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Categories: Indie Game Night

Indie Game Night – Wednesday 11/26, 5-8pm

SkyhookThis month, we’re hosting a special edition of Indie Game Night during our Last Wednesday Free Play Party, since we’re closed Thursday 11/27 for Thanksgiving! Come down early, as we’ll be set up at 5pm. It’s happy hour at Ground Kontrol until 7pm, too!

Play some of our favorite featured games, including:

What is Indie Game Night?

We live in a golden age of independent game development and Portland needs a central event to showcase these games! Many games are being made to allow several people in the same room to face each other in a fun, friendly, inviting, and community driven way. Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade and musician/games writer Matt Hunter have taken up the call!

Indie Game Night is a showcase of independently developed multiplayer games for folks to play for FREE with other patrons. Games include 2-4 player death-match, experimental, and high score races from developers from all over the world as well as local developers. We plan on hosting game-themed nights, tournaments, developer spotlights, and much more! A gaming community is far too important to let go stagnant and this is the hub we need to unify everyone who loves games of all kinds.

Above all else, we want a fun experience for those who are familiar with games as well as those who are interested in a welcoming introduction. The games we will be showing will be basic to learn but tough to master. Only the highest quality concepts get featured. We have the tough job of researching the best indie games out there and playing these games for hours to filter out what could work – and what doesn’t!

Come join us! It’s free and a great place to try out some new games while testing your mettle against other players!

Ground Kontrol serves a full bar and food menu nightly, and is 21+ only after 5pm.

WHAT: Indie Game Night
WHEN: Special edition – Wednesday 11/26, 5-8pm. Repeats every Last Thursday at 7pm.
COVER: $5 entry because it’s also Free Play Night! 21+ only.

Indie Game Night – Thursday 9/25, 7pm

Particle MaceThis month we’re featuring all new games, including the in-development The Moon is Dying!

The Moon Is Dying & So Will You – http://www.themoonisdying.com/

Particle Mace – http://andymakes.com/particlemace/

Skyhook – http://skyhookgame.com/

Screen Cheat – http://community.surpriseattackgames.com/screencheat

We live in a golden age of independent game development and Portland needs a central event to showcase these games! Many games are being made to allow several people in the same room to face each other in a fun, friendly, inviting, and community driven way. Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade and musician/games writer Matt Hunter have taken up the call!

Each last Thursday of the month, Matt will host an event with the help of Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade which will showcase independently developed multiplayer games for folks to play for FREE with other patrons. Games include 2-4 player death-match, experimental, and high score races from developers from all over the world as well as local developers. We plan on hosting game-themed nights, tournaments, developer spotlights, and much more! A gaming community is far too important to let go stagnant and this is the hub we need to unify everyone who loves games of all kinds.

Above all else, we want a fun experience for those who are familiar with games as well as those who are interested in a welcoming introduction. The games we will be showing will be basic to learn but tough to master. Only the highest quality concepts get featured. We have the tough job of researching the best indie games out there and playing these games for hours to filter out what could work – and what doesn’t!

Come join us! It’s free and a great place to try out some new games while testing your mettle against other players!

Ground Kontrol serves a full bar and food menu nightly, and is 21+ only after 5pm.

WHAT: Indie Game Night
WHEN: Every Last Thursday, 7pm-late
COVER: FREE, 21+ only.

Indie Game Night: Hotline Miami Edition – Thursday 7/31

Hotline MiamiThis month, we pay tribute to the stylish and visceral action game Hotline Miami!

Compete in a high-score challenge, costume contest or both and you could win a FREE download key for the original game or the upcoming sequel, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number thanks to Devolver Digital!

Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number were developed by Dennaton Games and published by Devolver Digital.

More on Indie Game Night:

We live in a golden age of independent game development and Portland needs a central event to showcase these games! Many games are being made to allow several people in the same room to face each other in a fun, friendly, inviting, and community driven way. Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade and musician/games writer Matt Hunter have taken up the call!

Each last Thursday of the month, Matt will host an event with the help of Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade which will showcase independently developed multiplayer games for folks to play for FREE with other patrons. Games include 2-4 player death-match, experimental, and high score races from developers from all over the world as well as local developers. We plan on hosting game-themed nights, tournaments, developer spotlights, and much more! A gaming community is far too important to let go stagnant and this is the hub we need to unify everyone who loves games of all kinds.

Above all else, we want a fun experience for those who are familiar with games as well as those who are interested in a welcoming introduction. The games we will be showing will be basic to learn but tough to master. Only the highest quality concepts get featured. We have the tough job of researching the best indie games out there and playing these games for hours to filter out what could work – and what doesn’t!

Come join us! It’s free and a great place to try out some new games while testing your mettle against other players!

Ground Kontrol serves a full bar and food menu nightly, and is 21+ only after 5pm.

WHAT: Indie Game Night: HOTLINE MIAMI Edition
WHEN: Thursday July 31st, 7pm-late.
COVER: FREE, 21+ only.

Indie Game Night: Towerfall Ascension Tournament – Thursday 5/29

Towerfall AscensionThis month, Indie Game Night features a free tournament on the action-platformer Towerfall Ascension! We’ll also warm up with casual matches in the always intense Samurai Gunn.

Towerfall: Ascension [Matt Makes Games]
http://www.towerfall-game.com/

Samurai Gunn [Maxistentialism]
http://maxistentialism.com/samuraigunn/

We live in a golden age of independent game development and Portland needs a central event to showcase these games! Many games are being made to allow several people in the same room to face each other in a fun, friendly, inviting, and community driven way. Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade and musician/games writer Matt Hunter have taken up the call!

Each last Thursday of the month, Matt will host an event with the help of Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade which will showcase independently developed multiplayer games for folks to play for FREE with other patrons. Games include 2-4 player death-match, experimental, and high score races from developers from all over the world as well as local developers. We plan on hosting game-themed nights, tournaments, developer spotlights, and much more! A gaming community is far too important to let go stagnant and this is the hub we need to unify everyone who loves games of all kinds.

Above all else, we want a fun experience for those who are familiar with games as well as those who are interested in a welcoming introduction. The games we will be showing will be basic to learn but tough to master. Only the highest quality concepts get featured. We have the tough job of researching the best indie games out there and playing these games for hours to filter out what could work – and what doesn’t!

Come join us! It’s free and a great place to try out some new games while testing your mettle against other players!

Ground Kontrol serves a full bar and food menu nightly, and is 21+ only after 5pm.

WHAT: Indie Game Night featuring Towerfall Ascension Tournament plus Samurai Gunn
WHEN: Thursday May 29th, 7pm-late
COVER: FREE, 21+ only.

Indie Game Night: Indie Game Night: Towerfall, Gang Beasts, Speedrunners, Starwhal – Thursday 3/27

UPDATE: Thanks to Hopworks Urban Brewery, we’ll also be serving their limited Galactic Imperial Red Ale during Indie Game Night! Come down and try this ale that features robust caramel malt flavors with NW Centennial and Cascadia hops. Get down here early, because it won’t last long!

Indie Game Night is back! This month we feature four NEW titles!

Towerfall: Ascension [Matt Makes Games]
http://www.towerfall-game.com/
Gang Beasts [Boneloaf]
http://www.indiedb.com/games/gangbeasts
SpeedRunners [Double Dutch Games/tinyBuild]
http://tinybuild.com/speedrunners
Starwhal: Just The Tip [Breakfall]
http://www.starwhal.com/
We live in a golden age of independent game development and Portland needs a central event to showcase these games! Many games are being made to allow several people in the same room to face each other in a fun, friendly, inviting, and community driven way. Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade and musician/games writer Matt Hunter have taken up the call!

Each last Thursday of the month, Matt will host an event with the help of Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade which will showcase independently developed multiplayer games for folks to play for FREE with other patrons. Games include 2-4 player death-match, experimental, and high score races from developers from all over the world as well as local developers. We plan on hosting game-themed nights, tournaments, developer spotlights, and much more! A gaming community is far too important to let go stagnant and this is the hub we need to unify everyone who loves games of all kinds.

Above all else, we want a fun experience for those who are familiar with games as well as those who are interested in a welcoming introduction. The games we will be showing will be basic to learn but tough to master. Only the highest quality concepts get featured. We have the tough job of researching the best indie games out there and playing these games for hours to filter out what could work – and what doesn’t!

Come join us! It’s free and a great place to try out some new games while testing your mettle against other players!

Ground Kontrol serves a full bar and food menu nightly, and is 21+ only after 5pm.

WHAT: Indie Game Night featuring Towerfall, Gang Beasts, Speedrunners, Starwhal: Just The Tip
WHEN: Thursday March 27th, 7pm-late
COVER: FREE, 21+ only.

Indie Game Night: Samurai Gunn Tournament Edition! Thursday 2/27, 10pm

Samurai Gunn TournamentIndie Game Night returns to Ground Kontrol! During our first event last month, one game dominated the evening: the 2D-slash ’em up, Samurai Gunn. This month, we’re challenging retro Ronin to enter the 8-bit battlefield for our first Samurai Gunn tournament!

Get down to Ground Kontrol at 10pm to sign up. During the sign-up period, we’ll play some casual matches of Nidhogg, the deceptively deep fencing game from Messhoff. We’ll plan to kick off the first Samurai Gunn match around 10:30, depending on number of sign-ups. It’s FREE to play and the top 3 Samurai Gunn players will receive Steam codes for Samurai Gunn from Maxistentialism plus Ground Kontrol gift cards! We’ll also give away 3 codes for Samurai Gunn to random winners, just hang out with us in the lounge to be entered to win.

Special thanks to game wizard Matt Hunter aka Mechlo for sponsoring and helping organize this event and to Maxistentialism for prizes!

WHAT: Indie Game Night: Samurai Gunn Tournament Edition!
WHEN: Thursday February 27 at 10pm. NOTE – Ground Kontrol will be closed for a private event until 10pm.
COVER: There will be a $2 cover for entry to Ground Kontrol as all games will be set to free play. Tournament entry and casual play is FREE. 21+ only, please bring ID!