May 16, 2013 1:29 PM | John Polson
Alternative press conference HORIZON is positioning itself to pick up where E3 lets off this year, with a new event held just a short distance from the larger expo's stomping grounds.
A collaboration between Los Angeles's Museum of Contemporary Art and Venus Patrol, HORIZON is set to take place on June 13th, the last day of this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. The press conference will be held at MOCA's main site, not far from the LA Convention Center, and feature a curated selection of new and recent games.
"The genesis of HORIZON came as Cory Schmitz (who is, of course, behind the fantastic HORIZON design) & I sat at home streaming last year's string of E3 press conferences and instantly decided to 'light a candle, rather than curse the darkness,'" says Venus Patrol's Brandon Boyer. "[W]e think we're putting together something very exciting, which we hope will stand out and become a new E3 tradition."
Conference organizers have not yet announced the roster of games to be exhibited, but promise "new looks at and details about some games you may have already heard of, as well as brand new games [and] very possibly some super secret new surprises."
[Kris Ligman wrote this originally for sister site Gamasutra]