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 critical acclaim and financial success launching games on platforms such as Steam, the Oculus store, the Apple 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.


July 7

Hardspace: Shipbreaker Game Critique

YYC Game Critique is like a book club for games, where each month we pick a new game that we feel will make for good discussion. Next up is Hardspace: Shipbreaker. RSVP to join us as seats are limited.



July 13

QI Games Meetup

This in-person Q&A session at the QI Games office will include discussions on the basic legal frameworks for games and game studios, as well as the distribution of some basic sample legal templates that you can use as a reference for yourself or your studio.



July 21

Online Project showcase

We want you to show off what you or your team are working on! Send a DM to one of the organizers on our Discord server with your project name and prepare a 5-minute demo to show off the game you're creating! You'll have the opportunity to take questions and gather feedback from the audience.



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

Drop us a line

Questions? Comments? Want to know when we think Half Life 3 will be released? Send us a message and one of us will get back to you ASAP.

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2022 Leadership Team

Mike Lohaus


Stephen Ma


David Case


Russ Dawson


Vieko Franetovic


Jon Higgins


Steve Hodges


Kyle Nissen


Mike Parks