Particle Mace Is One Of The Best Games You’ll Play At IndieCade That’s Not Officially Part of IndieCade
This year’s IndieCade in Culver City, which in the past has been described as “the video game industry’s Sundance”, is this weekend. And with 113 officially selected games, the 2013 edition of the festival looks to be both the biggest and best one yet.
But the thing is, even more can and will be found; up and coming indie game makers will comprise a large chunk of the gathering, and many will have their handiwork handy. Which they hope to get into the hands of distinguished colleagues. One such person is Andy Wallace, and one such game is Particle Mace.
Andy is a fellow New Yorker, though I’ve yet to meet the guy. But earlier this summer, a friend of a friend showed me Andy’s game that him and other pals are playstesting. Been hopelessly hooked every since. It’s definitely one of those things that needs to be experienced; the above may look a lot like Geometry Wars, but trust me, it’s not.
Fending off enemies and demolishing asteroids in a super tight/shape-shifting arena, not with bullets but with a large thing you swing around, is loads of fun by yourself. But it becomes the ultimate party game with friends. Want to give it a shot? Drop Andy a line here. And if you’re in LA, be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for Particle Mace!
The first ever IndieCade East finally happens this weekend! For those of us who have gazed upon “the video game industry’s Sundance” from afar with longing eyes, because we can’t make it out to Culver City for whatever reason, our time is now.
The schedule looks jam packed with all manner of awesomeness. Tonight is the SPORTSFRIENDS panel, and tomorrow our very own Kris Piotrowski will present the keynote, Dark Days: A Harrowing Journey Through CAPY’s Secret Gameography.
Bedroom Developments: Making PlayStation Games in Your Underwear appears to be another excellent example. And, of course, there will be plenty of games to play as well. It all goes down at the Museum of the Moving Image; you can nab tickets here.