IGDA Chicago Board Elections!

Posted on October 22nd, by neal in General. No Comments

With the successful reboot and re-launch of the IGDA’s Chicago chapter well underway, it is time for us to begin the process of electing the IGDA Chicago Board of Directors who will supervise the business, property and affairs of the chapter. Each of these individuals will give their time and energy to move the chapter forward in the direction they feel most represents the will of the membership and the good of the chapter. This process is a key step in proceeding with the official chartering of the Chicago chapter under the IGDA banner.

At this time we would like to open the floor to nominations for seats on the Board.  Please consider your recommendations carefully, since the Directors of the organization are representative of you as the membership.

If you are nominating yourself, please send a short candidate statement to … Read More »

Chicago, Rebuilding with Pizza

Posted on July 26th, by IGDA Chicago in General. 1 Comment

So welcome to Chicago. About four years ago, one of the largest game development houses in our city closed shop, and after that, another followed suit (the former being EA Chicago, the latter Midway Games). A lot of people were laid off, and the Chicago games development community suffered because of it. A few local studios were founded in the aftermath, and this is where the current story of the Chicago games industry begins to pick up.

Read more here.

IGDA Scrum Certification Class

Posted on May 31st, by IGDA Chicago in General. No Comments

IGDA is hosting a Scrum Certification class in Chicago this Thursday.  Take a look!

Chicago Games Showcase is Tomorrow!

Posted on May 27th, by IGDA Chicago in General. No Comments

Saturday’s almost here, and that means the IGDA Chicago/Indie City Games “Chicago Games Showcase” is upon us!  Here are the details:


It costs nothing to attend the Chicago Games Showcase.  Just show up at 12pm, take a seat, and enjoy the show. We’re expecting a full house. We’ll have a 15 minute break around half way through the showcase where everyone can mingle.


No press badges are necessary, however, we’d appreciate it if you came and said hello to the organizers when you come in!  We’ll all be wearing name badges, so we’ll be easy to pick out.


Plan to make your presentation about 10 minutes, and be sure to bring your computer with a local copy of your game or project (just in case internet access is spotty.) Also note, the projector in the room uses a vga connection. Depending on attendance, … Read More »

Games Showcase – Call for Chicago Area Developers

Posted on May 9th, by IGDA Chicago in General. 3 comments

IGDA Chicago is co-sponsoring a games showcase with Indie City Games!  This is a great opportunity for game companies and developers to show off what they’re working on, and for journalists and gamers to see some of the newest games in Chicago.

Are you a Chicago-area developer interested in showing off your game (finished or otherwise) at an IGDA/Indie City Games sponsored event?  Contact us at, or fill out our form.

Success! IGDA Chicago Reboot

Posted on April 20th, by IGDA Chicago in General. No Comments

The IGDA Chicago Reboot event went off last night without a hitch at Dave & Buster’s!  We had over 60 people in attendance, from developers to students to educators, and got some great ideas for the next event that we’ll be holding next month.  More details to come soon, but here are some pictures from last night:



























Thanks to everyone who came; we had a really great time, and look forward to working with you/seeing you again.

IGDA Chicago Reboot – Press Release

Posted on April 11th, by IGDA Chicago in General. 1 Comment


The International Game Developer’s Association (IGDA) Chicago is back!  We’re rebooting the chapter, and we’re looking for your help!  If you’re a game developer, a student interested in getting into the industry, or a gamer who just wants to talk games with other like-minded people, come check us out.  Join us as we host meet & greets, industry panels, game jams, and even classes.

Our first meetup starts this Tuesday, April 19 at Dave & Busters in Chicago (1030 North Clark, Chicago, IL).  Visit our Meetup group to let us know you’re interested.

Why join the IGDA:

– Participate in local problem-solving, inspirational lectures and chapter run events available throughout the U.S. and Internationally

– Member Only discounts to leading game industry events including the IGDA’s Leadership Forum and IGDA @ GDC and access to special networking roundtables, workshops and receptions

– Access thousands … Read More »

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