Bit Bash Indie Gaming Festival Returns This August

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This year’s Bit Bash festival in Chicago will include over 40 indie games.

The organizers behind the Chicago-based Bit Bash indie gaming festival have confirmed that the festival will be returning for the third year running, bringing with it a showcase of over 40 different indie game projects. The third annual Bit Bash indie gaming festival is set to be held on Saturday, August 13th. Bit Bash is a non-profit endeavor which is rooted strongly in the Chicago game development community. 

Last year’s festival was held at the two-story Threadless warehouse in downtown Chicago, but for this year’s festival, Bit Bash will be migrating over to the Revel Fulton Market, a larger venue which will be able to accommodate more attendees. Games which will be featured at this year’s Bit Bash include a larger number of titles developed by Chicago-based developers including TumbleSeed, We Are Chicago, and Kissy Ghost among others.

Other indie games which will be part of the festival’s 40+ game lineup include The Wild Eternal, Soft Body, Sausage Sports Club, Regular Human Basketball, and many more. Tickets for this year’s Bit Bash festival are now available for $25 via Eventbrite, and interested fans are encouraged to buy their tickets early since they’ll cost $30 on the day of the event.

You can watch a showcase trailer for Bit Bash 2016 below. 

For more Indie Obscura news, be sure to read about Google’s own upcoming San Francisco-based indie gaming festival, Starbound’s transition out of early access, and Humble Bundle’s latest indie-focused game bundle.

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