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What do you get when you cross a book club with game night?

If you’re a fan of video games, then games like Super Smash Bros, Call of Duty, Fortnite, and Skyrim are household names. But how much do you know about the other side of the spectrum, where a multitude of individual developers and small teams are making INDIE GAMES in their spare time?

Some of the more successful indie games you may have heard of include Terraria, Stardew Valley, Faster Than Light, Undertale, and Braid. Even Minecraft and Rocket League began as indie titles before they caught on. Independent game studios are one of the best ways for developers to build what they love, free from any corporate control over their creative process.

Unfortunately, indie games have a tough time gaining much recognition. There are so many games competing for our limited free time and attention, and indies don’t have many options for competing with AAA publishers and their advertising dollars. In turn, this presents a challenge for gamers who follow the indie scene: it can be hard to find other people to share their experiences with.

And that’s where the Nova Indie Games Club comes in!

A typical meeting will be similar to a game night. We’ll have food, spend some time discussing indie games, and then spend the bulk of the meeting playing multiplayer indie games until our thumbs fall off (or until we get bored, but the thing with the thumbs has more dramatic flair).

We’ll announce the game selection several weeks in advance so that people have time to pick up a copy and check it out. For the single-player discussion games you would ideally play through it ahead of time (just like you’d read the book before attending a book club), and for the multiplayer games you’ll primarily just want to get comfortable with the controls.

If you love video games, innovative game mechanics, imaginative world building, and fresh ideas (and of course, meeting other people who like all that same stuff) then the Nova Indie Games Club is the place for you. Come join us and get ready to play some wicked fun games that you might otherwise never even hear about!

Other Info:

• Anyone is welcome to join, and all attendees must treat others with respect

• You don’t need to bring anything with you to attend our meetings

• Most of the games we play will be from https://store.steampowered.com/

• If you have a game to recommend, submit it here: https://forms.gle/9mr2o3PVhHzZmJ3s6 and we'll send out a voting ballot before each meeting with the suggestions included to see what the group is most interested in playing.

• Want to chat with us outside of meeting days? We have a Discord server at https://discord.gg/z9k83g7

• Nova Indie Games Club is not affiliated with Steam or any indie studios. All games are the intellectual property of their respective developers.

Upcoming events (1)

November – TBD – Vote to Choose the Game of the Month

1930 Isaac Newton Square

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Vote here to help us choose the game of the month: https://forms.gle/sZ1JmETkQ6bWGX41A (same ballot as we used for the September/October meeting so if you already voted in that no need to vote again)

Voting closes on Friday, October 1.

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7:00 – venue opens for setup / hang out and chat
7:30 – play the game of the month
10:00 – official end time, but venue remains open all night so stay as long as you want

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Details will be posted once the game of the month is selected.

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Additional information about the meeting format will be posted once the game of the month is selected.

Past events (30)

October – Killer Queen Black

1930 Isaac Newton Square

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