Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in America, starts this week in Austin, Texas. While the festival is notable for having showcased movies like There Will Be Blood and Zombieland, it’s also home to a large independent game arcade.
Sponsored by Sony’s Playstation Network, the arcade will feature 20 games on display along with panels and discussions. According to one of the arcade’s curators Mike Plante, ”Fantastic Arcade is a direct bridge between the worlds of independent gaming and genre filmmaking.”
Making an appearance at this years arcade are:
FRACT (Phosfiend Systems)
Jesus VS. Dinosaurs (Martin Jonasson, Petri Purho)
Octodad (Team Octodad)
Radical Fishing (Vlambeer)
Skulls of the Shogun (Haunted Temple Studios)
Along with special showcases of games such as Zach Gage’s Bit Pilot, Shadow Planet Productions’ Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP. The festival runs from September 22-29.