Indie Game Publishing Resources

February 13, 2021 ⌦ ResourcesPublishingRetailWholesale

This is more of a living list for me to remember resources as I find them. May be updated as I find ones that work better for my needs or are easier to work with.

Offset Printing

Offset printers do bulk runs of a product. This can increase the quality and accuracy (margins, borders, color consistency, etc.) of the printing.

Mixam (US)

Mixam (UK/EU)

Jukebox - A decent Mixam alternative1 2

SmartPress3

Short Run - Recommended by Floating Chair

Some printers will work with publishers so that they will print as many copies or editions. The quality of these is often not as nice or high as Offset Printed products.

DriveThruRPG

Specialty or Custom Components

From game tokens to boards to cards. Usually the kind of stuff that’d be Kickstarter Extras.

Board Game Assets

GameCrafter

Panda Games – Looks like this may be breaking more into more full-scale industry level production

Boxes and Packaging

Fantastapack4

Packm5

Print Ninja6

Board Games Maker7

Print and Play games8

Patches

24HourWristbands9

Custom Patches10

The Studio11

Apparel

Bonfire – Short run, campaigns. Equivalent of Print on Demand.

Hello Merch (US)12 - They also do vinyl records, hats, totes.

Awesome Merch (UK)13 - They also do print stationery, stickers, totes, etc.

Trading/Playing Cards

Mr. Playing Card14

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  1. In case you’re looking for an equivalent but you aren’t a fan of Mixam.↩︎

  2. A favorite of the Brain Trust↩︎

  3. Haven’t used them yet, just adding to the list↩︎

  4. Discoveries from Adam Vass↩︎

  5. Haven’t used them yet, just adding to the list↩︎

  6. Haven’t used them yet, just adding to the list↩︎

  7. Haven’t used them yet, just adding to the list↩︎

  8. Haven’t used them yet, just adding to the list↩︎

  9. As recommended by Sean McCoy↩︎

  10. Haven’t used them yet, just adding to the list↩︎

  11. Haven’t used them yet, just adding to the list↩︎

  12. Discoveries from Adam Vass↩︎

  13. Discoveries from Adam Vass↩︎

  14. Discoveries from Adam Vass↩︎