Independent game publisher
announced Wednesday that registration is now open for
Indie Games Con ’03. The event is set to take place from October 10 – 12, 2003 in Eugene, Oregon.
Indie Games Con ’03 is open to programmers, artists and independent game entrepreneurs. The event’s goal is “to focus on collaboration and building community,” according to GarageGames.
“Indie Games Con, like GarageGames, was created to bring back the fun and keep it real,” said GarageGames President Jeff Tunnell.
GarageGames licenses its Torque Game Engine to game developers very inexpensively — for $100. The engine runs on multiple platforms, including Mac OS X. The developers in turn use GarageGames as a publisher for their products.
Already GarageGames’ technology has been used to develop three Mac game releases — Marble Blast (a special free version of which is available for download from Apple’s .Mac service); Orbz; and ThinkTanks. Other projects are in the works. What’s more, GarageGames has allied itself with other independent game developers, including Pompom Games, makers of Mutant Storm and Space Tripper.
The three-day event includes an opening party; a keynote speech to be delivered by Tunnell; presentations from industry leaders; panel and group discussions; the IGC Player’s Choice awards, a Saturday night LAN party and more.
The event takes place at the Wild Duck Banquet Hall in Eugene; registration before September 19, 2003 costs $150 — that fee includes a three-day pass, including food, parties and a t-shirt. After September 19 registration goes up to $195.