International Game
Developers Association,
Twin Cities

Learn, connect, achieve.

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).

Events

IGDATC holds public events live on YouTube, usually on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of every month.

Register on Eventbrite

2nd Wednesday:
Gamedev Meeting

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.

3rd Wednesday:
Twin Cities Playtest

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!

4th Wednesday:
MN VR+HCI

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!



Schedule

(All events remain remote-only due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.)

Want to speak at one of our events?
Know someone we should invite?

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It's Your IGDA Chapter!

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.

A colorful graphic depicting the borders of Minnesota and its surrounding states, with the IGDATC icon marking Minneapolis/St. Paul. The composition is decorated with a pair of video game controllers, two tabletop pawns, and a 20-sided die.

Your Volunteer Board

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!

We can’t do it alone!

  • Interested in volunteering to help run one of our events or programs?
  • Want to create a new event or program?
  • Have ideas to help IGDATC grow/improve?
  • Interested in serving on the board?

Contact us!

Board members are elected by the community. Read about that process on our Governance page.

Past board members are listed on the History page.

Beth Korth,
Chair
(she/her)

Zach Wendt,
Vice Chair
(he/him)

Peter Yang,
Treasurer
(he/him)

Eli Berg-Mass
(they/them)

Mark LaCroix
(he/him)

David Mann
(he/him)

Your Community

Discord

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.

Slack

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.

Want to get involved as a volunteer?
Have ideas for developing our community?

✉️ Contact us! ✉️