About Us

Who are we?

Games Y’all is a meetup presented by Fantastic Arcade, held every month at venues around Austin for indie devs, digital artists, and games fans. Come play games, share what you’re working on, hang out and meet friends. Game submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, with occasional themed calls for specific months.

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Fantastic Arcade celebrates, amplifies, and supports the unique and underrepresented within indie games and beyond. We host an annual celebration of indie and cult video games, featuring a lineup of original games, developer talks, video game tournaments, and other assorted amazing happenings. Throughout the year we host quarterly game jams and a monthly meetup called Games Y’all! fantasticarcade.com/

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The Museum of Human Achievement is a multi-disciplinary art space and non-profit organization in Austin, Texas. We cultivate new work, community, and vibe by providing radically affordable arts space to support artists and audiences in the creation of new ideas.bMoHA fosters unconventional interactions between artists and audiences with a focus on community building, the open exchange of ideas, and creative work that goes beyond traditional notions of failure or success. themuseumofhumanachievement.com

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Values

Diversity

Uplift, support, and promote underrepresented voices and creations

Curiosity

Foster collaboration, discovery, and knowledge sharing

Play

Celebrate creativity, innovation, and experimentation

Community

Nurture an inclusive, trusting, and supportive space

History

From 2010 to 2018, Juegos Rancheros was a monthly meetup for indie game developers and the primary curator and organizer of Fantastic Arcade, which took place every September alongside Fantastic Fest, the yearly genre film festival put together by Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse.

In 2019 Fantastic Arcade merged with The Museum of Human Achievement and presented the Fantastic Arcade Retro(spective). Read more about the two orgs joining forces here.

In 2020 the new Fantastic Arcade committee gathered input from the community to build a more inclusive and supportive indie game community in Austin. Read about the process here.

In March 2022, we launched Games Y'all! Read more about it here.

The annual festival has been on pause during the pandemic, stay tuned for 2023!


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Website created by Noah V. Carrico