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Do you make video games? Are you a developer, graphic artist, student or entrepreneur working in or looking to enter the video game industry? Then join us at our monthly meetings and network with your fellow developers.

Join our community on Discord: https://discord.gg/igdalasvegas

If you can't attend a meeting or want to review a presentation, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/channel/UCRlCrY-JCUBnj8hMfGKRaAg

Meetings are held every month at the Innevation Switch Center at 6795 S Edmond Street, 3rd Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89118.

Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. Free pizza and drinks will be served.

The International Game Developers' Association (IGDA) is the largest professional organization of game developers in the world. The IGDA offers a variety of programs and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) (https://www.igda.org/page/sigs) related to all aspects of professional game development. The IGDA was even the original creator of the Global Game Jam (https://globalgamejam.org/)! Membership in the IGDA is NOT required for any IGDA Las Vegas (IGDA LV) events, though it is recommended. There are a variety of benefits to being an IGDA member (https://www.igda.org/page/benefits), such as discounted cost on professional game engines and industry events, beyond the global professional network itself. Join today (https://www.igda.org/general/register_member_type.asp?)!

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IGDA Las Vegas page for formal members of the IGDA: http://igda.org/lasvegas

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Upcoming events (5+)

IGDA Las Vegas May 2019 Meetup feat. Kate Edwards

Innevation Center

Our speaker for the May chapter meeting will be former IGDA Executive Director Kate Edwards from Geogrify. Join the IGDA Las Vegas Discord community: https://discord.gg/igdalasvegas Immediately after the meeting concludes at 8pm, there will be an informal optional after-meeting at the nearby Pizza Rev: https://goo.gl/maps/faLshrJi7Gz Kate Edwards is the CEO and principal consultant of Geogrify, a consultancy which pioneered content culturalization, a Board Member of Take This, and is the former Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) from 2012 to 2017. In addition to being an outspoken, award-winning advocate who serves in several advisory/board roles, she is a geographer, writer, and corporate strategist. Following 13 years at Microsoft, she has consulted on many game and non-game projects for BioWare, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and many other companies. Fortune magazine named her as one of the "10 most powerful women" in the game industry in 2013 and in 2014 was named by GamesIndustry.biz as one of their six People of the Year. In 2018, she was honored with Reboot Develop’s annual Hero Award and also presented with IndieCade’s annual Game Changer Award. She was also profiled in the December 2018 publication Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play. Each session will feature speakers with industry backgrounds and attendees will have the opportunity to network. Admission is free and all are welcome.

IGDA Las Vegas June 2019 Meetup feat. Scary Robot

Innevation Center

Our speaker for the June chapter meeting will be Dustin Adair from Scary Robot. Join the IGDA Las Vegas Discord community: https://discord.gg/igdalasvegas Immediately after the meeting concludes at 8pm, there will be an informal optional after-meeting at the nearby Pizza Rev: https://goo.gl/maps/faLshrJi7Gz Dustin Adair is an IGDA of Las Vegas board member, a veteran Hollywood animator, and an independent game developer. He's been animating high-profile characters such as Terminators and Cylons for TV and film for over 20 years, and he's been developing independent mobile games with his company Scary Robot for the last 10 years, since the beginnings of the mobile games market. He recently launched the cross-platform PvP mobile game Volley Village. His presentation will be "Mobile Games are Different Now". Each session will feature speakers with industry backgrounds and attendees will have the opportunity to network. Admission is free and all are welcome.

IGDA Las Vegas Game Dev Meetup

Innevation Center

The speaker for this event is currently unannounced. Join the IGDA Las Vegas Discord community: https://discord.gg/igdalasvegas Immediately after the meeting concludes at 8pm, there will be an informal optional after-meeting at the nearby Pizza Rev: https://goo.gl/maps/faLshrJi7Gz The speaker for this event is currently unannounced. Each session will feature speakers with industry backgrounds and attendees will have the opportunity to network. Admission is free and all are welcome.

IGDA Las Vegas Game Dev Meetup

Innevation Center

The speaker for this event is currently unannounced. Join the IGDA Las Vegas Discord community: https://discord.gg/igdalasvegas Immediately after the meeting concludes at 8pm, there will be an informal optional after-meeting at the nearby Pizza Rev: https://goo.gl/maps/faLshrJi7Gz The speaker for this event is currently unannounced. Each session will feature speakers with industry backgrounds and attendees will have the opportunity to network. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Past events (11)

IGDA Las Vegas April 2019 Meetup feat. Discord

Innevation Center

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