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

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Upcoming Industry Events

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.

To keep up with conference news from March 2-6, be sure to read the news on gamasutra.com

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/

Midwest Youth Game Jam 2015

Date: March 21, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Youth Learning Center 4471 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63108
Description: The Youth Learning Center is hosting their annual Midwest Youth Game Jam again this year, and is looking for experienced mentors to help the student groups. The student participants will range in ages from 5th-12th grades, and will have all different levels of game design experience. The YLC are are looking for mentors with experience in Scratch, Unity, GameSalad, Pixel Press, or GameMaker to share their knowledge with the student participants.

To sign up as a mentor or participant, visit the event page on the YLC Website: http://ylc-stl.org/programs_Game_Jam.cfm

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/

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

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