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DavidP
08-21-2002, 02:24 PM
I got my IGDA membership card! yea! woohoo!

I got my IGDA membership card!
I got my IGDA membership card!
I got my IGDA membership card!

woohoo!

yea!

IGDA = International Game Developers Association

To the mods:

yes, this is a completely non-sensical post...so if you must delete it, you can....but still...I got my IGDA membership card!

MethodMan
08-21-2002, 02:42 PM
What are the benefits of this IGDA, you speak of?

Aran
08-21-2002, 02:55 PM
it's just penis size compensations :D :D :D

DavidP
08-21-2002, 03:03 PM
free subscription to Game Developers Magazine

huge discount of GDC (Game Developers Conference)...i think it is 50% off...but not quite sure...i'd have to check on that...

scholarships for students

IGDA chapter meetings in your area...where you get to meet pro game programmers...I believe John Romero is very active in the Dallas chapter if you want to meet him. I have met all the top people of Timegate Studios here in Houston at the Houston IGDA meeting...so you really get to know the people in the field and establish connections. A guy from id Software is actually the chairman of IGDA...forgot which guy though...

you also get huge discounts on several programming books, including ones on AI, game programming, etc.

There is A LOT more...but i dont got it all memorized...

to see all the benefits:

www.igda.org

Cheeze-It
08-21-2002, 03:57 PM
Rad! I want to be a member. Are there any requirements? David!

silentstrike
08-21-2002, 04:58 PM
I am also a member of the igda. Unfortunetely, no one in the industry goes to the New Jersey chapter meetings :(. I didn't get a membership card though :(.

Eibro
08-21-2002, 05:00 PM
Rad! I want to be a member. Are there any requirements? David!
As far as I can see (or the website shows..) $$$ is the requirement.

DavidP
08-21-2002, 05:48 PM
>Unfortunetely, no one in the industry goes to the New Jersey chapter meetings

yeah, the activity of your chapter does depend on where you live. Texas fortunately has a lot of game companies, so its chapters are pretty active, although I have heard that Austin's isnt...

>$$$ is the requirement.

It depends, if you are a student in high school, college, etc., membership is only $25 a year! Thats why I joined.

All you have to do is submit a student ID with your membership application.

That means I have several more years of being a student remaining, woohoo!

Now if you are not a student, then it is $100 a year...a bit more pricey.....but still, it is a great organization to be a part of...

Xterria
08-21-2002, 05:54 PM
how much is it when your in junior high?

DavidP
08-21-2002, 08:21 PM
junior high = student = $25

Xterria
08-22-2002, 02:33 PM
barnicles

SilentStrike
08-22-2002, 03:54 PM
I just got mine today :).