This month, Industry Night is May 28th from 7-11:30pm at Cork Lounge. Be sure to RSVP here on Facebook!
Industry Night is put on monthly by the wonderful folks over at Chicago Game Developer Industry and is a fantastic social gathering for game developers of all disciplines. Enjoy!
High Voltage Software released Zoombies: Animales de la Muerte on iOS earlier this month. The game had previously been released as WiiWare.
Presently, High Voltage is working with Champaign-based Volition on Saints Row 4.
Dog Sled Saga, a desktop and mobile racing game by Dan FitzGerald and Lisa Bromiel, spent April 30th as the Project of the Day on Kickstarter, just a few days after beginning their campaign.
The game currently has eight days left to raise funding and is presently approaching its $11,000 Stretch Goal of “Embarrassing Instrumental Demo Bonus Tracks on Soundtrack.”
Word Off!, an original word game made by Chicago’s own Toy Studio, enjoyed a feature at the top of the AppData emerging games list recently.
If you haven’t gotten to try it yet, the game is available for free on iTunes, Google Play, and the web. Don’t delay. You, too, could be challenging your friends to a strategic duel of words!
Local charity Chicago Loot Drop has been on the scene now for over three years, and is now the largest Chicago-based charity supporting Child’s Play. They were instrumental in bringing the very first Chicago hospital into the Child’s Play network, University of Chicago Medicine’s Comer Children’s Hospital. 2013 has been their most active year to date, with two fundraising events already under their belt and a third coming up next weekend.
They held a unique event at C2E2 in late April, called Drawing Dreams. For Drawing Dreams, they paired five local comic book and game artists with five children receiving treatment at Comer to create unique interpretations of the children’s visions of themselves as super heroes. Head here to see the children and artist’s submissions.
And just last weekend, they partnered with local comedians The Nerdologues for Cinco de Bilbo, combining Lord of the … Read More »
We would like to give a shout out to the outstanding volunteers who made the IGDA Chicago booth at C2E2 a success:
Thank you Jared, Shannon, Eric, Kevin, and Nicholas for making the booth a friendly place to visit throughout the show.
Thank you, Jay Margalus, for obtaining and organizing the space we shared with a fantastic host of indies!
We appreciate everyone who stopped by to say hello and we hope to see you again soon!
We’d like to share some of the great things happening in the Chicago game development community in April:
Indie City Games
Indie City Games is having their bimonthly meeting on Saturday the 20th of April from 1pm-4:30pm at Depaul.
IGDA Chicago will be at C2E2, which takes place April 26-28th. Look for us at booth 810, among the booths of our fantastic local indies. Additionally, there will be three panels featuring local Chicago developers.
Industry Night is on Tuesday, April 30th from 7pm-11:30pm at Haymarket Pub & Brewery. It’s put on by our friends at Chicago Game Developer Industry.