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Bit Bash: Chicago's Indie Game Festival - Saturday Sep. 6th - WHO IS IN?
So you may or may not have known this, but Chicago is getting its own indie game festival. This makes me excited. It's also no big surprise to me because it is being run by people who hang out at the same things I do, but it's sort of a surprise in the sense that all I knew was *something* was going on. And some of my friends will be DJing there.

Where: Threadless HQ, 1260 W MADISON ST
When: Saturday Sep. 6th, 2pm to midnight (after 7 pm = live music, beer, etc.)
Price: FREE (though $10 donation requested)


35+ Games:

So who is going to go? Dapper Dave? Anand? Brandon? Um... other people?!

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Posted: 08/07/14, 08:43:14  - Edited by 
 on: 08/07/14, 08:42:52
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Hmmm, neato! Can't quite commit just yet, but it seems really cool. I'll see if I can't keep that evening open. I do work, so I'd get there later, but with plenty of time to enjoy myself, I'm sure.
Posted: 08/06/14, 06:16:23  - Edited by 
 on: 08/06/14, 06:16:40
Hmmm, would be a ten hour drive for me, but that wouldn't be out of the question if I could show off [REDACTED GAME THAT I'M WORKING ON]. I suppose the game list is final, though?
Posted: 08/06/14, 07:06:47
@Koovaps Keep in mind that from 2 to 7 it is kid / family friendly.

@Secret_Tunnel I'm not 100% sure if it is final, but I think for the most part the games fit into two categories... stuff with a fair amount of buzz, and Chicago stuff. And even the Chicago stuff is mostly stuff with some buzz. I think they ended up rejecting a lot of stuff. But I'm not 100% sure about that.
Posted: 08/06/14, 07:35:04

Yeah, at least half of those games seem to be pretty popular. I'll shoot them an email though, it won't hurt anything.
Posted: 08/06/14, 07:52:42
Looks like they don't have room for any more games, but I might think about going anyway if I can find a friend to drive up there with and a place to stay while there.
Posted: 08/07/14, 08:26:15
@Secret_Tunnel Just so happens I'll have my apartment by then.


Um... except I don't know how furnished it will be at that point. I'm planning on doing a soft move right away and then figuring out the rest over time.

Where are you at?

PS. I'm actually going to be a volunteer at this thingy.
Posted: 08/07/14, 08:32:58  - Edited by 
 on: 08/07/14, 08:34:29

Eastern South Dakota. Long trip, but looking at that line-up of games, definitely worth it.
Posted: 08/07/14, 08:42:40
Well, I'd have a place to stay for you + friend, though you might have to sleep on a blow-up mattress or something because I don't know if I will have a couch yet at that point. And it's a bit out from the city too, a bit of a commute to get to the fun stuff. Unfortunately I no longer have a car either... though I might borrow one that day...
Posted: 08/07/14, 08:44:47  - Edited by 
 on: 08/07/14, 08:45:38
You probably wouldn't need a car if my friend and I drive down, unless we'd happen to want to split up.

Actually, wait, is the evening event (minus alcohol) 18+ or 21+?
Posted: 08/07/14, 08:56:41  - Edited by 
 on: 08/07/14, 09:02:29
That's a good question, it's unclear on the site if it means the whole after 7 pm party is 21+ or just the beer. Send them a message and ask?
Posted: 08/07/14, 09:20:29
Yeah, I'll probably go. What the hell?

What the hell!!

I wonder if it would be more fun to hit it early to minimize beer sloshage.
Posted: 08/07/14, 16:26:00
Emailed them and got a message back which said "We won't be kicking anyone out." Good news!

I'll talk to my friend about going.
Posted: 08/07/14, 20:01:30
Naturally, I'm offended no one thought to include me in this. So I'm unsure if I will attend.
Posted: 08/07/14, 22:33:50
You mean include your game? As far as I can tell there are only 3 games from the Chicago scene there... and only 1 of those from someone not part of the fest committee (Relativity.) I think it is more about indie in general than Chicago itself.
Posted: 08/07/14, 23:01:38
Yeah, maybe. I don't know anything about what it is (other than a reason for me to feel disappointed).
Posted: 08/07/14, 23:51:43
This weekend yo!

I'm a volunteer so I'll probably be around a fair amount.
Posted: 09/03/14, 05:36:25
Man, I'm pretty sick. I dunno if I can make it.

Secret_Tunnel, are you still coming in?
Posted: 09/05/14, 15:10:55
Nah I won't be able to make it. Should have let you guys know for sure either way sooner, sorry about that!
Posted: 09/05/14, 17:35:15
No worries. I would've just infected you, anyway!
Posted: 09/05/14, 17:43:28
Sick? No one really gets sick anymore, do they?!
Posted: 09/05/14, 18:14:12
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