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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 announce our next speaker for the 2016 Sacramento Indie Arcade!
"Dodge angry crabs and outrun hungry birds!
Help baby sea turtles get away from predators—
and to the ocean as fast as you can!"
Tonight we welcome Wii U developer Christopher Arnold, President and Founder of Nami Tentou. In the second hour our guest will be Dustin Clingman whose credits include IGDA Chairman of the Board, Director of the Global Game Jam, and Director at the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment.
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!!!
It is our pleasure to feature a very cool Indie studio (plus, their NAME!) straight out of Davis: Fearless Little Toaster
We're PSYCHED to feature a new Indie Game released by one of Sacramento's own Indie Studio: Nexcra Software!
Have you been invited to participate in a game jam? These tools may be useful to your game development!