Our Mission

The International Game Developers Association of Sacramento was created to help foster growth of professional game development in our local region. Our mission is to advance the careers and enhance the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community.

What We Do

Founded in April 2013, the purpose of IGDA Sacramento is to allow game developers a place where they can come together, share ideas, form friendships and learn ways to get into the Video Game Industry. Each month the Chapter hosts networking events and game jams to encourage growth and development within our community.

Join Us

If you love playing video games and want to learn how to make them, then this is definitely the place for you! IGDA Sacramento provides you access to experienced industry professionals who are making Web, PC, Mobile, & Console games. These professionals include Game Designers, Programmers, Web Developers, Indie Game Studio Start-up Founders, & more!

Still looking for something to do this Halloween weekend? We highly recommend the Vampire Ball! Local Sacramento area studios and developers will be showing off their games in addition to all the music, dancing and food your body can handle.

This is an upscale 21+ event.

See you Saturday!

Shannon McCabe's Vampire Ball- The Lost Boys

October 29, 2016, 8:00pm - October 30, 2016, 3:30am

Vampire Ball

Saturday October 29th.... v v Mark your calendars and necks for a FANGtastic evening of DJ dancing to Mr. Bryan Hawk to the incredible tribute band Just Like Heaven - Ultimate Tribute to the Cure wandering through carnival & video games of #SacIndieArcade, shopping Halloween related vendors, tripping out on our freakshow zone with our freaky performers, visiting the mermaids and pirates on the boardwalk, drinking the lovely liquors and wines of VAMPIRE.COM, the beers of Lagunitas and Dragas Brewing, and energy drinks by Unique, all while searching for the "Lost Boys" and looking at VERY expensive and awesome automobiles. Q- Do I have to dress as a vampire? A- Many people do come as vampires, but it's Halloween season, so please feel free to get creative. This is an upscale event. Spirit Halloween Superstores in Sacramento have lots of fangs & costumes available if you find you'd like to join the dark side... v v They are also our partner in raising money for UCD and Shriners through the sales of their "purple pumpkins" at the register. If you are there, drop a $1 and purchase a "purple pumpkin" for the Child Life Programs at these amazing hospitals. The money goes directly to them! You can also buy surcharge free Vampire Ball tickets at all their stores when they open in September! A portion of the proceeds of Shannon McCabe's Vampire Ball to benefit UC Davis Children's Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children - Northern California More info: www.VampireBall.net or 1-888-709-4474 A note from the producer " When I throw a party, there is always a theme. I like my guests to feel as if they have stepped into the actual movie (Lost Boys 2016 ) we are portraying. This year folks will be able to interact with our "Lost Boys" and step inside the indoor, carnival esq boardwalk, known as "Santa Carla". Carnival games, Freak show, Fire Breathing, Just Like Heaven, "The Cure" tribute band, DJ Bryan Hawk, Snake charmer, Jessica Will, Burlesque dancer, Sugar Cheeks, Vendors, Full Bars, VIP Area, Food Truck, and more await you at my Vampire Ball... With much gratitude, Shannon McCabe" Give us a LIKE today! Vampire Ball

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International Game Developers Association - Sacramento Chapter shared Sacramento Indie Arcade Gaming Expo's video. ...

On Saturday, October 29th the Sacramento Indie Arcade Gaming Expo will be resurrected for one night only at the Vampire Ball! Games created by local indie game studios will be available to play in the "Santa Carla Beach Boardwalk Arcade". This is an upscale 21+ themed event. Tickets are still available at www.VampireBall.net/. #VampireBall #SacIndieArcade #Sacramento #Halloween #Vampire #IndieGames #IndieDev #GameDev #SacTech #VideoGames #Carnival

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Have you considered launching your own Kickstarter campaign? Want to gain knowledge from those in our community who have also taken the leap? IGDA Sacramento presents an opportunity to hear from two local independent game studios and their recent experiences with crowdfunding. This is your chance to ask questions and network with fellow indie game developers.


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Our very own Founder & Chair, Gabriel Gutierrez, will be running an Extra Life live-stream of the upcoming Bioshock HD Collection (playing Bioshock 1 on Xbox One) on Tuesday evening, September 13th @ 6pm, from his Nascent Games Twitch channel: twitch.com/nascentgames

Join their Extra Life page here and help support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at UC Davis: www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=199613

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