Thank You, C2E2 Booth Volunteers!

Posted on May 6th, by Heather Decker in Events. No Comments

We would like to give a shout out to the outstanding volunteers who made the IGDA Chicago booth at C2E2 a success:

Jared Steffes
Shannon Steffes
Eric Shofe
Kevin Casper
Nicholas Cassleman

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! 🙂

Upcoming Events in April

Posted on April 17th, by Heather Decker in Events. No Comments

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

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.

Chicago Video Games Hits C2E2

Posted on February 26th, by IGDA Chicago in Events, Featured. 1 Comment

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 »

IGDA Chicago Game Night

Posted on February 13th, by IGDA Chicago in Events, Featured. No Comments

Starting at 7pm on March 7th, come out to play with fellow gamedevs at The Starter League in 1871 (Merchandise Mart)!

Wideload and OUYA Mega Event

Posted on February 13th, by IGDA Chicago in Events, Featured. No Comments

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.

Global Game Jam Play Party

Posted on February 13th, by IGDA Chicago in Events, Featured. No Comments

Thursday, February 21st at 7pm.  IGDA Chicago hosts the second annual Chicago GGJ Play Party.  Come out to play the raw experimental games made at GGJ sites all around Illinois. Sponsorship

Posted on January 18th, by Heather Decker in Events. No Comments

Special thanks to for sponsoring Game Jam Survival Techniques this evening!

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