Today marks the first day of IndieCade 2010, the world’s premiere exhibition of independently developed video games. Games that make a big impression at the festival in Culver City are certain to attract notice from investors, big name studios and of course, video game aficionados.
One such game seeking the limelight is Canada’s lone entry into “The Final 32,” Castle Vox. Castle Vox is a charmingly old-school board game that harkens back to thinking fellers’ games like Risk, Axis and Allies and Diplomacy. It takes absolutely no time to pick up, has impressive multiplayer features and is uniquely customizable to different settings; you can play the game against the backdrop of medieval times, World War II, the American Revolution and even outer space all with the same game mechanics.
The developer, Vancouver-based Sillysoft, has produced other strategy games, including the award-winning Lux Delux, a Risk-style game.
To make it to the Final 32, Castle Vox was chosen by 160 international judges out of 350 hopefuls. The game will be available to the public at terminals around Culver City so it can be played and tested by IndieCade attendees of all stripes. If Castle Vox wins, it will be further exhibited at events with IndieCade presence, including the prestigious E3.
If you’d like to give Castle Vox a try, check out the demo here. But be careful; if you’ve got something important to do, don’t even bother downloading this thing. Taking out that douche King Voxley III could eat up your whole day.