What we’re about
The Christchurch Game Developers Association frequently offers events in person or digitally to create conversations and share stories, encourage community growth, connection-building and the sharing of knowledge and expertise.
A typical meetup includes:
- A Guest Speaker or Panel presenting on a core topic
- An opportunity for Q&A with our Guest Speakers
- Games Industry News and Events from around New Zealand
- Screen & Games Industry Job Opportunities
- Casual networking over pizza
Originally founded in 2015, the Christchurch Game Developers Association (CGDA) is an organisation dedicated to supporting the local Ōtautahi Christchurch Game Development Community.
CGDA works with local sponsors and tertiary institutes to provide monthly Meetup Events, featuring a wide variety of Talks from local and international guest speakers. We also facilitate Canterbury sites for Game Jams (weekend-long collaborative game creation events) and Playtest Exhibitions, with the goal of showcasing local talent and illuminating pathways into the Game Development Industry.
Upcoming events (1)See all
- October CGDA Meetup - Proceduralism for Artists - Michael Rew100 Manchester Street, Christchurch
Welcome to the October 2023 Game Developers Meetup!
100 Manchester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011 - Epic Building
The meetup will also be streamed online:
6:15 PM - KICK OFF
6:30 PM - GUEST SPEAKER + Q&A
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6:15 PM - KICK OFF
Welcome to the Christchurch Game Developers Meetup, with news from around New Zealand!
6:30 PM - Proceduralism for Artists Talk
Proceduralism can be a tool for artists in look development, prototyping, optimization and pipeline. In this talk, Michael will introduce techniques and opportunities for artists to integrate proceduralism into their workflows.
Michael Rew is a Technical Artist and Animator at Cerebral Fix. He has a background as a 3D Visualizer, VFX Artist, Teacher and Freelancer for look dev, lighting and visual development.
7:30 PM - PIZZA
Enjoy some refreshments (AKA pizza) and catching up with/meeting other game dev enthusiasts.
Massive thanks to our Patreon supporters for making our meetups possible!
Our Corporate Supporters:
Yoobee College of Creative Innovation is a tertiary institute committed to developing creative and technical talent across New Zealand.
HIT Lab NZ
Multidisciplinary, Human-Centred Research environment that collaborates with industry.
Christchurch-based game development studio specialising in work for hire from some amazing companies.
Screen Canterbury NZ
Canterbury based film office helping creatives get their projects delivered to the screens of their choice, providing fantastic resource-sharing & advocacy for our screen production industry.
And our awesome Patreon Supporters:
Carl de Visser
Thank you for your generous support!