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IndieCade 2012, an international festival of independent video games, is coming to downtown Culver City on October 4th through 7th. It's big news in the videogame world, but even if you have only a passing interest in videogames, you can have some real fun at the event.
You can participate for free in a couple of different ways.
First, the festival organizers have sifted through more than 400 independent video game entries to select the best games. This year's nominees can be seen here. These independently created games -- as well as award-winning game from years past -- are available for you to play for free on Saturday, October 6, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, and on Sunday, October 7, from 12:00 am to 5:00 pm. at Fire Station One @ 9600 Culver Blvd
On October 6th, the Indiecade festival also offers Big Games, "new types of public games and play." In the past, games have included city-wide zombie tag, a twister racing games, mad hatter tea parties, paper mache pigeons pummeled with wiffleball bats, a virtual putt-putt course, paparazzi, subtle mobs, and more.
On the night of October 6th, starting at 7:00, Indiecade also offers Night Games. Here's the schedule. The cost is $15.