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I began writing these features to shine a light on the lesser known side of creative arts taking place in Sacramento. According to the Entertainment Software Association, of the 77 college programs and 889 companies that operate in California, approximately 32 of those have made Sacramento their headquarters. I am by no means a professional writer. I’m just someone who wants to help see our community succeed. As the person who has been heading up the social media marketing and outreach efforts for the Sacramento game development community over the last four years, I felt it was time to start telling the stories of the people behind the studios. Up until this year all of my posts have been promoting our meetups and the big events. But we are more than that and would be nothing without the little consistent tasks that take place day after day, week after week, and month after month.
Over the last 4 years I have spent most of my free time organizing events for the greater Sacramento game developer community. At one point we were averaging at least three to four events per month. This left me very little time to actually play games created by our developers. Now that I have stepped down from those responsibilities I have more time to devote to playing games!
In 2013 I was in Scotland when I was first told about the concept for Crumple. Gabriel and I had been exchanging emails back and forth about various topics. At this time he had a few other games in the early planning stages but this one he seemed to be the most excited about. When people hear about the game for the first time, their typical response is one of shock. But not the kind of shock you experience when there is a POP emergency or some government mishap. This kind of shock falls more along the lines of “you’re making a game about an envelope?”
We are happy to introduce our next speaker, Joe McClure!
We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker, Michelle Hill, for the 2017 Sacramento Indie Arcade!
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?
We are all trying to be better in our craft. To be better at making our excellent game ideas come to life. This kind of community effort is the only way we can help better each other & become even stronger than we already are in Sacramento.
We can. We will. We already are...
Despite it being Fall, our community continues to rise towards milestones & achievements that bring this nerd into joyful tears. True story!
This latest newsletter will not just be that. It will be testament to where we’re going & why it’s more important than ever that we all support our local Sacramento Developers in any capacity we realistically can!
The Ninja Pandas are an ed tech video game company geared towards teaching others how to make games. They are hosting a contest to find new artists to work with in the Sacramento/Stockton and surrounding areas.
"We begin Progressive Game Jam 3.1 with a whole new onslaught of inspiration from new faces & veteran game jammers ready to learn, ready to shine within our Sacramento community! I couldn't be more proud of the drive I continue to witness from within us all."
I hope everyone is enjoying their 4th of July holiday weekend! Before we share our monthly events with you, we have a special announcement. To ensure that all facets of game development are well represented Gabriel and I have expanded our organizer team to include table top gaming, next level business development resources, as well as a club to represent Sacramento area college students!
2016, so far, has been one of the most emotionally intense & memorable years since its establishment in April 2013.
New freelance opportunities, start-up game studios, friendships, imaginations and, most importantly, new games are coming to life within our Chapter and beyond!
IGDA Sacramento is proud to welcome Clare and Jateen Bhakta of Ninja Pandas to round out our speaker series for the 2016 Sacramento Indie Arcade Gaming Expo!
The VideoGame BANG! podcast, based in Sacramento, CA, was started by friends Cory Vincent and Aaron Carter in 2013 as two guys hanging out talking video games. Since then they have added a few other friends and have joined the crew at Nerd Reactor.
We are happy to announce our next speaker for the 2016 Sacramento Indie Arcade!
Happy New Year to you all! I hope it was a great holiday and you all made some great memories...and maybe even some games too! ;-)
TableStar Games is a Sacramento based studio who specializes in creating board games and apps.