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TactiCon Returns This July

The Steam-based strategy convention returns this Summer, and game submissions are now open!
March 13, 2024 – Hooded Horse and Firesquid are pleased to announce that TactiCon, the digital convention dedicated to uplifting strategy games of all kinds, is returning for its third year! First run in September 2022, this exciting Steam event has grown bigger and better each year, and the 2024 edition runs from July 18 – 22, 2024.

Celebrate strategy games of all kinds as TactiCon returns this July

Whether grand strategy, 4X, SRPG, turn-based deckbuilding, RTS, or anything in between, TactiCon 2024 aims to provide a platform to promote the best and brightest this kaleidoscope of subgenres has to offer. The event will feature demos for the most promising upcoming games, discounts on released titles, and a full schedule of panels, talks, and developer livestreams. We’re also bringing back the TactiCon showcase, which will be packed full of announcements and footage from the most exciting upcoming strategy games.

Celebrate strategy games of all kinds as TactiCon returns this July

Game submissions are officially open as of today, and developers can submit their projects and/or exclusive announcements via this form.

For a game to be eligible for the event, it must meet the following criteria:

  • The game has a live Steam page at the time of submission.
  • At least one of the following statements is true:
    • The game released – either into 1.0 or into Steam Early Access – after May 18, 2023.
    • The game (Early Access or 1.0) has had a major DLC or game update since May 18, 2023.
    • If it’s an upcoming game, it will have a playable demo ready in time for the start of the event (July 18, 2024).

The deadline for submission is 3 pm PT / Midnight CEST on May 8, 2024, and submission results will be communicated no later than May 31, 2024.

Submissions are also still open for anyone who wants to contribute to the show via talks and panels. The deadline for panel participation is April 21st, and you can register your interest via this form.

“We’re excited for the third edition of TactiCon,” says Hooded Horse CEO Tim Bender. “We can’t wait to celebrate the best in strategic and tactical games this July.”

“Since its inception, Tacticon has provided increased visibility to strategy games and their creators,” says Anders Larsson, CEO of Firesquid. “We are very proud of the impact the event has had on indie developers across the world.”

Fun facts about TactiCon 2023

  • Over 1,600,000 unique visitors to the event page.
  • An average of ~5,200 wishlists gained across 106 participating titles.
  • Nine expertly run panels and talks, with over 40 hours of exclusive live developer streams.
  • An action-packed showcase hosted by popular strategy content creators GamerZakh and ReneeSky.

Murat Oktay

Video games have been my passion for as long as I can remember. I have been writing and managing in the game industry for more than 30 years. I've been playing Diablo 2 nonstop since it first came out.

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