This year, the IGDN returned to the Gen Con exhibitors hall with a refined focus: showcase the latest and greatest independent role playing games.
We 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
2014 into the IGDN’s largest and most profitable convention to date.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Renaissance Adventures is a Colorado-based company that runs live-action roleplaying games for kids. Its game system, called Adventure Quest, has been crafted and refined over the past 20 years, and it is now nearing completion. Thousands have playtested this re-imagining of fantasy larping; it is the cornerstone of a new kind of edu-larp that develops 21st century skills in the modality of experiential education. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, the game book can be purchased through the Renaissance Adventures website (www.RenaissanceAdventures.com) or Amazon.com.
Gamers and hobbyists will enjoy a game system with nearly unlimited character options, a fast paced and low-math combat system, a larp-to-tabletop translation guide, and a campaign world that is supported by a healthy and expanding business that will continue to provide advanced rules, youtube guide videos, and dozens of adventures that incorporate epic plots, mysteries, ethical dilemmas, and social challenges. Educators and parents will be able to use this system (or a simpler system in production called Adventure Quest: Fundamentals) to develop critical thinking, teamwork, decision making, ethical reasoning, and other skills that are difficult to teach in the classroom.
Beyond individual play, the Adventure Quest game book and its support material is a step toward offering business licenses so that others may take advantage this new kind of youth programming. Renaissance Adventures has already launched one successful license in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (Lore Adventures), and they are looking to help other like-minded entrepreneurs to create a fun and successful larp of their own.
For more information, contact Manager@RenaissanceAdventures.com.
The 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!