Schedule

    Thursday, October 25

  • Block 1 - Joggernauts & Bill Hates Videogames, 12:00pm

    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Theater 1

    Join Zachary “Zacstronaut” Johnson, Robert Frost, Saam Pahlavan, and M.James Short for developer commentaries on Joggernauts (coming soon to Nintendo Switch) and Bill Hates Videogames-

    Bill Hates Videogames is a game about an asshole named Bill that gets sucked into a videogame and is trying to find his way out.

    Joggernauts is a cooperative switching game about trying NOT to kill your friends while jogging through an ugly-cute alien universe.

    Block 1 - Joggernauts & Bill Hates Videogames
  • Block 2 - Tyriq Plummer & George Buckenham, 2:00pm

    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Theater 1

    Get an exclusive front row look at new work by Tyriq Plummer and George Buckenham, as they show off this year’s premeire games Paper Planet Pop! and Wifi Robots. These exclusive titles will be available on festival open through our 2018 Fantastic Arcade Bundle!

    Fantastic Arcade Passes required for seating, please arrive before the panel begins. Overflow streaming available in Barrel O’ Fun.

    Block 2 - Tyriq Plummer & George Buckenham
  • Block 3 - Sloppy Forgeries & Sticky Cats, 4:00pm

    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Theater 1

    Thursday tournament block! Try your hand at Sloppy Forgeries by Jonah Warren and Sticky Cats by Jem Smith. With fabulous prizes courtesy of our pals at Toy Joy!

    Fantastic Arcade Passes required for seating, please arrive before the panel begins. Overflow streaming available in Barrel O’ Fun.

    Block 3 - Sloppy Forgeries & Sticky Cats
  • Block 4 - Releasing on Steam & Valve Happy Hour, 5:00pm

    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Theater 1

    Come learn about how Steam works, some great features in Steam you may not have known existed, and some best practices we’ve picked up from years of helping indie developers release their games on Steam. Join us afterward downstairs for happy hour to chat: Ask us questions, give us feedback, or just say hello.

    Following the talk, join Valve downstairs in the barrel of fun for happy hour!

    Fantastic Arcade Passes required for seating, please arrive before the panel begins. Overflow streaming available in Barrel O’ Fun.

  • Valve Happy Hour, 6:00pm

    Location: Barrel O' Fun

    Friday, October 26

  • Block 5 - Faith, Ghost Dentist VR, & Diana The Huntress, 12:00pm

    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Theater 1

    Get ready for Real World: WI†CH H⏀US∃, with a sneak peek at three unsettling attractions, with their developers, Mason Smith, Jerry Belich & Mike Enoch and Stefanie Franciotti-

    FAITH is a horror game inspired by the era of MS-DOS/Apple II/Atari/ZX Spectrum games and the “Satanic Scare” of the 1980s.

    Ghost Dentist VR is a humorous body-horror experience where you, a ghost with a dental practice, possess your incoming patients in order to do to their dental work.

    Mystics, Murder and Missing Heads! Diana the Huntress is a true crime RPG, inspired by a cold case worked by one of the co-creator’s grandfather.

    Fantastic Arcade Passes required for seating, please arrive before the panel begins. Overflow streaming available in Barrel O’ Fun.

    Block 5 - Faith, Ghost Dentist VR, & Diana The Huntress
  • Block 6 - Museum of Symmetry, Wrong Box, 2:00pm

    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Theater 1

    Join Paloma Dawkins, Molly Soda, and Aquma as we explore two very different kinds of digital inner-space:

    Museum of Symmetry

    An absurdist mind-and-body romp through the highest clouds to the ocean deep, Museum of Symmetry is the explosive feel-good alter-universe of cartoonist and animator Paloma Dawkins—a room-scale VR experience with 2D animation in a 3D playground.

    Wrong Box

    What’s on that old ~2003 computer at your parents house?? Does it even work? Wrong Box is a love letter to a time when PCs and the Internet were a little less awful.

    Fantastic Arcade Passes required for seating, please arrive before the panel begins. Overflow streaming available in Barrel O’ Fun.

    Block 6 - Museum of Symmetry, Wrong Box
  • Block 7 - KAIJU SUPER DATETECH and ComPETition Tournaments, 4:00pm

    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Theater 1

    Come try your hand at exclusive tournament games from Catt Small and Powerhoof- ComPETition and KAIJU SUPER DATETECH with prizes from our pals at Toy Joy!

    Fantastic Arcade Passes required for seating, please arrive before the panel begins. Overflow streaming available in Barrel O’ Fun.

    Block 7 - KAIJU SUPER DATETECH and ComPETition Tournaments

    Saturday, October 27th

  • Block 8 - Grass Stains & Jar Wars VR, 12:00pm

    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Theater 1

    Join developers Nina Freeman, Diego Garcia and Aaron Freedman to see Grass Stains, their premiere Fantastic 2018 game! Then compete in a four player deathmatch bout of Jar Wars VR! The four-player VR hit of 2017 is back, with a custom Fantastic Arcade arena and new surprises, courtesy of our friends at FarCade!

    “Jar Wars is like a 2v2 VR nerf-fight where all the fighters had to chug half a bottle of bourbon before they were allowed into the arena” - Adam Saltsman

    Fantastic Arcade Passes required for seating, please arrive before the panel begins. Overflow streaming available in Barrel O’ Fun.

    Block 8 - Grass Stains & Jar Wars VR
  • Block 9 -Consume Me & Fortune 499, 2:00pm

    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Theater 1

    Join Developers and collaborators Jenny Jiao Hsia and AP Thomson as we check out their newest wares-

    Consume Me is about the cut-throat competitiveness of dieting where the opposing team is yourself.

    Fortune-499 is a game about money and magic. You play a fortune teller working in the magical resources department of a large corporation. You engage in day-to-day office activities such as forwarding emails, attending meetings, fighting back hordes of monsters, and dealing with printer jams. With some tricky magic up your sleeve and your job on the line, it’s up to you to build a future out of the hand you’ve been dealt.

    Fantastic Arcade Passes required for seating, please arrive before the panel begins. Overflow streaming available in Barrel O’ Fun.

    Block 9 -Consume Me & Fortune 499
  • Block 10 - The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game and Cricket Through the Ages, 4:00pm

    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Theater 1

    Join Gace Bruxner and

    Grace Bruxner Presents: The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game is a 3D sleuth game with amazing characters and multiple great cutscenes. You play as The Detective, a private investigator (who is also a frog), tasked with solving the mystery of a haunted island. The resident of the island has been hearing spooky noises for weeks and hired ghost scientists to come to the island and investigate, but they can’t figure it out. In desperation, they’ve called you in to help crack the case. The game is mostly being made by Grace Bruxner (ALIEN CASENO, The Fish Market) but assisting her is the wonderful programmer Thomas Bowker (Lyne) and the excellent composer Dan Golding (Push Me, Pull You, Untitled Goose Game).

    Over a thousand years ago the human race teetered on the edge of extinction. They were helpless against the mighty behemoths of the land. And then, salvation… Cricket was invented! Go alone, or take a friend of your choice, on a journey through the rich, and exquisitely accurate, history of cricket.

    Fantastic Arcade Passes required for seating, please arrive before the panel begins. Overflow streaming available in Barrel O’ Fun.

    Block 10 - The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game and Cricket Through the Ages
  • Block 11 - Holedown and Noita, 6:00pm

    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Theater 1

    Balance your plan between ball bouncing patterns and unpredictable, surprising bounces in this mesmerizing and curious game oozing with charm. Immerse yourself in a world of extravagant minimalistic art while jamming out to an original space acid soundtrack as you keep digging further underground.

    Noita is a magical action rogue-lite set in a world where every pixel is physically simulated. Fight, explore, melt, burn, freeze and evaporate your way through the procedurally generated world using spells you’ve crafted yourself.

    Fantastic Arcade Passes required for seating, please arrive before the panel begins. Overflow streaming available in Barrel O’ Fun.

  • Block 12 - SAMURAI GUNN 2, 8:00pm

    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Theater 1

    WARNING, SIGN UPS ARE LIMITED AND THEATER CAPACITY IS EXPECTED FOR THIS EVENT. Sign up sheets will be available during preceding blocks. Event will be streamed in the Barrel O’ Fun for overflow attendees.

    Join the developers of Samurai Gunn 2, including creator Beau “Teknopants” Blythe, musician Dose One, and special guest emcees for this exciting talk and tournament, with prizes from Mondo/Death Waltz.

    Fantastic Arcade Passes required for seating, please arrive before the panel begins. Overflow streaming available in Barrel O’ Fun.

    Fantastic Arcade Passes required for seating, please arrive before the panel begins. Overflow streaming available in Barrel O’ Fun.

    Block 12 - SAMURAI GUNN 2
  • Mystery Block, 10:00pm

    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Theater 1

    Join us for a cooldown mystery block, with special videos curated by our pal Rachel Weil
    Mystery Block

    Sunday, October 28th

  • Block 14 - A Memoir Blue & Levedad, 12:00pm

    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Theater 1

    Join us for two haunting and beautiful games with a relaxed and contemplative pace-

    A Memoir Blue is an atmospheric journey through the memories of Miriam: a champion swimmer, who on the day of her greatest success dwells on her childhood memories of her mother and a special trip they took.

    Levedad is a game about capturing time through the contemplative gaze of long exposure photography. It is finding beauty in an ever-changing space where time passes with you and through you.

    Fantastic Arcade Passes required for seating, please arrive before the panel begins. Overflow streaming available in Barrel O’ Fun.

    Block 14 - A Memoir Blue & Levedad
  • Block 15 - Tuned Out and The Good, Bad & Ugly of Minit, 2:00pm

    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Theater 1

    Join Ben Sironko for a look at Tuned Out-

    A collection of 15 arcade games for 2-4 players that can be switched between instantly like the channels of a TV, challenging players to juggle all games at the same time to achieve the highest possible score.

    Join Fantastic Arcade pals Jan Willem Nijman and Kitty Calis on this candid behind-the-scenes look at their breakout game Minit, which originated with their prize-winning Fantastic Arcade jam game Adventure Minute.

    Fantastic Arcade Passes required for seating, please arrive before the panel begins. Overflow streaming available in Barrel O’ Fun.

    Block 15 - Tuned Out and The Good, Bad & Ugly of Minit
  • Block 16 - Red Hot Ricochet and Sausage Sports Club Tourneys, 4:00pm

    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Theater 1

    Sunday Tournament Block-

    Sausage Sports Club is a physics game about floppy animals playing sports!

    In Red Hot Ricochet, it’s high noon in this barren wasteland, and only one of you is making it out alive. Sure, you could try and shoot them right between the eyes - but where’s the fun in that? Red Hot Ricochet is an intense game of ricochet duels, and you’ll need wise shooting, lucky bounces, and a bit of triggernometry to win.

    Prizes from our pals at Toy Joy! Developers and guest emcees in attendance to cheer on the champions!

    Fantastic Arcade Passes required for seating, please arrive before the panel begins. Overflow streaming available in Barrel O’ Fun.

  • Block 17 - Awards & SPOOKYCADE, 6:00pm

    Location: Barrel O' Fun

    Join us back downstairs in the Barrel O’ Fun, for SPOOKYCADE. It’s the HALLOWEEN-THEMED STARCADE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DEMANDING ALL THESE YEARS!

    Join host Wiley Wiggins as we bob for objects, touch horrible things, and play HAUNTED VIDEOGAMES. FABULOUS PRIZES WILL BE METED AND ALL WILL MAKE MERRY.

    Directly followed by our closing awards ceremony.

    Block 17 - Awards & SPOOKYCADE

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