Seattle iFEST Program 2016

iFEST 2016 Seattle Guest Speakers:

11:00-12:00  Value Beyond Sales: Recognizing and Marketing Your Game’s IP presented by Mauricio Uribe

12:00-1:00   Planetary Annihilation: The Journey of a Kickstarter presented by John Comes

1:00-2:00   The Sound of Hyper Light Drifter presented by Akash Thakkar

2:00-3:00   Virtual Reality: A New Frontier panel moderated by Sean Siem, featuring Mark Terrano, Pete Moss, Matt Endsley, and Matt Matte

3:00-4:00   New Opportunities for Independent Developers in 2016 and Beyond presented by Chris Charla (Keynote Speaker)


Academy of Interactive Entertainment is hosting iFEST, a festival devoted to indie games of all types, including video, board, card, etc.

Join us on May 14th at Seattle Center, on the main floor of the Armory Building, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to experience, play and have fun with cool, innovative, unique and imaginative games produced by indie game developers. Other activities include industry speakers and an opportunity to cast a vote for your favorite game via the “People’s Choice” award. iFEST is a free, all-ages event, and is open to the public.

If you are an indie game developer and want to feature your game at iFEST, contact Pete Huff at or Kirsten Ugalde at for table registration details and Early Bird table rates.

If you are a video game enthusiast and want to stay in the loop on iFEST updates click and register here:








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  1. […] The next upcoming iFest will be in Seattle on Sunday May 2 from 10:30am to 4:30pm at the Seattle Center Armory. You can register for the event via the official iFest website. […]

iFEST is a FREE festival for independent game developers: from new startups and established studios to anyone who thinks they might have what it takes to imagine, design, build and market games.


iFEST Schedule

Melbourne - 29th March 2015
The Atrium & ACMI
Federation Square, Melbourne

Seattle - 2nd May 2015
Seattle Center Armory
Seattle, WA

Sydney - TBA 2015
Lv 1, Wentworth Park Grandstand
Wentworth Park Rd, Ultimo NSW

Lafayette - TBA
LITE Center
537 Cajundome Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70506