MAGFest 2019 Indie Arcade Wrap-up
We kicked off 2019 by creating the biggest indie arcade at MAGFest since we started bringing our cabinets there five years ago. It was 72 hours of nonstop gaming and music from Thursday, January 3rd to Sunday, January 6th at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. In addition to our own collection, this was the second year we were given curatorial control over the Indie Arcade, and we spent months leading up to MAGFest selecting other indie arcade games from around the world. We selected 30 games this year, including Scoot Pooch, 1000 Button Project, eCheeseZone, Kitchen Mania, geobio, Soarin Scurry, Sashimi Slammers, Dobotone, Ossia Glow, Phillytron, Don't Push Me, Robo Puzzle Smash. See the complete list in our MAGFest writeup.
How To Build an Arcade Cabinet Panel
If you weren't able to see it in person, check out the recording of our How To Build an Arcade Cabinet panel, hosted by Mark Kleback, Andy Wallace, Dustin Long, Allen Riley, Kyle Magocs, and Jonah Wallerstein. As part of the panel, the team assembled the Kung Fu Kickball cabinet in an hour in front of an audience. It was a huge success, with people lining up outside a completely filled room. We are already looking into getting a larger space to do it again next year.
Just as we've done in previous years, we hosted a series of indie arcade tournaments with custom laser-cut medals as prizes.
Here are some more pictures from the weekend...