"Parties" are out and "networking events" are in, under new guidance from the International Game Developers Association's executive director, responding to the blowup over a party at Game Developers Conference 2013 that featured scantily-dressed dancers.
At least two members of the International Game Developers Association have resigned from their positions following a San Francisco party Tuesday night during which scantily-clad women reportedly made some attendees feel uncomfortable.
"Censoring violent comic books did not reduce juvenile delinquency or increase literacy," reasons the International Game Developers Association. "It decimated the production of one of the few kinds of literature that at-risk youths read for pleasure."
The terms of selling through Amazon's newly launched Android app store are so unusual - if not unfair to games makers - that the International Game Developers Association has circulated a letter cautioning its members to read any agreement with Amazon closely, and to understand what prerogatives they may be giving up…
Sometimes, games and the government are capable of doing things together other than antagonizing each other. Take the six "Game Jams" going on in two weeks, pairing developers with kids to brainstorm some games that reinforce healthy eating habits.
Now is a better time than any to join the International Game Developers Association, as the industry advocacy group adds eligibility for the IGDA Healthcare Program to its list of membership benefits.
Video Game Growth Initiative Philadelphia, or VGI, grew out of IGDA's Philly chapter, and it's looking to make the City of Brotherly Love into an East Coast magnet for games development.
IGDA members yesterday received an email, purportedly from an IGDA address, asking them to vote on removing Tim Langdell from the association's board. Today, the organization denied any official connection and said it was investigating.
Tim Langdell's not really a developer - "litigator" might be a better job description - but the Lord of Edge is really on the IGDA board. Now someone's started a petition to remove him.
This was said in the context of the GDC's notorious annual rant session, so, it's not a classic burning of bridges in the last day on the job.
The International Game Developers Association is officially searching for a new head honcho, as long-time executive director Jason Della Rocca steps down in order to pursue a new venture.