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Nintendo hosting a Nindies@Night event at PAX Prime, on August 27st

In the past few years, Nintendo has done quite a lot in order to promote indie games: the Nindies@Home Promotion during E3, the sponsoring of the Indie Game Revolution exhibit last year, etc..

And just before PAX Prime, Nintendo is going to host a special Nindies@Night event at the EMP Museum on August 27th (from 8PM to midnight): it’s a celebration of recently released and upcoming indie games on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The best part? Admission is completely free (first-come, first served basis)!

Nindies @ NightAt the event, visitors will not only be able to play games, they will also get to attend a presentation from independent developers, take part in multiplayer competitions, win goodies from giveaways (while supplies last), but also get a breather with some food and drinks. But that’s not all: visitors will also get to check out the Indie Game Revolution exhibit at the EMP Museum where the event takes place (located at 325 5th Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109).

A total of 19 games will be playable at this Nindies@Night event, with developers in attendance to answer questions and more. As for the competitions, they will run for select games: the finalists will get to play on the giant 60-foot HD LED screen in the EMP Sky Church (“a giant room with 70-foot ceilings and state-of-the-art sound and lighting”). A presentation by Damon Baker will take place at 9PM in that very EMP Sky Church.

Finally, Nintendo gives some details about its presence at PAX Prime: the company will have a Nindies lounge in the Sheraton Seattle Hotel (located close to the Seattle Convention Center, 1400 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101). This lounge will be open to all PAX attendees, who will be able to try out many indie games on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS from 12PM to 8PM (August 28-30) / 12PM to 6PM (August 31st).

Here’s what Damon Baker (Nintendo of America’s Senior Marketing Manager of Publisher and Developer Relations) had to say about this event:

“Support from our esteemed ‘Nindie’ developers on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS continues to surprise and delight our fans. We’re thrilled to highlight these partners in collaboration with EMP and kick off the expo weekend in the best way possible – by playing new games together with friends.”

And here’s what Jacob McMurray (EMP Senior Curator) had to say about the event:

“The independent video game community is producing some of the most diverse, innovative and exciting experiences in gaming. EMP is excited to work with Nintendo on this event that celebrates their vision and gives fans a unique opportunity to explore these creative works and understand their creators.”

Emp MuseumSource: Nintendo PR


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