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.

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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!

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Sacramento area game developers! SUBMIT YOUR GAME before December 5th, 2016 for Indie Prize Berlin (7 - 9 February 2017): docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdVRcpXdQAeqpEX_J-dDL4soZLIdJhoEfEf7l_j_88WauN6yA/viewform #IndiePrize #IndieDev #GameDev #SacIndieArcade #CasualConnect

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2017 Global Game Jam

January 20, 2017, 5:00pm - January 22, 2017, 7:00pm

The Game Room Adventure Cafe

The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games, while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. The GGJ encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity. The structure of a jam is usually that everyone gathers on Friday late afternoon, watches a short video keynote with advice from leading game developers, and then a secret theme is announced. All sites worldwide are then challenged to make games based on that same theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon. In January 2016, we had over 600 locations in 93 countries create 6866 games in one weekend! GGJ 2017 is January 20-22 at a location near you… if not you can make one of your own. The jam is known for helping foster new friendships, increase confidence and opportunities within the community. The jam is always an intellectual challenge. People are invited to explore new technology tools, trying on new roles in development and testing their skills to do something that requires them to design, develop create, test and make a new game in the time span of 48 hours. The GGJ stimulates collaboration and is not a competition. For 2017, the Game Room Adventure Cafe in Elk Grove, CA will be hosting our event on Saturday and Sunday. Their puzzle room and cafe serves as a fun spot to create and collaborate. Be sure to like them on Facebook. Three Things You Need to Know 1) This is a paid event. Space is limited and a ticket is required. Please visit our Eventbrite page to secure your spot. 2) Friday night theme reveal will take place at Innogrove. Their address is 8153 Elk Grove Blvd #20, Elk Grove, CA 95758. 3) Please let us know what your Global Game Jam username is so we can add you to the site. FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? A word about our new age policyhttp://globalgamejam.org/news/word-about-our-new-age-policy What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Parking is free What can I bring into the event? Depends what you want to do. If you’re a programmer, bring a computer with your programming tools installed. If an artist, bring a sketchpad, pencils, paints, crayons, digital pens, or whatever you’re comfortable using. If a designer, bring a notebook, graph paper to design levels, or whatever you think would be good. If an audio person, bring a mixer panel, or a keyboard, or a microphone, or again, anything you want. The point of the jam isn’t to force you to use things you’ve never used before, but to take advantage of whatever skills you already have, and let you use those skills, improve those skills, and network with others with similar interests, to see what kind of cool creative things you can make. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? We can be reached via Twitter at @SacGameJam Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes please. Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? We can work with you. Just get in touch with us before the event. Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? We would like to eliminate confusion as much as possible. Please get in touch with us if you have a special request.

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Have you been developing at home all year? You and your team are invited to join us. ...

Progressive Game Jam 3.6 - Holiday Potluck!

December 17, 2016, 11:00am - December 17, 2016, 7:30pm

InnoGrove Coworking

As we close out the end of the year, we wanted to make this particular game jam a little special. In addition to jamming as usual, feel free to bring something yummy to share with everyone. The entire team is invited. Let's celebrate all that we've accomplished together in 2016 and prepare for a kick ass year in 2017! Planning has already began for the 2017 Sac Indie Arcade. We're only four months away =) If you have any questions on what stage you should be at with your development just let us know! A game jam is a gathering of game developers for the purpose of planning, designing, and creating one or more games with in 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. The difference between a typical game jam and the progressive game jam is that teams will have 9 months to develop their game! This is your opportunity to hone your skills and be a part of a dedicated team to make your game come true! The goal: Present your demo or game at our next Sacramento Indie Arcade event in early April 2017. Is your true nerd ready? JOIN US!

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