Ohayocon’s independent gaming exhibition had an exceptional third year!
(psst, if you’re looking for the developer-focused page, you’re gonna wanna go over here)
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.
- 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 and exclusive experiences! 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. 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…)
But don’t worry, you’ll see us again next year. Bigger, better, and with even more surprises!
Check out what some attendees had to say about the 2019 #OhayoIGS while we wait for this year’s feedback to roll in…
“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