Calgary is all about creating amazing games!

The Calgary Game Developers Association is dedicated to the promotion and support of local game creators in the city. Interested in joining a community of game designers, programmers, artists and musicians? We're all only one click away.

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Great games made here

Founded in 2015 The Calgary Game Developers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a local community around creating video games. Regardless of skill level or profession, we encourage anyone interested in making games to come out to meetups, engage with other members, and build up your passion for making awesome games here in the city of Calgary!

theirCurrent members have garnered critical acclaim and financial success launching games on platforms such as Steam, the Oculus store, the Apple App Store, Google Play, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo. Our community has a wealth of knowledge from individuals who have real-life experience creating and launching games into the global market.

Upcoming events

Weekly recurring events

Level up your game development journey at Indie Friday! This weekly event is a co-working session where game developers across the city can bring their projects and work alongside other game creators. The event is frequented by programmers, artists, designers, musicians, and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring their projects and receive feedback on their games.

The event takes place every Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM in the East Annex room at the Platform Innovation Centre.

Join the #indie-friday channel in our Discord to learn about each week's attendance, time, and location.

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Become a full member and receive awesome perks!

Paid members of the CGDA get all kinds of cool stuff! Perks include reduced rates to local gaming related events, access to educational videos, and even eligibility to join us on trips to international functions like GDC and PAX.

It basically pays for itself and you'll even get the added benefit of knowing you're helping support the local game development community :)

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