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2017 BostonFIG Tabletop Showcase Submission

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Submit your game for consideration in the Tabletop Showcase!

We're looking for quality independently-developed tabletop games to exhibit at the Boston Festival of Indie Games in September 2017!

Please read the full submission guidelines on http://bostonfig.com/tabletop-games-showcase/ first!




Eligibility

The BostonFIG Tabletop Showcase is open to all indie game designers worldwide.

Since there are no perfect criteria for what an “indie” game is, we will take submissions on a case-by-case basis and work with designers/studios to determine what games make sense from a community standpoint.

  • All types of tabletop games (card games, board games, tabletop RPGs) can be submitted.
  • Only unpublished games or games that have been released after October 2016 can be submitted.
  • All submitted materials must be original property of the designers/developers. BostonFIG will not, in any case, be held responsible for counterfeit or plagiarized games.
  • Games that have been shown in previous BostonFIG showcases are ineligible for the showcase, but can still participate as exhibitors.
  • There is no criterion for game length. However, if a game longer than 30 minutes is chosen to be showcased, designers/developers should present a short slice of their game at BostonFIG, as this tends to work best for exhibiting.

If you have any questions about the eligibility of your game, feel free to contact head of tabletop curation, Tim Blank, at timothy@bostonfig.com. Submissions will be screened by Boston FIG volunteers who will make sure that the game meets our criteria.




Submission Phases & Criteria

Phase 1: Video Submission

Designers/developers who are interested in submitting a game should prepare and submit the following before April 15, 2017:

  1. This submission form, along with the $35 fee.
  2. A 3-minute video showcasing your game.


Phase 2: Prototype Submission

Phase 2 submitters must send a physical prototype, including a rulebook, which must be received prior to May 1, 2017. Print-and-Play files will not be accepted as a prototype.


Phase 3: Showcase Acceptance & Awards Judging

Accepted designers will be notified of their acceptance on July 16, 2017 and will be given a booth at the festival. All accepted games will automatically be eligible for Figgie Awards, to be determined by Curation judges.



By submitting to BostonFIG, you agree to the above stated process and that failure to comply with it can lead to your game being rejected from submission without refund. You also understand that if your game is not accepted into the BostonFIG showcase, your entry fee will not be refunded.

You agree that BostonFIG will not be held responsible for any damages incurred through participation in the showcase and submission process including, but not limited to: audience, media, and judges’ reactions to your game; rejection from the showcase; failure to receive a Figgie; and feedback given by other constituents.

You agree that all game content and other materials are owned solely by you and fellow developers and designers. You agree that you have appropriate permissions from all developers and designers to enter your game into the showcase. You also agree that BostonFIG will not be held liable for any legal disputes that arise from your participation in the showcase and submission process.

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