Sacramento, did you know we have an incredibly vibrant game development community here in Sacramento? Through the efforts of a very dedicated and tight-knit community here, Sacramento is on the cusp of becoming a major hub of indie game development and the Sacramento chapter of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is  a major contributor to the success of this growing community.

On Saturday, April 8th, 2017, West Sacramento Parks & Recreation in partnership with Nascent Games and IGDA Sacramento presents the 4th Annual Sacramento Indie Arcade!

What is Sacramento Indie Arcade?

Since 2007, the Sacramento active game developer community has fostered the growth of game development in Sacramento. In April 2014, Nascent Games & IGDA Sacramento decided it was time to show the region and the world what is being created in California’s capital city – a reason to celebrate milestones from the region’s developers. Through celebration, education and inspiration, the inaugural Sacramento Indie Arcade was born!

The core of the Sacramento Indie Arcade is about the ever-growing list of Indie Game Developers here in the Sacramento region and beyond! Attendees will be able to play games created by 30+ developers (Board, Card & Video Game).

Because Sacramento Indie Arcade continues to create inspiration and results for all who attend, they are again incorporating speakers and panelists including: Michelle Hill – Keynote (2K Games), Joe McClure (Small Business Association-Sacramento), Sela Davis (Xbox Live, VREAL), Alona Jennings & Gina Lujan (Hacker Lab & Code for Hood) and more!

These truly inspiring speakers and panelists will be ready to provide some professional and thought-provoking discussion throughout our community!

Gaming Tournaments will return thanks to the awesome Capitol Fight District crew! This will include Street Fighter and more! There will also be an awesome lineup of game-themed vendors ready to show their crafts on display for sale! Finally, they will be incorporating something new to expand their efforts even mo; independent film developers!

Get your tickets now for 2017 Sacramento Indie Arcade

Want to get a flavor of what it will be like? Last year’s Sac Indie Arcade was covered by Good Morning Sacramento. Check it out in the video below:


Interview with Gabriel Gutierrez of Nascent Games & IGDA

Interview with Square One Clubs Founder Nathan Allshouse and the Sacramento Game Community