Did you know? While we’re most famous for our cheese, beer, and the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin is also home to a thriving game development scene!
...and many more! (Image credit: Wisconsin Games Alliance)
Last year, local industry organization the Wisconsin Games Alliance kicked off M+DEV, a game developers’ conference designed to serve as a gathering place for games industry professionals (and soon-to-be professionals) across Wisconsin, the Midwest, and beyond. The inaugural event was a smashing success, highlighting and celebrating the achievements of numerous exhibitors and speakers from nearly every corner of the game development world: AAA, indie, educational, theme park games, VR/AR, and more!
Sad you missed out on last year’s show, right?
Good news: M+DEV is back and better than ever – and it’s happening on Friday, October 19, 2018! Kicking off with a keynote from games industry legend Tim Gerritsen (Bioshock Infinite, The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game), M+DEV 2018 promises to be another unmissable event for all local gamedev professionals. Whether you’re a longtime industry veteran or a total games industry noob, M+DEV serves as an excellent venue for meeting, networking, and learning from talented minds both locally and from the greater global games industry. Those interested in reserving their tickets can do so today on the official M+DEV website!
Planning on attending this year’s show? Be sure to check out the below sessions presented by members of the Filament Games team:
Developing “Code Smell”: How You Can Gauge Programming Quality Without Knowing Anything About Programming
Stephen Calender (Game Engineering Team Lead)
Selling Your Studio: Advice to Getting Your Studio Hired
Jennifer Javornik (Vice President of Sales)
Fostering Gender Diversity in the Games Industry
Quinn Crossley (Game Designer)
How VR Changes Learning
Dan White (CEO)
...But wait – there’s more: Filament Games is back this year to host the official M+DEV pre-party on Thursday October 18, 2018 at our downtown Madison office! 🎉
Join us and fellow midwest game developers for a night of camaraderie and celebration on M+DEV eve! Featuring food, drinks, music, and more, other pre-party highlights include a professional showcase and dedicated Madison FemDev space where the group will be showing off their first game jam title Rootstock. Entry to the official M+DEV pre-party is included as a free perk for all conference ticket holders, though those looking to attend only the pre-party can purchase standalone tickets for only $10 each.
Tickets to M+DEV 2018 are available now – learn more about the conference and reserve your tickets today over on their official website!