Indie Gaming

Most of these programs, if not all of them, will be back.

AnCon has always been a place for the Independent Game Designer to bring their creations to their intended audiences. We believe the Indies are and have always been the soul of the Gaming Industry - capturing both our attention and imagination by applying their own to the craft. Through the hard work of Ben Kanelos - Indie Gaming Coordinator - we are excited to offer several ways to participate in Indie Games.

  • InDeCom is an Independent Games Design Competition that brings together designers and players to create interest and feedback for prototype and first edition games.
  • Dapper Dash expands the reach of InDeCom further by offerring players the chance to win prizes just for enjoying Independent Games.
  • The Iron Geek is back - allowing players to have a chance to become an Independent Designer themselves in a test of creativity, logic and stamina.

We are also happy to offer FREE INDIE GAMING -- If you are a Game Designer who would like to schedule events at AnCon, we will waive the $1 per game that is a part of normal player fees. Email Ben Kanelos or Dan Britt to see if your game qualifies - and we will give you further instructions on how to submit your events.

Sponsored by The Game Crafter

The Game Crafter (TGC) is the world’s first web-to-print game publishing company and offers a print on demand game publishing service. TGC empowers game designers around the world by allowing them to make a board game, card game, and custom playing cards through a website. Using the latest web technology, TGC developed a website platform that simplifies the design, manufacturing, and retail processes related to tabletop games.

Indie Gaming is hosted by The Board Gamers of Greater Akron Design and Prototype Committee (BOGADAP), see for information about the organization.