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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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!

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!

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 Indie Mine

The Indie Mine talking about the IGDN at Gencon:

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“Truman and his merry band of independent game designers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with big, established game publishers at Gen Con. From their booth, the IGDN offered product demonstrations and sales in the same environment as Wizards of the Coast, Chaosium and Steve Jackson Games.”

The Indie Mine : The Indie Game Developer Network at Gen Con 2013

 

Achievement Unlocked: Second Year at GenCon Complete!

This year was a success for the IGDN and we reserved another end-cap for next year!
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This year we had a few members who were nominated for ENNIES awards:

  • School Daze by Tracy Barnett for Judges Choice
  • Ninja Panda Taco by Jennifer Steen for Best Family Game
  • Dungeon World by LaTorra & Koebel for Best Rules

 

 

Congrats to all our members who were nominated and those who won! And a BIG thank you to everyone who came by and picked some thing up from us!

-See you next year!

 

The IGDN at GenCon 2013! Booth #571

This year the IGDN will be returning to GenCon!

gencon (1)Joining us this year will be:

  • Magpie Games
  • Genesis of Legend
  • Obatron Productions
  • John Wick Presents
  • Growling Door
  • Galileo Games
  • Sand and Steam Productions
  • Sage Kobold
  • Corey Reid

 

Don’t be afraid to say hello!Meet some of the designers and check out our games and demos at booth 571.

Hope to see you there!