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The International Game Developers Association (IGDA®) is the world’s largest membership association for game developers.

  • 1 Year Professional - US$60 annually
  • 2 Year Professional - US$100 every two years
  • Student - US$30 annually
  • Lifetime Membership - US$1,000
  • Hardship/Emerging Market - US$30 annually

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Why join the IGDA?

There has never been a better reason to join the IGDA! Enjoy the following benefits all year round:

1. Leverage a Global Network

  • Over 150 IGDA Chapters and Special Interest Groups around the world to help you connect with potential employers/employees, technology & services, training & education, potential business partners, funding, and much more!
  • Our IGDA Chapters and Special Interest Groups are a great way for members to contribute to the local game development community. Chapters host frequent events in cities near you, including:
    • Lectures & Panels featuring speakers on timely & important game development topics
    • Job fairs and resume and portfolio reviews
    • Game showcases
    • Workshops for professional improvement
  • Meet and network with thousands of IGDA members, game industry professionals from around the world: developers in all disciplines including engineering, design, art, production, localization, QA, community management, marketing, public relations, human resources and recruiting, business development, management and more!
  • Attend IGDA Networking Events at game conferences like the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco and Melbourne International Games Week. IGDA members get discounts to conferences and exclusive events!
  • Attention studio leaders and executives: there are EVEN MORE benefits if you join as a Studio Affiliate (which in turn gives ALL of your employees the advantage of IGDA membership). Learn more!

2. Access Exclusive IGDA Knowledge

  • NEW! The IGDA Expert Resource Library is one of the industry’s biggest repositories of papers, abstracts, how-to’s, and presentations. Find help with game design, leadership, production, project management, business & legal, publishing, and more. Only available to IGDA members. (Launching in 2018)
  • Free attendance to IGDA-sponsored speaking events and webinars as well as discounted access to major game industry conferences (see discounts below).
  • Consult with Subject Matter Experts as part of IGDA Special Interest Groups, and learn from their experiences through webinars and AMAs.
  • Speaking & exhibit opportunities at IGDA- and partner-sponsored events. Present and share YOUR expertise at lectures, roundtables, and webinars.

3. 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.

4. 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!
  • Participate in annual surveys to share your views on issues affecting your well being, your career, and the industry at large. Survey results are shared with the media, corporations, and government agencies to improve their understanding of the games industry and highlight the issues important to you.

5. Save Money

  • 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.
    • Save 10% on Loot Crate subscriptions, 20% on Happiness @ Work card game.

6. Stay Informed

  • The weekly IGDA Insider Newsletter is a great round-up of the industry’s global news, IGDA Member Benefits, and upcoming events.
  • Login to the website for current news & information, forums, event calendars and access to members-only resources.


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