What we're about

Bitforest is the home of Eugene Area Game Developers. Whether you are a student, indie, or professional, you have an open invitation to our welcoming community. We are people who motivated by -- and passionate about -- creating digital games.

Developers in the region were meeting on an ad hoc basis for several years, but in 2014 we kicked it up a notch and opened the doors to anyone interested in making games. You can (and should!) join us on our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugenegamedevs/) and sign up at our official website (http://www.bitforest.co) (though it is a work in progress).

Each month, we have a First Wednesday Game Dev Dinner at Rogue, which is a social event where devs can talk shop, and one or two Art // Code nights, where folks can work on their projects in the company of others, or learn something new from a presenter.

We always host a Ludum Dare (http://www.ludumdare.com) event, which is three times a year, and a Global Game Jam (http://globalgamejam.org/) event, which happens in January.

Finally, we're the people who put together Epic Oregon Game Jam (http://www.epicoregongamejam.com) in the spring, and Indie Game Con (http://www.indiegamecon.com) in the fall.

Please contact any of the organizers if you have questions. Thanks!

Upcoming events (4+)

Art Tech & Game Coffee Meetup

Theo's Coffee House

Hey hey!! We're back and in person!

Come link up with folk in games, tech, art, and Entrepreneurship over coffee!

First Wednesday Game Dev Dinner

Viking Braggot Southtowne Pub

We are back to In person:
Please only come if fully vaccinated. Masks optional but highly encouraged.

Welcome to our Monthly Eugene Area Game Developer event!

If you like making games? This is the place for you!

If you would like to start making games? We're glad to have you aboard!

Don't know how? We're glad to show you the ropes!

Come out and meet developers from novice to veteran; weekend warrior to game dev 9-5er! We come in all types and abilities.

If you have a game to show off? Bring it!

If you have a portfolio? Show it off!

Business cards? AWWW YEAH!

Most of all, just chill, have a beverage or some food, and just hang out with Eugene's dev community!

Game Dev Happy Hour: Quaranstream

Online event

We're hanging out with a Quaranstream!

Our movies are TBD until about Tues/Wed prior. But regardless, we always have a movie playing on Thursday at 6pm! So come join us in the Discord and let's have fun!

To properly join and view, make sure you make a stop at the carl-bot in the #rules channel and add a projector emoji to it. It'll assign you the Quaranstream role which will allow you to see and join the Quaranstream channel!

Art Tech & Game Coffee Meetup

Theo's Coffee House

Hey hey!! We're back and in person!

Come link up with folk in games, tech, art, and Entrepreneurship over coffee!

Past events (768)

Game Dev Happy Hour: Quaranstream

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