This Friday, Philadelphia art gallery Little Berlin will be hosting the opening of their Punk Arcade exhibition, a new “alternative arcade” initiative meant to travel and expose a number of locales to the new underground of indie game creators.
Curated by Sarah Brin & Lee Tusman, the Little Berlin arcade will include: Anna Anthropy’s Keep Me Occupied (originally part of RPM Collective’s mobile Oak-U-Tron 201X cabinet), Lindsay Grace’s Big Huggin’ (pictured below), JW Nijman’s Tennnes, Ryan and Cassie Creighton’s Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure, Hannah Epstein’s The Immoral Ms. Panic, Messhof’s Jetpack Basketball, and Increpare’s Can You Jump It 3D, pictured in its new cardboard home at top.
In addition to the arcade opening, starting Friday, October 5th, from 6PM to midnight at Little Berlin’s 2430 Coral Street location (continuing each subsequent Saturday to the end of the month), the gallery will also be hosting a Glorious Trainwrecks workshop on October 20th from 2-4PM, where attendees can make their first games in under two hours using MIT’s game-maker Scratch.
Every month, as part of the regular monthly meetings of the Austin, TX independent game community JUEGOS RANCHEROS, we do a very casual & chatty rundown of the ten or so games from the previous month — both local and global, and both indie and occasionally a bit-bigger-budget — for the audience, to give people — especially those curious onlookers from outside the indie community itself — a look at what they may have missed.
In keeping with the tongue-in-tobacco-packed-cheek tone, we call these run-downs A Fistful of Indies, which are be presented here on Venus Patrol for your reference, each fully-annotated, -linked, and off-the-cuff blurbed, in addition to their home on the JUEGOS RANCHEROS site.
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