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Our Mission


To provide a platform for professionals, hobbyists, and students in the games industry to learn, share, and connect.



About Us


With 250,000 worldwide members and a rich 17-year history in the games industry, GameDev.net is the largest and longest-running resource in the world for game development and technology enthusiasts. The site's members span every part of the industry, including developers, designers, artists, audiophiles, production, marketing, education, media, students, and more.


Anyone can join GameDev.net for free. Subscription services are available for those who wish to support the site and get a little extra access and site features in return. We also offer our asset Marketplace for those looking to buy or sell digital assets to a worldwide developer audience.


While we have over 4,000 articles on every topic imaginable and 2,000 developer journals for your blog-reading pleasure, GameDev.net's most popular attraction is the GameDev.net forums. With nearly 5,000,000 total forum posts and an active community, you're certain to find the information and comraderie you're looking for.



The Team


Kevin Hawkins

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Hawkins is one of the original founders of GameDev.net. Contact him if you're interested in working with GameDev.net.


Profile: Khawk


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The Founders


Many of the original founders of GameDev.net are no longer involved in the site, but without them GameDev.net would not be where it is today.


Dave Astle

Profile: Myopic Rhino

Dave worked on a little bit of everything for GameDev.net, including development, sales, and community management. In addition to GameDev.net, Dave co-authored OpenGL Game Programming, OpenGL ES Game Development, Beginning OpenGL Game Programming, and More OpenGL Game Programming. He has contributed to many other books and has spoken at several industry conferences. He is currently Game Developer Relations Engineering Manager at Intel in Portland, OR.



Mike Tanczos

Profile: Mike Tanczos

Mike made sure GameDev.net continued to run, whether it was fixing the software or the servers. He has a BS in Computer Science from Penn State University and a Masters of Secondary Education at Kutztown University. He currently teaches computer networking at Easton Area High School in Pennsylvania.



Don Thorp and John Munsch


Don and John provided server support and maintenance for GameDev.net.

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