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IndieCade East 2014 to feature QWOP dev, The Path creator

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In its second year, IndieCade East is returning to the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, N.Y., from Feb. 14-16, 2014, the museum announced today.

The festival will be headlined by keynote speakers including The Path creator Auriea Harvey, founder of Belgian studio Tale of Tales, and QWOP developer Bennett Foddy of Die Gute Fabrik. Both titles are part of the museum's ongoing exhibit highlighting indie games, "Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games," which runs through March 2. The museum is also showing another video game exhibit at the same time, "Madden NFL: 25 Years and Running," which traces the history of the football franchise and runs through Feb. 23.

IndieCade East will offer more than 30 panels and lectures, along with a bunch of workshops on game development and related topics. The list of workshop leaders includes James Mielke, the game developer behind the Japanese indie gaming conference BitSummit. Burgeoning developers will be able to present their projects during a showcase called simply Show and Tell.

"We are excited to build on the success of last year's IndieCade East, and to welcome game makers and players to the museum to celebrate the art, technology, and business of independent game design and production," said Carl Goodman, the museum's executive director, in a press release today.

Tickets to IndieCade East 2014 are on sale now at early-bird prices — three-day passes cost $100 for the public and $80 for students, senior citizens and museum members — which will go up as of Feb. 1.

Disclosure: The author of this article worked with the Museum of the Moving Image on the "Madden NFL: 25 Years and Running" exhibit.