Indie Megabooth's bringing more indies to EGX


It’s just oozing independence, so stick both hands in

There are a few glorious, magical days where the Destructoid UK team gets to actually write about news from the UK. They happen very rarely, but thankfully the stars have aligned and today is one of those days. God save the bloody Queen.

Anyway, EGX (the convention formally known as Eurogamer Expo) has announced that the Indie Megabooth will be coming to EGX 2015, set to take place in September at the NEC in Birmingham. It’s the first time EGX has taken place in ol’ Brum, and so for the Indie Megabooth to also be coming makes it doubly exciting.

The Indie Megabooth has become a staple of conventions in North America. With a growing presence at PAX and GDC, this is the first time it has come to Blighty. There have been some pretty well-known games shown as part of the booth too: Broforce, Titan Souls; That Dragon, Cancer; The Talos Principle, Assault Android Cactus, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Darkest Dungeon and more have graced various megabooths with their independent presence, oozing their independence all over the furniture. Tidal waves of independence flooded previous shows, making everyone present aware of just what true freedom really is.So while the line up for this year hasn’t been decided yet, I’m confident there’ll be at least something worth checking out.

For the developers amongst you, you can apply to get your game shown at the Megabooth until May 8. It’ll set you back at least £1008/$1500, and could cost upward of £3362/$5000 should you want to go all out and get the full set-up at the show with multiple computers and lights, bowling alley, butler, solid platinum statue built in your honour. Y’know, everything. If that’s not a problem for you, you can find out more and what they’ll need from you on the website.

EGX is looking like it’s going to be a pretty neat convention for indie developers this year. For the smaller developers, the Leftfield Collection has been a part of both EGX and sister show Rezzed for years now to show off games, and now the Megabooth is giving larger devs a place to show theirs too. Consider me actually excited, and eliciting any emotional response from a Brit is like giving a Unicorn an orgasm. It just never, ever happens because there’s too many horns and hooves involved.