What we're about

Whether you're an experienced game developer or just interested in making games, Seattle Indies has a place for you. We feature regular meet-ups that enable people to make games, share feedback, network, and discuss the latest news in the industry. Join us and start the journey to making your next game!

Discord: https://discord.gg/join-seattle-indies

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SeattleIndies (http://facebook.com/SeattleIndies)

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SeattleIndies

http://www.seattleindies.org

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Seattle Indies strives to be an inclusive and welcoming community for everyone. By attending our events, you are agreeing to follow our code of conduct ( https://www.seattleindies.org/code-of-conduct/ ).

Upcoming events (4+)

Global Game Jam 2023 - Kick off at Pacific Science Center

Pacific Science Center

Global Game Jam returns to Seattle on Friday, February 3rd.
We will Kick off the event Pacific Science Center we'll be hosting a mixer for discussing the theme, pitching our ideas, and forming our teams oh.. and also PIZZA !

To join the event, join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/join-seattle-indies
**IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: Reminder that Saturday and Sunday will be at AIE (**Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE))

This is our biggest annual game jam. Devs across the globe will have 48 hours to make a game!!

If you are interested in our Global Game Jam, be sure to signup on globalgamejam.org! We usually hit our maximum capacity far too quickly: https://globalgamejam.org/2023/jam-sites/global-game-jam-2023-seattle-site

FAQ:

Q: When does the jam begin?
A: Friday, February 3rd

Q: Where will Kick off be held?
A: Pacific Science Center, Building 3 from 5-9pm! There will be PIZZA!

Q: Where will the the game jam be held?
A: Since this is a HYBRID event it will be at Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) in downtown Seattle as well as online in the discord: https://discord.gg/join-seattle-indies

Q: When does the jam end?
A: Sunday, February 5th

Q: How will the jam end?
A: Sunday, February 5th we'll be streaming all y'all's games over on Twitch and Discord!! You can read more about the finale on our game jam page: https://globalgamejam.org/2022/jam-sites/seattle-indies

Q: Will we have an in-person event for the game jam?
A: YES, This event is HYBRID, Saturday and Sunday we will be jamming at AIE and we will also have a channel in discord solely for Global Game Jam 2023.
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Seattle Indies strives to be an inclusive and welcoming community for everyone. By attending our events, you are agreeing to follow our code of conduct (https://www.seattleindies.org/code-of-conduct/).

ISG Coworking (Global Game Jam extended hours)

Academy of Interactive Entertainment

We have extended this event for the weekend of global game jam to give people a location to work on their games in person.
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Curious how to start learning something? Want to chat with someone of another discipline? Need a place to work on a project and share it with others? ISG is a social, game development focused work group that encourages people of all skill levels and disciplines to come together and collaborate for the benefit of all.
This is a great place to begin your game development journey and learn from fellow game creators as they work on their projects.
To attend, you must be fully vaccinated (second shot received by October 5th). Note that you will need to bring proof of vaccination (a photo on your phone is okay) and identification.
Bring your laptop and any software you will need to work on your game/art/music.
How it Works:
• Show up, introduce yourself, let everyone know what you hope to accomplish
• Ask for help with anything, get to know others, share your projects, or enjoy the company of others as you work!
• Share your highs and lows, high fives all around
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How to find us:
It can be kind of hard to find us! We are on the 4th floor of the Armory building. Follow the signs to the restrooms, and nearby you'll find the stairs and the elevator. Take one of those to the fourth floor and look for the Seattle Indies banner.
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Accessibility information:
There is paid street parking all around the neighborhood. There are paid parking garages at 516 Harrison St, 650 3rd Ave N, and at the corner of 5th Ave N and Harrison St. The Seattle Center has nearby bus stops serviced by the 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 24, 32, 33, D Line, and the monorail. The venue is listed as wheelchair accessible. The Seattle Center has additional accessibility information available on their website here: http://www.seattlecenter.com/about/accessibility.aspx
If you are coming by Light Rail it is best to get off at Westlake Station and then ride the Monorail over to the Seattle Center which drops you off right at the Armory.
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Seattle Indies strives to be an inclusive and welcoming community for everyone. By attending our events, you are agreeing to follow our code of conduct (https://www.seattleindies.org/code-of-conduct/).

Coffee Break

Online event

Once a week, take a Coffee Break, and chat with your local game devs!

Meet new folks. Talk about games. Share your work. Ask for help / feedback. Commiserate over problems. Collaborate on solutions. Give high-fives.

We're a weekly social work group for game devs of all levels and disciplines. Join us on Discord every Saturday from 1pm to 7pm! Drop by anytime; folks usually drop in and out throughout the day.

How to join the call:

  1. Join the Discord: discord.gg/join-seattle-indies
  2. Join the "Coffee Break" voice channel (just click on it)
  3. Folks will probably be talking over each other when you first join.
  4. Feel free to lurk, or just shout your own thoughts!
  5. Feel free to (optionally) screenshare.
  6. There is also a ☕-coffee-break text channel to hop in and chat, share memes and inks and screenshots of your work.

Heads-up: We've found that Discord's desktop app works better than Discord's web app, so we recommend downloading that over using the web application.

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FAQ

Q: I want to lurk. Can I lurk?
A: We will probably @ you in text chat, but you aren't obliged or expected to talk in voice chat unless you want to.

Q: There are too many folks in this voice call!
A: "Click to Create Channel" lets you make a new voice channel if any one voice channel gets too big.

Q: Where can I post links?
A: Feel free to also use the coffee break text channel!

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Seattle Indies is an inclusive and welcoming community for everyone. By attending our events, you are agreeing to follow our code of conduct (https://www.seattleindies.org/code-of-conduct)

ISG Coworking (Global Game Jam extended hours)

Academy of Interactive Entertainment

We have extended this event for the weekend of global game jam to give people a location to work on their games in person.
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Curious how to start learning something? Want to chat with someone of another discipline? Need a place to work on a project and share it with others? ISG is a social, game development focused work group that encourages people of all skill levels and disciplines to come together and collaborate for the benefit of all.
This is a great place to begin your game development journey and learn from fellow game creators as they work on their projects.
To attend, you must be fully vaccinated (second shot received by October 5th). Note that you will need to bring proof of vaccination (a photo on your phone is okay) and identification.
Bring your laptop and any software you will need to work on your game/art/music.
How it Works:
• Show up, introduce yourself, let everyone know what you hope to accomplish
• Ask for help with anything, get to know others, share your projects, or enjoy the company of others as you work!
• Share your highs and lows, high fives all around
***
How to find us:
It can be kind of hard to find us! We are on the 4th floor of the Armory building. Follow the signs to the restrooms, and nearby you'll find the stairs and the elevator. Take one of those to the fourth floor and look for the Seattle Indies banner.
***
Accessibility information:
There is paid street parking all around the neighborhood. There are paid parking garages at 516 Harrison St, 650 3rd Ave N, and at the corner of 5th Ave N and Harrison St. The Seattle Center has nearby bus stops serviced by the 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 24, 32, 33, D Line, and the monorail. The venue is listed as wheelchair accessible. The Seattle Center has additional accessibility information available on their website here: http://www.seattlecenter.com/about/accessibility.aspx
If you are coming by Light Rail it is best to get off at Westlake Station and then ride the Monorail over to the Seattle Center which drops you off right at the Armory.
***
Seattle Indies strives to be an inclusive and welcoming community for everyone. By attending our events, you are agreeing to follow our code of conduct (https://www.seattleindies.org/code-of-conduct/).

Past events (1,127)

Coffee Break

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