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Come and play these lovely indie games at the GDC 2019 Mild Rumpus!

Organizers of the Game Developers Conference are excited to announce indie game showcase collective Wild Rumpus will return for GDC 2019 to welcome attendees as friends and honored guests in their 'Mild Rumpus' game lounge!

Since GDC kicks off in San Francisco next month, organizers want to ensure the Mild Rumpus is on your radar as you're planning out your time at the show.

A small oasis amid the hustle and bustle of an always-exciting conference, the Mild Rumpus offers a relaxing island of calm where GDC 2019 attendees can take a quick break from their action-packed GDC.

Guests in this oasis of chill will also have the chance to check out a fresh, hand-picked selection of independent games! And if years past are anything to go by, they may even have the opportunity to see a live talk or performance from one of the games' talented designers. 

Here are the games you can expect to discover in the Mild Rumpus at GDC 2019:

Art Sqool

A Glanderco game - Art, design, sound by Julian Glander. Programmed by Julian Glander & Eugene Burd​

Ur assignments are generated & graded by an A.I. Can a video game make you more creative? Can a video game make you a better artist? Do you have what it takes to graduate from Art Sqool?

Behind The Screen

18Light Game Ltd.

In Behind the Screen, players will explore deeply into the memories of a suspected murderer’s life, in order to dig out the real truth. 

Bitsy Boutique

Mark Wonnacott & various Bitsy authors

A treasure chest containing a game console containing hundred of Bitsy games!

Dépanneur Nocturne

Art / Design: GP Lackey Additional Music by Omar Dabbous, First Person Exploration Kit by While Fun Games

Playmaker by Hutong Games

and Fungus

A short exploration game about poking around a convenience store and chatting with its owner.

The earth is a better person than me

Kara Stone

The earth is a better person than me is a visual novel following a young woman, Delphine, who runs away from her life and into a forest. She realizes she can talk to the earth around her; she has conversations with the moon about love, dirt about death, a tree about desire. Each path unearths a different aspect of Delphine's life as she experiences sexuality, sex, self-image, and death.


Happy Snake Games

LIBRARY is a cute game about hanging out and throwing stuff at your new friends!

Melon Journey 2

Froach Club

Melon Journey 2 is a story-exploration game about revisiting a town full of adorable animals with eccentric personalities. Yet under its cute and nostalgic surface lies a dark tale of crime and corruption...

Need 4+E9 Speed

Kalonica Quigley & Jason Bakker

​“Cars. I love it. And crashes.
  Things flying in the sky. Love it.”​

Sticky Cats

Jem Smith and Jason Sutherland (The Bones Brothers)


Witch Beam

A game about unpacking a life, currently in development.

Wrong Box

A game by Molly Soda and Aquma

Wrong Box is a reimagined version of what it felt like to surf the web as a teenager and what it feels like to attempt to access those spaces now. How has the experience of going online changed in the past 10-15 years? What gets preserved and what gets forgotten?

The Mild Rumpus is open to all GDC 2019 passholders, so stop by to relax for a bit and check these games out while you're at the show this year! 

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