GamesIndustry.biz Names IGDA Foundation’s Nika Nour as a Game Changer of 2020

GamesIndustry.biz named IGDA Foundation Executive Director Nika Nour as one of its “100 Game Changers of 2020.” Nour commented on her work with the foundation as part of the honor: “I joined the IGDA Foundation in 2019 to advance the careers, goals, and passions of underrepresented communities in games,” Nour says. “Too often, I witnessed poor treatment […]

San Francisco Chronicle and IGDA-F Honor the Life of Jerry Lawson

Working together with the IGDA Foundation, Stride PR assisted the San Francisco Chronicle on a beautiful piece about the life and impact Jerry Lawson had on the tech industry. He’ll be forever honored by IGDA-F’s Jerry A. Lawson Award for Achievement in Game Development. Through his own research, he discovered that ham radio stations transmitted […]

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 […]

WCCF Tech Shares IGDA’s Thoughts on Violence in Video Games

With recent gun control debates leading to placing blame on video games, Alessio Palumbo of WCCF Tech shared the IGDA‘s thoughts on the matter. The facts are very clear – no study has shown a causal relationship between playing video games and gun violence. The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is the largest non-profit membership […]

Geek.com calls One Gamer Fund “The Avengers of Video Game Charities”

Jordan Minor wrote on Geek.com about One Gamer Fund, a new initiative to help AbleGamers, Child’s Play, Games for Change, Global Game Jam, IGDA Foundation, Stack-Up, and Take This by giving gamers a way to easily donate to all of them. “You know what’s better than one video game charity?” asked Minor. “Seven video game […]