Philly Game Mechanics is a project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, a charitable 501(c)(3) trust supporting diverse cultural practices in the Philadelphia region. We focus on supporting and growing the game development and enthusiast community in Philadelphia. We provide events, resources and networking opportunities for artists, musicians, programmers and all sorts of creatives. We believe in providing a safe space for students, hobbyists, and professionals to create. We think that community visibility and collaboration provides value not only for the immediate community but to the whole city.
Philly Game Mechanics is a charitable organization focused on supporting game development and indie game enthusiasts in Philadelphia, PA.
We host game related events, provide networking opportunities, offer resources, and create a safe environment for creative people of all skill levels.
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You just have to bring yourself! You're also more than welcome to bring a game, or something cool, that you're working on.
Show & Tell is a segment where people show off what they're working on. You're also open to taking questions if you want!
No! We have people of all skill levels attend, so already knowing how to make a game is not required.
A game jam is an event where you make a game over a period of time. Our game jams usually run about two weeks.
The Dev Knights are the organizational team that help run the organization. You can find out who the Dev Knights are here.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you wish to do so anonymously, use this form.
We have one, and you can read it here.
Philly Game Mechanics is an entirely community run organization, still some community members have dedicated themselves to accomplishing tasks to keep everything moving onwards and upwards. Here is the list of the “Dev Knights”, the community members who help out. If you are interested in donating time to help the organization please see the contact page or find one of us at one of our events.
Tabitha has a background in fine arts focusing in weaving pieces with a sculptural and architectural quality. She also found she loved making analog games for friends and pursued that to several monthly game jam wins.
Corey is a writer with a deep love for tabletop gaming. Corey is also the Program Manager of Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio, where he assists student developers as they design, build, market and launch their games.
Nick might be the best pen and paper GM you’ve never heard of. He is an animator and developer during the day and does an excellent job of giving people fantastical adventures to go on in his spare time.
Camden is a experienced developer that knows no bounds when it comes to the platforms or tools that he wants to work with. Among the community, Camden is one of the most accomplished game jammers.
Nicole, is an expert in tabletop game development and design, and is part of the powerhouse tabletop game company Carboard Fortress. With Cardboard Fortress, Nicole has release several games, and has run multiple successful Kickstarters.
Karley is an artist that lives in both 2D and 3D, and brings each of these to life through the magic of animation.
Rachel is a game developer specializing in narrative building and project management. She is an active member of the community and is a board member of the local IGDA chapter.
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