Game Art and Design
Instructor: Lindsay Grace


Next week there will be an interesting state of the industry discussion from IGDA Chicago. Since many of you are interested in getting jobs, it might be worth visiting. It's also right up the street from school.

From IGDA-Chicago:

State of the Industry Panel Presentation


Over the last month every day we turn on the news and hear more devastating news about the economy.  Companies are closing, layoffs are becoming more frequent and our 401K statements are simply too painful to open.  I’m sure all of us are wondering how this is impacting the video game industry and more specifically how this will impact the industry in Chicago.  Is it true that video game companies fare well in a depressed economy?  Are their segments of the industry that will become more stable than others?  Is development in Chicago increasing or decreasing?  Where do we see the future of game development overall and in Chicago?


We have a very well rounded panel including not only console developers, but also the full scope of the industry including mobile game developers, arcade developers and slot-machine developers.  This is a rare opportunity to hear from the best and brightest in our industry. 


Our panel of experts will include:


Matt Booty, interim CEO of Midway Games

Andreja Djokovic, Founder of Babaroga

Scott Herrington, Lead Producer at WMS

Eugene Jarvis, Founder of Raw Thrills

Tom Kim, Executive Producer for Gamasutra Podcast on GDC Radio

Alex Seropian, Founder of Wideload Games


Additional information on our panelists will be forthcoming, but as most of you know this is a rock-star line up of industry experts and is a panel not to be missed.  Space will be limited however to the first 150 people to RSVP. 




When:  Monday, October 20th, 2008, Doors open at 6:15 PM, Presentation starts at 7 PM

Where: Flashpoint Academy, 26 N. Clark, Chicago, IL  60602.  Flashpoint Academy is near the intersection of Clark & Washington and is very close to all major el lines in Chicago.  The closest parking facility is near the intersection of Washington & Wells.

Cost: $10 non-members, 5$ IGDA members and Flashpoint Academy Students. Light snacks and refreshments provided

RSVP: Space is limited to the first 150 guests.  Please RSVP to



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