5 reasons to attend the ‘League of Xtraordinary Programmers’ at Gen Con

Want to geek out with 400 fellow gaming and tech enthusiasts?

Gen Con®, the original, longest-running and best-attended gaming convention in the world and will draw over 61,000 avid gamers, elite programmers, software developers, program designers, and tech novices alike to the Circle City this year.

These attendees are some of the nation’s top tech talent, and TechPoint is seizing the opportunity to extend their Gen Con® experience beyond the convention walls and show them what the Indy tech scene has to offer through the League of Xtraordinary Programmers event on Friday, August 5.

 

5 reasons why you should extend your Gen Con experience and attend the League of Xtraordinary Programmers

1- Be the first to get a sneak peek at yet-to-be-released games

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Two midwest game companies have chosen the League of Xtraordinary Programmers to debut their newest games to the public for the very first time. Idea Wall Games out of Kansas City, MO will be presenting their very first game, Diabolical!, a mischievous card game where you play a villain trying to take over the world by enlisting the help of bizarre minions and effectively commanding them to ensure your victory.

Plow Games, a gaming company located right here in Indianapolis, will debut the newest addition to their line of games, Last Front: The Fast-Paced Game of Global Domination. Last Front is a World War II tabletop bidding/take that style card game focused on outbidding and out burning your opponents to capture the most territories that came about as the result of a Kickstarter campaign. You don’t want to miss the chance to be the first to play these awesome games!

Bloomington-based RareSloth, will be on site as well to debut King Rabbit, sequel to their critically-acclaimed iOS app Furdemption. King Rabbit is a puzzle-platformer set in a beautiful and dynamic world and features a collection of interesting puzzle items and enemies that challenge your mind and delight your senses. Immerse yourself in a beautiful world ripe with secrets which may never be discovered as you play.

2- Get a firsthand look at drone technology

Aerial Imaging Resources, a FAA 333 Exempt Drone Company an aerial application and Full Service Media Production Company specializing in precision aerial imagery, will be on hand flying drones at The League of Xtraordinary Programmers. Their technology lets users achieve breathtaking footage at angles and altitudes never before possible.

3- Experience virtual reality like never before

Plow Digital, an interactive development agency out of Indianapolis is allowing guests to demo the V3 Oculus Rift. Rift is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Whether you’re stepping into your favorite game, watching an immersive VR movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you’ll feel like you’re really there.  

4- Be a part of the future of manufacturing

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3D Printers will be the “eye candy” of the event! 3D Parts Mfg, LLC will be showcasing four different 3D printers onsite and will be bringing Gen Con® characters to life and allowing guest’s imaginations to run wild. It won’t take long to see why this is not your grandfather’s manufacturing.

5- Get a taste of Indy’s spirit

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Enjoy complimentary hand crafted cocktails from Hotel Tango Whiskey! Indiana’s first small batch distiller will be providing delicious libations for the evening — they promise you’ll be able to taste the difference that Hoosier heads, hands, and hearts have made.

Click here for more information and to register for the 2016 League of Xtraordinary Programmers event!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kaitlin writes about the tech industry in Indiana. She is studying media and public relations at the IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs.