The law is always a step behind technology. In particular, the legal profession has expressed extreme difficulty in addressing the technical and expressive qualities present in video games. Video games are subtly complex by their very nature, and do not seem to fit completely into any singular field of law. The fields of copyright, trademark, patent, constitutional, and business law have all been applied to video games in an effort to regulate and protect them. As often as not, as many conflicting applications of law emerge as congruent ones.
GDEX is the convention dedicated to a love of games and creative technology, located in Columbus, Ohio. GDEX features a weekend expo showcase, combined with presentation sessions, artist alleys, raffles, tournaments, and Charity events. The GDEX expo is a curated showcase of some of the most exciting up and coming developers so that you can see the latest games before anyone else!
GDEX started in 2013 as a community event to bring together Ohio game developers to Connect with each other, Share their projects and technologies, and Learn from each other as well as industry professionals. It has since grown into the Premier event of its kind in the Midwest, drawing an audience from across the country with unrivaled quality in educational sessions and opportunities for individuals and small businesses to accelerate their growth. There truly is no other event like GDEX in the Midwest, and we are proud to be a part of making the community and industry in the area.
Fall Experiment is an immersive tech, art, gaming and music festival that convenes creators from all over the Greater Midwest. It is a diverse and inclusive festival that celebrates these intersections by hosting a multitude of experiences in specific tracks: developer and UX, product management, startup, tech and art, e-sports and gaming, and music.
The mission of Fall Experiment is to help us level-up and interact with technology, gaming, art and music the way we experience it – at the intersections.
IGDA Chicago will participate in this event by showcasing some local Chicago-made games on Saturday, Oct 5th! Contact IGDA Chicago if you are a local developer interested in participating in our showcase!
Do you design in Photoshop? Is getting usable stock images into Photoshop a huge chore? Are you looking to take your digital illustration skills to the next level?
Join Chimirus for their next Demolition Night featuring advanced Photoshop design techniques with PixelSquid! PixelSquid is a new tool used by award-winning concept artists, illustrators and designers all over the world.
On September 24th, visit Ignite Gaming - Skokie for an evening of mingling, drinks, and gaming with other Esports Business Professionals from around the Chicagoland area!
Expand your business network over complimentary appetizers and Happy Hour Drink specials from Ignite’s full bar. Everyone who attends receives a free hour of gaming on the cutting edge Game Floor, in case you’d rather do your mingling over some (friendly!) competition. Throughout the evening, Ignite will be highlighting specific companies and professionals who are making waves and leading the charge in the blossoming esports industry.