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What is GameDev.net?

GameDev.net is a social platform for game developers and technology enthusiasts to learn, share, and connect with the games industry. We provide nearly 300,000 developers with active forums, articles and tutorials, educational resources, developer blogs, industry news and events, a classifieds area for job postings and freelancers, and an industry marketplace for assets and services.

GameDev.net members span every part of the industry, including developers, designers, artists, audiophiles, production, marketing, education, media, students, and more.

GameDev.net is free to join. Subscription services are available for those who wish to support the site. We also offer an asset Marketplace for those looking to buy or sell digital assets to a worldwide developer audience. Also, don't forget to subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

Are you a Freelancer Writer/Editor?

GameDev.net is seeking freelance writers/editors engaged in the games industry to source news, interviews, and other content of interest to game and interactive media developers. If you are interested in learning more about this role, please contact us at jobs@gamedev.net with your rates, writing samples, and resume/CV.

The Team

Our team has been in the industry for 20 years. We're also developers, so we understand how games are developed, the technologies behind games, and what developers need.

Kevin Hawkins

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Hawkins operates GameDev.net and is one of the original founders. He brings a wealth of industry experience to GameDev.net including experience developing serious games, engine development, tools, VR, and mobile development. Contact him if you're interested in working with us.

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Our History

GameDev.net was launched in 1999 from the merger of several "game programming" sites that had existed since the mid-1990's. While most of the original founders of GameDev.net are no longer involved, 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.