Memberships! Another workshop! Whee!

It’s been a bit silent around these parts, mostly due to HQ’s WordPress not really working as it should, and our inability to sort it out ourselves, but now we have regained our old login credentials, and we’re back on track! First up: Local Memberships!

Come and join the Austrian community of developers, with partner events such as Gamedev Days Graz and ReVersed in Vienna, with more on the way!

Stay informed on the latest happenings and always up for having a drink with your fellow developers, or come and see talks by leading members of the community.

Last but not least, enjoy several discounts & offers by partners of IGDA Austria, always working on getting more!

Find out more here!

 

One good example of those partnerships: with Tom’s verse publications of course! If you are a member of IGDA Austria, you get an exclusive discount on all of their workshops, including the upcoming one with Tramell Isaac!

Working in a team in the games industry can be a challenge: either finding a spot to call your own in a large established company or making sure that startup culture doesn’t automatically mean you should give up on ever seeing daylight again from all the crunching or low wages.

In this edition of the “X For Games” workshop series, Tramell Ray Isaac is going to talk about game company office culture, management issues & how to be a better employee/manager specific to the games industry; as well as share his experience in art direction on a more practical level, in this two day workshop.

 

Last but not least, here are some impressions of our latest DrinkUp, kindly sponsored by LemonPi!

IGDA Drink Up with Chris Avellone & Kate Edwards


The IGDA Drink up is one of our favorite bi-monthly events!

For the upcoming gathering of minds and drinks, we’ll be joined by comic book writer, game and narrative designer Chris Avellone as well as the fabulous executive director of the International Game Developers Association Kate Edwards.

Chris is in town for the Writing for Games: The Game™ workshop while Kate is here to give a talk for Subotron on Game Culturalisation & the Art Of Building Inclusive Worlds.

Even if you’re not thirsty, this is the perfect occasion to meet with these talented and highly experienced members of the game dev community.
We’re looking forward to seeing you @Vrei on the 13th of May 2017 around 19:00, for some brain picking and beverage drinking!

 

Website troubles, Drinkup tomorrow, Des Gayle Talk & Workshop slides!

Hey everyone! We’ve been having some server problems, making it unable for us to post anything to the website D:

However, now that’s all sorted (fingers crossed) and we can start putting up the good stuff again!

IGDA Drinkup February

Tomorrow, the 15th of February, is going to be our February drinkup! This time, we are sponsored by the lovely people of LemonPI, be sure to drop by 19h at WerkzeugH.

Check out the Facebook event, and see who else is coming!

Workshop Slides

As promised, here are finally the workshop slides that accompanied the Pathfinding Workshop! Many thanks to Florian Kalchmair of the HFP Tax Consultancy!

Des Gayle Talk @ GGJ17 in Vienna

Last but not least, here is Des Gayle’s talk on being a producer at a game jam, working for Square Enix Collective and using game jams to find the next game to work on!

IGDA Austria Drinkup @Vrei

IGDA Drinkup 15.12.

IGDA Austria has finally launched!

Just like everything else, we’re putting a fresh coat of paint to bring you contemporary and frequently updated information on the latest events and things you need to know.

We want to make our next drink up special for all of you! We’re pleased to have partnered up with METALCAT, making it possible to give all of you a free drink during our gathering.
Also, who doesn’t like good ol’ games, we’re going to try something new by bringing you a game corner. We’ll be surprising you with a vintage console and game to go with it. If you want to feel reminiscent and possibly challenge other people, you’ll definitely love this.

And of course, the Global Game Jam is creeping up on us quickly. We’re happy to have one of our favorite developers Des Gayle, producer at Square Enix Collective, as our keynote speaker during the event. The sign up webpage as well as more information regarding the venue will be available soon!

METALCAT // GAMES // CULTURE