The indie giving event is a special program designed to help independent game developers attend the 2019 Game Developer Conference in San Francisco. Everyone who signs up will also get the chance to take part in a charity event to support Compass Family Services & have their remaining donation help a variety of other organizations.
The goal is to show gamers know how to have fun, and give back.
For this years event, we will be helping Compass Family Services clean and organize their family shelter. The families living in the shelter are either homeless or in imminent danger of being so. The shelter offers these families a safe, temporary place to stay, while offering services that enable them to secure more permanent housing, improve their employment prospects and address the underlying issues that contributed to their current instability.
The event will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2019
“The Independent Games Summit is the place for the independent game developer at GDC. It features lectures, postmortems and roundtables from notable independent game creators, including many former and current Independent Games Festival finalists and winners. The Independent Games Summit seeks to achieve diversity of voice, experience and perspective, while highlighting the best and brightest in indie development.” - GDC website
Along with all the great lecture access, you’ll also be permitted to attend the GDC Expo Wednesday through Friday, where 26,000 industry professionals will be represented. It’s the place to meet people, get inspired and learn something new. And there’s tons of swag. Everybody loves swag.
This community effort is organized by FGL and Enhance, with the support from our sponsors. We use the money from sponsors to pay for tools, food and anything needed for the volunteers. Every penny leftover is donated. Together, we’ve not only saved these organizations hundreds of work hours, but we’ve also donated tens of thousands of dollars on the behalf of our contributors over the years. If you can’t make it to the charity event, please consider becoming a sponsor to help out financially.
In association with our volunteering, we will also be donating to organization we end up working with. The remaining money from Indie Giving pass purchases will be donated to other non-profit organizations in need.