Tuesday, 24 February 2015
RAZER AND IGDA PARTNER TO SUPPORT VIDEO GAME DEVELOPERS AROUND THE WORLD
Razer to provide discounts and perks for IGDA members; Razer Indie Dev Program members to receive complimentary IGDA membership
CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced a partnership with the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) to support and connect members within the video game industry. The relationship will bolster the game developer scene through event support, discounts and membership opportunities.
The IGDA is the world’s largest nonprofit membership organization serving individuals who create video games. The association consists of a global network of collaborative projects and communities from the various fields of game development, from programmers and producers to writers, artists, quality assurance and localization.
Members of the IGDA will be offered developer discounts for Razer products, including the company’s award-winning systems, peripherals and software, as well as priority access to Razer’s development kits, including the Razer Nabu, the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) Hacker Development Kit and more. (The IGDA is a supporter of the recently announced OSVR platform.)
Razer will also provide support for IGDA at various events worldwide, beginning with the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March. At the same time, the IGDA will extend complimentary memberships to members of the Razer Indie Dev Program.
“Razer has a history of successfully connecting the various players in video game development,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Partnering with IGDA is another way of extending our support to the people that make a difference in the industry.”
Kate Edwards, IGDA executive director added, “With Razer’s great reputation in the industry, it was an ideal fit for the IGDA to partner with them to help provide our members with access to these cutting-edge products.”
Razer worked and shared expertise with game developers of all levels through the Razer Indie Dev Program and the release of various software development kits for Razer Comms, Razer Arena, the Chroma product range, OSVR and others. For more information on Razer’s developer tools and technologies, visit http://developer.razerzone.com.
Razer™ is a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers.
Razer is transforming the way people play games, engage with other gamers and identify with the gamer lifestyle. Having won the coveted “Best of CES” award consecutively for five years, the company’s leadership in product innovation continues to create new categories for the gaming community that is estimated to have over 1 billion gamers worldwide.
Razer’s award-winning design and technology include an array of user interface and systems devices, voice-over IP for gamers and a cloud platform for customizing and enhancing gaming devices.
Founded in 2005, Razer is backed by Intel Capital, IDG-Accel and Heliconia Capital Management (Heliconia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore investment company Temasek. For more information visit http://www.razerzone.com/about-razer.
About the IGDA
In its 21st year, the International Game Developers Association is the largest non-profit membership organization serving individuals who create video games. The association exists to advance the careers and enhance the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development and advocating on issues that affect the developer community. For more information, visit http://www.igda.org.
Razer Press Contacts:
Alain Mazer, Global Director of Public Relations
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IGDA Press Contact:
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