IGDN at BreakoutCon 2017

The IGDN is taking over Toronto! A large number of our members are going to be at BreakoutCon, March 10th to 12th. Breakout is quickly becoming a convention with one of the largest RPG tracks in Canada with three days of 24/7 gaming!

IGDN Breakout Guests includes:

Emily Care Boss

Maggie Carroll

Todd Crapper

Stentor Danielson

Jonathan Lavallee

Michelle Lyons-McFarland

Matthew McFarland

Jason Pitre

Fraser Ronald

If you’re in the area, you should head out to BreakoutCon and check out these amazing games that are being run by our members! You can hang out, chat about games with everyone, and see what amazing

Here are some amazing games being run by IGDN members.

 

Emily Care Boss is running the following games:

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In the time of legend, Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot fought, loved and conquered. Play out the quests and romance of this tragic tale. A live action drama, with adventurous storytelling interludes for the knights’ quests. An original system from the Romance Trilogy.

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IGDN at Dreamation 2017

Several IGDN members will be at Dreamation, a gaming convention held in Morristown, New Jersey, hosted by the Double Exposure team. The convention features tabletop RPGs, board games, and LARPs. This year Dreamation goes from Thursday, February 16th through Sunday, February 19th. Come play games with some of the designers, or just hang out with them during down time!

Check out the following games by IGDN companies:

Encoded Designs will be running:

Hydro Hackers

Hydro Hacker Operatives: Red Water Blues is a game where you are a team of hydropunk Robin Hoods stealing water from rich corporations in order to keep your neighborhood alive.

Genesis of Legend will be running:

Circle of Power

Circles of Power is a game about social justice wizards, powered by the apocalypse. It’s a game about the Wise, who wield the secret fire in service to their marginalized communities.

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Metatopia Scholarship Deadline, Oct. 6rd!

In collaboration with Double Exposure, the Indie Game Developer Network (IGDN) is offering a sponsorship for a game developer to attend Metatopia, The Game Design Festival. This sponsorship will cover a room, and convention registration, as well as up to $400 of travel expenses. This sponsorship is part of the IGDN’s larger mission of supporting a thriving game design community filled with a diverse and exciting set of voices.

The sponsorship will be awarded to a designer who hails from marginalized communities or whose work supports the discussion and exploration of issues that affect diverse groups. Designers who are interested in applying for the sponsorship must fill out an application form, found here, by October 6th, 2014: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xActYijnkdaOIUDfJNS-ZBhZK-yYhzXkvBb5Iz1Dzg0/viewform
It is not a requirement that an applicant’s work is published to be considered for the sponsorship, but they must be working on a game. The IGDN is committed to bringing new and undiscovered talent, especially from diverse communities, into the gaming industry, and the application committee will be looking at a variety of factors in addition to publishing credits. Current IGDN members cannot apply for the sponsorship, although we hope that sponsorship finalists will consider joining the IGDN after Metatopia.

MetatopiaFlyerV1Applications will go to a committee of IGDN members who will look over all the applications and discuss the applicants’ strengths. After they have looked at and discussed each application, they will nominate a winner. The nomination will go to the IGDN President and Treasurer for final approval. Once final approval is made, then the winner will be notified by October 12th, 2014 and arrangements will be made with Double Exposure for payment upon arrival at the convention.

Please publicize this effort, even if you are not interested in applying. We want a diverse set of applicants from all corners of the industry! We look forward to your applications!

Gen Con 2014 Indie Game Showcase

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This year, the IGDN returned to the Gen Con exhibitors hall with a refined focus: showcase the latest and greatest independent role playing games.

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Booth4v2We established the Indie Game Showcase to do just that. Between the ever-busy booth, a popular destination in the main hall, the IGDN also put together a game room where independent games were being run at all hours of the day.
Both the exhibitor booth and the game room were a huge success for us which was both incredibly humbling and incredibly exciting. The interest in the booth’s products and the sheer number of return customers turned this Gen Con

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We would like to give a big shout out to everyone who stopped by the booth to chat with the workers or to get the quick pitch and demo some of our available games. It is because of you and your interest in independent games that all of us at the IGDN are able to do what we do!

Special thanks to IPR for lending us grid-wall!

Special thanks to IPR for lending us grid-wall!

This kind of success will allow us to return to the 2015 convention season with an even bigger and more effective presence. We have great things in store at the IGDN and we can’t wait to share them with you, when the time is right!

So until then, have a great year and we’ll see you all at Gen Con 2015!

​Edara: A Steampunk Renaissance to be part of the Indie Game Showcase at GenCon

​Edara: A Steampunk Renaissance to be part of the Indie Game Showcase at GenCon 2014! [Booth 1539]

The newly published tabletop role-playing game Edara, A Steampunk Renaissance, will have its first official appearance at Gen Con 2014. A new, Revised Edition Core Rulebook and the first episode of their modular adventure series, entitled “The Prince & the Free City” will go on sale at Gen Con as part of the Independent Game Designer Showcase.

1600x1236Edara: A Steampunk Renaissance was successfully funded through Kickstarter in 2013. Backers were intrigued by its setting, which takes the Steampunk genre, usually set during pre-WWII Germany or Victorian England, and places it neatly inside of Tolkien’s fantasy universe fast forwarded to its cultural and artistic Renaissance. The outcome is a high fantasy world with a long and storied history (thanks to co-creator Carl Harrison’s dual degrees in Latin and Classical Cultures) leading up to a parallel of our own Italian Renaissance where access to Steam Power allows engineers and thinkers the ability to create the gadgets that our own inventors, such as Leonardo da Vinci, could only imagine on paper. The rich world is brought to life for the audience through the writing stylizations of lead writer Ryan Schoon, who has gone on to do work for such companies as Third Eye Games and Design Ministries, who recently funded their game Fragged Empire through an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign.

LowResPDF-OnePageCoverOn sale at Gen Con is the Revised 1st Edition of the game, which is a slightly modified version of the first printing with tweaks and additions suggested by Kickstarter Backers

Edara: A Steampunk Renaissance will also be hosting demo events in the IGDN Game Space at the Marriot Ballroom 7 and will be on sale as part of the Independent Game Designer Showcase being presented by the IGDN at Booth #1539

GenCon 2014 – IGDN Booth 1539

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The IGDN is back for GenCon 2014: Booth #1539!

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The booth showcases indie games sold by independent game designers.

Joining us this year will be:

          • Brooklyn Indie Games
          • End Transmission Games
          • Calico Games
          • Genesis of Legend Productions
          • Glittercats Fine Amusements
          • Growling Door
          • Joel Sparks
          • John Wick Presents
          • Khepera Publishing
          • Kotodama Heavy Industries
          • Magpie Games
          • Metal Weave Designs
          • Sand and Steam
          • Team Edara
          • Wunderwerks

Don’t be afraid to stop by say hello, meet some of the designers, and check out our new games and demos at booth 1539.

Hope to see you there!

IGDN GenCon 2014 Social

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WELCOME TO GENCON SOCIAL

— Let us buy you a drink! —

WHEN: Wednesday, August 13th – 7:00-9:00pm

WHERE: @ Loughmiller’s Pub & Eatery (301 W. Washington)

Come hang out with these awesome indie game designers:

    • John Adamus
    • Tracy Barnett
    • Mik Barree
    • Justin Bow
    • Stentor Danielson
    • Mark Truman
    • Marissa Kelly
    • Shoshana Kessock
    • Eloy Lasanta
    • Matthew McFarland
    • Michelle Lyons-McFarland
    • Devon Oratz
    • Jason Pitre
    • Steve Radabaugh
    • Mark Richardson
    • Ryan Schoom
    • Caleb Stoles
    • Rob Trimarco
    • John Wick
    • Ben Woerner 

Loughmiller’s will have indie game themed drinksso come by, say hello, socialize, and drink!

Drink tickets available while supplies last.

Sponsored by: Genesis oF Legend, Green Fairy Games, Greenhat Designs, Growling Door Games, Magpie Games, Metal Weave Designs, and Radicalbomb Games.

Bunny Money Gunny at GenCon!

Glittercats Fine Amusements to release Early Edition of Bunny Money Gunny at GenCon

Glittercats Fine Amusements is happy to announce that an “early edition” of our first game, Bunny Money Gunny, will be available for sale through the IGDN booth at GenCon 2014.

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Bunny Money Gunny is a fast-paced, back-stabbing mini-game for three players who must hop, blast, and cash in on their way to victory. The game was designed by Stentor Danielson, with art by Cynthia Lee.

We hope that a strong showing at GenCon will provide the impetus to bring a revised and expanded edition of Bunny Money Gunny to Kickstarter in 2015.

Indie Game Developer Network Sponsorship for Maelstrom 2014

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To celebrate the launch of the newest Double Exposure convention, Maelstrom, the Indie Game Developer Network (IGDN) is offering a $200 sponsorship to support the goals of the convention, namely strengthening the voices of marginalized communities within the larger gaming industry. This sponsorship is part of the IGDN’s larger mission of supporting a thriving game design community filled with a diverse and exciting set of voices.

The sponsorship will be awarded to a designer who hails from marginalized communities or whose work supports the discussion and exploration of issues that affect diverse groups. Thanks to the support of the Double Exposure staff, recipients of the sponsorship will receive a room-share courtesy of Maelstrom–the funds from the IGDN can be used to cover travel and other expenses.

Designers who are interested in applying for the sponsorship must fill out an application form, found here, by March 21st, 2014: Maelstrom 2014 IGDN Sponsorship Application

It is not a requirement that an applicant’s work is published to be considered for the sponsorship. The IGDN is committed to bringing new and undiscovered talent, especially from diverse communities, into the gaming industry, and the application committee will be looking at a variety of factors in addition to publishing credits. Current IGDN members cannot apply for the sponsorship, although we hope that sponsorship finalists will consider joining the IGDN after Maelstrom.

Applications will go to a committee of IGDN members who will look over all the applications and discuss the applicants’ strengths. After they have looked at and discussed each application, they will nominate a winner. The nomination will go to the IGDN President and Treasurer for final approval. Once final approval is made, then the winner will be notified by March 27th, 2014 and arrangements will be made with Double Exposure for payment upon arrival at the convention.

Please publicize this effort, even if you are not interested in applying. We want a diverse set of applicants from all corners of the industry! We look forward to your applications!

 

The First Annual NerdPITT Winter Games

NerdPITT-flyer-02v2The NerdPITT Winter Games will be held January 25, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Holy Family Manor.

IGDN member Brianna Sheldon is organizer, and will be showcasing playtests of local designers, including her own projects, Tabletop Blockbuster and Clash. Indie games are the focus of NerdPITT and Brianna is hoping to have a great turnout to expose more people to the offerings provided by members of IGDN as well as other creators in the industry.

If you’re in the Pittsburgh area, join us for the event and try out some new games!

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