September Meeting Details

Heads up! It’s time for another IGDA Phoenix meeting. Join us on Wednesday, September 25th, at the University of Advancing Technology for another get together of Arizona game developers!


Immersion is the Experience: UX, UI, and U!

Our featured speaker this month is Zachary Snader!

zachZachary Snader is a designer for Retora Game Studios and a director for Future Is Games. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design from the University of Advancing Technology and has studied Interactive Media and Digital Culture at Arizona State University.

Zach has always been interested in how people interact with technology and the arts and has applied that to his work in games. This winter, he will be continuing his studies at Hochschule für Gestaltung, one of Europe’s premier design schools.

Zach will be discussing the evolution of user experience and user interface and how they are applied to game development concepts. The talk will address topics like considering heuristics through design, the difference between mobile and non-mobile interfacing, relationships between input and output, and more!

Free pizza will be available to all meeting attendees thanks to UAT and generous IGDA Members. If you’d like to contribute to the pizza fund, please consider buying a Pizza Sponsor RSVP, or make a cash donation at the meeting.


September Announcements

Phoenix Indies at PAX
The Indie Mega Booth at PAX Prime 2013 had a strong showing of Phoenix indie developers with Aztez, Scale, and Gravity Ghost all on display. The three titles made waves in the press during the show which had an estimated 70,000+ attendees this year.

Gravity Ghost Pre-Orders
Gravity Ghost from local developer Erin Robinson is now available for pre-order on the Gravity Ghost website. The pre-order discount doesn’t last long, so make sure to spread the word and snag your copy soon.

Arizona Indie Showcase
Arizona indie developers are taking the Phoenix Art Museum over with games from over 20 developers for the Arizona Indie Game Showcase. It’s going down on September 21st all day at the Museum until 5pm. Admission into the museum is still $15 for all attendees.

Noob Jam at UAT
UAT is throwing their annual Noob Jam on September 27th. If you are a veteran game developer, show up to jam with a noob to show them the ropes — and if you’re a noob, show up and let a veteran show you how it’s done! The fun begins at 5pm at the UAT campus.

Want an announcement here?
Please email with the details of your announcement. If you’d like to give an announcement at the meeting. Please prepare information and a photo for the power point slide, and keep your announcement as brief as possible (under 3 minutes.)