Member Benefits

Why join the IGDA?

IGDA members enjoy exclusive discounts on software and events, access to a global network of peers, and a wealth of knowledge and resources to boost their careers and improve their professional lives:

  • Knowledge: Access the IGDA Expert Resource Library, Special Interest Groups, and countless other resources to advance your career.
  • Community: Connect with the largest network of game industry professionals, from peers to mentors, including in our Global Mentorship Program.
  • Advocacy: Ensure your voice is heard by governments, games studios, and companies around the world.
  • Discounts: Access thousands of dollars in savings on conferences, software, and more.
  • Support: Give back to the game development community by supporting the resources and communities that empower all of us.

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Want to hear more? Read on to learn about the many benefits of IGDA membership.

Boost Your Career

Our career development resources will keep you on the cutting edge and give you the boost you need to succeed and thrive in your career.

  • Find a mentor in the IGDA Global Mentorship Program and get advice about your career, your game, or your start-up
  • Promote your game or project on the IGDA Game Showcase and have it promoted to 30,000 other game developers in the IGDA Newsletter
  • Get early access to job postings and free career coaching in the IGDA Career Center, a full-service portal for job seekers and career changers

Save Money

Enjoy significant savings on software, books, events, and other valuable professional resources.

  • Save on all Dell desktops, notebooks, servers, electronics, and accessories with a discount on top of current promotions
  • Save 20% on Buildbox software.
  • Save 10%–75% on passes to major industry events including GDC, DICE, Casual Connect, and many more
  • Save 10% on the GDC Vault, a trove of over twenty years of videos, talks, and slides given at the worldwide Game Developers Conferences
  • Save on reports from NPD
  • Hundreds of discounts and cash back opportunities on travel, auto, entertainment, and more through BenefitHub
  • Save on Leia Inc products, AudioHero subscriptions, and much more!


Access Knowledge

IGDA members join together to share knowledge, advance the state of the art, and support one another in a community of peers.

  • Attend IGDA-sponsored talks and webinars for free.
  • Access NPD summaries for free and get a massive discount on full reports to inform your business decisions
  • Enjoy discounted access to talks and workshops at major game industry conferences.
  • Consult with subject matter experts in special interest groups and exclusive AMAs.
  • Share YOUR expertise with speaking and exhibition opportunities at IGDA and partner-sponsored events.

Stay Informed

The IGDA is a great source of news and opportunities you won’t find anywhere else.

  • Subscribe to the IGDA Insider newsletter for a weekly roundup of member news, upcoming events, new benefits and discounts, exclusive opportunities, and global industry headlines.
  • Keep up-to-date with your local chapter and SIG communities, event calendars, full benefit details, and members-only resources on the website.

Leverage a Global Network

The IGDA is your gateway to a network of thousands of game industry professionals from around the world, members and non-members alike.

  • Browse over 150 local chapters and global special interest groups to meet developers in your area or connect with members worldwide.
  • Mingle at IGDA-hosted networking events at major game conferences like the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco and Melbourne International Games Week.
  • Score exclusive discounts to dozens of game industry conferences and special events year-round.

Have a Voice

By joining together through the IGDA, thousands of game developers like you are speaking out and making a difference.

  • Help motivate government action and hold companies liable for the treatment of game developers
  • Vote in local chapter and global IGDA elections and make your voice heard.
  • Participate in annual surveys to sound off about your workplace, your career, and the industry at large.
  • Join a special interest group to get informed and take action on key issues affecting you and game developers around the world.

Get a Helping Hand

IGDA membership includes several benefits to support you in your career and give you a helping hand when you need it.

  • Navigate your insurance options with HUB International, a leading global provider of insurance services for game studios. HUB offers liability, E&O, workers’ compensation, group health plans and a range of other products.
  • Advisory letters to assist with the immigration process.

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Visit the Discounts and Benefits Details page to view a complete list of your benefits with links and discount codes!