The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is the largest non-profit membership organization in the world serving all individuals who create games.
As an international organization, we are a global network of collaborative projects and communities comprised of individuals from all fields of game development – from programmers and producers to writers, artists, QA and localization. We bring together developers at key industry conferences, in over 90 Chapters and in Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to improve their lives and their craft. We advocate on behalf of our membership to ensure quality of life, perpetuation of our craft and preparing the next generation of developers. Whether you’re a student with a goal to become a game developer or a seasoned veteran, regardless if you’re based in the U.S. or any country/region in the world, whether you’re an indie developer or in a AAA studio, whether your primary platform is a PC, console or a tabletop – we welcome you home to the IGDA!
WIP builds mobile developer communities and supports developers’ role at the heart of innovation through its own community and its strategic marketing and consulting agency.
Our community activities include hackathons, tech labs and our WIPJam events, spanning 70+ events in 12 countries.
Our agency, WIP Factory brand was the first to focus solely on developer marketing. We provide strategic consulting, outreach and marketing services and tactical support for top developer programs and brands worldwide.
SpecialEffect uses technology to enhance the quality of life of severely disabled people, including stroke, traumatic injury, life-limiting conditions and injured soldiers. Our mission is to empower anyone – whatever their disability – to participate in games and leisure activities thus aiding rehabilitation, improving self-esteem and encouraging vital inclusion.
For more information: www.specialeffect.org.uk
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The Tabby Awards
The Tabby Awards is the most comprehensive awards program honoring the best apps for tablets and iPads. Every year since 2012, it has held two separate competitions: one for consumer apps and games and one for business apps. Tablet-optimized apps are recognized through the Tabby Awards and smartphone-optimized apps for iPhone and Android phones are recognized through the recently launched Mobby Awards. Representative past gaming award winners include Ubisoft, EA/Chillingo, Disney, Glu, Storm8, Ludia, Outfit7 and Super Evil Megacorp.
For more information: http://tabbyawards.com/
The IMGA is the longest standing mobile games award program started in 2004. With its
long history and unique judging process, it has recognized some of the world’s most popular
titles in their early days, such as Candy Crush Saga and Clash of Clans. It is the only
competition that unites the industry by celebrating excellence and innovation in games.
Events for Gamers
For the game industry professional or fan, Events for Gamers is a one-stop event directory calendar and social community featuring up-to-date news on all kinds of industry events, starting with Mobile Games Forum events.
Visit the website to get the the latest updates on hundreds of worldwide conferences, conventions, summits, fanfests, as well as associated discounts and other offers to those events. Events For Gamers is here for your event attendance needs.
For more information: www.eventsforgamers.com
2P.com, under the brand of #1 game media – 17173.com in China, is a community-supported website providing news, reviews, events, game hubs and forums for MMO games & Mobile games. Hundreds of news items and articles submitted by 2P contributors each day.
For more information: http://2p.com/
17173.com: the largest video game media and platform in china, has been committed to the industry for 14 years with keen sense of industry trends, a wide variety of game news and unique insights. Covering gaming portal, videos and apps, 17173 boasts 410 million monthly active users.
For more information: www.17173.com
Founded in 2006, VentureBeat is the leading source for news, events, groundbreaking research and perspective on technology innovation. All of content and events provide deep context to help executives, entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts make smart decisions. VentureBeat aims to inform, connect and inspire.
For more information visit www.venturebeat.com
DigiBC is a not-for-profit, 100% membership and sponsorship-funded organization. We represent our province’s creative digital industries such as Video Games, 2D/3D Animation, Visual Effects (VFX) and Digital Innovation (such as social media, content creation & new emerging technologies). Supportive companies, channel partners and traditional companies and organizations are also DigiBC members, learning and networking to expand their digital knowledge and business initiatives.
As an association, we work together to make BC’s ecosystem of creative digital industries stronger and more influential through education, networking and public policy. Our industry is only as strong as our representation. The stronger the representation is, the more influence and voice we will have.
For more information visit www.digibc.org