Special interest group/Special Interest Group Reference Guide
International Game Developers Association
IGDA SIG Reference Guide
About the IGDA
The International Game Developers Association is a non-profit membership organization that advocates globally on issues related to digital game creation. The IGDA's mission is to strengthen the international game development community and effect change to benefit that community.
An IGDA special interest group (SIG) is a community centered on a topic of interest relevant to game development. SIGs connect developers allowing them to learn from each other, promote their specialties, identify upcoming challenges and endeavor to advance the industry.
SIGs are volunteer-managed and driven. While the IGDA provides the basic resources and infrastructure to establish and maintain SIGs, each SIG is a relatively autonomous self-sustaining community.
Resources and Support
The IGDA provides basic resources, tools and support to start and maintain SIGs. Please note that SIGs must be volunteer-driven and it is the responsibility of SIG members to maintain and manage the SIG.
Policies and Procedures
All SIGs must abide by basic rules and operating procedures determined by the IGDA. SIGs are afforded a great deal of autonomy, but need to keep these policies and procedures in mind.
- Leadership Structure
- Membership Requirements
- Annual Report
- Marketing/PR Policy
- Non Recruitment Policy
- Event Support Policy
- Elections FAQ
Here are some examples of SIG work to give a sense of the breath of activities that can be undertaken. A complete list of SIGs and their efforts is available online.
- Contact Info
- Useful Links
For further contact info and IGDA details, please refer to our website: