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!


Check out Mind the Trap, a game developed and released by UC Davis alumni, DissonEnt Games!

Venture as mice of chivalry descending into an ever-shifting dungeon filled with golden cheddar. Lethal traps and puzzles—and the greed of your friends—threaten your valiant pursuit for riches and glory.

How will you and your friends cooperate? When will you betray them? In the end, only the most daring mouse knight can escape alive.

Happy Friday!

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IGDA Sacramento is excited to partner with Women Who Code - Sacramento chapter for this two day game jam event! Our goal is to encourage more women to explore the world of game development. 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.

As always, this event is open to men and women.

Are you an artist, coder, game designer, musician, or an idea person? We encourage you to join!
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IGDA Sacramento is excited to partner with Women Who Code - Sacramento chapter for this two day game jam event! Our goal is to encourage more women to explore the world of game development. 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. As always, this event is open to men and women. Are you an artist, coder, game designer, musician, or an idea person? We encourage you to join!

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Coming in August to Hacker Lab! ...

Visual Novel and Independent Game Production Class

August 5, 2016, 6:00pm - August 5, 2016, 11:00pm

Hacker Lab

Overview This class will introduce students to the creation of Visual Novels, a popular medium that is closely tied to video games, specifically games in the Adventure genre. Creators of all backgrounds are encouraged to come to the class if they want to learn how to break into visual novel and video game development. Visual Novel creation involves illustration, UI design, music composition, writing, voice acting, and programming, just to name a few disciplines. This class will cover the various aspects of Visual Novel and game creation as well as publishing and marketing. Class Description This is an introductory course to Visual Novels and their creation. Students will be able to learn about the medium as well as learn to create projects. The class is aimed at students who have little to no experience creating games or visual novels, though veterans are welcome as well. People who are new to the medium are especially welcome. The class will cover project creation steps from planning all the way up to execution and publishing. What To Bring If you have a portable computer available, please bring it with you. The computer can run any Operating System as long as it is running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. Also bring a flash drive or external hard drive to back up your project. Feel free to preload the following programs onto your machine, though the teacher will go over the installation process in class. The following programs are all free. Required: Ren’Py – www.renpy.org yEd- www.yworks.com/products/yed About The Instructor Morgana Harp has been a hobbyist visual novel creator since 2006. In 2011 she started to create visual novels professionally, and has been making a living doing so ever since. Morgana has experience in many areas of the multifaceted creation of visual novels. Originally a writer, she went on to do sprite art, GUI illustration, music composition, and programming. She is currently working with Afterthought Studios to publish her own games as well as other creators’ projects and has experience in getting visual novels through Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight. She hopes to help others get started on their journey into game and visual novel development. This is a paid event. More details here.

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Visual Novel and Independent Game Production Class

August 5, 2016, 6:00pm - August 5, 2016, 11:00pm

Hacker Lab

Overview This class will introduce students to the creation of Visual Novels, a popular medium that is closely tied to video games, specifically games in the Adventure genre. Creators of all backgrounds are encouraged to come to the class if they want to learn how to break into visual novel and video game development. Visual Novel creation involves illustration, UI design, music composition, writing, voice acting, and programming, just to name a few disciplines. This class will cover the various aspects of Visual Novel and game creation as well as publishing and marketing. Class Description This is an introductory course to Visual Novels and their creation. Students will be able to learn about the medium as well as learn to create projects. The class is aimed at students who have little to no experience creating games or visual novels, though veterans are welcome as well. People who are new to the medium are especially welcome. The class will cover project creation steps from planning all the way up to execution and publishing. What To Bring If you have a portable computer available, please bring it with you. The computer can run any Operating System as long as it is running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. Also bring a flash drive or external hard drive to back up your project. Feel free to preload the following programs onto your machine, though the teacher will go over the installation process in class. The following programs are all free. Required: Ren’Py – www.renpy.org yEd- www.yworks.com/products/yed About The Instructor Morgana Harp has been a hobbyist visual novel creator since 2006. In 2011 she started to create visual novels professionally, and has been making a living doing so ever since. Morgana has experience in many areas of the multifaceted creation of visual novels. Originally a writer, she went on to do sprite art, GUI illustration, music composition, and programming. She is currently working with Afterthought Studios to publish her own games as well as other creators’ projects and has experience in getting visual novels through Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight. She hopes to help others get started on their journey into game and visual novel development. This is a paid event. More details here.

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IGDA Sacramento is excited to partner with Women Who Code - Sacramento chapter for this two day game jam event! Our goal is to encourage more women to explore the world of game development. 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.

As always, this event is open to men and women.

Are you an artist, coder, game designer, musician, or an idea person? We encourage you to join!
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IGDA Sacramento is excited to partner with Women Who Code - Sacramento chapter for this two day game jam event! Our goal is to encourage more women to explore the world of game development. 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. As always, this event is open to men and women. Are you an artist, coder, game designer, musician, or an idea person? We encourage you to join!

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