We are a local network of game studios, independent developers, faculty, investors, and regional economic development agencies with the shared mission of promoting Wisconsin as a premier site for game development and design.


Think you have to venture to the coasts to work in games? Think again! The rapidly evolving midwest game development scene is home to hundreds of high-quality commercial, educational, and indie studios. Whether you’re looking to breakout into the industry or polish your proficiencies in the arts, sciences, or economics of making games, the M+DEV Conference will provide you access to some of the brightest minds in game development. Join us for a day of insightful sessions, immersive exhibits, professional networking, and an invitation to our exclusive after-party to mingle with the best of the midwest.


Special Thanks to the International Game Developers Association for partnering with us for MDEV 2020!

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M+DEV Madison Game Development Conference
October 27th, 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
Sponsored by Epic Games,, Human Head Studios, Gear Learning, Filament Games, PerBlue, Genera8tor, Guild Software, Lost Boys Interactive, UW Dept. of Computer Science, Alliant Energy, MG&E, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Madison Region Economic Partnership, UW Stout, UW Whitewater, Adtalem Global Education, Clinical Playground, Stack41, Field59, Google Cloud, rutabaga paddlesports, NVIDIA, Whova, Fantasy Flight Interactive, MadMarker Studios

Madison Women in Tech Social w/the WGA
September 7th, 4:30PM
PerBlue, Madison

August 2017 Social @ North Street Cabaret (Sponsored by Summit Credit Union)
August 21st, 5:00PM – 8:00PM
610 North Street, Madison, WI 53704

Continuing Education Series:
Journeyman’s Toolkit: Process, workflows, and tools for modern game development with Greg Shives

July 20th, 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Herzing University, 5218 East Terrace Drive, Room 120, Madison, WI 53718

May 2017 Social @ Pasqual’s (Sponsored by Zendesk)
May 10th, 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Pasqual’s Cantina, 1344 E Washington Ave, Madison

Continuing Education Series:
Game Localization by Philipp Strazny

April 20th, 5:30PM to 7:00PM
Herzing University, 5218 East Terrace Drive, Madison

Madison Women in Tech Social (Sponsored by Bright Cellars)
March 23rd, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Filament Games, Madison

March 2017 Social (Sponsored by The Geo Group)
March 8th, 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Whiskey Den at Brocach, Capitol Square, Madison


Continuing Education Series:
Quick and Dirty Prototypes: Tips on finding the fun with first playables

January 26th, 5:30PM to 7:00PM
Herzing University, 5218 E. Terrace Drive, Madison
November 2016 Social: Updates and MobileMesh live social game
November 9th, 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Red Rock Saloon, 322 W Johnson St, Madison

Continuing Education Series:
Improving your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) for Leaders by Keith Fuller

October 5th, 3:00PM to 4:30PM
Herzing College, 5218 E. Terrace Drive, Madison

August 2016 Social – Beer & Brats @ GLS Conference
August 19th, 2:30PM to 4:30PM
Union South – The Sett

Plenary Round Table – Games+Learning+Society 12
August 19th, 1:30PM to 2:30PM
Union South – Marquee

June 2016 Social (Sponsored by The Geo Group)
June 15th, 4:30PM
Brocach, 1843 Monroe Street

StartingBlock: Second Gear presents
Robbie Bach (former Chief Xbox Officer @ Microsoft)

January 28th, 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Madison Central Library, 201 West Mifflin Street, Madison

December 2015 Social
December 16th, 7:00PM
Brocach, 7 West Main Street, Madison

Angel/VC Funding Info Session
November 5th, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
1 S Pinckney St STE 410, Madison

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