IGDATC provides continuing education and career development for a growing, inclusive community of designers, artists, programmers — everyone involved in any part of the development of video and tabletop games in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area (and surrounding regions).
Industry and community presentations! Postmortems, live demos, and talks on game design, art, marketing, audio, community, social issues, and more, given by developers from the Twin Cities and all over the world.
Live testing of in-development games! From less than a week into development to fully polished betas. Plus: lively conversations with the developers! Viewers can join in and play the games live on stream!
Virtual reality, alternative hardware, and interactive art! Enthusiasts, developers, and tinkerers working with all variety human-computer interaction. MN VR+HCI takes place simultaneously in AltspaceVR!
The International Game Developers Association is the world’s largest nonprofit organization serving all individuals who create games.
If you're a professional or hobbyist involved in any part of game development, and live in the state of Minnesota (or a neighboring midwest state), IGDATC is your IGDA chapter!
Official IGDA membership is not required to participate in IGDATC events and programs, but membership dues support your local chapter. The more IGDA members in our community, the more we can do for the community, including scholarships, workshops, diversity outreach, and more.
Read more about the benefits of membership at igda.org.
IGDATC is a community-run organization led by a volunteer board. We hold board meetings once a month over Discord voice chat. Board meetings are not public, but if you'd like to propose an idea or discuss a community issue with the board at one of our meetings, let us know!
Board members are elected by the community. Read about that process on our Governance page.
Past board members are listed on the History page.
The Twin Cities Gamedev Discord server is the fastest way to get involved in the community. It's where presenters connect during, and the community gathers after, remote and hybrid IGDATC events.
The MSPGameDev Slack server is the longtime "work hub" for the Twin Cities game development community. If you're working on a team project, you can create your own channels and connect with teammates.