We serve the greater New York City–area game developer community as a whole, and most of our events and benefits are open for anyone to enjoy regardless of IGDA membership status.
But the chapter couldn't exist without its registered IGDA members!
If you've benefitted from our chapter and are in a position to contribute, we invite you to join in supporting the work we do locally and the work of the IGDA worldwide by enrolling as a member of the IGDA and (this part is important!) selecting New York City as your official chapter.
This ensures you'll be added to the chapter roster and won't miss important updates like election details. The member rolls are used for allocating funds to our chapter—so stand up and be counted!
- Go to igda.org/membership.
- Select your membership plan.
- During the enrollment process, select the US - NY - NYC chapter as your primary chapter affiliation.
That's it! Welcome to the IGDA, and thanks for your support!
Already a member?
Make sure New York City is selected as your primary chapter.
- Sign in at members.igda.org/Login.aspx.
- Click on the "Edit" button next to "Professional Information," under your name.
- Scroll down the page to set your Chapter Affiliation: Primary to US - NY - NYC.
The IGDA is the world’s largest membership association for game developers. IGDA membership offers many individual benefits:
- IGDA members save significantly on software, books, events and other valuable professional resources.
- Save 25% on Unity Plus and 10% on Unity Pro
- Save 10-30% on passes to major industry events around the world such as Casual Connect, GDC, DICE, and many more
- Save 10% on the GDC Vault, a trove of over 20 years of videos, talks and slides given at the worldwide Game Developers Conferences
- Save 25% on game development books at CRC Press
- Save 10% on tuition at DeVry
- Free access to VR First labs and equipment
Boost Your Career
- Leverage the IGDA Career Center—a full-service portal for job searchers and career changers. Find jobs, learn interview tips, get free help with your resume. IGDA Members receive access to the most current postings and can find and work with a career coach.
- Need help and advice with your career? Your game? Your start-up? Find a mentor within our vast pool of members or participate in an IGDA Mentor Café at industry conferences around the world. IGDA members get exclusive advice from the industry’s most-celebrated experts.
Have a Voice
- Join an IGDA Special Interest Group (SIG) to learn, share, and take action on key issues affecting you and the thousands of game developers around the world. We have over 25 SIGs including: Analytics, Game Design, Women in Games, User Research, Blacks in Games, Games Education, Credit Standards, Latin Game Developers, and many more!