Glitch Bar and KQSFL present

Indie City


FEB 24-26, 2023


Fort Lauderdale

3-day Indie Event

8 Featured Games

24-hour Arcade Access

Meet the Devs

Compete for Prizes

Indie Game

/ˈindē/ /ɡām/


An indie game, short for independent video game, is a video game typically created by individuals or smaller development teams without the financial and technical support of a large game publisher, in contrast to most "AAA" (triple-A) games.

Feature Games

Do you think you have what it takes to defeat other Arcade Enthusiasts in South Florida? Check out our featured games below and prepare for battle!

Head-To-Head Games

Two wizards battle to the death in an action packed platforming magical soccer duel. The winner gets to claim the legendary DeathBall an artifact of unbelievable power that can focus your energy into a devastating beam. This game rides the line between sports game and fighting game.

Galactic Battleground is a retro arcade-inspired, 2 vs 2, space combat arcade game made from the ground up in Minneapolis, MN. Developed by the technology company, Slackerz Inc., Galactic Battleground (GBG) was first conceptualized and created by Kelly Pangburn (Lead Developer, CEO, and Co-Founder) and Dylan Davis (Art Director and Co-Founder) in 2016.

The party game to end all party games, Armed and Gelatinous is a fast-paced couch-competitive multi-player space-shooter that pits friends and foes against one another in a wide variety of chaotic game modes. Control one of four extraterrestrial blobs in the far reaches of space, sticking your gelatinous body to a plethora of weapons discarded by planet Earth. But beware your blob grows bigger and slower with each weapon absorbed! Either stay small and dash to victory or grab every gun and engulf the enemy!

ThrowBack! : Jai-Alai Heroes is aiming to be a fun all-ages competitive game with an arcade feel similar to classic games like NBA Jam, NFL Blitz, Super Dodge Ball, and Windjammers. The game also appeals to fans of “casual competitive” games like Rocket League and the Smash Bros series. The game blends simple 3D environments with hand-drawn 2D pixel animations for a colorful “almost 80’s” vibe.

Tricky Towers is a multiplayer physics-based tower building game. In a game of Tricky Towers you stack your bricks to create a stable tower and try to topple those of your opponents. To spice it up you can cast magic to support your structure and fend off the dark spells of your rivals in this frantic physics party game.

Nidhogg is the epic award-winning fencing tug-of-war, full of graceful acrobatics and clumsy stabs. Stab, shoot, slice, or stomp your opponent to gain control of the screen, then book it to your side of the arena. Before long, a new opponent will appear in your way. If they kill you, they get control. Get all the way to your end of the arena to win–and be devoured by the Nidhogg.

Score-Attack Games

Speed, death, and rock & roll. An indie arcade game from the studio behind Killer Queen. Stylized on Japanese psychadelic rock and bōsōzoku culture, Black Emperor has players trying to keep their motorcycle inside the track using a unique "SuperWheel" controller. Go the distance to get the highest score on the road to glory.

Switch 'N' Shoot is a score-based arcade shoot 'em up with a twist... ONE BUTTON fires your weapon but switches your direction at the same time! This simple rule forces you to think on your feet and time your shots carefully. One misplaced shot and you're space-toast. How many alien badbutts can you take out before you become stardust?

Indie Arcade Wave is all about telling the stories of the people that are pushing the arcade scene forward. We focus on the new wave of Indie games that are being created and released into the arcade joining the Indie Arcade Wave.

Staying up late to play video games will finally pay off!

Ticket Info

Event Ticket:

$15 per person

(pay at the door)


  • Registration fees for all indie game tournaments (excluding Killer Queen)
  • 24-hour arcade access pass
  • Stickers!

Links & Info


1st Place: $300

2nd Place: $200

3rd Place: $100


Pools - Check-in open 1 hour before each time listed below per group

Group A - 10 am

The QuaranTeam

Yes Beer, No Jerks

sallaD-ch Please!

Group B - 11:30 am (Tentative)


Hot Frog Summer

Center for Ants

Simp Chimps

Group C - 1 pm (Tentative)


Sponsored by FIGHT MILK Official Drink of the UFC

Chile Con Queso Blanco 2

Clashing Until Midnight

Knockout Phase 2:30 pm (Tentative)

Award Ceremony 6 pm (Tentative)

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