Welcome to the home of the #OhayoIGS!
If you’re here for a single piece of information, we’ll spoil that upfront: No, Collapsus isn’t out yet.Let’s just pull that band-aid off right now.
Since 2018, Ohayocon’s Indie Gaming Showcase has featured independently-created games from developers across the Midwest and beyond. From visual novels to family card games and everything in-between, the #OhayoIGS truly strives to have something for everyone.
#OhayoIGS Basic Info
Playing games in the #OhayoIGS earns you prizes! Check out the Demo Passport booklet, available at the #OhayoIGS front desk, and sticker your way to exclusive prizes like art prints, badge ribbons, and more!
Filling out your Demo Passport will also help the very developers whose games you’re playing! During the process of earning prizes, you’ll also earn votes in our People’s Choice Awards! Since 2019, we’ve given out People’s and Judge’s Choice Awards with non-standard trophies (customized fidget spinners, engraved flasks, custom pens, and more). The #OhayoIGS Awards have become a very hotly-contested race each year!
The 2022 #OhayoIGS was a rousing success; here’s the rundown!
- For a digital copy of the Demo Passport booklet, please see this page.
- For an explanation on why we’ve implemented an anti-NFT policy moving forward, please see this video.
- For the unabridged Curator’s Note, please see this page.
- Exhibitors: for info on applying and other details, please see this page.
Standout moments from the 2022 #OhayoIGS:
#OhayoIGS: Class of 2022
Here’s what past attendees have written about the #OhayoIGS in feedback forms:
“I absolutely loved it as a game design student, it helped me a lot. I hope in a couple years, I will be able to get my game in that room.”a smart person
“It was nice to find games I otherwise wouldn’t have tried. The team running it was great and super helpful.”someone both flattering and correct
“It was like a mini con within the con and an incredible experience.”this is basically just factual
The 2021 #OhayoIGS didn’t happen, so here’s some updates on our old friends:
- Deck Point Studio is planning a 2021 launch for Luckless Seven, a game I will be appearing in. They don’t know that yet, but I’m speaking it into existence with this sentence.
- Flyover Games is nearing the 1.0 release of WaveCrash!!. A new character was just released last month, go check it out!
- Nochi Games (#OhayoIGS Award Winner) is planning to release the final chapter of Sifting Thyme in mid-February 2021. Hopefully, I will finally be able to marry the roommate.
- Nomnivore Games (#OhayoIGS Award Winner) has a new project on Kickstarter called Snack Attack! I got to try it out at a secret meeting of movers and shakers during the 2020 IGS. It’s backable right now, so get on it!
- Pizza Pranks‘ indie anthology Indiepocalypse has still been releasing monthly despite, y’know, everything. Go buy an issue, or all of them.
- Solis Game Studio‘s new game Pocket Paragons is now available to demo on Tabletop Simulator!
- Wicked Clever Games (#OhayoIGS Award Winner) is currently playtesting their new RPG Goblonia!
- Wraith Games is still chugging along on Collapsus, but their plucky ex-intern Chris has a demo out for his very own game! If he’s learned anything working with Wraith, we can expect Azure Skies to release in 7-10 years.
- Zephyr Workshop has been cranking out consistent updates to the Tabletop Simulator edition of A.E.G.I.S., a smart move in these socially-distanced times.
- Zwinsler Games‘ Make Ends Meet is now out on iOS and Android!