The 28th annual Game Developers Conference kicks off next week, and we're excited to announce that indie video game showcase collective Wild Rumpus is coming back to GDC 2014 following the success of last year's 'Rumpus Royale MMXIII' indie game world championship event, which featured titles like Beau Blyth's Samurai Gunn and Ramiro Corbetta's sporty Hokra.
This year's exhibit has been rechristened the 'Mild Rumpus' and will be a wholly different beast -- a special low-key lounge space on the second floor of Moscone West that will be open to all GDC 2014 passholders during conference hours Monday through Friday, March 17-21st.
The space is designed to help you relax and enjoy beautifully soothing indie videogames in the comfort of your own living room. Throughout the week Mild Rumpus welcomes you into a sofa-filled sanctuary of videogames and tranquility alongside a scattering of live performances and bean-bags the size of a small house. You can even charge your telephone.
The Mild Rumpus game lineup is as follows:
Kentucky Route Zero by Cardboard Computer
Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky. Creators Jake Elliot and Tamas Kemenczy will be in the Mild Rumpus area on Tuesday, March 18 at 5 PM to do a live scene deconstruction of the game.
Samorost3 by Amanita Design
This is a game about a little space gnome who one day finds a strange flute (magical, of course) which fell down from the sky; with its help, he'll be able to build a new spaceship. Developer Jakub Dvorský will play through the game on Thursday, March 20th at 5 PM, accompanied by a live performance of the soundtrack from composer Tomáš Dvořák (aka Floex).
Quadrilateral Cowboy by Blendo Games
Quadrilateral Cowboy is a first-person hacker simulator from Thirty Flights of Loving creator Brendon Chung. When you have a top-of-the-line hacking deck, it means just one thing: you answer only to the highest bidder. Stop by on Monday, March 17 at 5 PM to watch a live playthrough of the game with commentary by Chung.
Hohokum from Honeyslug & Richard Hogg
Relax, pick up the controller and enter the whimsical world of Hohokum, a playground for the player to wander about and get lost in.
GDC 2014 itself will take place March 17-21, 2014 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. You can register for the event by visiting the info page on the official GDC 2014 website.
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