Ohayocon's Indie Gaming Showcase - #OhayoIGS

2022 INDIE GAMING SHOWCASE APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN.

EXHIBITING AT THE #OHAYOIGS NO LONGER INCURS AN ADDITIONAL COST; HOWEVER, BOOTHS NO LONGER COME WITH BADGES. ONCE ACCEPTED, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PURCHASING BADGES FOR ALL BOOTH STAFF FROM A SPECIFIC #OHAYOIGS PORTAL PROVIDED IN THE ACCEPTANCE EMAIL.

RETURNING DEVELOPERS: PLEASE BE PREPARED TO APPLY WITH EITHER A NEW GAME OR A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN YOUR INITIAL GAME’S CONTENT OR QUALITY. WE HAVE A REDUCED NUMBER OF BOOTHS AVAILABLE THIS YEAR AND WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR FRESH MEAT NEW CONTENT.

Welcome to the home of the #OhayoIGS!

If you’re here for a single piece of information, let me spoil that upfront: No, Collapsus isn’t out yet.

The 2021 #OhayoIGS didn’t happen, so here’s some updates on our old friends!

Standout moments from the 2020 #OhayoIGS:

  • 16 exhibiting companies featuring over 20 games! An international group of amazing developers from across the Midwest, New England, and Canada.
The #OhayoIGS Class of 2020.
  • A wide variety of games and platforms! Block-based puzzle games with wide followings and cute mascots (we had two), tabletop RPGS (DM-optional worlds with constant new material, one-night horror stories set in houses filled with nightmares and starships doomed to fail, and more), family card games (an #1 Amazon best-seller and a fresh-off-the-boat dexterity-based game illustrated by one of our very own #OhayoIGS staffers!), a visual novel (WOAH), and more!
  • Special events! Rob Kovacs (composer for Straylight) performed a concert of classical arrangements of NES soundtracks on Friday as the inaugural event in the “#OhayoIGS Presents:” Programming Track. Galatune hosted a special meeting of the minds on Saturday, filming a game between representatives from Florkofcows, Ohayocon, Tekko, Wraith Games, and Dolphin Hat Games.
  • Exclusive experiences! Spinball added a special Ohayocon playfield to their roster for the weekend. Best-selling card game publisher Dolphin Hat Games debuted their newest card game, Over Under Ostrich, to our attendees! So many cool things!
 
  • Awards! We presented 5 of our special Roaring 20s-themed flask trophies to developers on Sunday.
 
  • An experience unlike any game room you’ve ever seen at a convention before! (unless you were here last year, or the year before…)
A swirling mass of gaming and chaos and… Gaming.

Check out what some attendees had to say about the 2019 #OhayoIGS…

“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

#OhayoIGS: Class of 2020

 

#OhayoIGS: Class of 2019

 

#OhayoIGS: Class of 2018