The organizers of the fifth annual Indiecade Festival have chosen 36 finalists from nearly 450 indie game submissions to be playable on the event's GameWalk October 8 and 9 in Culver City, CA.

The chosen titles range from professional projects like Gaijin Games' Bit.Trip Flux to more amateur efforts like Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure, a game designed by Untold Entertainment founder Ryan Creighton's five-year-old daughter at the annual TOJam festival.

Other prominent entrants include Superbrothers' iOS exploration title Sword & Sworcery EP, Demruth's surreal first-person puzzler Anitchamber, Polytron Corp.'s 2D/3D hybrid platformer Fez and fast-paced Rogue-like Desktop Dungeons.

All 36 finalists will be up for prizes at a Red Carpet Awards ceremony to be held Thursday, October 6.

Last year's IndieCade Festival saw 32 finalists, with prize winners including Terry Cavanaugh's gravity-defying platform title VVVVVV and "documentary game" The Cat and the Coup.

The 2011 finalists are listed below, and a full listing with detailed descriptions of each title is available at the IndieCade web site.

Application Crunch--Collegeology Games, The Game Innovation Lab
At a Distance--Terry Cavanagh
BasketBelle--Michael Molinari
Bistro Boulevard--Fugazo Inc.
BIT.TRIP FLUX--Gaijin Games
Black Bottom Parade--SCAD
Deepak Fights Robots--Tom Sennett
Desktop Dungeons--QCF Design
FEZ--Polytron Corp.
Gamestar Mechanic--E-Line Media
Hero Generations--Heart Shaped Games
Hohokum--Honeyslug and Richard Hogg
Johann Sebastian Joust--Douglas Wilson and Friends
Kiss Controller--Georgia Tech
Loop Raccord--Nicolai Troshinsky
Ordnungswissenschaft--Till Wittwer, Marek Plichta and Jakob Penca
Papa Sangre--Somethin' Else
PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew--Incredible Ape
Play Kalei--Load Complete
Proteus--Ed Key
Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure--Untold Entertainment
Skulls of the Shogun--Haunted Temple Studios
Solar 2--Murudai
StarDrone--Beatshapers, TastyPlay
Super Hypercube--Kokoromi
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP--Superbrothers, Capybara Games, Jim Guthrie
The Bridge--Case Western
The Depths to Which I Sink--Bigpants
The Dream Machine--Cockroach Inc.
The Swapper--Facepalm Games
The Witch--Elizabeth Swensen
Way--Coco & Co (Carnegie Mellon)