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!


Now that Sacramento Indie Arcade 2016 is done, as well as our very necessary break, we're ready to kick things into high gear!

But, before we get into the next Progressive Game Jam for 2016-2017, we felt it was a good idea to do a sort of "Pre-party" Game Jam to get our imaginations & ideas flowing!

Our theme for this game jam will be announced at the event!

For those new to this, what exactly IS a game jam?

A game jam is a gathering of game developers for the purpose of planning, designing and creating one or more games within a short span of time, usually ranging between 24 and 72 hours. Game developers are generally made up of programmers, game designers, artists, and others in game development-related fields.

We hope you will join us as we prepare for what will be a wonderful gathering of the community both veteran & aspiring alike!
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Now that Sacramento Indie Arcade 2016 is done, as well as our very necessary break, we're ready to kick things into high gear! But, before we get into the next Progressive Game Jam for 2016-2017, we felt it was a good idea to do a sort of "Pre-party" Game Jam to get our imaginations & ideas flowing! Our theme for this game jam will be announced at the event! For those new to this, what exactly IS a game jam? A game jam is a gathering of game developers for the purpose of planning, designing and creating one or more games within a short span of time, usually ranging between 24 and 72 hours. Game developers are generally made up of programmers, game designers, artists, and others in game development-related fields. We hope you will join us as we prepare for what will be a wonderful gathering of the community both veteran & aspiring alike!

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Did you know there is an active and growing indie game development community here in California's capital city? Did you know that the leaders of this community are actively working to establish a full-fledged job market in the region? Artists, programmers, designers, musicians and game enthusiasts are invited to join us for an insightful chat on how you can play a role in the Sacramento game development community! ...

Creating a Game Dev Hub Panel at Wizard World Comic Con

June 18, 2016, 5:30pm - June 18, 2016, 8:15pm

Sacramento Convention Center Complex

Local Sacramento game developers will be hosting a panel on Saturday, June 18th during Wizard World Comic Con. Join us in room 202. Did you know there is an active and growing indie game development community here in California's capital city? Did you know that the leaders of this community are actively working to establish a full-fledged job market in the region? Artists, programmers, designers, musicians and game enthusiasts are invited to join us for an insightful chat on how you can play a role in the Sacramento game development community! Panelists: Claire Bhakta (Ninja Pandas) Jateen Bhakta (Ninja Pandas) Nathan Allshouse (Chicken-n-Bits & Square One, LLC) Gabriel Gutierrez (Nascent Games, LLC & IGDA Sacramento) Briana Aea (IGDA Sacramento) *A paid ticket to Wizard World Comic Con will be required to attend this panel.

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