Independent Developers

Find and play new up and coming games and talk to the people who made them!

2D Con hopes to offer a wide range of games from party style quick plays, time consuming epics, games geared towards kids, those meant for just adults, and even more varieties from there. These games may vary from paper and borrowed pieces all the way to published and ready to join your gaming libraries!

We love to feature new and upcoming games made by small teams. Help us decide who will take home the coveted Game of the Show and other awards by voting for your favorites after you’ve had a chance to play them all.

2D Cons independent developer area is proudly supported by Midwest Games.

Indie Island

Indie Island is a collection of independent locally made video games and their developers. Come check out some returning favorites, and maybe discover a new one. Your feedback could even help shape the development of the game!

Tabletop Terrace

Tabletop indies now have their own land of Tabletop Terrace, located in the Tabletop area! Last year’s biggest complaint was that it was hard to hear the developers, and we do our best to listen. Developers can give you a quick rundown of the rules so you can hop into a game with friends, or they might even join you for some fun!


Apply to be a part of 2D Con 2023! Our attendees all have one interest in common, gaming. Being a participant at 2D Con is a great way to find your targeted audience.

Demo Table Only

  • Table Cost: 6×8 – $75 (includes one registration)
    • Additional Registration: $30
  • Table Limit: 1 table
  • Chair Limit per table: 4 (additional chairs may be available upon request)
  • Open: January 1st, 2023
  • Deadline: May 31st, 2023
  • Acceptances sent: June 15th, 2023

Vendor Booth

  • Booth Cost: 10×10 – $150 (includes two registration)
    • Additional Registration: $30
  • Table Limit: 2 tables
  • Chair Limit per table: 4 (additional chairs may be available upon request)
  • Open: January 1st, 2023
  • Deadline: May 31st, 2023
  • Acceptances sent: June 15th, 2023

Indie Island Applications are currently closed.

  • Ollie-Oop – Almost Playable Games
    • 2021:  Game of the Show, Best Single Player, Best Artwork
  • Astral Gunners – Sati Bros
    • 2021: Best Game Play, Best Artwork
    • 2019: Best Musical Score
  • Hyper|dot – Tribe Games
    • 2021: Best Soundtrack
  • Fingeance –Escape Industries
    • 2016: Best Game Play
    • 2021: Best Multiplayer
  • TIE! –
    • 2021: Best Multiplayer
  • Emery –
    • 2021: Best Multiplayer
  • Galactic Battleground – Slackerz Inc
    • 2019: Game of the Show, Best Game Play
  • EleMetals – Wallride Games
    • 2019: Best Artwork/Visuals, Best Multiplayer
  • Astral Gunners – Sati Bros
    • 2021: Best Game Play
    • 2019: Best Musical Score
  • Cricket: From the stars – Superbeefy Software
    • 2019: Best Single Player
  • LUNAR SIGNALS – The Moon Fields
    • 2018: Game of the Show, Best Artwork/Visuals, Best Multiplayer
  • DevNAri – Newt One
    • 2018: Best Musical Score
    • 2017: Best Game Play, Best Musical Score, Best Single Player, Game of the Show
  • Howling Moon Software – Verdant Skies
    • 2018: Best Single Player
    • 2017: Best Artwork/Visuals 
  • PIXELakes – Treasure Stack
    • 2018: Best Game Play
  • Northern Heart – Pinbrawl
    • 2017: Best Game Play, Best Multiplayer
    • 2016: Best Artwork/Visuals
  • Space Mace LLC –  Joggernauts
    • 2016: Game of the Show, Best Musical Score
  • Escape Industries – Fingeance
    • 2016: Best Game Play

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