May Meeting and Announcements

It’s time for another IGDA update!  Our next meeting is happening May 28th starting at 7:00pm.


What is your game made of?

What makes a well designed game?  Are the most financially successful games out there really the best designed games?  Join a panel of speakers from the local Phoenix game development community for a discussion on what makes video games tick.

Presented by David Koontz and More!

The speakers this month will be a select panel of local Phoenix game developers head up by local developer Dave Koontz.  Joining David for the Panel will be local developers Tim Winsky (Adventure Time: Time Tangle), Steve Swink (Scale), and Trenton Kennedy (Boldly Games) The format will be an open discussion and the audience can freely join in as well.


Announcements is a new website looking to cover game developing and general gaming news from Arizona.  You can check it out at

Looking to hire a creative content developer for a fast-growing education technology company!

Picmonic is looking for someone who loves one or any of the following: creative writing, crafting stories and characters, teaching others, and just coming up with crazy, original, funny ideas in an instant. No hard requirements, but if you’ve studied creative writing or visual/fine arts of any kind, or if you’ve been a teacher in some capacity, this is a truly unique and amazing opportunity

The URL to the app is :

Game CoLab Incubator
The Game CoLab Incubator Program is a hands-on, action-based learning program helping game development company founders and teams with innovative and disruptive ideas turn concepts into market ready products.  Check out more details, and apply to the incubator here:

Want to make an announcement?
Email the details to  Please keep announcements related to the local game development community.  If you’d like to give your announcement at the meeting, please include a picture and a small amount of text for a powerpoint slide.  You’re welcome to give your announcement at the meeting yourself as long as it takes less than 3 minutes.

From Last Month…

ASU Call for Part Time Instructors
ASU is currently seeking part time professors for four courses for the Fall 2014 semester.  There are three positions for Game Maker courses available, and one position for a Unity 3d course.  If you’re interested, email your resume to Yoshihiro Kobayashi (

Grave Kickstarter
The local development team behind Grave was successful with their Kickstarter and raised over $30,000 to bring Grave to the world.

Hex Heroes Kickstarter
Somewhat local developers behind Hex Heroes were successful in their Kickstarter campaign to raise $80,000 for their new title Hex Heroes.

Adventure Time: Time Tangle
Local developers Tim Winsky and Winston Powell have announced their latest project Adventure Time: Time Tangle.  An official Adventure Time game coming out for iOS sometime in the next few months.