Saturday, 04 June 2016 12:00 - 18:00
Microsoft Technology Center
11 Times Square, New York, NY, US

IMPORTANT NOTE: When registering, select only ONE entry time plus the optional afterparty. If you plan to stay longer than a single timeslot, you only need to select the earliest time you plan to arrive.


Due to building security procedures, each attendee must register individually in order to gain access to the event. If you have already registered multiple tickets, please direct any additional guests to register at this page so their name appears on the guest list.


IGDA NYC is teaming up with Playcrafting NYC to present our second biannual NYC Games & Digital Media Career Fair for Spring 2016. We're bringing together employers and job-seekers at this one-day event showcasing the exciting opportunities and diverse talent pool in the local game development and digital media industries. This year, the event is hosted by Microsoft at their offices in Times Square.

Employer & Recruiter Tabling

Local companies are seeking talent for exciting opportunities in game development, digital media, technology, and VR. Here are a few of our featured employers and recruiters:

Avalanche Studios is an independent AAA developer dedicated to creating huge open worlds, full of explosive, emergent gameplay. You probably know us as the creator of the Just Cause franchise, or the developer of Mad Max. We created the critically acclaimed XBLA/PSN twin stick shooter Renegade Ops, we manage more than 6 million players in the online world of theHunter, and are currently hard at work on several future projects. Selected openings: Game Programmer, Gameplay Animator, Game Writer, Gameplay Designer, Level Designer...


Apex Systems: The 2nd largest IT staffing firm in the country has partnered together with a new Advanced Concepts Engineering team focused on building a custom Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality platform for a Fortune 50 company – a custom, 3D game engine for new R&D initiatives. Selected openings: OpenGL Game Developers, Agile Project Managers, 3D Audio Engineers, UI/UX Designers, 3D Modelers...

Zynga is a leading developer of the world's most popular social games. Our mission is to connect the world through games, and since 2007, more than one billion people have played one of our beloved franchises like FarmVille, Zynga Poker and Words With Friends. In 2015 Zynga acquired Rising Tide Games that based in NYC. The team continues to develop and operate a premium social casino product called Black Diamond Casino. Selected openings: Client Side Engineer, Lead Flash Engineer, Product Manager, QA Analyst, VIP Account Manager / Social Media...


Tilting Point

DreamSail Games


...and more!

Are you an employer or recruiter in game development, digital media, creative technology, or a related field with open positions to fill in NYC? Tables are available!


Please get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out if this event is the right fit for your company, or use this form to submit your information to register for a free table.

One-on-One Reviews

We'll have a team of experts available for one-on-one sessions with job-seekers to answer questions, review your resume, portfolio, or code, and conduct mock interviews. Sign up onsite with one of our volunteers specializing in art, programming, design, production, music/audio, writing, or QA, and get some expert advice, help polishing your application materials, or a chance to brush up on your interview skills.

Social Mixer Afterparty

After the fair wraps up, there will be a social mixer at Iron Bar & Lounge at 713 8th Ave (at W. 45th St), where participants can mingle and make connections over food and drinks.

The career fair will run from noon to 6pm, and the mixer will start at 6 and run until 9pm. In order to accomodate more attendees and make better use of the space, we're registering tickets in separate time slots. When registering, you may select your admission time and optionally register for the mixer, or register for the mixer only.


You must register on Eventbrite. Please include your first and last name when you RSVP. Your name must be on the list to get past building security. Also, all guests must RSVP on their own in order to get each name on the list at the door. See you all there!


Are you an experienced professional who would like to help others in the community? We’re looking for volunteers to offer one-on-one resume and portfolio reviews, code reviews, and mock interviews to attendees.

You can sign on to offer feedback and critique in one or more of the following areas: Art, Programming, Design, Production, Music/Audio, Writing, QA, Entry Level, Tech & Media, or General. If you’re interested, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.rg or sign up using this form.


If you'd like to join our volunteer list to participate in future events, please consider registering as an IGDA NYC volunteer.


For resources, tips, and more information, check out the Education and Career Development section on the IGDA NYC forums. Don’t miss the Job Postings board, which is updated frequently with new listings.

If you have an opportunity to share on the board, submit it here!


Playcrafting empowers the game development community through education, networking, and collaboration. We offer workshops, classes, courses and events for game developers and those aspiring to make games in topics including game design, programming, art, business and more. We help gamers and enthusiasts learn from and connect with developers and give more established developers the tools to succeed as businesses.

The IGDA NYC chapter is committed to being an inclusive, transparent, responsive organization that is active in local affairs and truly represents the interests of our diverse and vibrant community of game developers in the NYC area.




Are there ID requirements to enter the event?

Yes—you MUST bring photo ID in order to go through security and gain access to the building. If you do not have ID, you will not be able to enter!


What is the recommended dress code?

This is a professional event, and we recommend that you aim for business casual. You'll want to dress up to make a good impression, but a suit is probably overkill.


What should I bring?

  • Multiple printed copies of your resume (one to give to every employer you speak with)
  • If you have a visual or audio portfolio you would like reviewed by a volunteer, bring a device you can use to show it off (laptop, tablet, phone, etc.)
  • Folder to collect handouts and company info
  • Pen and note paper
  • Plenty of business cards


What else should I do to prepare?

For more tips, check out Business Insider's "11 Tips To Get Something Useful Out of A Job Fair":

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