Indie Interfaces seeks to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and resources between academic researchers and key stakeholders involved in the production, distribution, and reception of independent and alternative games (defined broadly). This project grows out of an ongoing collaboration with IndieMEGABOOTH (IMB), a high-profile organization dedicated to building collective venues to support and promote indie game developers, particularly at major game industry conferences. Our industry partners in this project are the organizers of the IMB, Kelly Wallick and Christopher Floyd, who are providing us unprecedented research access to to help broaden our knowledge of indie gaming communities, in exchange for valuable insight and critical perspective on their own operations and impact. We are seeking ReFIG funding to expand and deepen this research project, and to organize a symposium focused on support networks for indie game developers.


Jennifer Whitson

Felan Parker

Bart Simon