Semi-truck enthusiasts Devolver Digital opened their impressively defined arms today and announced Indie Picnic, a free indie games showcase across the street from the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), June 13 – 15, as the company has gleefully obtained the lease to both of the remaining and coveted parking lots.
Indie Picnic is free to badge holders of any kind and will be located in the front parking lot directly across the street from the Los Angeles Convention Centre’s South Hall. The open event will run each day from 11am to 7pm.
Indie Picnic includes the Devolver Public Access area, offering a hand-selected lineup of stellar indie game demos from Devolver Digital and extended families Indie MEGABOOTH, X-Split, and Gambitious, with hardware for the event sponsored by NVIDIA, Logitech and Alienware. The Devolver Public Access area will also include choice music, food trucks, cold beverages, an indie arcade by Polycade, and carnival games with prizes provided by Special Reserve Games. Devolver’s usual by-appointment-only game demo oasis will still be located in the back lot.
Check out the Devolver’s shenanigans at last year’s E3 in Behind the Schemes.
“This is the week the entire industry and fans everywhere celebrate video games as entertainment and art with numerous events now happening across Los Angeles,” said Mike Wilson, co-founder of Devolver Digital. “Indie Picnic is our way of giving back to the fans and celebrating a mutual love for games and art.”
The Devolver Public Access area of Indie Picnic is set to be livestreamed and full of questionable content for the duration of the event, in partnership with best friends X-Split. All those watching from home who want to see what’s going on the week of E3 from the vantage of the outer reaches of the indie bubble will be able to tune in live all three days.
More information on the Indie MEGABOOTH can be found at http://indiemegabooth.com/ or follow @IndieMEGABOOTH on Twitter.
Become acquainted with Gambitious’ sweet lineup of indies at www.gambitious.com .
Get the latest semi-truck trailer news at www.devolverdigital.com or follow Devolver at @DevolverDigital on Twitter.