By Ohad Amram | Indiewire October 4, 2013 at 3:07PM
The Museum of the Moving Image and IndieCade will present "Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games," an exhibition featuring 25 of the most playable, independently produced games from the "indie" video game scene. The exhibit will feature winners of the 2013 "IndieCade: International Festival of Independent Games," which is to take place in Los Angeles on October 5 and 6.
"Indie Essentials" opens December 14, 2013 and runs through March 2, 2014. The 2013 IndieCade award-winning games will be announced at the festival on October 6th.
"A thriving independent game community is essential to the health and growth of the video game industry," said Carl Goodman, the Museum's Executive Director. "Rapidly evolving technologies for game distribution and access, such as mobile devices and new game console systems, are providing independent makers with the ability to reach and entertain the public in ways never before possible. This exhibition and the subsequent festival will allow the emerging design community, as well as the public, to not only play these innovative, genre-busting games, but to interact with their makers. We are thrilled to build on our partnership with IndieCade to present both a second festival and this new exhibition."
Concluding the exhibition run, the second annual "IndieCade East" will take place at the Museum on February 14 through 16, 2014. This non-competitive East Coast edition will offer a weekend of games, talks, panels, and workshops celebrating independent games and the people who make and play them. Ticket information and advance purchase options will be announced soon.