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Brandon Boyer Named New Chairman of Independent Games Festival
Austinite and king of indie gaming takes the reins at the growing fest.
"...of gaming was recently named the chairman of the Independent Games Festival, a yearly competition and convention that calls..."

May 13, 2010 Screens Post by James Renovitch

SXSW Adds 102 Movies to 2019 Film Festival Lineup
After Us, what else does the film fest have in store?
"...Start your SXSW Film Festival planning now: the annual celebration of screens large and..."

Jan. 16, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Cinematexas Games Without Borders
Games Without Borders, indeed: Katie Salen defies the rules of digital design.
"...senior year as a Lady Longhorn. Now she's designing games instead of just playing them. While jiggling visions of..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Screens Feature by Courtney Fitzgerald

The Toronto International Film Festival
A first-timer's diary
"...going to see any movies. Those last two American Festivals offer an exciting but limited sampling of international films...."

Dec. 12, 2003 Screens Feature by Louis Black

The Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival
"...with yet, and that's what the Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival hopes to change. Over the last few weeks this..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Screens Feature by Caitlin Moore

Board Games and More
Announcements from the Austin Film Society
"...on to premiere at South by Southwest, Sundance Film Festival, and elsewhere. Kat Candler (Hellion), the Zellner Bros., John..."

April 2, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

This Week's Waste of Time
Looking at the Independent Games Festival Nominees
"...Oh, it's a season thick with time wastability. The Independent Games Festival – set to pop off in March..."

Nov. 5, 2009 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Week's Waste of Time
Our long haul through the Independent Games Festival entrants begins
"...trek through the roughly 400 video-game entries to the Independent Games Festival. This year's fest puts local indie-gaming overlord..."

Oct. 28, 2010 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Week's Waste of Time: Fantastic Arcade Edition
Free versions of exhibiting games
"...would the end of the week be without free games to play? Good for us both that several of..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Week's Waste of Time
The last 53 (of 303) contestants in the Independent Games Festival get played
"...Here it is folks, the last installment in my Independent Games Festival competition roundup. All in all I've looked..."

Dec. 10, 2009 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Week's Waste of Time
It's the end of the week, waste time until the whistle blows
"...a series corralling the browser friendly entries to the Independent Games Festival. What? You didn't read the first and..."

Dec. 9, 2011 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Week's Waste of Time
There's time to be wasted playing Independent Games Festival entries
"...a five-part series covering all the playable browser video games submitted to the Independent Games Festival. Get ready for..."

Nov. 18, 2010 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Week's Waste of Time
Another 50 Independent Games Festival Entrants Get Played. Join the Fun.
"...this) to get through all the entrants in the Independent Games Festival. You'll miss it when we're done. But..."

Nov. 25, 2009 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Week's Waste of Time
More free games. Because who actually works on Fridays?
"...is officially over. Time to dive back into the Independent Games Festival entries. More specifically the games that can..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Week's Waste of Time
We find the best (and free) entries from the upcoming Independent Games Festival.
"...covering the entrants in the competition category of the Independent Games Festival. Luckily we have until March, but I..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Week's Waste of Time
Independent Games Festival = cubicle fun = no productivity
"...Have you recovered from last week's Independent Games Festival selections? Good, because it's time to sift..."

Nov. 4, 2011 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Week's Waste of Time
A little cyber self-annihilation for the holidays
"...I'm still exhausted from our marathon romp through the Independent Games Festival nominees. But that doesn't mean the free..."

Dec. 17, 2009 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Local Game-Makers Garner Award Noms
Noms as in nominations, not tasty food
"...The nominees for the Independent Games Festival – set to take place in San..."

Jan. 7, 2014 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Week's Waste of Time
Two more weeks to go before we've looked at all 304 entries in the Independent Games Festival. Join us, won't you?
"...We're approaching the home stretch for entrants in the Independent Games Festival. Was this a terrible idea? Maybe. But..."

Dec. 3, 2009 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Week's Waste of Time
A few free games to fill the waning work day
"...of the massive endeavor that was sifting through the Independent Games Festival entries looking for free and browser friendly..."

Jan. 27, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Week's Waste of Time
Play entries to the Independent Games Festival. They're free.
"...to your hats, it's time to dive into the Independent Games Festival again. I'll be going through 100 games..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Week's Waste of Time
Free minigolf for your browser
"...Wonderputt is an elaborate game of minigolf. But if..."

Sept. 2, 2011 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Week's Waste of Time
The playable Independent Games Festival entries, part 2
"...If you're not finished playing last week's featured Independent Games Festival entries, too bad. Because the fun (and/or..."

Nov. 4, 2010 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Week's Waste of Time
Another 50 entrants in the Independent Games Festival get a once over
"...Time to dive into another 50 entrants in the Independent Games Festival. Tired yet? Luckily there are a few..."

Nov. 19, 2009 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Week's Waste of Time
Free online video games to gift and regift
"...free browser game? Recommend these playable nominees for the Independent Games Festival and the giftee will be on the..."

Dec. 3, 2010 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Game Changer
How Austin's indie gaming scene got cooking as Juegos Rancheros
"...hand with a big-budget release. Afterward, attendees play the games and celebrate the birthday of Juegos' unofficial generalissimo and..."

Nov. 18, 2011 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Orbiting Game Culture
Brandon Boyer launches Venus Patrol
"...late Seventies. That's no stretch of the imagination: Today's independent video game developers are the punk rockers subverting the..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

SXSW Gaming Awards Finalists Announced
Mix of blockbusters and indie faves top the list of noms
"...returns with its trademark mix of big-budget titles and independent projects. The event, scheduled to take place Saturday, March..."

Jan. 26, 2016 Screens Post by Tucker Whatley

This Week's Waste of Time
A healthy serving of 70s vacationing all in one free video game
"...Video games are not largely know for their warmth. There are..."

Sept. 2, 2010 Screens Post by James Renovitch

What Are You Looking At?
The year in pop-culture fixations
"...all year why 2010 wasn't the year when indie games made headlines, finally putting to rest the idea that..."

Dec. 24, 2010 Screens Feature

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