Publish Your Own Game

pic via TGC website

Have you ever had an idea for a game? I think we all have, but taking it from a cool idea around the game table to an actual product is a big leap, well at least it used to be. At Gen Con Indy last year I spoke with the owners of a company that will allow you to do just that. The Game Crafter takes your game concept, publishes it, and makes it available for purchase on their website. They will even help you advertise and promote your game.

According to the TGC website:

“The reality is that most games will never sell 10,000 units. Unfortunately, traditional production runs require you to buy 5,000 – 20,000 units to make production cheap enough to be profitable.

At TGC, even if your game only sells one copy, you’ll have made a profit! Try to beat that by negotiating with publishers, distributors, retailers, and manufacturers.”

TGC can make card games, board games, rpgs, just about any kind of game. I spent a while messing around on TGC’s cost estimator and it really is a reasonable option.

SO if you’ve ever wanted to see your game come to fruition, check out TGC.

5 Responses to “Publish Your Own Game”

  1. That’s petty cool!
    Unit sales of some games that are now “famous” but defunct were sometimes in the hundreds or low thousands, so maybe this is an alternative if you just want to see if a game will go anywhere.

    • Very true. And it really is affordable. I asked the owners at Gen Con what it would cost me to create a deck of cards for a LARP I was working on, and he said $8.00.

      Also, the guys that run this website are really nice and easy to work with.

      Thanks for the feedback, Retro.

  2. 8 bucks? that’s totally affordable!
    Let us know if you do publish them đŸ™‚

  3. Kitsune Rogue Says:

    what about a video game? Hmmmmmmmm

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