term: fall | date: 18th October, 2021


We celebrate the nominations of USC Games students, alumni, faculty, and staff in this year’s IndieCade Festival. We wish them the best of luck!

Our enthusiastic congratulations go out to:

Francesca Palamara (USC Games MFA Class of ’21) for Alma
William Hellwarth (USC Games Undergrad) for Before Your Eyes
Meha Magesh (USC Games Undergrad Class of ’21) for Larger Than Light
Jesse Vigil & Martzi Campos (USC Games faculty) for The Pickfair Directive
Collin Kelly (USC Games staff) for Savage Hall

The USC Games Virtual Booth is LIVE. Our thanks and gratitude go out to:

Francesca Palamara (USC Games MFA Class of ’21) – Alma
Xin Ye (USC Games MFA Class of ’21) – Come With Me
Abby Sherlock & Kathryn Yu (USC Games MFA Class of ’22)  – Heirloom
Rong Deng (USC Games MFA Class of ’21) – There You Are
Mobius Digital (USC Games MFA Class of ’13) – Outer Wilds

for their contributions to the USC Games Virtual Booth.

IndieCade Festival 2021 will take place on October 22nd – 24th on IndieCade Twitch!

Friday, October 22nd, 4:30PM – 5:30PM

Join Tracy Fullerton, Sam Roberts, and Martzi Campos as they take on the IndieCade Iron Game Design Challenge on Friday, October 22nd, at 4:30PM. Hosted by Gordon Bellamy, you can enjoy the creative hijinks over at IndieCade Twitch.

We also need YOUR SUPPORT! Each Iron Game Design team will be bringing cheer squads to boost their teams and we want USC Games to be properly represented. Show up and show out with your Trojan Pride and let’s make sure the true “Game On” spirit is on full display!

Saturday, October 23rd, 3:30PM – 4:30PM

We are delighted to be hosting several alumni for a moderated panel all about creating your own indie game studio for IndieCade 2021! If you want to know what it takes to put together a team and build your own brand from the floor up, you do not want to miss this.

USC Games is pleased to welcome

Sam Rosenthal – The Game Band
Paul Bellezza – The Odd Gentlemen
Yuting Su – Thinker Tinker
Loan Verneau – Mobius Digital

to the table! Make sure to catch the panel over at IndieCade Twitch.

Saturday, October 23rd, 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Join Richard Lemarchand, Tracy Fullerton, and Dennis Wixon as they speak about the books that can inspire and instruct burgeoning game developers. Get an inside look at the materials you need to start your journey as a creative in the games industry. It’s all happening over at IndieCade Twitch.