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The Weston Game Lab at the University of Chicago features a classroom, studio space, and open work areas for collaborative design and development games that produce social impact or experiment with form.
A student-run studio at DePaul University for people of various disciplines to work together on projects as they would in a real development environment.
Meetup catering to aspiring game developers that further the boundaries of play.
Chicago's first Indie Games festival celebrates games that create social play, feature alternative controls, or promote community diversity.
Non-profit organization providing entertainment technology arts education, which co-hosts a bi-monthly meetup with the Indie Video Game Developers Association.
This non-profit seeks to increase cultural appreciation and education of video games through exhibition, study, and sale of art.
Our city's premiere video game law related event featuring academic panels and debates.
A monthly forum for Midwest-based developers learning, playtesting, and talking about indie games.
A charitable organization that unites gaming and nerd communities to do good around Chicagoland.
A user group for devs working with the Unity 3D game engine.
Company specializing in tech advocacy and inclusivity in gaming, geek and tech spaces.
A place where anyone using UE4 can get together and share projects, demos, ideas and any fun things they're doing with the engine.
Local chapter of the International Game Developers Association focused on improving the games industry.
A monthly social gathering for game developers of all disciplines and proficiencies.