University of Indianapolis – Game Night with UIndy Gamers @ (June 20, 2016) – Schwitzer Student Center
The UIndy Game Club partnered with Video Game Palooza and Extra Life for an incredible all night game event to raise money for Extra Life, Riley Children’s Hospital and VGP. Video Game Palooza brought a bunch of classic retro arcade games to the event that featured other retro video games, board games and many other fun events with pizza, food and gaming until all hours (2am) in the morning. This is the first year of many fun game nights to come!
Link to UIndy Game Club
The Reboot Indie Game Awards were formed to show that the Midwest is home to some of the best gaming talent in the nation. Our goal is to give developers an opportunity not just to showcase their work to fans, but also to network and grow their skills as developers, and ultimately have the chance to walk away from the show with $10,000 to put towards their game development costs. All independent video game creators who exhibit at PopCon are eligible for prizes, which will be awarded in both Pro and Student division competitions. Each game at the show will be judged by media and industry guests, and the Top 3 participants from each division will be invited to the Main Stage to present their game to the live audience and our final judging panel.
STEM Young Video Game Developer Challenge @ (June 26-28, 2015) – Indiana Convention Center
Video Game Palooza is organizing a STEM Young Video Game Developer Challenge @ Indy Pop Con. The goal of this STEM Challenge is to attract kids under the age of 18 to create their own video game and be exposed to the process. To help the young video game developers along, we have created a Young Inventor handbook that will guide the children through the process of creating a simple concept for a video game. Contestants in this category can submit ideas in the form of a written paper, powerpoint, video or other medium that can simply describe their vision of the game and most importantly, how it ties back to STEM learning at school. Each game at the show will be judged by media and industry guests, and the Top 3 participants from each division will be invited to the Main Stage to present their game to the live audience and our final judging panel.
Charity Retro Arcade @ (June 26-28, 2015) – Indiana Convention Center
Video Game Palooza and Extra Life are teaming up again to create the ultimate “Charity Arcade” @ Indy Pop Con to benefit Riley Children’s Hospital and the Miracle Network. In this awesome Charity Arcade, a donation will get you an all-day or show pass that will allow participants to play some of the most popular classic arcade games of all-time including Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Frogger, Asteroids, Star Wars, Tekken, Street Fighter, Mario Bros, Missile Command, Mr. Do, Punch Out, Mortal Kombat, Ms. Pac-Man and more! Besides the best games in history, the Charity Arcade also will have the immensely popular, one-of-a-kind 10 player Killer Queen Arcade which really highlights teamwork and competition. Within the Retro Charity Arcade area we will have video game best score competitions, Killer Queen tournaments and a silent auction.
Diversity in Gaming Roundtable & Awards @ (June 26-28, 2015) – Indiana Convention Center
Video Game Palooza is organizing and promoting a Diversity in Gaming Roundtable @ Indy Pop Con. The goal of this round table panel discussion is to both represent and discuss diversity in the video game industry. Video Game Palooza will create a panel discussion and open forum that will comprise of professionals in the video game industry that represent the best in their field. We will have a moderated open discussion on current industry challenges and things game developers are doing today in order to increase awareness about Diversity in the industry. We will give an award to a video game that highlights in-game diversity representation.