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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
Please meet the Sacramento Indie Arcade's next panelist, Brian Bullard.
Brian Bullard A.K.A Bullardo, is the CEO and founder at FoundryVR Studios, Co-Host of the Podvr Podcast and co-founder of The Sacramento Virtual Reality Meetup.
Alona is the Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Operation Innovate, Inc. DBA Code for Hood and CEO of The Go 2 Network, LLC an education technology consulting firm.
Jason Lott is the Attorney Advisor for Trademark Educational Outreach at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) in Alexandria, Virginia.
We are happy to introduce our next speaker, Joe McClure!
Please meet the Sacramento Indie Arcade's next panelist, Paul De Leon!
The Sacramento Indie Arcade is proud to welcome Steve Whitney!
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?
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!
Bree here and I'm excited to share with you an opportunity for our Sacramento area game developers to submit their games for a chance to compete internationally!
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!
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.
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.
IGDA Sacramento is proud to welcome Ian Pollock as one of our speakers for the 2016 Sacramento Indie Arcade Gaming Expo!