August Meeting

Join us on the last day of August for ample game development goodness. We will get started Wednesday August 31, 2016 at Brickyard Artisan Court in Tempe beginning at 7:00PM. This month the meeting is being held in room BYAC 110.

A Series of Mini-talks

New format for tonight! Also known as a 20×20 Talk, A Pecha Kucha is a streamlined presentation designed to cover a topic in twenty slides, with twenty seconds per slide. We’ll have several speakers covering a wide variety of topics from business, game design, personal growth, and more!

Speakers and their topics include:
Alan Gershenfeld – Making Money, Making Impact. Commercial Games that can Change the World
Trenton Greyoak – ART-iculate: How to Talk to Your Artists
Ara ShirinianHow I Learned To Overcome My Biggest Problems
Chris Zukowski – Email Marketing and Why it is the Greatest Thing You Are Not Doing
And more!


IGDA PHX is a completely free event! It requires no membership or RSVP. Our goal is to help build up and connect local developers within the Phoenix area. Come on by and you’re guaranteed to meet some interesting individuals.


Founder’s Game Jam
UAT’s next Game Jam is a big one! It takes place the weekend of September 23rd. More info here.

AZ Developer Directory
The Game CoLab has started a full list of Arizona’s game developers. Check it out to see what’s happening in the Phoenix area and beyond. If you know anyone that should be on the list please contact Ben Reichert ( to add them.

Arizona Women in Games International
Women in Games International now has an Arizona chapter. Check out their official Facebook page for information on their upcoming events and meet ups.

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.

Location and Parking


The presentation will be located in classroom 110 in the Brickyard Artisan Court building at ASU. The entrance is located at the fountains right next to Ike’s Place on Mill. After the presentation we’ll be heading upstairs to Endgame for food, drinks, and hanging out!


There are several parking lots near the Brickyard at ASU that cost $2.00 an hour. There are also some ASU lots that no longer require permits starting at 7:00pm. Here is a map of the ASU lots. According to their website, Lot 3, 55, 58, 59, and 59E don’t require a permit after 7:00pm.

Most of the metered parking spots not directly on Mill Avenue are free after 6:00pm. Be sure to double check! Here is a map of Mill Avenue parking with highlighted sections of free parking after 6:00pm.

The 5th and Farmer lot does not require a parking permit after 6:00pm. Also The City Hall Garage is free when entering after 6:00pm. Yes, the City Hall Garage is FREE if you enter after 6:00pm and there’s no special event happening.

Please double check when parking anywhere to confirm that these details are correct. Also be aware if there happens to be a special event taking place during the night of our meeting some of these free parking spots may actually be charging event fees.