Indie Boothcraft is a humble attempt to share convention knowledge with indie game developers. We know it’s not easy to make a game, let alone market that game on tight deadlines, small budgets, and little sleep. Hopefully these tips and resources shared by indie devs make your life a little easier.

Where the hell do I start?

Conventions task you with squeezing a lot of functionality into a tiny space. This is your chance to build a relationship with your fan base, drive sales, and get press attention. Don’t get lost in the melee of crowds and noisy neighbors.

Start Planning

What do I actually need to buy?

A single indie spends an average minimum of $3,000 to travel, attend and market their game at a convention. That number fluctuates depending on how spendthrift or extravagant the individual or company. Prioritize your spending.

The Checklist

Booth Showcase

We Slay Monters at Screw Attack Gaming Con 2014

We Slay Monsters at Screw Attack Gaming Convention 2014

The team at Furiously Inactive Games did a ton of research for their first We Slay Monsters booth and it helped immensely. Read their lessons on laying out space, refining an elevator pitch, and staying hydrated.

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