Special Interest Groups

IGDA special interest groups (SIGs) are global communities run by volunteer advocates.

Each SIG serves all individuals—from student to professional, indie to AAA—interested in a specific game development topic, issue, resource, or affinity group.

Types of Interest Groups

Advocacy

SIGs that focus on advocacy or social issues.

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Discipline

SIGs that focus on a particular element of game development.

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Affinity

SIGs that help game developers with similar backgrounds or interests connect with each other.

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Advocacy

Allies

The IGDA Allies SIG is a special interest group where game industry people from all walks of life come together to learn about the...

Anti-Censorship and Social Issues

The IGDA Anti-Censorship and Social Issues Committee is an all-volunteer advocacy group, fighting for the rights and responsibilities of game developers since 2000. Follow...

Developer Credit

The IGDA Developer Credit Special Interest Group (SIG) promotes best practices for how credits are attributed, affecting career and awards prospects. Please join our...

Game Accessibility

Founded in 2003, we are a special interest group of volunteers within the International Game Developers Association with a passion for game accessibility. We...

LGBTQ+

The IGDA LGBTQ+ SIG represents individuals in the games industry who are part of the queer community or who are allies to our community.

Mental Health

The Mental Health Advocacy SIG is dedicated to addressing mental wellness in the games industry. Our goal is to provide support, resources, and information...

Discipline

Analog Games

Welcome to the IGDA Analog SIG. The lines between digital and analog game development become more blurred every day: board game apps, digital applications...

Community Management

The IGDA Community Management SIG fosters integration between community professionals and the developers and publishers they interface with, demonstrating the career path’s value to...

Free and Open Source Software

The Free and Open Source Software SIG is active in promoting the adoption of FOSS, Free Culture, and their management practices across the industry. ...

Game Art

WELCOME TO THE IGDA GAMES ART SIG The IGDA Games Art Special Interest Group (IGDA Game Art SIG) recognises that visual art created for...

Game Design

For game designers to become better game designers.

Game Education

2020 IGDA Curriculum Framework is our current project! University game programs tend to be viewed as modular units that can be measured using a...

Game Writing

Game writers include those in the game industry who write dialogue scripts, construct overarching narrative structure, produce documentation and articles, and a myriad of...

Games Research and User Experience

The IGDA Games Research and User Experience Special Interest Group (IGDA GRUX SIG) aims to improve games by improving the state of games user...

Human Resources

The Human Resources, Special Interest Group (HR SIG) is focused on building an “Inclusive not Exclusive” Global Community. Our Mission Statement follows: “We value...

Learning, Education, and Games

The IGDA Learning, Education, and Games (LEG) SIG is a community of game developers, designers, educators, policy-makers, and entrepreneurs interested in the intersection of...

Localization

Mission: To provide a focal point and nexus for the growing number of game localization professionals in order to build community, draw together best practices...

Romance and Sexuality

Welcome to the IGDA Romance and Sexuality SIG, a multi-disciplinary group focused on discussing romance, sex, and sexuality in games. Inspired by the original...

Serious Games

The IGDA Serious Games SIG serves as a focal point for discussion and debate on Serious Games for developers, academics, and others with an...

Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Realities

The IGDA VAMR SIG exists to facilitate the vibrant community of developers who are actively working or conducting research in the fields of Virtual,...

Affinity

Blacks in Games

The IGDA Blacks in Games (BIG) SIG is a community of diverse professionals in the game industry who come together for networking, friendship, professional...

Devs with Kids

The IGDA Devs with Kids SIG is a place where game devs who also have kids* can share stories, give advice, and commiserate as...

Indie

The IGDA Indie SIG is dedicated to promoting independent game development around the world and is composed of individuals, studios, and other affiliates who...

Jewish Game Developers

The IGDA Jewish Developers SIG aims to provide resources and foster community for Jews in the game industry.

Latinx in Games

A special interest group of the IGDA dedicated to increasing latinx representation across the game industry.

Student

We are the central community for students and aspiring game developers in the IGDA. Join our discord server, and follow our updates on our...

Unity

Mission Statement Support communications of all Unity Users Be inclusive (not just pros but the independent and solo developers) Make available Unity-internal and external...

Women in Games

The IGDA Women in Games (WIG) Special Interest Group (SIG) was formed to create a positive impact on the game industry with respect to...

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