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IGDA NYC Game Dev Digest – September 2022

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| 9 Sep 2022

 


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

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Friday, September 9th, 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

  • The full schedule and showcase list for the Game Devs of Color Expo is now available! Starting on September 15th, get your tickets here and don’t miss the 4-day conference with showcases, a virtual party, grant ceremony, job listings and more!

On the Horizon

  • Global Game Jam is back! Jam week will be returning on January 30th after an entire week of content hosted on Twitch!

News and updates from the mothership.

  • GameSoundCon the game music, sound design and virtual reality audio conference normally held annually in Los Angeles, is both live and online for 2022. IGDA members get 10% off with the code found here.
  • Get ready for Global Games Pitch — Mobile Games in November! It’s an international online pitching event where you’ll have a chance to get your game noticed by publishers and investors from all over the world. Tickets are already available and IGDA members save 30% by using the code here.
  • The IGDA Game Credits SIG has released an article about how game crediting is still an issue within the industry, and how they’re working hard to create practical solutions and guidelines. Read the article 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

  • Jeff Penny joined the most recent episode of The Compressed Interview to talk about his career in game audio!
  • Wonderville’s Fall residency has kicked off with SPEGLAR and Nest 2, playable on-site until December 1st!
  • The team at Computer Lunch, and our very own Lorri Hopping recently unveiled details for the timed Life After Apocalypse event in Cell to Singularity! Check out the discussion from their August stream here!
  • Derek Lieu has released the first steps for How to Make a Game Trailer as an online course! Check out the course content here
  • Parsons & Babycastles recently showcased work from the Design and Technology class of 2022! Check out the recap here

Pre-Order/Wishlist

Playtest

  • Chovie & Chito by FWM Games – Help Chito find his lifelong mate while making friends, maneuvering deep-sea fishers, and underwater predators.

Launched

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, September 7th

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.

 

Thursday, September 8th

Wylde Flowers Launch Week Livestreams – To celebrate the Steam and Nintendo Switch launches of Wylde Flowers, Studio Drydock is having two very special developer livestreams!

 

Sunday, September 11th

Nidhogg 2 Fundraiser Tournament at Wonderville – Nidhogg 2, the 1v1 indie arcade hit by Messhof – is being brought to the arcade courtesy of DSM Arcade! Wonderville will host a fundraiser tournament to help raise money to buy this custom cabinet!

 

Tuesday, September 13th

Wylde Flowers Launch Week Livestreams – To celebrate the Steam and Nintendo Switch launches of Wylde Flowers, Studio Drydock is having two very special developer livestreams!

 

Thursday, September 15th

The Game Devs of Color Expo – GDoCE is an annual event that uplifts and amplifies work by creators of color in the games industry through networking, panels and interviews about game development starring awesome creators of color.

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

 

Wednesday, September 21st

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.

 

Friday, September 23rd

Voluntary Attempts to Overcome Necessary Obstacles Opening Reception – Voluntary Attempts to Overcome Necessary Obstacles is a games exhibition at the The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, on view September 23rd to October 29th!

 

Sunday, September 25th

Animation Nights New York presents: Unknown Elements – Join ANNY for the monthly mixer in their web-based VR space or visit the Virtual Reality Mixer Space after your Film Block. The space will be open throughout and no headset is required!

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

  • The G4C Student Challenge is back for the 2022-2023 school year! Applications are currently being accepted from educators nationwide. Educators must teach 5th – 12th grade in the U.S. and MUST be teaching in a public school. No experience is required, and all subject areas are welcome. More info and application here [Deadline Sept 23rd]
  • Games for Change is looking for more teachers to participate in the Game Exchange Program! The ideal educator will be passionate about international collaboration and working with multi-lingual students. Learn more and apply here. [Deadline October 7th, 2022]
  • 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

  • Tech Valley Game Space is on the lookout for mentors for their Game Dev incubator for women and non-binary people, sign up here to share your expertise as an organizer, mentor or guest speaker
  • MagFest Indie Videogame Showcase is accepting indie game applications to show at Super MAGFest 2023! Apply here [Deadline Sept 11th]
  • The Indie Game Academy is looking for speakers for their community focused podcast! For those interested in lending their voice, fill out the form here

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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