Archived Newsletter from March 27, 2017

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IGA is proud to sponsor the Connecticut Festival of Indie Games!

The Indie Game Alliance is announcing today that we’re partnering with IGA member Geek Fever Games to sponsor their indie-focused convention, the Connecticut Festival of Indie Games! As CTFIG’s newest annual sponsor, you can look for an IGA presence and materials throughout the convention.


Under the terms of our partnership, IGA members and Minions will receive 20% off of booth and attendee registration, meaning you can score a booth for the show for just $16! Visit our Member Discounts area to learn about the program and obtain a coupon code.


Survey Editor Issues Resolved

We’ve received reports that the feedback survey editor had a few glitches that were affecting some users. We’ve done some debugging and are fairly confident we’ve corrected all the issues. Please let us know if you find any more! We’ve also added the option to delete a question, so long as it hasn’t yet been answered.


For those of you who don’t know what we’re talking about, IGA Pro members get access to a custom feedback survey editor that lets you create full-featured surveys, including multiple choice and free-text entry questions, using a simple drag-and-drop editor. The resultant surveys are mobile-friendly and easy, and we provide a QR code generator to help players get to the survey quickly and easily. The survey module is a critical component of IGA’s playtesting offering.


We encourage Minions to use these QR codes as well to help gather feedback for our members!


Minions: Save 50% on Board Game Bento!

We love our Minions! We’ve negotiated a special coupon code for you with our friends at Board Game Bento. You can save 50% on a new monthly subscription and have even more games and swag delivered right to your door! Hurry, though – this coupon is only good through March 28! Get your promo code here!


IGA to Sponsor Unrivaled Tournament Series

The Indie Game Alliance is proud to announce our partnership with Unrivaled, a nationwide series of tabletop tournaments with a $250,000 prize pool taking place in over 200 retail establishments. The six featured games for 2017 include two IGA member games: Nevermore from Smirk & Dagger Games and Villagers and Villains from Studio 9 Games.


Unrivaled is looking for more retailers to sign up to host tournaments, and there’s goodies in it for you if you do! Plus, if a tournament winner qualifies in your store, they will win $10,000, and so will you!  Check out what ICv2 had to say about Unrivaled here.


Qualifier tournaments begin in April, so time is of the essence! Of course, if you just want to decimate your competition and win the tournament yourself, find the closest host store and prepare for tabletop dominance!




IGA in the News

Unrivaled Tournament Series

ICv2 March 26, 2017



New Partnerships

Connecticut Festival of Indie Games

Have fun and connect with people in the same room!

The Connecticut Festival of Indie Games celebrates independent game development in New England and neighboring regions. Our goal is to create an inclusive environment for everybody who enjoys and appreciates tabletop games in whatever shape or form. The festival seeks to support and showcase the efforts of independent game developers. We encourage attendees of our annual festival to participate and play games with their designers throughout the event.

IGA members receive 20% off admission and vendor booth space.

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IGA Minions save 50% on a new monthly subscription. Hurry - these coupons are limited-time offers!



Now on Kickstarter

Manaforge - A Game of Crafting Magic Items

Bryan Kline $1552 of $18000 raised (8%) 33 days left

Battle of Souls TCG

William Brevard $186 of $2000 raised (9%) 6 days left

Wizard's WARdrobe - A Wizard-Building & Battling Game

Game Point $2768 of $17643 raised (15%) 12 days left

Thwang! - The Thwang-Tastic Family Game For 2-4 Players!

Jon Brown $876 of $4918 raised (17%) 34 days left

Portals of Pangaea™ - A Tabletop RPG-ish Adventure!

Steve Lorch $3438 of $12000 raised (28%) 16 days left

Sigil - Powers of War

Dustin Crouch $9552 of $28000 raised (34%) 22 days left

Rocket Cats in Space! Relaunched!

Mark Sierens $5333 of $13000 raised (41%) 15 days left

Vikingar: Conquest of the world – Exploration Boardgame

JackBro Playful Creation $20844 of $41185 raised (50%) 23 days left

Mutant Crops - Quick Worker Placement Tabletop Game

Atheris Games $5711 of $10000 raised (57%) 24 days left

Tribes: Early Civilization

Tea Time Productions $30802 of $33110 raised (93%) 12 days left

Billionaire Banshee's First Expansion!

Steven Bailey $10170 of $10000 raised (101%) 25 days left

EXCEED Season 2 - A Dueling Card Game

David B. Talton Jr. $33198 of $30000 raised (110%) 34 days left

Lawless Empire - Control the dice, control your opponents.

Shin Wong $6338 of $4956 raised (127%) LAST DAY!

Toucan Play that Game - Season 2

Michael $2755 of $1864 raised (147%) 10 days left

Castle Dukes: Medieval Fun In 3D

Medieval Lords $24655 of $14169 raised (174%) 3 days left

Cooking with Dice: Classic RPG with a Delicious Twist

Jennifer Howlett $5493 of $2500 raised (219%) 17 days left

Cauldron Master - A deduction & set collection witch game!

Caezar and Kuly from Alley Cat Games $10626 of $4786 raised (222%) 2 days left

The Last Garden - Robotanists in the Post-Apocalypse.

Chris Rowlands $23398 of $9800 raised (238%) 1 days left

Midnight Legion: The World Reborn

C. Aaron Kreader $4079 of $1500 raised (271%) 5 days left

Grimslingers: The Northern Territory

Greenbrier Games INC $74851 of $20000 raised (374%) 10 days left

Long Live The Queen

LudiCreations $43996 of $10000 raised (439%) 3 days left

Baseball Highlights 2045: SPRING TRAINING!!!

Eagle Games $18509 of $4000 raised (462%) 8 days left

Murder Most Foul - Game and Hot Sauce

Sixpence Games $4829 of $500 raised (965%) 5 days left

DRAGOON: The Rogue and Barbarian Expansion + Reprint

Lay Waste Games LLC $141808 of $14000 raised (1012%) 15 days left


Did You Know?

Did you know you can earn Loot Points and free months of IGA Pro service for referring new designers and publishers? Find out how!


Welcome New Members!

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IGA by the Numbers

Member Studios:

577

Volunteer Minions:

357

Supported Games:

2218

Funded Kickstarters:

418