The Portland Indie Game Squad is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting the health and continued expansion of game developer and enthusiast communities in Portland, the Pacific Northwest, and online. We provide events, resources, and networking activities for art and technology creatives. By investing in safe environments for student, hobbyist, and professional game developers, we serve the belief that community visibility and collaboration provides value to our education, relationships, and industry.
What We Do
Sustain: Since 2011, we've facilitated events to maintain community members' access to collaborative activity, education, and professional outlets.
Listen: We welcome community feedback and participation as we continue to seek and improve opportunities.
Connect: We help bring people and organizations together to foster game making collaboration in Portland and the Pacific Northwest.
Educate: We advocate for the advancement of developers' communication, technical, and professional skills in creative development fields.
Produce: We raise funds and manage volunteers to make events and resources free and accessible to everyone.
Promote: We advocate for community member and project visibility to join with larger-scale opportunities.
Expand: We evaluate the successes and failures of our existing systems and events to adapt to the community's growing needs.
Who We Are
Founded by Will Lewis in 2011 with a focus of connecting people of differing skill sets, PIGSquad grew over time to provide numerous outlets for game makers in the general Pacific Northwest area. It became an Oregon-recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2015, now welcoming a team of volunteer directors and officers who share their time and varying professional backgrounds to sustain PIGSquad activities and opportunities.