STL IGDA – International Game Developers Association of St. Louis, Missouri

Support, resources, and networking opportunities for professional game developers in St. Louis, Missouri

Upcoming Industry Events

SLSC's First Fridays - Local Dev Showcase

Date: February 6, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Saint Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, United States
Description: Come see what other St. Louis game devs are up to! The Saint Louis Science Center offers monthly booth space for local game developers to bring their creations and demo with the First Friday event crowds, allowing devs to both playtest and practice booth presence.

If you're interested in booth space, contact us so that we can put you in touch with the First Fridays event organizers.

More information here: http://www.slsc.org/first-fridays

MEETUP: Global Game Jam Demos, Lessons Learned, and Retrospective

Date: February 9, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Riot Games, 10th Floor (7777 Bonhomme, Clayton, MO 63105)
Description: Give an extended demo your Game Jam game, talk about how it went, and give your thoughts on how the event can be improved next year. If you love the event, or don't love it and want to see it improve, come to this event and let us know what we can do better!

If you couldn't make it to the Game Jam or couldn't stay for the demos this meetup is a good place to check out some of the games that were made.

Details & RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/St-Louis-Game-Developers/events/220086351/

Game Dev Drinkup

Date: February 12, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Orbit Pinball Lounge - 7401 Hazel Ave, St Louis, MO 63143
Description: Get together with other local game developers for some brew and chats! Always a good time, with pinball, skeeball, games, drinks, and raffles for swag.

http://www.gamedevdrinkup.com/

IGDASTL Presents: 6-PACK DEMO NIGHT

Date: February 18, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Earthbound Brewing, 2710 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118
Description: IGDA STL is proud to announce the all-new SIX PACK DEMO NIGHT, a quarterly curated event where polished, locally-produced games are showcased to the public.

APPLY TO DEMO YOUR GAME NOW:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FOBgBGBieQldExCxU1KdneGilpwvtcl3hWiBTxFDvxE/viewform?usp=send_form

Each event will be limited to six games, selected by the IGDA Board of Directors. The event will be held at Earthbound Brewing, a game-friendly nanobrewery owned by a local game developer.

DEMO SELECTION POLICY:

STL IGDA wants to see great local developers publishing great games. Accordingly, the selection committee will look for games that:
- Are relatively well-polished.
- Have a reasonable timeline for publication.
- Have not been demoed at a SIX PACK DEMO NIGHT before.
- Are compelling, interesting, fun, and/or unique.
- Represent the STL game dev community well to the general public.

We're thrilled to put together a showcase of amazing up-and-coming games from y'all, and we're looking forward to getting the public excited about game development in STL.

The next demo night is February 18, 2015. Submission deadline is February 10, 2015, Notification of selection will occur on or around February 11.

SLSC's First Fridays - Local Dev Showcase

Date: March 6, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Saint Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, United States
Description: Come see what other St. Louis game devs are up to! The Saint Louis Science Center offers monthly booth space for local game developers to bring their creations and demo with the First Friday event crowds, allowing devs to both playtest and practice booth presence.

If you're interested in booth space, contact us so that we can put you in touch with the First Fridays event organizers.

More information here: http://www.slsc.org/first-fridays

IGDA: GDC Wrap-Up Roundtable

Date: March 11, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Riot Games, 7777 Bonhomme Avenue, 10th Floor, Saint Louis, MO, United States
Description: Join IGDA STL for an evening of open discussion about this year's Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco. This is an event not only for those who attended the conference to discuss their experience, but also those who were unable to go but still want to garner some of the takeaways, ask questions of attendees, and also discuss news and announcements from the conference.

We will be encouraging discussion about the state of gaming, and the future of gaming, based on trends and news from this year's conference.

This event is organized and sponsored by IGDA STL.

Game Dev Drinkup

Date: March 12, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Orbit Pinball Lounge - 7401 Hazel Ave, St Louis, MO 63143
Description: Get together with other local game developers for some brew and chats! Always a good time, with pinball, skeeball, games, drinks, and raffles for swag.

http://www.gamedevdrinkup.com/

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