2017

Screenshake 2017 is the fifth edition of the only art festival in Belgium to showcase the video game medium, with a focus on independent or ‘indie’ games. These are often smaller, more personal and innovative games; think of them as the video game equivalent of arthouse films!

Not a hardcore gamer? Not a game developer? Not a problem! Screenshake exists to bring the diversity of indie games to the general audience and welcomes everyone with an open mind and cultural interest.

As such, Screenshake 2017 offers an extraordinary opportunity to discover the artistic potential of the 21st century's most revolutionary medium.

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PROGRAM

Over the course of three days, Screenshake offers a broad and diverse program, including talks and workshops by a wide array of international guests, two big game and art exhibitions, two nights filled with live music, a bunch of unique interactive performances and much, much more. Detailed line-up to be announced.

GAME EXPO

A highly-curated line-up of contemporary, independent games. Through custom-built arcades and installations, we extend the world of each game into our expansive, coherent Screenshake universe.

ART EXPO

Find out what happens when the young wolves of Dutch video game collective Sokpop mix and mash with video game veteran and living legend Keita Takahashi (Katamari Damacy, Wattam) in the Screenshake Art Space.

TALKS

An explosive line-up of guests from the worldwide indie scene share their ancient knowledge and deepest feelings. In the secondary track, we delve deeper into industry insights and expand your horizon with outsider perspectives from a wide variety of critical thinkers.

LIVE GAMES LIVE MUSIC

You wanted more? You’re getting more! After successful editions in 2015 and 2016, we continue to explore the fringes of the medium with a series of live playthroughs of visually arresting games with live musical accompaniment by a series of bands and performers.

SCREENSHAKE PARTY

There’s no escaping the musical assault on your ears that is our annual Screenshake Party. Squatting squarely at the crossroads between the music and indie scenes, our entire line-up has but one goal: make you sweat until you drop!

WORKSHOPS

You’re in good hands to get hands-on in our wonderful workshops. In small groups of no more than 15 indienauts, we set out to explore with but one mission: to understand what makes indie games tick.

BELGIAN GAMES EXPO

Game development is alive in Belgium! Throughout the duration of the festival, the Belgian Games Expo will highlight a selection of playable games by Belgium-based developers.

LOCAL MULTIPLAYER HALL

Challenge your friends, or watch friends become enemies, then challenge strangers and make new friends. All of this, through the magic of local multiplayer game action!

AUDIO TRACK

Video game graphics get a lot of attention, but in this track, we put the sound up front and center. Experience these digital auditory marvels in performance-grade concert hall audio.

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DAY PASS

Full access to the festival. To be used either Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

WEEKEND PASS

Full access to the festival on all days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

SUPPORTER PASS

Includes:

  • a Weekend Pass
  • an exclusive, high-quality Screenshake 2017 T-shirt (art by Brun Croes, design by Toy Factory)
  • an exclusive Screenfriends tote bag (art by Dominik Johann)
  • this year’s limited edition text-free version of the festival poster (art by Brun Croes; design by Toy Factory)
  • this year’s regular festival poster, with the default info and line-up (art by Brun Croes; design by Toy Factory)
  • a pack of 3 Screenfriends stickers (art by Brun Croes)
  • a The House of Indie sticker
  • PLEASE NOTE: rewards WILL NOT be shipped and will be waiting for you at the festival.

PRACTICAL

Location

Main location:
Het Bos
Ankerrui 5-7
2000 Antwerp, Belgium

Talks location:
Felix Pakhuis
Godefriduskaai 30
2000 Antwerp, Belgium

When

From February 10th 7PM
to February 12th 7PM

Contact - info@thehouseofindie.com

By car: there’s ample parking nearby, be it for free at Rijnkaai, a 10min walk, or paid underground parking next door to the venue, at Godefriduskaai.
By train: it’s either a 20 minute walk or a 10 minute bus ride from Antwerp Central Station, using bus 17 to get off at Felixarchief.
By plane: the basement level of Brussels Airport has a train station, Brussels South/Charleroi Airport has shuttle buses to the Charleroi-South train station. Both train stations have direct connections to Antwerp Central Station.
Food: The area of Het Bos and Felix Pakhuis, i.e. the Eilandje district, has a lot of food opportunities, cafes and coffee bars. A casual stroll around the yacht harbor towards the river or MAS area will already reveal a bunch.

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TEAM

The House of Indie is a non-profit indie game collective based in Antwerp, Belgium. Founded in 2013, we aim to support the independent game community, both locally and globally. We value inclusivity and diversity.