Board Minutes Posted and Annual Meeting – 28 March 2013

28 March 2013

Hello IGDA Members,

Just a quick mid-GDC update! Meeting minutes for our 21 February Meeting are officially up:

Our next scheduled meeting is 18 April 2013.

We look forward to seeing you at the IGDA Annual Meeting today at GDC!

Yours in service,
IGDA Board of Directors


Announcing Board Candidates and Minutes Update – 28 February 2013

28 February 2013

Hello everyone,

The election nomination committee presented a final slate of candidates to the Board, which the Board then unanimously approved.

We are proud to announce the candidates for the two open seats in the 2013 IGDA Board of Directors Election (in alphabetical order by last name):

  1. Justin Berenbaum
  2. Tom Buscaglia
  3. Luke Dicken
  4. Brennan Priest

Voting begins on 4 March 2013 – best of luck to all!

Additionally, the minutes from the January Board of Directors meeting are now available online here:

Yours in Service,
The IGDA Board of Directors


Board Minutes Posted – 22 December 2012

22 December 2012

Hello IGDA Members,

Just a quick mid-holiday update! Meeting minutes for November 15th are officially up:

Our next scheduled meeting is 17 January 2012.

Wishing you health and happiness this holiday season,
IGDA Board of Directors


IGDA Has Formalized First European Chapter

31 October 2012

IGDA Finland Signed Contract in September

MOUNT ROYAL, NJ – Oct. 31, 2012 – The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has made IGDA Finland the first chapter formalized as a legal entity inside Europe. IGDA Finland registered as an association under Finnish law and its relationship with the U.S.-based IGDA will be governed by the contract signed between the parties in September 2012.  The IGDA plans to continue their initiative to formalize other existing international Chapters in order to best serve its members.

IGDA Finland’s new status allows a greater proportion of funding and support to be allocated to their individual needs, better serving the interests of local members. As its first action as a formalized Chapter, IGDA Finland will begin expanding its service offering beyond Helsinki, starting with a network of IGDA Finland Student Club initiatives across the nation. IGDA Finland plans to eventually provide support to game developers across the country.

Dustin Clingman, Board Chair, IGDA commented, “As an organization, IGDA continues to seek out ways to help improve the lives and careers of our members around the world. With today’s announcement, we are excited about serving our International members directly in their local communities.”

The International Game Developers Association is the world’s largest non-profit membership organization serving individuals that create video games.  The organization has formal and informal chapters in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.

“IGDA Finland wants to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best practices, help new talent get into the local industry as well as attract foreign talent to Finland. In conjunction with Student Clubs we are able to drive regional development, support local game development hubs across Finland and promote entrepreneurship,” states Sonja Ängeslevä, Chair of the IGDA Finland chapter.



The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is the largest non-profit membership organization serving individuals who create video games. The IGDA advances the careers and enhances the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development and advocating on issues that affect the developer community. These core activities advance games as a medium—and game development as a profession.

The Bohle Company for the IGDA
Robert Brown
Tel: (310)-785-0515 x231

About IGDA Finland ry:

IGDA Finland ry is a legally registered association under the Finnish law. The mission of IGDA Finland is to promote the development of careers and professional skills of individual game developers (and individuals of related industries) based in Finland, and to further develop the international recognition of the Finnish game developer community.


IGDA Finland ry
Sonja Ängeslevä
Tel. +358 400 759 817

2012 IGDA Board Election Results

26 March 2012

We are very happy to announce the results for the 2012 IGDA Board of Directors election. Unfortunately we did not meet quorum as we only had 979 votes cast and we required 1,253 for quorum. This gave us participation of over 15%, which was down slightly from last year, but up from 2010.

Since we did not meet quorum, the election was declared void and the Board was tasked with selecting the new board members. The board decided to select the top two vote getters for the two open seats.

Selected to the two 3-year board seats with terms to begin April 1 are:

  • Sheri Rubin Total Votes: 605
  • Ed Fries Total Votes: 570

The remaining vote count:

  • Kate Edwards Total Votes: 557
  • James Kosta Total Votes: 253

Please join us in congratulating Sheri and Ed, as well as thanking our outgoing board members Tobi Saulnier, Jamil Moledina, David Edery and Scott Berfield.