February 2013: Announcements!

Hey everyone!

Thanks again to those of you who made it to our IGDA meeting last night! We had a lot of great projects to show from our local developers. You can look forward to hearing more about these games in the future!

In the meantime, I wanted to provide a quick recap of yesterday’s announcements. There’s quite a few:


Dark Side of the Jam: A NASA Hosted Game Jam

Friday, March 8th – Sunday, March 10th
Starting approx. 6pm at University of Advancing Technology!


UAT has become an official location for the NASA jam! Much like the Global Game Jam that happened last month, this is an opportunity to team up with other developers and make a cool game in 48 hours. Come be part of a nationwide event to create games around aerospace exploration and technology! You can read more about it at the Dark Side of the Jam website.


Game Developer’s Conference 2013

March 25th – March 29th at Moscone Center in San Francisco

Just wanted to remind you guys that GDC is around the corner! You can find more information at the GDC site. Aside from just being a generally fun time, GDC is a great opportunity to meet and learn from other game developers. If you have the means, I would strongly encourage you to attend! And for those of you who are attending, make sure you’ve got your trip planned out!

And for those of you who are registered members of the IGDA, you can find a full-list of IGDA-sponsored tracks and events at http://www.igda.org/node/1042867. Check it out!


Ernest Adams at UAT!

Monday, April 1st at University of Advancing Technology


On the way back from GDC, we’ll be getting a visiting lecture from popular game designer and owner of The Designer’s Notebook, Ernest Adams! This talk is open to anybody, not just UAT students. Keep an eye out for more details!


Collins College Jam

Friday, May 3rd – Sunday, May 5th
Hosted at Collins College!

This one is still a little while away, but mark your calendars! Collins College will be hosting a game jam in the beginning of May, and it’s open to everyone. More details on that to come.


Finally, a few announcements from devs and studios around the area:

crystal catacombs

PJ and the crew at Super Fun Games are looking for alpha testers for their gorgeous upcoming game, Crystal Catacombs (read more about it on their Kickstarter Page). If you’re interested, drop PJ a line at pjvilsaint@superfunproductions.com.


Retora Games has an opening for a Web Developer. If you’re interested or know someone who is, contact Tyler at tylerthedesigner@gmail.com.


And finally, a big congratulations to local dev Mario Castañeda, artist on The Bridge, now released on Steam! In addition, congrats to Alex and Kyle at Abstrakt Games, whose 48-hour Indie Speed Run game Protein Pirates won the ISR grand prize! Nicely done, guys!


That’s all we have for now! As always, if you have any announcements you’d like to make, e-mail myself or Kyle (corey@igdaphx.org, kyle@igdaphx.org). Thanks again, and we’ll see you all soon!



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