Hello! This 'we', is who? Glad you asked!
'We' is a rag-tag group of people with a passion for (indie) games, a love for bringing people together and with an aim to promote the craft of game development as part of the creative industries. We want to bring indie games and design to the attention of a wider audience.
Indie games are currently seen as the bright new generation of games that have room for experimentation and innovation, opposed to the big mainstream titles that seem to mostly run on sequels. Indie game developers challenge themselves to innovate, experiment with new game mechanics, gameplay and stories. They challenge the status-quo and redefine the medium in the process.
The Dutch games industry
is blossoming with independent (indie) game companies popping up all over the country and local 'indies' making a name for themselves worldwide with IGF nominations
, Award winnings etc.
But designing games is not easy, it involves a lot of passion, creativity and perseverance from the makers. We feel IG:TM gives a glimpse into this world of independent game development, its makers, the hardships, obstacles and passion. We felt we had to share this with as many people as we can. And of course we wanted to show this in a proper film theater. So there you have it. A screening of Indie Game: The Movie
in Film theater 't Hoogt.Everyone invited
Utrecht is centrally located and has an active indie game dev scene, we expect a lot of gamedevs will turn up to watch the show and hope a whole bunch of other creative and not-so creative types will join as well! You really should. There is lots of time to go drink some 'biertjes' in De Bastaard after the screening, to discuss and mingle.But wait there is more!
Also: we will not be finished after this screening, we have something else planned on a later date, but.. more on that later!
- Z/ P/ L/ K
Below you will find short descriptions of the mysterious 'we' that got together to bring you this screening:
is founded by Zuraida Buter
and based in Amsterdam. With zo-ii, Zuraida develops indie game event- & playful concepts and organizes & curates events such as game jams, festivals, exhibitions, showcases and talks.
Zuraida is widely connected and known to be a fan of traveling abroad to attend
game conferences and playful festivals, so you might have spotted a green hat + camera somewhere around the world. Oh, she also organizes Global Game Jam
worldwide and loves weirdly designed books.
DGA Development Sig
was recently initiated by Peter de Jong as part of the Dutch Games Association
. The goal of the group is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas between game developers. Peter de Jong
is the bosslike person of Codeglue
in Rotterdam, a Dutch game development company and publisher of casually connected games.
also goes by the name of lizzywanders
and is a co-founder of Monobanda
in Utrecht, illustrator and game designer. She is known for her cute, organic designs and critical eye. Liselore was a Visual Art judge at this year’s IGF
When she is not designing you can find her chasing down cats to cuddle them or diving into science fiction.
is marketing and project manager at Control
, the Dutch magazine for game developers. Recently she started writing
news posts for the website and set her first few steps designing games
together with Jan Willem Nijman
She organizes Utrecht Indie Meetups and you might have spotted her face and fingers trying to tackle a game of Fingle
in the game's trailer