The 2023 ECCC Indie Games Showcase

Listed below are the selected games for the Showcase. Please visit the Showcase Schedule Grid for specific times and table numbers where each game will be demonstrated.

Barnyard Zombies
Arnie’s Frontal Cortex
Card Game

When mad cow mutated into mad sheep, mad pig and eventually mad chicken, humanity was completely unprepared. City slickers were gonners, but country folk survived by learning to herd the monstrous beasts. In the post apocalyptic war for limited resources, zombie livestock has become the new weapon of choice.

Barnyard Zombies is a player vs player rummy style board game about herding undead livestock. Game play is 30-40 min for 2-4 players ages 12 and up.

Stones and Rivers
Blue Heron Entertainment
Board/Card Game

Stones and Rivers is a two player abstract strategy game of mindful placement. Use both sides of your pieces and your opponent's pieces to maneuver into your opponent's score area first!

Dance of the Damned
Al L Brown
PC Game

Dance of the Damned is a turn-based RPG with Puzzles and minigames.  Using memory and reflexes you must guide your adventurers past many perils. As your characters regain their skills it will slowly unlock new features. Explore a deep and rich fantasy world with these humorous and incorrigible misfits. But beware of dangers that lurk around every corner. Discover the dark secret these whimsical townsfolk are hiding.

Project Anomaly: Urban Supernatural Investigator
Dark Science
PC Game

Project Anomaly: Urban Supernatural Investigator is a 2.5D first-person adventure mystery game where you play as an investigator who solves cases by taking pictures of cryptids, urban legends, & mythological creatures as well as befriending them in an open-world environment inspired by late 1990s - early 2000s cartoons & Y2K retrofuturism.

Ducks in Tow
First Fish Games
Board/Card Game

Welcome to the Duck Sanctuary! Come enjoy the company of the ducks while visiting the different locations around the park. In Ducks in Tow, you are walking around the park feeding the ducks their favorite food. When you feed them, they start following you and you must lead them to their favorite location in the park.

First Fish Games
Board/Card Game

Mistwind is a strategic game of building outposts to create networks and allow your transport whales to move around more efficiently. Players will gain resources to build outposts or train transport whales, gather and deliver resources to fulfill capital demands and complete networking contracts with neighboring nations in an effort to become the most Trusted Trader in Mistwind.

Gary Kacmarcik
Board/Card Game

Woven is a game of tactical magecraft where you cast spells by constructing patterns in your Tapestry, a space where you interleave spells so you can cast them as efficiently as possible. You have a limited amount of mana that you must balance between your spell-casting and target selection on the map. Win by being the first to accomplish your task, or perhaps it's easier to eliminate the other players first.

Favor: Gods of Oethera
Lichenwood Games LLC
Board/Card Game

Favor: Gods of Oethera is an action adventure, tile-placement board game for 3-6 players where you explore uncharted lands, delve into ancient Ruins, and use magic and might in a contest for the Favor of the Gods. Carve your path to victory by using Fight, Charm, powerful Relics, and unique character Boons in this open world adventure full of rich lore and flavor. Play as 1 of 6 unique characters to develop your perfect strategy, push your luck, take chances, and create big gameplay moments full of synergy and action sequencing.

Lost Cartridge Creations
PC Games

Astrolander is a fast-paced twist-filled local co-op game inspired by Lunar Lander! 2 players control 1 rocket: Use thrusters, rotation, & special abilities to solve puzzles, whiz around obstacles, & dodge enemies. Test your skills & your friendships!

TimeWarp Warriors
Mega Mint Games
Board/Card Game

In TimeWarp Warriors, two players control unique fighters and battle it out in a 1 vs. 1 fight. Each player rolls their meeples to determine their fight moves based on the stances the meeples land in. The first player to win 2 rounds will destabilize their opponent, erasing them from all past and future histories!

WordWeaver Adventures
Jerry Nguyen
Board/Card Game

WordWeaver Adventures is a family friendly, co-op word building game where adventurers travel to beautifully depicted regions around the world. In each of these regions, they will be challenged by teachers to channel their energy through spelling words. Meet the goal and move to the next challenge with the teacher's praise. Fail and the teacher will make things more difficult. WordWeaver Adventures is highly modular and difficulty of play can be scaled to accommodate a wide variety of play groups and styles. A playthrough can be a breezy 15 minutes or a strategic 60+ minutes. Adventure awaits!

Bag of Chaos
D.D. O’Brien
Board/Card Game

You've unknowingly brought a cursed dice bag to game night & it's trapped everyone along with their dice! To escape, reach in and find your set of dice using ONLY YOUR SENSE OF TOUCH... Find & use other magical items as well, breaking the spell to win the game! Real-time "bag pull" with set collection, push-your-luck & dice chucking!  (3-4 players, ages 9 & up, 20 minutes to play).

Peachy Keen Games
PC Game

Calico is a day-in-the-life community sim game where you are given an important and adorable task: rebuild the town’s cat café and fill it with cute and cuddly creatures! Build up your café by filling it with cute furniture, fun decorations, yummy pastries, and get it bustling with animals again!

Rainbow Bunny Bop
Rainbow Rabbits Games
Board/Card Game

A colorful, quick & chaotic card game for all ages. In Rainbow Bunny Bop, players race to build rainbows and be the first to play all of their cards. It's a little bit competition, co-hoperation, and a lot of chaos. Lettuce play!

Red Nexus Games
PC Game

Peglin is a Pachinko Roguelike - Fight enemies by collecting special orbs and popping pegs to deal damage. Acquire special relics that radically change the game and ensure no two runs are the same. Aim carefully to survive in this unique turn-based RPG!

Pocket Paragons
Solis Game Studio
Board/Card Game

Fast and portable action in your pocket! Designed by Brian McKay, Pocket Paragons is a quick, deceptively simple game of big spells and big reads. Take their HP down to 0 or deliver a carefully placed Execute to take your opponent out in an instant!

Space Lion
Solis Game Studio
Board/Card Game

Lead 1 of 5 asymmetric armies to outmaneuver & overrun your enemy’s fronts in this rad sci-fi board game of base defense and unit management. Can you take control and claim the lion's share?

Speed of Dark Music
VR Game

AUDION is an arcade-style VR indie game for MetaQuest2 and SteamVR. The game is produced and designed by Kasson Crooker (ex-Harmonix) based Seattle,  Ben Lane (design, code), and Eran Haas (art) who are both based in Portland OR.  Audion is currently in a pre-alpha, demo-able state and will be released late 2023 with 15 levels and an interactive soundtrack that is created by the gameplay itself.  The art in this demo is all place-holder and Eran Haas will be creating all new visuals. Audion is inspired by Rez, Asteroids, and Geometry Wars.

Two Degrees
Tarpey Games
Board/Card Game

Two Degrees is a tile-laying cooperative game where you'll create a civilization that both adapts to and mitigate the rise in global temperatures. You'll need to grow forests, build wind farms and connect your cities via high speed rail. But you will also have to deal with natural disasters that become more frequent and more disastrous as temperatures inevitably rise. Can you keep them below two degrees? Let's hope so, we're all counting on you!

UpLiftVR 'Maiden Flight' Balloon Ride
UpLiftVR Studios / Wulf Design Studios
PC VR / Quest VR

Feeling as if you are lifting into the heavens on a balloon ride’s maiden flight you'll find yourself overlooking a wondrous land calling out to be explored. Step inside a faux-wicker basket, strap on a headset and then take glorious flight in a hot-air balloon. Soaring over a pastoral village and castle with mountains in the background rendered in cute, blocky polygons, the sense of flight is very real but never overwhelming.

High Desert Eclipse
UpLiftVR Studios / Wulf Design Studios
PC VR / Quest 360 VR Experience

From your remote majestic hilltop, see the rapidly encroaching shadow of the Moon turn day into twilight. Experience a total solar eclipse as the entire scenic horizon becomes sunrise and sunset during the High Desert Eclipse. The heavens and earth had to move to capture and bring you this 360 documentary short film experience from its unique vantage point and put you in the center of it in a VR headset using game engine technology.

Wastelandia: A Co-op RPG Battle Game
Drew Williams
Board/Card Game

Team up to bust up some baddies in post-apocalyptic 90's suburbia. You'll use unique character abilities and dice manipulation in this ultra-challenging campaign-lite boss battler.

AEGIS Combining Robots: Season 2
Zephyr Workshop
Board Game

Just funded on Kickstarter! AEGIS is a light tactical skirmish game for 1-6 players where players use teams of five colorful combining robots and duke it out in hex-based combat. Choose from dozens of robots across five classes - Assault, Evasive, Guard, Intel, and Support - AEGIS! - and unite their power into bigger, cooler forms!