IGDA Foundation’s Diverse Game Developers Fund Now Taking Applications

Gamasutra’s Alissa McAloon spread the good word about the IGDA Foundation‘s Diverse Game Developers Fund launch along with valuable info about what it aims to do for the games industry. The IGDA Foundation, the charitable arm of the International Game Developers Association, has teamed up with Grant for the Web to launch a $300,000 fund […]

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 […]

IGDA Executive Director Comments on Cyberpunk 2077 Delay Messaging

Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt RED recently announced its highly anticipated open-world game would be pushed back from its latest release date, citing additional time needed for extra polish. Although delays are common, the announcement was met with scrutiny among those critical of crunch culture in the video game industry. Renee Gittens, executive director of […]

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 […]