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 (5)

Game Startup Coffee Meetup

Theo's Coffee House

ALL IN PERSON EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Your weekly coffee networking and business meetup for Game Devs, Tech and Business Professionals, and Entrepreneuers . Here's where you can go to find that missing piece that'll help you get your startup going, or move your project or team past a staffing or skills block. This is also where veteran developers, or fresh developers come to find opportunities! All are welcome!Your weekly coffee networking and business meetup for Game Devs, Tech and Business Professionals, and Entrepreneuers . Here's where you can go to find that missing piece that'll help you get your startup going, or move your project or team past a staffing or skills block. This is also where veteran developers, or fresh developers come to find opportunities! All are welcome!

Game Dev Happy Hour: Quaranstream

Online event

We're hanging out with a Quaranstream! This week, we're checking out Game Loading: Rise of the Indies. So BYOB, hop into our Discord in the Orange voice room and tune in!

Game Startup Coffee Meetup

Theo's Coffee House

ALL IN PERSON EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Your weekly coffee networking and business meetup for Game Devs, Tech and Business Professionals, and Entrepreneuers . Here's where you can go to find that missing piece that'll help you get your startup going, or move your project or team past a staffing or skills block. This is also where veteran developers, or fresh developers come to find opportunities! All are welcome!Your weekly coffee networking and business meetup for Game Devs, Tech and Business Professionals, and Entrepreneuers . Here's where you can go to find that missing piece that'll help you get your startup going, or move your project or team past a staffing or skills block. This is also where veteran developers, or fresh developers come to find opportunities! All are welcome!

First Wednesday Game Dev Dinner

Claim 52 Kitchen

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!

Past events (611)

Game Dev Happy Hour: Quaranstream

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