM

DON’T GIVE UP: A Cynical Tale

Best RPG

I-10

Sun  1:00 PM

SAVAGE: The Shard of Gosen

Best RPG

I-07

Fri  3:40 PM

BattleCON ONline

Best Strat/Sim

I-37

Fri  4:00 PM

Broken Lines

Best Strat/Sim

I-41

Sun  2:40 PM

Element: Space

Best Strat/Sim

I-42

Sun  12:40 PM

Harvest Hands

Best Strat/Sim

I-20

Fri  2:00 PM

One Step From Eden

Best Strat/Sim

I-01

Sun  12:20 PM

Raja Mandala

Best Tabletop

I-40

Sat  1:40 PM

Temporal Odyssey

Best Tabletop

I-38

Fri  5:40 PM

True Messiah

Best Tabletop

I-39

Sat  2:40 PM

Zer0 Inbox

Best Tabletop

I-24

Sun  3:40 PM