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!
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.
IGDA Chicago will be hosting three panels at C2E2, as well as a large booth space on the C2E2 show floor.
If you’re a studio interested in booth space at C2E2, contact Jay Margalus. We have an awesome deal lined up with C2E2, and some really great space next to the IGN booth area.
Here’s a preview of some of the panels we’ll be doing:
Building Your First Video Game: Have you ever wanted to build your own video game? Have you ever wanted to leanr what the first steps are? C2E2 is happy to get together some of the top game designers in Chicago to talk about what it takes to build a game from the ground up. Whether you are looking an independent or major game developer this panel will give you the tools to really know where to begin. We … Read More »
Starting at 7pm on March 7th, come out to play with fellow gamedevs at The Starter League in 1871 (Merchandise Mart)!
Sponsored by OUYA
Friday, March 1st from 6pm-9pm at 1871 in the Merchandise Mart.
IGDA Chicago is proud to host Wideload Games and OUYA for our March event From Console to Mobile, and Mobile to Console.
The game platform landscape is changing rapidly, and with it, how we consume media.
Join us as Julie Uhrman, CEO of OUYA, hosts a Q&A for developers curious about what OUYA does and how to publish on their platform. Following this, Wideload Games talks the transition from console to mobile and the release of their recent title, Avenger’s Initiative.
Purchase tickets here.