Parties aren’t just a fun way to unwind after a long day on the showroom floor. Because of the networking opportunities they afford, the after-hours parties have become almost as important as the convention itself. Several parties at the recent Games Developer Conference, hosted by companies and individuals who attended, were thrown in nightclubs, where semi-clad women (and infrequently, men) are not out of place but expected.
Tuesday night, the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) co-presented a party attended by industry experts…and scantily clad dancers (click my previous article, here, for the photo). Before writing the article, I queried IGDA for a comment. The group has just responded:
The Game Developer Conference is full of fun, with hands-on demonstrations of unreleased games, talks from the developers, and day-long workshops designed to cram as much information into our game-soaked brains as possible. But not every event is as enjoyable as the others, such the International Game Developer’s Association (IGDA) party last night, attended by industry leaders, industry hopefuls…and scantily clad female dancers.