IGDC expands developer day across seven Indian cities, introduces new initiatives

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The India Game Developer Conference (IGDC), renowned as the premier game industry event in South Asia, has revealed its plans to expand the Developer Day program to seven key Indian cities. This move highlights  IGDC’s dedication to encourage a vibrant and inclusive game development ecosystem across the nation.

Following the success of Developer Day in Kochi, Chennai, and Guwahati last year, IGDC’s Developer Day is set to take place in Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Cochin, Chennai, Guwahati, and Kolkata. This expansion provides game developers and industry leaders with unprecedented access to networking, upskilling opportunities, and a platform to showcase their talents. Additionally, an exclusive Xsolla Forward Night in Bangalore promises to further enrich the experience for attendees.

IGDC is proud to announce the establishment of the Game Developers Association of India (GDAI). This group will support game developers by speaking up for them on laws, rules, and in the gaming world. GDAI aims to empower its members through educational resources, professional development opportunities, and the promotion of ethical game development practices.

Nazara Technologies returns as the Diamond sponsor for this year’s event, underscoring its continued support for India’s growing game development landscape. Joining as Gold Sponsors are industry stalwarts Xsolla, Com2Us Platform, and MPL, amplifying the event’s reach and impact. Furthermore, a lineup of esteemed organizations, including the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, STPI, MESC, Kerala StartUp Mission, UID, MIT WPU, and K-Tech, have pledged their support as associate sponsors.

With the launch of GDAI, IGDC introduces the IGDC Women in Games initiative. This program aims to create a more inclusive environment for women in the gaming industry by offering targeted opportunities for talent acquisition and retention. By bridging the gender gap and encouraging a supportive ecosystem, IGDC efforts to cultivate a diverse community of aspiring game developers.

As reported by India Today Gaming, Sridhar Mupiddi, Convenor of IGDC, expressed enthusiasm for the expansion of Developer Day, stating, “This year’s expansion to seven cities reflects IGDC’s unwavering commitment to nurturing a dynamic and inclusive game development ecosystem across India. By uniting industry leaders and developers in regional hubs, we aim to empower a nationwide network of talented game creators.”

IGDC’s expansion of Developer Day and the introduction of pioneering initiatives highlights its dedication to propelling India’s game development industry forward. With an emphasis on regional engagement and inclusivity, IGDC is positioned to catalyze collaboration, innovation, and the emergence of exceptional gaming talent nationwide.