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.

Great games built 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 towards making awesome games here in the city of Calgary!

Current 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.


October 27

CGDA Quarterly online games showcase

Once a quarter we all gather on the CGDA Discord channel to see what everyone in the community is working on. Join us at online 7PM to see what local game developers are creating!



November 3

YYC Game Critique

YYC Game Critique is like a book club for games, where each month we pick a new game that we feel will make for good discussion. Next up is Deathloop. RSVP to join us as seats are limited.



November 17

CGDA Monthly Meetup

Once a month the CGDA meets in person to socialize, discuss game development and listen to presentations from other local members. Meetups are always free and open to anyone interested in making games.



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 :)

Become a CGDA member

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Questions? Comments? Want to know when we think Half Life 3 will be released? Send us a message and one of us will get back to you ASAP.

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2022 Leadership Team

Mike Lohaus


Stephen Ma


David Case


Russ Dawson


Vieko Franetovic


Jon Higgins


Steve Hodges


Kyle Nissen


Mike Parks