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Calgary Game Developers is a group for people of all skill levels interested in creating video games. It doesn't matter whether you're a programmer, artist, sound designer, writer, or any other profession, so long as you simply enjoy making games. 

We run multiple regular meetups:
• Monthly socials
• Weekly Work sessions (every Friday)
• YYC Game Critiques
• Game Jams

This meetup is run by the Calgary Game Developers Association, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and growth of the local game development scene here in Calgary.

Upcoming events (4+)

YYC Game Critique - Hardspace: Shipbreaker

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This month's critique will focus on Hardspace: Shipbreaker, available on multiple platforms, including Xbox Game Pass.


YYC Game Critique is like a book club for games, where each month we pick a new game that we feel will make for good discussion.

A working webcam is required to join. It is not necessary to finish lengthy games, however we recommend at least 1 hour of play as that's usually enough to be able to talk about the game.

This event is typically scheduled on the first Thursday of every month.

If you want to suggest a game for a future critique, use this form . You can see the current list of games here.



6:30 - 7:00: pre-discussion open chat

7:00: game discussion

Info Seminar and Q&A with Quantum Integrity Games - Makers of 'Dead Matter'

We are excited to announce an extra monthly event for July - a Q&A and Info Seminar by QI Games, developers of the rogue-lite survival game Dead Matter (https://playdeadmatter.com).

This in-person Q&A will include discussions on the basic legal frameworks for games and game studios, as well as the distribution of some basic sample legal templates that you can use as a reference for yourself or your studio.

After some mingling and a short presentation at QI Games, we will be moseying across the street to a brewery for those who want to have some drinks.

Space is limited so ensure you RSVP to this event if you plan on attending.

Monthly Meetup: Quarterly Project Show Off!

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This month's online meetup is our second Quarterly Project Show Off of 2022.

We want you to show off what you or your team are working on!
Send a DM to one of the organizers on our Discord server with your project name and prepare a 5-minute demo to show off what you've been working on! You'll have the opportunity to take questions and gather feedback from the audience.

If you are interested in giving a talk about anything you are passionate about, shoot us an email: info [at] calgarygamedevelopers.com

Monthly Meetup: TBA

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This month's topic is to be announced!

Every third Thursday of every month we have a short presentation or a local community socail. Come join us, bring your projects, and meet local developers!

If you are intrested in giving a talk about anything you are passionate about, shoot us a email: info [at] calgarygamedevelopers.com

Past events (493)

Monthly Meetup: Play, Test, & Show-off!

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