Feel good story of the day: Intel is sponsoring the “game maker house”, at the upcoming event, Indiecade 2011.
It is always good to see indie developers without access to top dollar resources get backed by large corporations to help support the effort.
This sponsorship by Intel would most likely not be possible without recent indie success stories. Indie developers, like Notch with Minecraft, have quite honestly changed what it means to be a video game. Great indie developers have proven to the world that games can be art, and that successful games can be made without millions of dollars and large teams. Sadly, these small teams of capable devs trying to create masterpieces do not come out of large studios with multiple offices and padded bank accounts.That is why this is a great move by Intel.
In order to help grow this thriving independent community, Intel will accommodate 10 selected indie developers with free communal housing for the Indiecade event. From the house, the event’s top developers will provide on-going blog posts and social media notifications about their experiences. This is a great way to connect fans and gamers with an insider look at the happenings of the “game maker house”.
Indiecade CEO Stephanie Barish stated:
Many independent game developers don’t have the resources to be able to attend conferences like Indiecade. We are elated to have the Intel Software Partner Program sponsor the Game Maker House, providing these developers a place to stay.
The developers are expected to show off their newest games, speak at the conference, and also be present for all sessions, networking, and the awards ceremony.
Indiecade kicks off October 6th, and continues through the 9th in Culver City, California.