Organizer GarageGames has announced that Wideload founder Alex Seropian (Stubbs the Zombie
) will be presenting a keynote discussing Wideload's new casual Shorts division at this year's Independent Games Conference taking place October 10-11 in Eugene, Oregon.
GarageGames says Seropian will "discuss how Wideload Shorts is focused on creating original games that appeal to players who have grown up with games, but now need games that fit into their lives, i.e. games that require a smaller time commitment."
The organizers also note that the IGC will also include the official unveiling of the company's recently announced InstantAction 'web console' initiative.
Finally, the IGC is also expected to include "round table discussions led by veterans of Indie game development, an indie musical jam session the night of the 10th, the granting of Player's Choice awards to the most popular games in the show-off center, and plenty of opportunity to demonstrate and discover new Indie game projects."
Said GarageGames CEO Josh Williams, “In addition to being a destination, InstantAction.com is about fostering a strong web game development community. This conference is a great backdrop to finding new games for InstantAction and funding them. At IGC, we’ll also unveil much of our future plan for the Torque Game Engine and our continued support of indie developer tools. We are also very pleased to have Alex Seropian, one of the top developers in our industry, join our community and share his vision.”