The IGDA’s mission is to strengthen and bring together the international game development community while effecting change to benefit that community. To that end, we encourage game developers to share information for the common good and build personal relationships that transcend workplace and national boundaries. Our approach to community building is multi-faceted:
IGDA chapters connect game developers in local communities around the world. Through regularly scheduled meetings, chapters provide an opportunity for professional game developers to interact with peers (and others interested in game development) on a local level. If you don't see one in your area, or it seems sleepy, please email ryan at igda dot org for more info.
Special Interest Groups
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) connect IGDA members interested in a specific topic or discipline relevant to the art or business of making games. SIG members learn from each other, promote their specialties, identify upcoming challenges and endeavor to advance the state of the art and the industry.
Anyone in the game industry can contribute to the strength of the IGDA community. With each individual member who joins, every development studio in the IGDA Studio Affiliation program, and every company who lends support as an IGDA Partner, the IGDA community grows and becomes more valuable. We all benefit from the hard work and dedication of hundreds of IGDA volunteers – get involved to show your support.