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. Better yet, they’re organized into categories, so check out the list below and find your favorite category to see the indies that’ll be at the show.

BEST ACTION

Provides tough physical challenges requiring hand-eye coordination and quick reaction time

BEST EARLY ACCESS

Titles that are unreleased or still seeking funding with strong community endorsement (not limited to Early Access platform)

BEST ADVENTURE

The player is immersed in an interactive story driven by exploration and problem-solving

BEST HORROR

Titles that use fear as an obstacle, often with unpredictable enemies and outcomes, excessive gore, or unsettling narratives

BEST ACTION ADVENTURE

Combines the action and adventure experience, blending narrative with combat

BEST HUMOR

Titles that make you laugh hard with comedy being the main focus of the experience

BEST AR/VR EXPERIENCE

The player experiences a simulated environment that immerses them in a constructed reality

BEST MULTIPLAYER

Provides an exciting co-op gameplay experience and can be couch, online, or both

BEST ARTHOUSE

Provides a profound statement by emphasizing art as an experience with a strong narrative or concept

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

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

BEST STRAT/SIM

Provides an experience involving situational awareness and decision-making wherein learning and planning play a large role

Entries Closed

Thank you for entering! Check back soon to see who’s coming.

Indie Games Plus

Indie Games Plus is a Patreon-funded look into the world of indie games and their development, continuing to provide coverage of unique games, interviews with the artists who created them, and reviews and editorials that delve into the nuances of many titles. Their goal is to find the games few are talking about and give them the spotlight they deserve, promoting the variety, inclusivity, and heart that is poured into these works.
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