Success Achieved Through Community
Good day & Happy New Year, Fellow Nerds & Devs!
So, 2017 is here and HOLY SHENANIGANS, BATMAN, has 2017 started with a 1960s, comic-bubble styled “BAM”!
We have loads to share! Lets get right to it, shall we?
The 2017 Sacramento Indie Arcade website is now LIVE! Get fired up!!!
- 30+ Indie Developers (Board, Card, VR & Video Game)
- 6-8 Speakers & Panelists, including our Keynote speaker, Michelle Hill, from 2K Games
- 5-7 Video Game themed vendors
- Video Game themed musical performance
- Special giveaways & more surprises!
Tickets are on sale NOW at: www.indiearcade.org
If you’re a Game Developer interested in showcasing your game or game demo, please submit your information here: https://goo.gl/forms/Mrs8QsKEpzgcwFuw2
The deadline to submit for consideration is February 19th, 2017! Don’t wait
January 2017 Events
January 9th, 2017, Unity 3D Live Training Session – Localization Tools: This is a free, online session direct from Unity that will cover Localizing text into other languages for your game!
January 12th, 2017 - Free Small Business Tax Forum: A vital session on growing your newly established small business and how to have your ducks in a row come tax time!
January 12th, 2017 – Nevada County’s First VR Meetup: This is a newly fresh, lemon-scented Meetup ground ready to meet, greet & strategize how their Meetup group can become a successful & viable group for VR Devs & fans!
January 20th, 2017 - Global Game Jam 2017: You know it, you love it! The 2017 Global Game Jam is ready to rock your creative juices and elevate your inspiration to making something awesome in just 1 weekend! A number of very successful games have originated from previous Global Game Jams! Will yours be one of them?
This is a PAID event to help cover the venue that is kindly providing us a very large area to make this weekend a very memorable one!
Details on how to register & pay are here: https://www.meetup.com/gamedeveloper/events/235717407/
January 23rd, 2017 – From Concept to Paycheck, Success achieved through Community: On this night, we highlight an up & coming 2-person team that have created an awesome, physical product called tCubed, a re-imagining of the classic Tic-Tac-Toe!
We will interview the co-founders to gain insight on how the used community resources to bootstrap their way to success, including Hacker Lab, Angel Investors, our IGDA Sacramento Meetups & more! Please join us for this very informative Meetup!
Details here: https://www.meetup.com/gamedeveloper/events/236692106/
January 23rd, 2017 – Visual Effects with Particle Systems: This is another live, online session from Unity 3D that will teach you how to create visual effects using particle systems!
As always, our goal is to provide quality events that will help each of you thrive in your personal & professional development.
Although there is no cost to be a part of our Meetup group (EVER!), there are benefits for professionals and students to become members of IGDA. Read more here: https://www.igda.org/?page=benefits.
Did you know a portion of member dues are invested back to local chapters? Should you choose to become an official IGDA member, this will help us continue to host quality and diverse game development events.
As always, we want to know what YOU want to see in an upcoming IGDA Sacramento event! Let us know which past sessions you've liked, what you didn’t, what you want to learn and what events you’d like to see happen!
GAME ON, SACRAMENTO!
Gabriel G. - Founder & Chair
Briana A. – Vice Chair
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