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IGDA NYC Game Dev Digest – October 2022

New York – New York City

| 7 Oct 2022

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

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Friday, October 7th, 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.

On the Horizon

  • Play NYC is returning this Fall! Happening November 5th at Chelsea Industrial, get your tickets here!

News and updates from the mothership.

  • Check out October’s Letter from the ED by our Executive Director Jakin Vela! Featuring some end of the year events sponsored by the IGDA and its partners, as well as a link to a statement including resources in solidarity with those who are protesting in Iran for a just and equitable life.

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

  • Missed the Game Devs of Color Expo last month? Don’t worry! You can still check out all the games featured in this year’s Gradient Convergence event, read up on each game with Blerdy Otome and watch the GDoCExpo Direct!

  • Tech Valley Game Space held their first in-person event in two years with game demos from local creators, pitches from Level Upstate participants, an interactive panel, and major announcements! Check out the recap here!
  • The 28th annual Interactive Fiction Competition just launched with 71 new games to play and rate for free! Voting runs through mid-November.

Launched

  • E-On by Frosted Window and Marcel Oyuela-Bonzani – A narrative-focused “social media exploration” game, inspired by Serial Experiments Lain and the optimistic vision of the internet during the early 2000’s

  • ValiDate: Struggling Singles in your Area by Veritable Joy Studios is a romantic visual novel about 13 adults in Jercy City navigating new relationships and the harsh realities that come alongside them.

  • Betrayal At Club Low by Cosmo D Studios is a tabletop RPG inspired Nightclub infiltration game with tactile dice-driven gameplay, and tense decisions at every turn.

  • Wylde Flowers by Studio Drydock – Now available on Switch! Wylde Flowers is a cozy life and farming sim with a witchy twist! Escape to a cute world of diverse folks, and magical spells, as you and the coven unravel a mystery!

  • Shotgun Farmers by Megastorm Games – Recently featured at the Rochester Games Festival, Shotgun Farmers is a fast-paced FPS where your bullets grow into new weapons!

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, October 5th

NYC Indie Games Social – The NYC Indie Games social is a monthly gathering for indie game devs of all stripes to mix and mingle in a casual, relaxed setting.

Saturday, October 8th

Saturday In-Person Hacker Hours Sponsored by Hayden5 – Join Hacker Hours for a Saturday at the office in Chelsea hosted by Hayden5! Bring your laptop, questions and hang out to connect with others.

Tuesday, October 11th

Q & Play with Chris Chung and Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered – Join Boston Game Dev as they host local indie dev Chris Chung for a Q and Play! Chris will be playing Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered

Wednesday, October 19th

Building and Using Virtual Reality in Education (VR in Education – Connect with educators, developers and others in the space to discuss effective ways of developing and implementing VR in educational spaces.

Thursday, October 20th

Monthly Thursday Hacker Hours Hosted by Zack Wheeler – Free office hours for coding help—any programming language, all levels of experience.

Recurring Weekly

Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Sundays

View NYC Game Dev Calendar
Jobs and Opportunities

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

View or submit a listing for free.

Jobs

Education

  • Games for Change is partnering with Unity on a series of workshops to empower educators to build the next generation of lifelong creators in real-time 3D development. Middle and high school educators will come to learn best practices for teaching and implementing Unity in their classrooms, and receive hands-on training from experts. Sign up to receive information on dates and priority registration here!

Exhibit/Speak/Publish

Funding/Programs/Contests

  • The Diverse Voices, New Stories Mobile Challenge hosted by Games for Change is inviting developers to submit completed or nearly completed Android mobile games that have not yet been published on Android app stores. Games will be reviewed by panels of expert judges, and one team will receive $20,000 in cash and advertising funds. More info and application here [Deadline: Nov 2nd]

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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• Meetup group
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