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IGDA NYC Game Dev Digest – July 2022

New York – New York City

| 9 Jul 2022

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

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Friday, July 8th, 2022
Editor: Mattia Sicuro
A monthly publication of the International Game Developers Association New York City Chapter for the NYC game community.
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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.

What’s On This Month

On the Horizon

News and updates from the mothership.

  • The IGDA has released a Statement on Reproductive Choice & Access to Care

  • The IGDA Game Showcase highlights upcoming projects from IGDA members and partners on our website, newsletter, and social channels. Have a project that you want to promote? You can submit it here!

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

  • ICYMI check out the recording of the Tribeca Games Spotlight featuring exclusive gameplay and creator interviews from last month’s festival!

  • Want to chat with like-minded narrative game devs and players? Join the Narrascope Discord channel in the run up to the conference starting July 30th!

  • The Indie Bundle for Abortion Funds, including over 750 projects by 600+ creators is available on itch.io until July 13th! All proceeds donated to the National Network of Abortion Funds.

  • GUMBO NYC recently hosted 8 award-winning video game and immersive (XR) creators from France in partnership with Digital Playgrounds for a day of panels & workshopping. Read about it here!

  • The first round of speakers have been announced for the Game Devs of Color Expo!

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Shoulders of Giants by Moving Pieces Interactive – A co-op action roguelike about a robot/frog duo bringing light back to a dark universe! From the makers of DoDo Peak

  • 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

  • The Game Devs of Color Expo team has been releasing their 2021 talks and interviews on Youtube! Make sure to check back every week for newly released videos, sign up for their mailing list and donate!

  • 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.

Saturday, July 9th

Pixels and Pints Perler Bead Party with Hack Manhattan – Join Hack Manhattan for a night of drinks and creating adorable pixel art to relax on the weekend.

GameDevCT Mixer at the Ferguson Library and Online in Gather Town – Drop by to hang out, talk shop and playtest your creations! There will be a virtual space in Gather Town with virtual booths and showcases!

Wednesday, July 13th

2022 Games for Change Festival – Happening in-person from July 13th-14th, and online from the 15th-16th. The Games for Change Festival provides curated talks, panels, and arcades with built-in networking opportunities dedicated to developers, educators, researchers and students!

Sunday, July 17th

Death by Audio Arcade Co-Op Work Day – Arcade Co-op is Wonderville/DBAA’s monthly co-working day. Stop by and hang out starting at noon. Bring your in-development game, or writing project, or small hardware experiment, and share ideas with others!

Thursday, July 21st

Monthly Thursday Hacker Hoursby Zack Wheeler – Free office hours for coding help—any programming language, all levels of experience. The format is super simple: you attend with a thing you want to learn or a project to build, and work (virtually) alongside others doing the same!

Saturday, July 30th

Narrascope 2022 – NarraScope is an online-only event that supports interactive narrative, adventure games, and interactive fiction by bringing together writers, developers, and players.

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.



  • The Wondercab Residency is now accepting submissions through the end of July! Submit your arcade game to be shown on the rotating cabinet at Wonderville for a 3 month residency! Apply here! [Deadline July 31st]


  • Are you a dev that wants to make real money working on cool projects? Join the network to be notified of short-term projects in the works with Playcrafting! The Developer Intake form can be found here

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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