Over fifty video game companies are located in and around Chicago making hits like Mortal Kombat, Tony Hawk, and (believe it) Big Buck Hunter, as well as acclaimed indie games like Delve Deeper, Octodad, and Organ Trail. On top of that, the social/mobile games market is exploding in our city with hits like Word Off! and Polymer breaking into the top of the charts. This summer alone, Chicago will see the release of Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD, Wreckateer, Reign of Thunder, Organ Trail, Delve Deeper 2 , and many more games.
Yet few in Chicago know about its growing games industry — even those in the broader tech industry.
Last year, IGDA Chicago (with Indie City Games) hosted the first annual “Chicago Games Showcase,” attracting over 100 attendees and 15 studios for a day of gaming open to the public. This year, we’re introducing the rest of the Chicago tech community to the game companies that are making waves in the industry. We’re taking the show on the road to Chicago Techweek for five days.
Play games by the following studios at the IGDA Chicago / Techweek Gaming Lounge:
Cardboard Computer – Kentucky Route Zero
D20Studios, LLC – Hero Mages
Day 1 Studios – Reign of Thunder
Gimbal Lock Studios – Go Gimbal Go
Iron Galaxy – Wreckateer
Jellyvision Games – You Don’t Know Jack!
Lunar Giant – Delve Deeper 2, Mega Ran
Ragtag Studio – Puppy Panic, Unstoppable Fist
Raw Thrills – Big Buck Hunter, Terminator Salvation
Robomodo – Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD
Sinister Design – Telepath Tactics
The Men Who Wear Many Hats – Organ Trail
Toy Studio – WordOff!, BlastOff
Young Horses – Octodad
DePaul – Proppa