Fresh Off the Grill

If you’re looking for something fresh and different to play, look no further than the indies. Every indie selected for our fest will show their game at a booth in our Expo and on the Indie Show & Tell Stage. Better yet, they’re organized into categories, so check out the list below and pick your favorite category so you can find the indies you want play at the show.

FRI, NOV 15 @ 12PM-8PM    |    SAT, NOV 16 @ 12PM-8PM    |    SUN, NOV 17 @ 11AM-7PM

Best Action

Provides tough physical challenges requiring hand-eye coordination and quick reaction time
Bot Gaiden
I-01
Hamachi the psychotic killer
I-45
Smashball Blitz
I-03
StellarBot
I-29

Best Action Adventure

Combines the action and adventure experience, blending narrative with combat
Espire 1: vR operative
I-10
Hindsight 20/20
I-36
Parallel the game
I-39
Untold legacy
I-47
warp
I-34

Best Adventure

The player is immersed in an interactive story driven by exploration and problem-solving
light the beacons
I-40
Ministry of broadcast
I-24
skjoldur story
I-35

Best Arthouse

Provides a profound statement by emphasizing art as an experience with a strong narrative or concept
Evergreen blues
I-11
everybody’s sad
I-21
lineweight
I-27
wetware
I-43

Best Casual

Simpler gameplay, mobile titles, and/or puzzle titles that are fun in short intervals or more accessible to a spectrum of age groups
alluris
I-38
cubism
I-31
norman’s night in
I-32
path of giants
I-42
Red Embrace: Hollywood
I-23

Best Early Access

Titles that are unreleased or still seeking funding with strong community endorsement (not limited to Early Access platform)
Death Carnival
I-06
Dungeon Munchies
I-13
Get to the orange door
I-25

Best Horror

Titles that use fear as an obstacle, often with unpredictable enemies and outcomes, excessive gore, or unsettling narratives
From beyond: prologue
I-12
My beautiful paper smile
I-22
Theta legion
I-19

Best Humor

Titles that make you laugh hard with comedy being the main focus of the experience
coffin rot brewing co.
I-20
Deathbulge: battle of the bands
I-14
looking for heals
I-28
pissing clouds
I-44

Best Multiplayer

Provides an exciting co-op gameplay experience and can be couch, online, or both
flat form fighter
I-02
magequit
I-05
mighty fight federation
I-04

Best RPG

The player is immersed in the role of a character in a narrative, able to upgrade, modify, or enhance their character over time
flameberge
I-02
interstellar prime
I-07
shores unknown
I-26

Best Simulation

Replicating real life activities for purposes such as training and fieldwork wherein the player is often given freedom to explore at will
amarantime arena
I-30
Everspace 2
I-09
In the Black™
I-08
justice rises
I-17
ninja legends
I-18

Best Strategy

Provides an experience involving situational awareness and decision-making wherein learning and planning play a large role
arcanium
I-37
energy shock
I-33
overland
I-16
sons of ra
I-41
valeguard
I-46
the wild at heart
I-15

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