iFEST 2014 – Seattle Schedule

May 3rd, Seattle Center Armory (Food Court Level)

10:30 am Game Play Begins!
10:45 am Welcome
11:00 am Chris Charla, Director ID@Xbox at Microsoft “Game Design across Platforms”
12:00 pm Josie Nutter, Software Engineer and UX Specialist at Technical Illusions “castAR projects you into a new world”
  1:00 pm John Krajewski, Creative Director and Executive Producer, Strange Loop Games You have died of dysentery – How games will revolutionize education”
  2:00 pm Jordan Weisman , Founder of Harebrained Schemes “Secrets to Leading a High Performance Indie Game Team”
  3:00 pm Tom Buscaglia, The Game Attorney “Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know”
  4:00 pm People’s Choice Prizes Awarded
  4:30 pm End of Festivities
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Seattle Center sponsors iFEST


“Seattle Center creates exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities.”

Seattle Center is a proud sponsor of iFEST, being held at the Seattle Center Armory (second level/food court level) on May 3rd, 2014.

For more information about Seattle Center, please click on the link below:



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Save the Date – iFEST at Seattle Center Armory, May 3rd, 2014

iFEST, a free festival for the public to try-out new independent games and an opportunity for local indie game makers to show off their games will return to a spring schedule and take over the 2nd floor food court in the Seattle Center Armory on Saturday May 3rd.

While over 400 attended iFEST in November, 2013, this new high-traffic location should put the Seattle-are indie game industry even more prominently in the public eye. In addition to the chance to interact with the new games, there will be a lecture series on industry-related topics and the ability to cast a vote for your favorite participating game.

AIE sponsors iFEST at all of its campuses. Watch this site as we post details of the upcoming Seattle iFEST. If you are interested in displaying your new indie game at the festival, contact Judith Frey:


Please use Eventbrite to register for iFEST

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iFEST 2013 Seattle Prizes Awarded

Twenty-two games were showcased at iFEST Seattle. Each of the following games received a $250 cash prize sponsored by the Living Computer Museum.

People’s Choice AwardiFEST Peoples Choice award Buddy and Me

Buddy & Me won the People’s Choice Award, voted on by the close to 400 attendees. Buddy and Me, a family-friendly “endless adventure about friendship” is the work of Sunbreak Studios for iOS and Android tablet and mobile devices. This “endless runner” game was funded in the Spring of 2013 through a successful Kickstarter Campaign. As a boy (or girl) falls asleep every night a mysterious golden light appears outside; his house shakes and he sees a giant familiar orange face looking in his window encouraging him to come out and play. This is his best friend, a magical flying creature named Buddy, with whom he has a different adventure every evening.


Best Art Award iFEST-Art-award-The-Bridge_WEB

The black and white puzzle game The Bridge from The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild won the juried prize for Best Art. The Bridge was released on Steam earlier this year. Described by its creators as “Isaac Newton meets M.C. Escher,” the Bridge features a hand-drawn art style and physics-based puzzles. The player has to figure out how to twist and turn through the possibly impossible environment.




Best Innovation Award iFEST-Innovation-award-Ironclad-Tactics_WEB

Ironclad Tactics from Zachtronics won the juried Best Innovation award. This fast-paced, card-based tactics game features steam-powered military robots in the American Civil War. Just released on Steam, it blends the precision of tactics and card games with the spontaneity of a fast-paced strategy game.


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