The ESA and the IGDA Partner to Highlight Indie Developers at E3 202118 May 2021
The ESA and the IGDA partner to offer more opportunities for indie developers to participate in E3 2021 and beyond
LOS ANGELES — May 18, 2021 — E3 2021 continues to expand its opportunities for publishers and developers around the world, as the ESA announces its partnership with the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) that will elevate indie developers and provide a new opportunity for all IGDA members to showcase their work at E3 2021 and beyond.
“The IGDA is thrilled to partner with the ESA to uplift indies during this year’s E3 and beyond,” said Renee Gittins, Executive Director of the IGDA. “Indies provide heartfelt stories and groundbreaking creativity that lead progress of our industry. It is an honor to help indies onto this grand stage for the first time so they can share their efforts and inspiration worldwide.”
“We are reimaging E3 in a variety of ways, and part of that is engaging with indie developers by offering opportunities to help highlight them and their work on a global stage,” said Stanley Pierre-Louis, President & CEO of the ESA. “Indie developers are a critical part of the video game industry, and we’re thrilled to expand our offerings to create opportunities to showcase their work worldwide.”
Through the partnership, the IGDA will offer its members special packages and opportunities to be included in E3 2021, with the goal of expanding those opportunities into 2022 and beyond.
The IGDA is the world’s largest nonprofit membership organization serving all individuals who create games, supporting and empowering game developers around the world in achieving fulfilling and sustainable careers. The IGDA is a 501(c)6 non-profit professional association focused on all fields of game development, bringing together developers in over 150 Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to improve their lives and their craft.
E3 2021 will feature a four-day long broadcast filled with press conferences, exciting reveals, special guest appearances and announcements, taking place Saturday, June 12 through Tuesday, June 15. In addition, there will be an E3 portal and supporting app, which will allow participating exhibitors to create and host their own virtual “booths,” offering additional ways for indie developers to engage with media, industry professionals and fans around the world.
Visit the E3 website for more updates about E3 2021.
The E3 2021 EPK can be found here: https://e3expo.com/press-kit-21x
E3 is the world’s premier event for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned and operated by the ESA, the US trade association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies developing and publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the internet. For more information, visit www.e3expo.com or follow E3 on Facebook @E3Expo or Twitter @E3.
About the ESA
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) serves as the voice and advocate for the U.S. video game industry. Its members are the innovators, creators, publishers and business leaders that are reimagining entertainment and transforming how we interact, learn, connect and play. The ESA works to expand and protect the dynamic marketplace for video games through innovative and engaging initiatives that showcase the positive impact of video games on people, culture and the economy. For more information, visit the ESA’s website or follow the ESA on Twitter @theESA.
About the International Game Developers Association (IGDA®)
The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is the world’s largest nonprofit membership organization serving all individuals who create games. The mission of the IGDA is to support and empower game developers around the world in achieving fulfilling and sustainable careers.
As an international organization, the IGDA is a San Francisco, CA.-based 501(c)6 non-profit professional association and a global network of collaborative projects and communities of individuals from all fields of game development – including programmers and producers, designers and artists, as well as writers, business people, QA team members, localization experts, and everyone else who participates in any way in the game development process. The IGDA brings together developers at key industry conferences, and in over 150 Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs), to improve their lives and their craft.
For more info, please visit www.igda.org.
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