Publisher Devolver Digital has decided to expand outside of indie film distribution, Serious Sam, and Hotline Miami, and into picnics. The company has announced the Indie Picnic, a free indie games showcase across the street from the famous Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Set to run simultaneously alongside E3 from June 13 – 15, 2017, the company has obtained the lease to both of the remaining parking lots “across the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center and next door to Hooters.”
Indie Picnic will be free to badge holders of any kind. The event will run each day from 11am to 7pm, and will include the Devolver Public Access area, offering a hand-selected lineup of indie game demos from Devolver Digital as well as from Indie MEGABOOTH, X-Split, and Gambitious. The Devolver Public Access area will also include choice music, food trucks, cold beverages, an indie arcade by Polycade, and carnival games with prizes provided by Special Reserve Games. The hardware for the event is sponsored by NVIDIA, Logitech, and Alienware.
“This is the week the entire industry and fans everywhere celebrate video games as entertainment and art with numerous events now happening across Los Angeles,” said Mike Wilson, co-founder of Devolver Digital. “Indie Picnic is our way of giving back to the fans and celebrating a mutual love for games and art.”
The Devolver Public Access area of Indie Picnic will be livestreamed for the duration of the event, in partnership with X-Split.