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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.
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!
The Sacramento Indie Arcade is this Saturday, April 8th. Online ticket sales end Monday, April 3rd. Buy your tickets before the event and skip the line! www.sacindiearcade.eventbrite.com
Jason Lott is the Attorney Advisor for Trademark Educational Outreach at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) in Alexandria, Virginia.
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?
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!
We may not yet be where we want to be. But, I’m elated that we are where we currently are!
Let us continue creating these moments, within our vibrant nerd community, with these upcoming events for September 2016
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!
I share this with you because although our community is small, your consistent efforts and drive are beginning to show elsewhere. Do not be discouraged. We are growing together and are committed to helping create sustainable businesses here in Sacramento.
Michelle Hill is a former IGDA Scholar specializing in character animation and rigging. She contributed to numerous projects ranging from mobile games, animated shorts, indie game development to AAA titles.
We are happy to announce our next speaker for the 2016 Sacramento Indie Arcade!
We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker for the 2016 Sacramento Indie Arcade Gaming Expo!
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!
TableStar Games is a Sacramento based studio who specializes in creating board games and apps.