Indie Arcade Will Showcase The Best of Indie at the Eurogamer Expo

London, 28th and 29th of October 2008.

A selection of the best and most interesting independent games will be on show this year at the Indie Arcade, part of the Eurogamer Expo. Organised by Pixel-Lab and Eurogamer as part of the London Games Festival, the Indie Arcade will be happening at the Old Truman Brewery, 28th and 29th of October.

Exclusive titles on show will include the upcoming PC version of Jonathan Blow’s Braid, Amanita Design’s upcoming adventure game Machinarium, and recently announced project Plain Sight, in development by London based studio Beatnik Games. The developers themselves will be on hand to play against people at the Expo, nearly a month before the game goes into public beta testing.

Other titles playable at the Arcade will include Introversion’s Multiwinia, 2D Boy’s World of Goo, FlashBang Studios’ Off Road Velociraptor Safari, and Mousechief’s Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble.

Rupert Loman, Managing Director of Eurogamer said:“We're delighted to have the Indie Arcade as part of the Eurogamer Expo. As anyone who has followed Eurogamer over the years will testify, we've always had a soft spot for independent games - and being able to help introduce these great games to thousands of gamers at the Expo is very exciting for us.”

David Hayward of Pixel-Lab said“Indie Games have long been overlooked in a landscape of boxed games with£50 price tags, but that’s changing now. Whether done commercially or not, indie development is an important strand of the culture of games, where smaller studios and auteurs can make significant contributions to innovation and the aesthetics of games. I’m really pleased to be working on the indie arcade this year, especially as it will feature the public debuts of several titles.”

Among this group of anticipated upcoming commercial indie games, there will also be a surprise selection of some of the most interesting and experimental freeware indie projects. Come down to see the best of Indie; entry is included in the ticket price for the Eurogamer Expo.

For further details see: http://expo.eurogamer.net

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Contact:

David Hayward

david.hayward@pixel-lab.co.uk

07976 216 029

Notes for Editors:

    <*>The Indie Arcade is a part of the Eurogamer Expo <*>The Indie Arcade is organised by event partners Pixel-Lab and Eurogamer <*>The Expo will take place on October the 28th and 29th, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. <*>The venue is The Old Truman Brewery, located at 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

About Pixel-Lab:

Skillset Skills Week is co-ordinated by Pixel-Lab, a computer games and digital media development agency working across the UK’s computer game and digital media industries. Pixel-Lab advises, develops and delivers strategies to support growth in the games industry from skills development to support infrastructure. Pixel-Lab also works with organisations outside the industry, enabling them to harness the power of games.

www.pixel-lab.co.uk

About Eurogamer:

Founded in 1999 by brothers Rupert and Nick Loman, Brighton-based Eurogamer Network is the publisher of Europe’s most popular independent videogames website, Eurogamer.net. The company also publishes a video site, Eurogamer TV, and a social network for gamers, Eurogamers. Eurogamer is also available in German, French, Portuguese and Dutch editions. Eurogamer Network is also the publisher of the world's market-leading industry resource, GamesIndustry.biz.

www.eurogamer.net

About the London Games Festival:

The London Games Festival is a cultural and business celebration of computer and video games, reflecting their influence and importance in today’s society! The Festival, taking place from 24th October - 2nd November 2008, will feature a series of diverse events in different venues for different audiences. Whether you are a gamer, a parent seeking advice on games, a school-leaver hoping to work in the industry, or someone just wanting to find out more about how games work and where the future of entertainment will take us, this is a festival for you.

Part of the LGF includes a thriving Fringe festival of grassroots events organised by artists, academics, gaming enthusiasts, educators and a wide range of creative professionals.

The LGF is created by the London Development Agency (LDA) and with the full support of the industry and its trade bodies ELSPA and Tiga, the festival provides an exciting array of consumer and trade events in the capital.

www.londongamesfestival.com


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