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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

  • The next event is the .

  • 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.

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  • 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 contact@phillygamemechanics.com, 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 Arnold



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.

Jake O'Brien



Jake started up his own game development company at Indy Hall. While meeting up with a lot of other developers in the area he helped start the Unity devs meetup, which would grow up to become part of Philly Game Mechanics.

Corey Arnold

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 Rome


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 Segal



Camden is a experienced developer that knows no bounds when it comes to the platforms or tools that she wants to work with. Among the community, Camden is one of the most accomplished game jammers.

Kotaro Fujita



Kotaro is an iOS developer/iOS sticker vanguard, partnering up with different people on the regular to get their iOS message enhancements out into the world.

Nicole Kline



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.

Steve Pettit



Steve is motion capture technician, a 3D artist, a game developer, and when not working digitally, is a music and bicycle enthusiast. Steve also has passion for wrestling, participating in matches both home and abroad.

Karley Karensky


Karley is an artist that lives in both 2D and 3D, and brings each of these to life through the magic of animation.

Rachel Stine



Rachel Stine makes interactive art and teaches youth digital media classes. She is also the official coffee and pastry provider of Philly Game Mechanics.

Rachel Sima



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.

Shawn Pierre



Shawn is a developer of both digital and tabletop games. Most of his work is centered around having people interact with each other in non-traditional ways.


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