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The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is the largest non-profit membership organization in the world serving all individuals who create games.

As an international organization, the IGDA is a U.S.-based 501(c)6 non-profit professional association and a global network of collaborative projects and communities of individuals from all fields of game development - including programmers and producers, designers and artists, as well as writers, business people, QA team members, localization experts, and everyone else who participates in any way in the game development process. We bring together developers at key industry conferences, and in over 150 Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs), to improve their lives and their craft. Whether you're a student with a goal to become a game developer or a seasoned veteran, regardless if you're based in the U.S. or any country/region in the world, whether you're an indie developer or in a AAA studio, whether your primary platform is a PC, console, mobile device, VR/AR, or a tabletop - we welcome you home to the IGDA!


Mission: The IGDA  supports and empowers game developers around the world in achieving fulfilling and sustainable careers.

Our mission is carried out through:


  • Connecting worldwide game developers at all stages of their careers to peers with shared interests and goals through a global network of over 150 Chapters and Special Interest Groups

  • Advocating on issues that are important to the professional and personal success of game developers

  • Promoting public awareness and understanding of game development as a profession

  • Providing educational resources for students,  game developers, and game development studios that help solve game developmentā€™s most difficult challenges and encourage collaboration and understanding across disciplines

  • Leading research on the issues that matter most to game developers, including our Developer Satisfaction Survey and Salary Survey

  • Encouraging inclusivity, respect, and ethical behavior amongst the game development community

The IGDA relies entirely on the volunteer work provided by countless members. The IGDA empowers everyone with the means to positively affect their career and the industry. Please contact us if you would like to take advantage of, or dive into any of the above initiatives. View our membership benefits and see what the IGDA has to offer.

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