What we're about


Ben and Austin have stepped down as the organizers of this meetup group. With the support of local game designer Ara Shirinian (http://www.shirinian.net/) [E-Line Media (https://elinemedia.com/)], Theresa Devine (http://theresadevine.com/) [Associate Professor of Games @ ASU (https://newcollege.asu.edu/theresa-devine)] has stepped up to keep this community going.

We believe the game developer community in the greater Phoenix area is vibrant and growing and would like to continue to support and advocate for the game community in Arizona.

It is our vision that the game developer community in Phoenix could more completely integrate with the industry in California and are looking to help promote our local developers.

Our first endeavor is to get to know you all better. To that end, we would like to collect the urls of everyone's portfolio website so that we can alert the industry that we have talent in Arizona. If you are a game developer of any kind, please message your url to Theresa via Meetup Messenger so that she can collect and organize all of the talent in Arizona so that it can be showcased and presented to Game Industry Leaders.


We're creating a groundswell of people who want to be involved in helping create a robust game community in Arizona.

Game CoLab (http://www.gamecolab.org) is a video game incubator and community advocate. We act as an advocate for the game community and focus on educating: educating people about games, educating game makers about business, and educating local government and institutional partners on the potential of games as an economic driver.

By bringing game makers together, we help them have a voice and find more success in their creative endeavors!

Our mission is to unite and empower the game development community in AZ and beyond, and offer a space for art, play, creation, showcasing, launching, learning and changing the world through games!

Experiment. Create. CoLaborate.

This MeetUp group is primarily for mobilizing the community and announcing our events! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/gamecolab) and like our FB Page (http://www.facebook.com/GameCoLab)

Past events (129)

Southwest Video Game Showcase 2017

Phoenix Convention Center

Phoenix Global Game Jam 2017

University of Advancing Technology (UAT)

Game CoLab Happy Hour: October

Dave & Buster's

Founders Game Jam

University of Advancing Technology (UAT)

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