GameSpot Shares International Game Developers Association Statement on Industry Abuse

Amid an outpouring of abuse allegations from all corners of the video game industry, GameSpot’s James O’Connor highlights the recent statement issued by International Games Developers Association executive director Renee Gittins. Gittens’ statement recognizes the pain caused by alleged abusers throughout the industry and calls for immediate and swift action to change and pave the way towards more inclusive and […]

VentureBeat Shares the IGDA’s Plans to Help Developers During Crisis

VentureBeat recently shared how the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) plans to help struggling game developers during a crisis, including the ongoing pandemic. From webinars hosted by their 115 local chapters to partnerships with online game developer community GameDev.world, the IGDA is ramping up their support of all developers during these trying times. In addition to […]

The Hollywood Reporter shares new partnership between IGDA and GameDev.World

In their recent article about GDC’s cancellation in the wake of COVID-19, The Hollywood Reporter shared the news of IGDA, the International Game Developers Association, and GameDev.World‘s partnership to help game developers around the world impacted by the pandemic. “With the effect of COVID-19 on conferences and international travel, many companies and developers have not only lost business opportunities and […]

GamesIndustry.biz Analyses IGDA’s 2019 Developer Satisfaction Survey 2019 Results

GamesIndustry.biz’s Rebekah Valentine took a look at the International Game Developer Association’s (IGDA) 2019 Developer Satisfaction Survey (DSS) results and broke down the comparisons between 2019 and 2017 respectively. 1116 people were surveyed, most of whom were primarily game developers, though others were included who make games as a small portion of their work or who […]

GamesBeat Interviews IGDA Director On Latest Developer Survey

GamesBeat’s Dean Takahashi interviewed current executive director of the International Game Developers Association IGDA), Renee Gittins, about the outcomes of its recent industry survey. The survey is based on responses from more than 1,000 game developers and Takahashi engaged in an extensive discussion regarding the data it showed. Gittins indicated to Takahashi that while “we’re clearly not where we want to be” […]

International Game Developers Association Statement About Gun Violence And Video Games Featured in TIME Magazine

A TIME Magazine article titled “No, Video Games Don’t Cause Mass Shootings. But The Conversation Shouldn’t End There” featured a statement by Renee Gittins, executive director of the International Game Developers Association. “Blaming video games distracts from the broader issues at hand. There is an overwhelming amount of research that finds there is no evidence linking video […]

GamesBeat Speaks to New Executive Directors of IGDA and IGDA Foundation

GamesBeat’s Dean Takahashi spoke to the newly-appointed International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Executive Director Renee Gittins and IGDA Foundation (IGDAF) Executive Director Nika Nour to discuss their appointments to their positions, how they plan on carrying out the IGDA’s mission of representing the needs of the developer community, and the IGDAF’s objective of empowering the next […]

Gamasutra Shares Newly Appointed IGDA and IGDA Foundation Executive Directors

Gamasutra shared IGDA’s biggest news of the year: Renee Gittinis has been named the organization’s new executive director and Nika Nour has been named the IGDA Foundation new executive director. After serving on the IGDA board for more than two years, Gittinis steps in to replace Jen MacLean following her departure in April. Nour steps in after more than ten […]

Variety Helps Celebrate IGDA’s 25th Anniversary and Latest Board Announcements

Variety shared the latest news from the International Game Developer Association (IGDA): 25 years of supporting game developers and new changes to the board of directors, including naming Lucien Parsons as the chair for the board of directors. Variety’s Brittany Vincent breaks down the changes to the board in her article: Lucien Parsons will be taking over […]

Variety Covers the Recent Changes in the IGDA’s Leadership

Variety’s Stefani Fogal covered the changes in leadership in the International Game Developers Association (IGDA): Vesa Raudasoja has stepped into the role as the new chair of the board of directors while board member Emily Greer transitioned into the vice-chair position. In her coverage, Fogal touches on the departure of David Seltzer from the chair role and […]