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Earlier this year I had an eye opening experience at the UC Davis/Sac State game jam. This first time mom tried to live her former busy, dedicated life by bringing her six-week old baby to the event and quickly realized that, among other things, changing a diaper in a college bathroom with no changing station is not the best start to raising a little human. It was that day when I came to the conclusion that I will no longer be able to commit to the Sacramento Developer Collective like I have in years past where I served as the Vice Chair of IGDA Sacramento, the marketing/outreach coordinator and the co-organizer for the Sacramento Indie Arcade. For the time being, I am stepping away from an active leadership role to focus on my family.
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?”
The Sacramento Indie Arcade is proud to welcome Steve Whitney!
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?
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!
February is the month of love. Do you know what I love about winters in California? Being able to deliver this newsletter to you as I sit with my toes in the sand on a warm day along the coast. After an intense, Global Game Jam at UC Davis last weekend, the sun and surf are very much welcomed.
Now to the fun stuff!
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! ;-)
As we get closer to the end of the year, there is much to reflect on and be grateful for. Our area developers/studios have made great strides locally and at events across the country.
One of our very own chapter members, Garrett McPherson, contributed the audio work for this excellent student project! CHEERS TO GARRETT ON THIS!!!
Our guests are Frank Cifaldi, head of restoration at Digital Eclipse, and Rob Roberts, host of Orange Lounge Radio!
We are SUPER, SUPER excited to introduce a couple of awesome nerds to our Sacramento Chapter & Community: NINJA PANDAS
For our June show we welcome game development graduate student Caroline G., William Tan from Rocktastic Games (Davis, CA) and Jeremiah Ingham from Arclight Worlds (Sacramento, CA).
Good day, my fellow Nerds!!! :D
THIS. IS. IT!
Our upcoming IGDA Sacramento Indie Arcade event on 4/11/2015 is less than a week out!!!
"I believe games can be both deeply meaningful and wildly entertaining." Kellee Santiago
Did you know there are video game developers that develop games with their kids? Tonight on Sacramento Gamers Unite, we chat with West Sacramento native Steve Whitney about game development and family. In the second hour, we will be chatting with the co-founder of Adversary Games, Colleen Delzer to discuss what it's like to be a female game developer.
We will have special guests Jonathan Chang, Writer & Podcaster for ABC News, Popular Mechanics, & more! Plus, Jason Lepine, Founder & Editor of Nintendo Enthusiast online magazine to talk with us about the nature of the Indie Gaming industry & more!
Our special guests will be Nick Marinelli, Director of MAGFest (Music and Game Festival), plus John Cleveland of SacramentoMega Games!
Why is this an awesome thing? Because the developers were right here in Sacramento!