Welcome to the home of the #OhayoIGS!

Since 2018, Ohayocon’s Indie Gaming Showcase has featured independently-created digital and tabletop games from developers across the Midwest and beyond. From romance-focused visual novels to your next favorite tabletop RPG and everything in-between, the #OhayoIGS exhibition truly strives to have something for everyone.

Exhibitors: Applications for #OhayoIGS 2024 are now open!
For more information, please see this page.

#OhayoIGS Attendee Info

As if having over a dozen potential new favorite games in one room wasn’t enough, spending time in the #OhayoIGS even earns you prizes! Check out the Demo Passport page in your Exhibition Guide, available at the #OhayoIGS information booth, 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 cast votes in our People’s Choice Awards! We also host knowledgeable folks from the industry who give out Judge’s Choice Awards each year. Since 2019, we’ve even given out trophies (resin sculptures, engraved flasks and pens, fidget spinners, and more) for all of these honors. The #OhayoIGS Awards have become a very hotly-contested race each year!

Here’s what past attendees have written about the #OhayoIGS in feedback forms:

“The Indie Gaming Showcase is an event that I always look forward to because I haven’t seen anything like it at other cons that I’ve been to!”

someone with good priorities

“While there is lots of stuff I love at Ohayocon, it is so great to meet some of the game designers for these unique games.”

a well-rounded attendee

“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.”

an educated individual

“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

#OhayoIGS 2023: Sponsors and Partners

#OhayoIGS: Class of 2023

Standout moments from the 2023 #OhayoIGS:

The 2022 #OhayoIGS was a rousing success; here’s the rundown!

  • 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.

#OhayoIGS: Class of 2022

Standout moments from the 2022 #OhayoIGS:

#OhayoIGS: Class of 2020

Standout moments from the 2020 #OhayoIGS:

  • Group photo of all participants in the 2020 Ohayocon's Indie Gaming Showcase

Presenting the 2020 #OhayoIGS Awards:

#OhayoIGS: Class of 2019

#OhayoIGS: Class of 2018