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: April 3, 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

Game Dev Drinkup

Date: April 9, 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/

Game Loading: Rise of the Indies Documentary Screening

Date: April 13, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Landmark Theatres, 6350 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States
Description: ***NOTE: WE MUST HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE REGISTERED THROUGH GATHR.US BY APRIL 3 TO CONFIRM THIS SCREENING!***

Reserve your ticket now: https://gathr.us/screening/11380

GameLoading: Rise of the Indies is a feature documentary exploring the world of indie game developers – their craft, their games, their dreams, and how they have forever changed the landscape of games culture.

The film demystifies what goes into making a game and explores where this art form has come from and where it may be going.

Please spread the word to help ensure that St. Louis gets a screening of this film!

See the trailer and read more at: http://www.gameloading.tv

Annual IGDA STL Elections Meeting and Townhall

Date: April 15, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: Local IGDA Members will gather to help shape the future of the IGDA STL Chapter. This year, the role of Vice-Chair is up for election. All members are requested to come, as your opinions, suggestions, and votes will shape the way our chapter and community improve to serve local game developers in the coming year.

7:00pm: IGDA STL Year in Review / Plans for the Coming Year

7:30pm: Elections

7:45pm: Open Forum/Townhall

8:30pm: Socializing/Networking

Doors will open 15 minutes prior to the event.

PLEASE NOTE: Non-members are encouraged to participate in the Townhall discussion, but can neither run for the board of directors, nor can they cast a vote in the election.

Twine Jam

Date: April 24, 2015
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Webster University, 470 East Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119, United States
Description: Mark your calendars for the second One-Hour Twine Jam! This year's event is part of Webster University's Kinematifest, an animation and interactive media festival hosted by the Webster University School of Communications

Bring your laptop and join us for an evening of interactive writing. Twine (downloadable at twinery.org) is an easy-to-use interactive storytelling platform, most commonly utilized for creating text-based adventure games. We'll begin the evening with a brief 30-minute workshop on how to use the Twine platform, then we'll announce the jam's theme so that individuals (and small teams, for those without computers) can spend the next hour weaving their text adventure game. At the end of the hour, we'll play through our stories on the big screen.

No coding skills are required to participate, just a laptop and an active imagination. This is a great opportunity to learn a new game development platform and flex your creative writing muscles.

Time and specific campus location are TBD.

SLSC's First Fridays - Local Dev Showcase

Date: May 1, 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

Game Dev Drinkup

Date: May 14, 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: May 20, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Earthbound Brewing, 2710 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118
Description: IGDA STL is proud to host the 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 STL 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 May 20, 2015. Submission deadline is May 12, 2015, Notification of selection will occur on or around May 13.

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