• IGDA Dallas & ABOSG Winter Party 2109

    AMP Creative

    It's everybody's favorite time of year again! (Okay, at least it's ours!) We're excited to announce the 3rd Annual IGDA Dallas & A Bunch of Short Guys Winter Party! Enjoy a great evening of food, drinks, games, and more with some of the most creative people in the metroplex. Here are a few of the things to look forward to at this year's party: A night to remember with our co-hosts, Amp Creative: The folks at Amp Creative are gracious enough to co-host our party in their +20,000 sqft studio located in East Dallas. Those who remember the era of "Motus Parties" will feel right at home in a modern, creative space filled with some of the most awesome people the industry has to offer. Networking Cards - Sponsored by Mintr - Thanks to our friends at Mintr, there are even more ways to win awesome prizes at this year's event! Download the Mintr app and create a digital business/trading card of yourself or your company! Trade these cards among the people you meet for a chance to win fantastic prizes! Music, Food & Drink: Enjoy an evening of music, snacks, and drinks; including the finest craft beer from our buddies at Braindead Brewing. Video & Board Games: What kind of IGDA & ABOSG party would it be without some of the hottest in multiplayer video and board games? Our new venue provides more space than we've ever had before to make new friends (or perhaps, settle some rivalries) with our expansive video and board game library; Curated by local developers. Indie Alley: One of our favorite parts of this party, we give independent game developers a chance to do live demos featuring the latest games. Get a chance to play the next hot game while it's being developed! Virtual Reality: The only thing we love more than Virtual Reality is the ability to bring it to the masses! Immerse yourself with the latest virtual reality games and demos the industry has to offer. Photo Booth: Immortalize the night by taking a few photos in the photo booth! (Props and silly poses encouraged) Group Draw: Like to doodle? Contribute your artistic genius (or lack thereof) to our group drawing! Our Annual Epic Raffle!: It wouldn't be a winter party without our epic raffle, featuring thousands of dollars of board games, video games, technology, exclusive merchandise, and more! We can't wait to host the biggest party in the metroplex for those in creative media. This is a fantastic opportunity to blow off a little steam and network with some of the best creatives Dallas has to offer. Tickets are on sale now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dallas-igda-abosg-winter-party-2019-tickets-54328073731 Buy them early and get extra raffle tickets! And don't forget to thank our sponsors: Mintr Amp Creative Braindead Brewing Samsung Gearbox Software Bethesda Game Studios

  • Global Game Jam 2019

    Collin College - Spring Creek Campus

    Innovation - Experimentation - Collaboration The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games, while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48-hour development cycle. The GGJ encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity. The structure of a jam is usually that everyone gathers on Friday late afternoon, watches a short video keynote with advice from leading game developers, and then a secret theme is announced. All sites worldwide are then challenged to make games based on that same theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon. In January 2018, we had 803 locations in 108 countries create 8,606 games in one weekend! GGJ 2019 is January 25-27 at a location near you… if not you can make one of your own. The jam is known for helping foster new friendships, increase confidence and opportunities within the community. The jam is always an intellectual challenge. People are invited to explore new technology tools, trying on new roles in development and testing their skills to do something that requires them to design, develop create, test and make a new game in the time span of 48 hours. The GGJ stimulates collaboration and is not a competition. So come make games with us! No experience necessary! Digital and analog skills welcomed equally. More info and registration at: https://globalgamejam.org/

  • AEC Hackathon 5.1

    Project Atlas

    This is an invitation to attend the AEC Hackathon this June 15-17. It's a hackathon related to Smart Cities, Smart Building Construction, IoT, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Get your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aec-hackathon-51-dallas-tickets-44962163040 The AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) Hackathon was created to give those designing, building, and maintaining our built environment the opportunity to collaborate with cutting-edge technologies, its developers, and designers. It has quickly become a community of innovators that include all elements of the built environment, not just AEC. This has become THE event for creating innovation for these industries so get engaged today! Our world faces fresh new problems that urgently need brilliant minds to solve them and this is the community that is improving how our world is designed, built, and operated. The event will kick off with Friday presentations from built environment industry leaders and then roll over into a weekend full of 'hacking'! Attendance is limited to 200 technology and architecture professionals from the built environment, including: • Architects • Engineers • Software & Hardware developers • Builders / Construction Managers • 3D printing professionals / Digital fabricators • Urban planners / Designers • Cloud software developers • Big Data Developers • User Interface Designers • Web & Mobile app Developers • Contractors / Subcontractors • Building product manufacturers • Real estate developers • Facility managers • Corporate real estate professionals Get your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aec-hackathon-51-dallas-tickets-44962163040 Taking place over the weekend: • Friday, 6pm: Hackathon mixer, lightning round and team formations • Saturday: Hackathon & Speaker Presentations • Sunday: Hackathon, Team Presentations & Award Ceremony Key Information • Interactive 3D, Digital Fabrication, RFID/ iBeacons, sensors, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Cloud Services, Drones, Mobile and Web applications are a few of the innovative technologies used by our community of hackers. • The event highlights new tech from the AEC and tech communities, including open source and open standards initiatives

  • IGDA Dallas + ABOSG Winter Party

    Richardson Civic Center

    • What we'll do Start the new year with a bang! Come on out to the social event of the year if you are involved in games and animation. As always, there'll be video games, tabletop games, music, raffles, food, drinks, and tons of camaraderie. We might even sneak in some of the latest VR. • What to bring Just the tickets you preordered. • Important to know Tickets are $20 beforehand or $25 at the door. Order tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-winter-party-tickets-41931090019

  • Global Game Jam 2018

    Needs a location

    • What we'll do Make a game in 48 hours. No experience necessary, but veterans welcome. Read all the detail at http://globalgamejam.org. We have two Dallas locations this year: 1) Collin College 2) Richland College Choose the one most convenient for you. You'll have to pick one when you register on the Global Game Jam site. • What to bring Bring your own snacks and drinks to fuel your creativity. Bring your own laptop, drawing tablet, etc., if it helps. Bring notecards, dice, tokens, pens, etc., for prototyping and brainstorming. • Important to know Both locations will close around 10-11pm each night. It is not cool to work all 48 hours.

  • PAX South

    Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

    • What we'll do Panels, exhibits, tournaments -- it's all about games. • What to bring • Important to know The 3-day passes are sold out, but individual day passes are still available. Register at http://south.paxsite.com/registration

  • Career Catalyst Event

    TI Auditorium

    IGDA Dallas and UTD's SGDA are excited to announce our next Career Catalyst Event at UTD on Thursday, NOV 30 at 7pm. Please join us in the TI Auditorium for an open Q&A panel with professionals from the biggest studios in the Metroplex. After the Q&A, industry vets will be available for one-on-one portfolio reviews, mock interviews and career advice. This is a great chance to jump-start your career in game development! Students in game development from all universities are welcome to join this event. We look forward to seeing you there! Studios: Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering. This is also a great chance to scout out new talent in multiple fields.

  • Austin Game Conference

    Austin Convention Center

    The Austin Game Conference (AGC) takes place September 21-22, 2017 at the Austin Convention Center. AGC provides critical insight into online games development with more than 100 speakers across 7 conference tracks: Design, Technical, Production, Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality, Audience Development, Audio and Business. Keynotes include: John Hanke, CEO and Founder, Niantic, Inc., developer of Pokémon GO and 35-year game industry vet Richard Hilleman, Director, PMT, Amazon Games. Plus, we’ll once again host the Intel Indie Dev Showcase. (submit your game). Early registration ends August 25th. http://AustinGameCon.com

  • QuakeCon 2017

    Gaylord Texan Convention Center

    QuakeCon is an annual celebration of games and the people who play them. Founded in 1996 by a group of friends on IRC, QuakeCon has grown to become one of the most distinguished festivals in gaming, welcoming thousands of gamers from around the globe to participate in the annual four-day event. QuakeCon features North America’s largest BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN Party, tournaments, exhibits, workshops, sneak peeks of Bethesda’s upcoming games, and more. QuakeCon is free and open to the public thanks to the support of id Software, Bethesda Softworks, the QuakeCon volunteer staff, and its event sponsors and exhibitors. www.quakecon.org

  • Let's Play Gaming Expo

    Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

    A large regional game expo with tournaments, free arcade, expo floor, sessions, etc. IGDA Dallas will have a booth there where folks can show off their indie projects (digital and tabletop). www.letsplaygamingexpo.com (http://letsplaygamingexpo.com)