New York City's Babycastles, the Ridgewood indie games arcade once described by Phil Fish (Fez) as the "CBGBs of videogames", hopes to expand with a Manhattan location, renting a spot next to Grand Central for three months starting this October.

At this new branch, Babycastles intends to work with all-ages music listing publication Showpaper to host six two-week exhibitions of artists and video games, leaving the space open during the day as an art gallery and arcade (and as a music concert and games event area in the evenings).

The indie arcade already has a number of awesome partners lined up for organizing exhibitions and events: Play Power, the Experimental Gameplay Project, Gaijin Games (Bit.Trip series), Pixeljam (Cream Wolf, Dino Run), Attract Mode, and the NYU Game Center.

To make this all happen, though, Babycastles needs to raise $6,000 in the next 39 days. Organizers for the indie arcade have launched a fund at donation-ware platform Kickstarter, promising lots of indie rewards for contributors.

Some of the incentives include stickers, Babycastles/Flixel t-shirts, temporary tattoos, download codes for indie PC and iPhone/iPad games (e.g. Osmos, Canabalt), video game zines (e.g. Kill Screen, Fort90Zine), DVDs from 2 Player Production, We Love Katamari copies signed by Keita Takahashi, and more!

You can pledge some cash to help Babycastles open a Manhattan indie games arcade here.

[Via Motherboard]