Calgary is all about creating amazing games!

The Calgary Game Developers Association is dedicated to the promotion and support of local game creators in the city. Interested in joining a community of game designers, programmers, artists and musicians? We're all only one click away.

Great games built here

Founded in 2015 The Calgary Game Developers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a local community around creating video games. Regardless of skill level or profession, we encourage anyone interested in making games to come out to meetups, engage with other members, and build up your passion towards making awesome games here in the city of Calgary!

Current members have garnered public acclaim an financial success launching games on PC, mobile and console platforms such as Steam, the App Store, Google Play, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo. Our community has a wealth of knowledge from individuals who have real life experience creating and launching games into the global market.


March 9

Game Success Series 2/3

A brand new 3-part series offering up business strategies and new knowledge . Steam optimization is the focus of the second installment.



March 16

Game Success Series 3/3

A brand new 3-part series offering up business strategies and new knowledge . Standing out from the crowd is the focus of the third installment.



March 18

CGDA March Meetup

Once a month we gather online to discuss the games we're building, playing and recent happening in the game dev industry. Join us!



Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic all CGDA events will be hosted through online channels until it is safe to resume in person functions

Become a full member and receive awesome perks!

Paid members of the CGDA get all kinds of cool stuff! Perks include reduced rates to local gaming related events, access to educational videos, and even eligibility to join us on trips to international functions like GDC and PAX.

It basically pays for itself and you'll even get the added benefit of knowing you're helping support the local game development community :)

Become a CGDA member

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2021 Leadership Team

Mike Lohaus


Stephen Ma


Sean Brown


Russ Dawson


Vieko Franetovic


Jon Higgins


Steve Hodges


Kyle Nissen


Mike Parks