The IGDA is electing 5 new board members, and if you’re a videogame developer, you might want to cast your vote(s). The minimum $48 Core membership is required to do this, but it’s a pretty important election that will have a large impact on the organization.
I’ve already submitted my ballot, and I hope that David Edery gets one of the eligible spots. I’ve only ever spoken to David a few times, but he was very approachable, and his business acumen would certainly benefit the IGDA. Being the former head of XBLA’s world-wide portfolio, David has given out various lectures on digital distribution, and continues to write insightful commentaries on the ever changing videogame market. I believe his knowledge could prove very beneficial to the IDGA and its members, and would help us adapt to the trends (and sometimes the hard-to-accept realities) of the business.
For a more robust assessment of the candidates, though, feel free to check out Scott Macmillan’s analyses of the entrants.
Whatever the results, I hope they’ll bring some concrete improvements to the oft-criticized IGDA.