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Despite Gamescom 2020’s in-person convention being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the online-only version that has emerged in its place is looking rather robust. Today, Indie Arena Booth is releasing more details about its broadcast schedule and its list of indie titles keeps on growing.

First, let’s cover Indie Arena Booth’s live entertainment (via press release):


The main Indie Arena Booth Online stream will be broadcast on Twitch and hosted by BAFTA Games presenter and Level Up Link Up founder Shay Thompson. The main show will showcase exclusive gameplay reveals, interviews with developers, and gameplay.   


Indie Arena Booth Online Main Broadcast Schedule:

  • Thursday, August 27th: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. PT
  • Friday, August 28th: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT
  • Saturday, August 29th: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT
  • Sunday, August 30th: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT


Indie Arena Booth Online Awards Show:

  • Saturday, August 30th: 8:30 a.m. PT


We also know about a few panels:


Diversity and Accessibility with Andrea Rene


In cooperation with AMD, What’s Good Games co-founder Andrea Rene will highlight accessibility in indie games on Friday, August 28 at 12 p.m. PDT / 9 p.m. CEST. She will be joined by accessibility champion and COO of AbleGamers Steven Spohn, along with special guest Melly Maeh.  


On Saturday, August 29 at 12 p.m. PDT / 9 p.m. CEST, Andrea will also highlight developers and indie games with a focus on diversity. The stream will feature games that emphasize the broad variety and diversity of the global indie scene not only in their creative ideas but also in their teams and origins.


We expect to see Unbound: Worlds Apart, Sword of the Necromancer, Boyfriend Dungeon, CrossCode, Haven, Weaving Tides, and more have the spotlight shown on them between Indie Arena Booth’s coverage and the virtual booth, Indie Arena Booth Online. The full list of Nintendo Switch titles can be found on Indie Arena Booth’s site, so get ahead and start plotting out your schedule for this digital weekend. 

What indie game favorites are you hoping to see during Gamescom 2020? Let us know over on Twitter and send us a tweet @NinWire!


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)