What we're about

Make games. Make friends!

The Ann Arbor branch of the International Game Developers Association brings Michigan's game-dev community together for monthly lectures, exhibitions, tutorials, free food, and industry talks at SPARK East in Ypsilanti.

Resources

Sign Up For Community Show-And-Tell! (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1OlQOcKn0d0DOn9tjpHboIy0osxNmuJQm0m-8sXzIjiI/edit?usp=sharing)

Request a Carpool Ride to the Events! (https://goo.gl/forms/W7yLj3uaveJwsjnL2)

Join our Discord Server! (https://discord.gg/YjErRvh)

Like our Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/IGDA-Ann-Arbor-143150996287453/)

Follow us on Twitch! (https://www.twitch.tv/igda_annarbor)

We look forward to meeting you!

- The IGDA Ann Arbor Officers

Upcoming events (5+)

UMich + EMU Student Games Showcase

Bob and Betty Beyster Building

Experience 20+ new student-made video games at the EECS 494 + EMU Games Showcase! Interact with the developers, learn more about Michigan and EMU's game development programs, and vote for your favorite games! ==Experiences on Display== TURBO NEON Saloon Scuffle Gunai Rumble Sheila's Outback Adventure The Game of Sales The Apotheosis Lights Out! Escort Hero Beards ‘n Brass The Magic Hat Dance of the Damned I'm a chopstick! Elementus Ghostly Voyage Delve Xtraction Point Space Subterfuge Rubik's Cubot Jimbo's Lake Of Shattered Dreams DreamWillow Learn more about EECS 494 and the EMU SAG program at www.eecs494.com and https://www.emich.edu/cot/vbe/programs/sag/curriculum.php.

Connecting the Game Dev Community: IGDA Ann Arbor

==Community Show and Tell ~ SIGN UP : http://bit.ly/igda_showtell == Have a project you're working on? Looking for feedback, teammates, or advice? Don't be a stranger! Place your name on the the relevant spreadsheet (http://bit.ly/igda_showtell) and prepare your 5-minute demo / pitch! ==Guest Lecturer== Antonio Perez (Gamer Society - www.gamersociety.org) Bizdev, marketing, networking and revenue generation are key to transforming a hobby project into a sustainable, job-creating business. You've made a small game, but will it have impact? Fresh off a collaboration with Bungie and Activision, Antonio Perez brings years of successful bizdev experience to bear in his quest to magnify people and the cool things that they make. Refreshments will be provided. == Livestream == https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClmLTOZQy6Z8IEL_VFV6oaw/live == Facebook == https://www.facebook.com/IGDA-Ann-Arbor-143150996287453/ == Discord == https://discord.gg/YjErRvh == Twitter == https://twitter.com/IGDA2_Official == News == - Hold Gaming, a game studio in Toledo Ohio, is seeking a Front-End Web Developer (https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=front+end+mobileweb+developer&jk=5a377a286d6bca48&_ga=2.63510764.2131876325.1546878397-718191366.1546702283). - Lisa Hammarlund is in need of an Unreal Engine developer for a 4-week project. Make contact at [masked]. - IGDA2 Founder Larry Kuperman had a discussion on Indie Game Business and new distribution platforms on Twitch. Check out the talk here https://www.twitch.tv/videos/298151905. - IGDA A2 Member Matthew Toschlog's new project, Overload, has been released on Steam! Give it a gander here! https://store.steampowered.com/app/448850/Overload/ - 100+ GameDev Openings are available at www.494jobs.com. Give it a gander for recent jobs openings, and internships. - Gaudium, a mobile game developer in Downtown Ann Arbor, is seeking a Unity Developer (https://www.dropbox.com/s/muhcj20scrktpn1/Gaudium_UnityDev.pdf?dl=0), an illustrator (https://www.dropbox.com/s/l3dqgd43vuos8z8/Gaudium_Illustrator.pdf?dl=0), a graphic designer (https://www.dropbox.com/s/sqvijanu0qum06h/Gaudium_GraphicDesigner.pdf?dl=0), and a social media marketer (https://www.dropbox.com/s/vl3fxwsxed2v05e/Gaudium_SocialMediaMarketer.pdf?dl=0). - Spellbound, a local augmented-reality startup, is seeking engineers! Find out more here! (http://spellboundar.com/careers) - BrideVue, a local wedding / event planning startup, is seeking experienced Unity engineers. Find out more here! (https://www.meetup.com/a2-game-designers/messages/boards/thread/50739433) - Gwydion, a local virtual-reality startup in downtown Ann Arbor, is seeking part-time Unity Engineers. Learn more here! (http://bit.ly/2wRqrNV) - Virtual Repetitions, a virtual-reality basketball-coaching startup in downtown Ann Arbor, is seeking full-time Unity Engineers [masked]k compensation annually). Learn more about the company here. (https://www.vreps.us/) To apply, send your resume to [masked]. - Dreaming Door Games, a local game developer, is seeking Unity engineers for the development of their new game, Golden Treasure.Inquire with [masked]. - Explore Interactive, an AR company based in West Lafayette Indiana, has job openings for Unity Engineers. Learn more at explorearplay.com. Apply by emailing [masked].

Connecting the Game Dev Community: IGDA Ann Arbor

==Community Show and Tell ~ SIGN UP : http://bit.ly/igda_showtell == Have a project you're working on? Looking for feedback, teammates, or advice? Don't be a stranger! Place your name on the the relevant spreadsheet (http://bit.ly/igda_showtell) and prepare your 5-minute demo / pitch! ==Guest Lecturer== Refreshments will be provided. == Livestream == https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClmLTOZQy6Z8IEL_VFV6oaw/live == Facebook == https://www.facebook.com/IGDA-Ann-Arbor-143150996287453/ == Discord == https://discord.gg/YjErRvh == Twitter == https://twitter.com/IGDA2_Official == News == - Hold Gaming, a game studio in Toledo Ohio, is seeking a Front-End Web Developer (https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=front+end+mobileweb+developer&jk=5a377a286d6bca48&_ga=2.63510764.2131876325.1546878397-718191366.1546702283). - Lisa Hammarlund is in need of an Unreal Engine developer for a 4-week project. Make contact at [masked]. - IGDA2 Founder Larry Kuperman had a discussion on Indie Game Business and new distribution platforms on Twitch. Check out the talk here https://www.twitch.tv/videos/298151905. - IGDA A2 Member Matthew Toschlog's new project, Overload, has been released on Steam! Give it a gander here! https://store.steampowered.com/app/448850/Overload/ - 100+ GameDev Openings are available at www.494jobs.com. Give it a gander for recent jobs openings, and internships. - Gaudium, a mobile game developer in Downtown Ann Arbor, is seeking a Unity Developer (https://www.dropbox.com/s/muhcj20scrktpn1/Gaudium_UnityDev.pdf?dl=0), an illustrator (https://www.dropbox.com/s/l3dqgd43vuos8z8/Gaudium_Illustrator.pdf?dl=0), a graphic designer (https://www.dropbox.com/s/sqvijanu0qum06h/Gaudium_GraphicDesigner.pdf?dl=0), and a social media marketer (https://www.dropbox.com/s/vl3fxwsxed2v05e/Gaudium_SocialMediaMarketer.pdf?dl=0). - Spellbound, a local augmented-reality startup, is seeking engineers! Find out more here! (http://spellboundar.com/careers) - BrideVue, a local wedding / event planning startup, is seeking experienced Unity engineers. Find out more here! (https://www.meetup.com/a2-game-designers/messages/boards/thread/50739433) - Gwydion, a local virtual-reality startup in downtown Ann Arbor, is seeking part-time Unity Engineers. Learn more here! (http://bit.ly/2wRqrNV) - Virtual Repetitions, a virtual-reality basketball-coaching startup in downtown Ann Arbor, is seeking full-time Unity Engineers [masked]k compensation annually). Learn more about the company here. (https://www.vreps.us/) To apply, send your resume to [masked]. - Dreaming Door Games, a local game developer, is seeking Unity engineers for the development of their new game, Golden Treasure.Inquire with [masked]. - Explore Interactive, an AR company based in West Lafayette Indiana, has job openings for Unity Engineers. Learn more at explorearplay.com. Apply by emailing [masked].

Connecting the Game Dev Community: IGDA Ann Arbor

==Community Show and Tell ~ SIGN UP : http://bit.ly/igda_showtell == Have a project you're working on? Looking for feedback, teammates, or advice? Don't be a stranger! Place your name on the the relevant spreadsheet (http://bit.ly/igda_showtell) and prepare your 5-minute demo / pitch! ==Guest Lecturer== Refreshments will be provided. == Livestream == https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClmLTOZQy6Z8IEL_VFV6oaw/live == Facebook == https://www.facebook.com/IGDA-Ann-Arbor-143150996287453/ == Discord == https://discord.gg/YjErRvh == Twitter == https://twitter.com/IGDA2_Official == News == - Hold Gaming, a game studio in Toledo Ohio, is seeking a Front-End Web Developer (https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=front+end+mobileweb+developer&jk=5a377a286d6bca48&_ga=2.63510764.2131876325.1546878397-718191366.1546702283). - Lisa Hammarlund is in need of an Unreal Engine developer for a 4-week project. Make contact at [masked]. - IGDA2 Founder Larry Kuperman had a discussion on Indie Game Business and new distribution platforms on Twitch. Check out the talk here https://www.twitch.tv/videos/298151905. - IGDA A2 Member Matthew Toschlog's new project, Overload, has been released on Steam! Give it a gander here! https://store.steampowered.com/app/448850/Overload/ - 100+ GameDev Openings are available at www.494jobs.com. Give it a gander for recent jobs openings, and internships. - Gaudium, a mobile game developer in Downtown Ann Arbor, is seeking a Unity Developer (https://www.dropbox.com/s/muhcj20scrktpn1/Gaudium_UnityDev.pdf?dl=0), an illustrator (https://www.dropbox.com/s/l3dqgd43vuos8z8/Gaudium_Illustrator.pdf?dl=0), a graphic designer (https://www.dropbox.com/s/sqvijanu0qum06h/Gaudium_GraphicDesigner.pdf?dl=0), and a social media marketer (https://www.dropbox.com/s/vl3fxwsxed2v05e/Gaudium_SocialMediaMarketer.pdf?dl=0). - Spellbound, a local augmented-reality startup, is seeking engineers! Find out more here! (http://spellboundar.com/careers) - BrideVue, a local wedding / event planning startup, is seeking experienced Unity engineers. Find out more here! (https://www.meetup.com/a2-game-designers/messages/boards/thread/50739433) - Gwydion, a local virtual-reality startup in downtown Ann Arbor, is seeking part-time Unity Engineers. Learn more here! (http://bit.ly/2wRqrNV) - Virtual Repetitions, a virtual-reality basketball-coaching startup in downtown Ann Arbor, is seeking full-time Unity Engineers [masked]k compensation annually). Learn more about the company here. (https://www.vreps.us/) To apply, send your resume to [masked]. - Dreaming Door Games, a local game developer, is seeking Unity engineers for the development of their new game, Golden Treasure.Inquire with [masked]. - Explore Interactive, an AR company based in West Lafayette Indiana, has job openings for Unity Engineers. Learn more at explorearplay.com. Apply by emailing [masked].

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