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IGDA NYC Game Dev Digest – August 2022

New York – New York City

| 6 Aug 2022

Your monthly guide to NYC game dev news, jobs, and events.

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Friday, August 5th, 2022
Editor: Mattia Sicuro
A monthly publication of the International Game Developers Association New York City Chapter for the NYC game community.
nyc@igda.org • igda.nyc

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In this issue:

What’s on | Highlights of upcoming events.

Chapter Events | Meetups, talks, and other events we’re hosting.

#NYMakesGames News | Game launches and other updates from local creators.

Around Town | A community calendar of events from across the city.

Jobs & Opportunities | The latest posts from our notice boards.

IGDA Resources | Discounts and other benefits for IGDA members.

Chapter Resources | Where to go for more info.

On the Horizon

News and updates from the mothership.

  • Dr. Jakin Vela released his July Letter from the Executive Director. Watch the video or read the letter HERE to stay updated on what’s happening at the IGDA!

Monday Afternoon Co-Working on Discord

IGDA NYC Discord

Every Monday, 1pm – 4pm

Come join us at our new regular co-working hours on our Discord channel!

We’ll be working camera optional/mic off on the Events Voice Channel. But our new Lounge Channel will be right next door for anyone who wants to show off what they’re working on, ask some questions, or just hang out.

Join the Discord!
NY Makes Games!

Celebrating work by the NYC game dev community.

Share your NY game news here or tweet #NYMakesGames.
Section Editor: Mattia Sicuro

Making Waves

  • The second round of speakers have been announced for the Game Devs of Color Expo! This is looking to be a jam-packed expo so be sure to get your tickets here!

  • If you missed a session or want to re-watch a talk from this past Games for Change Festival, subscribe to the G4C YouTube channel to get a notification of when the 2022 Festival content has been uploaded!

  • All pre-recorded talks from NarraScope 2022 are now available on their Youtube channel, with more live talks to come!

  • Glass Robot featured new gameplay for Tranquil Garden in their most recent blog post, including a sneak peek at upcoming events being held in Long Island!

  • Check out the Game Dev Kit, a downloadable zine of wisdom on the art and business of games presented by the Game Devs of Color Expo! Sign up for weekly tips from previous GDoCE speakers and experienced Devs!

  • Rock Paper Shotgun recently sat down with Wadjet Eye founder Dave Gilbert to chat about his latest gothic horror project, The Excavation Of Hob’s Barrow.

  • Tech Valley Game Space hosts free mentorship and discussion meetups every Saturday, with virtual Orbit groups open to game makers of all experience levels. Learn more here!

  • Fill out Playcrafting’s 2022 Game Developer Sentiment Survey! Playcrafting is dedicated to curating better experiences for game devs by sourcing paid projects, facilitating community networking and working to bring attention to issues that are important to you.

  • In July, leadership from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), and the Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities (MOPD), hosted the first-ever Digital Games Industry Council Meeting!


  • Trailblazers by Bitewing Games is a puzzly, portable game of hiking, biking, & kayaking built to survive the great outdoors! Starting on August 16th

  • The Devil in New Jersey is an 8.5×5.5 inches B&W zine adventure played using the 3,2,1…Action! RPG ruleset.


  • Shoulders of Giants by Moving Pieces Interactive is coming to the Epic Games Store this Fall!

  • Wildmender by Muse Games – Face the challenge of restoring the environment. Explore the landscape, revive withering plant life, cultivate your garden, and build a better world alone or with friends in 4-player online co-op.

  • PocketCiv by Baby Marsupial Creations – A solitaire civilization tabletop game.

  • Hooked on You: A Dead by Daylight Dating Sim by Psyop – Flirt your way into the hearts of four dead-sexy Killers, uncovering dark twists along the way.

  • Way of Rhea by Anthropic Studios – Solve mind bending color puzzles, unlock new areas of a vibrant world, chat with townsfolk, and undo any mistake with the press of a button.

Early Access/Beta

  • Cantata, a character-driven tactical strategy game set in a spiritual sci-fi universe is now in Early Access!


  • The Last Clockwinder by Pontoco – Create intricate clockwork contraptions out of your own clones and restore life to an ancient tree in this VR puzzle-automation game

Ongoing Initiatives

  • Applications to join GUMBO are open! GUMBO is a non-profit collective of indie game creators located in Dumbo, Brooklyn formed to inspire and motivate each other, stay current in the indie game makers community, and expand an already amazing skill-sharing network.

  • In support of Wonderville, consider becoming a member of Death By Audio Arcade to earn discounts on event tickets, help the team raise funds to build new arcade cabinets and make other cool things happen with local game devs!

  • ANNY Exchange is a Talent Connect Initiative for Animation Nights New York. Want to participate and be added to the database of Animation Talent from all around the world? More info here

  • Want to show your Pico-8 game at Wonderville? Submit to the curation team here!

  • Animation Nights New York (ANNY) is always accepting submissions for Animated Short Films, AR Animation Experiences, VR animation Experiences, and Interactive Media (including Video Games). More info here

Explore #NYMakesGames on Twitter
Around Town

Happenings in the NYC game dev community and beyond.

Unless otherwise noted, events are (probably!) free to attend. Follow @GameDevNYC for event alerts. Contact nyc@igda.org to add your org’s events.

Wednesday, August 3rd

NYC Indie Games Social – The NYC Indie Games Social is BACK!! As long as the weather’s nice, in-person gatherings will resume on the first Wednesday of the month, outdoors and vaccination required.

Saturday, August 6th

EGD Collective Pop-Up Gaming Cafe – Looking for Saturday plans? The EGD Collective will be in the East Village with an extensive game library, cheap snacks and good times for a cause!

Tuesday, August 9th

Cartomancy Launch Party at Wonderville – The Cartomancy Anthology, an indie game anthology of 22 games based around the major arcana, is available on Steam starting August 9th and available to play at Wonderville to celebrate!

Recurring Weekly





View NYC Game Dev Calendar
Jobs and Opportunities

Recent jobs, internships, scholarships, grants, exhibitions, and other opportunities.

View or submit a listing for free.



  • Wonderville’s Pico8 Cabinet residency is now accepting game submissions for the Fall 2022 residency period! This miniature 2-player cabinet is designed exclusively for the Pico8 virtual console! The selected game will be displayed from September 1st to December 1st. Apply here!

  • Exhibitor applications for the 2022 Rochester Game Festival held at RIT are open! Apply here! [Deadline Aug 19th]


View Jobs & Opportunities Board (Currently under construction)

Benefits for IGDA members.

Join here. Log in for all member discount codes and details.

  • Event discounts: IGDA Members save 10% on tickets to GI Live: Online – visit the Discounts page for details!

  • Education discounts: 10% off all General Assembly classes and workshops. Browse NYC classes.

  • Software discounts: 20% off Buildbox. Details.

  • IGDA Career Center: Job listings open to all; early access for members. Careers.igda.org

  • IGDA Crowdfunding Collection: Member projects featured on Kickstarter. Submit.

Browse IGDA member benefits
Chapter Resources

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