|IGDA Affiliation Opportunities|
IGDA Affiliation Opportunities
While the IGDA exists to serve the needs of individual game development professionals, there are ways for companies and organizations to formally get involved and support our mission. The following programs are designed to facilitate a mutually-beneficial partnership between your organization and the IGDA, with benefits that include access to our global community of game developers.
The IGDA Studio Affiliate Program is a key method by which game development studios and publishers can directly support the mission of the IGDA and help us continue making a positive impact worldwide. By joining the program, a studio's employees gain an individual IGDA membership in our organization which instantly connects them with the global community of game developers and allows them full access to our range of benefits.
The IGDA Academic Affiliate Program allows educational institutions to grant a distinct advantage to their students by acquiring individual student memberships. Not only does this connect the student to a wide array of industry expertise, but makes them eligible for the IGDA Scholars program, as well as other professional development opportunities, such as our IGDA Mentor Cafés.
Association Affiliation (Coming Soon)
The IGDA Affiliate Association Program is a method by which existing, local game developer associations can align themselves with the mission of the IGDA and partner with us to continue making a positive impact worldwide. By joining the Affiliate Association Program, the local association continues their excellent work while also expressing an overt desire to connects their efforts with the global community of game developers.
The IGDA Partner Program is intended for companies that are not directly making games but are part of the larger game development ecosystem, most typically with products and/or services that support game development professionals. By joining the program, your company sponsors the IGDA while gaining the opportunity to reach thousands of IGDA members worldwide, as well as provide a key IGDA member benefit through your products/services. By signing up as an IGDA Partner, you are empowering the IGDA and are openly supporting the IGDA's mission to improve the game industry through the well-being and professional growth of individual game developers.
Beyond a formal affiliation, the IGDA is always seeking companies and organizations of any kind to support our many programs and efforts at events through corporate sponsorships. Such sponsorships are a key way that the IGDA is able to execute our activities on the ground, and deliver a great experience for game developers, students, and the industry at large. While most sponsorships are provided in the form of monetary grants related to specific event activities, we also welcome contributions of products, services, corporate swag items and other forms of sponsorship.
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