As folks prepare to glue themselves to the internet for this week’s E3 gaming goodness, there’s another option for your eyeballs. The indiE3 project, open yesterday, gives participants a way to learn about new games and game development as well as meet the people behind the games.

The event which runs from June 9-16, includes online panels and a game jam. Indie Haven will be providing streamed interviews with creators on June 11 and 12.

From their Tumblr page, “IndiE3 is the fan celebration for those who can’t normally be there. For the devs who have trouble keeping lights on. For the gamer who can’t leave their house because of a disability. For the communities who are otherwise ignored or thrown aside.”