February 14th, 2020

Need more gamedev sooner?

WGA will be hosting a professional development workshop on October 18th, 2019.

Fri, October 18, 2019

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM CDT

StartingBlock Madison

821 East Washington Avenue

Starting Block Digital Den

Madison, WI 53703


Deadline to apply is November 9, 2019!

 M+DEV, the midwest's premiere game developer conference, will return to Madison, WI on February 14, 2020.

Now is your chance to apply to be a speaker. Looking for technical and business focused talks with original and diverse perspectives about all facets of the #videogame industry. Speakers will be provided complimentary admission to the conference.


Submissions close November 11th.

New this year M+DEV will have an Emerging Games Showcase!

The showcase will put a spotlight on up and coming local games. Games accepted into the showcase will be playable during an arcade style event at the conference and featured on the Wisconsin Games Alliance social media accounts, website, and in other M+DEV promotions.

Game must have a playable game build and at least one team member planning on attending M+DEV to be considered for the showcase.


Once again M+DEV is pleased to host a competitive art showcase. We will have separately judged categories for students and professionals. Submissions should be emailed to with the subject "M+DEV Art Showcase". Please include in the subject or body of the email whether you are a student or professional.

Rules for submission are as follows:

  • Submissions must be able to be printed

    • Animation submissions should include a single still frame as well as a video of the animation itself

    • Images should be high resolution versions of in-game art or concepts, ideally 300dpi in JPG or PNG format

  • Artist must have permission from the studio who employs them before submitting the art

  • Artist selected must attend conference

  • Pieces must be submitted by the individual artist






M+DEV is a video game development conference for professional game developers and those seeking to become professional game developers. This conference provides a gathering place for game developers in the state, the region and beyond to discuss and share the latest information on the science, art, mechanics and business of making games.

M+DEV is for anyone who is currently a professional video game developer or contractor, or who wishes to become one. M+DEV encompasses professionals in games development or one of the many businesses that support games development in the educational, entertainment and corporate markets.

M+DEV is a conference that will give you greater exposure to the broad spectrum of video games development in area. Meet, network and learn from talented minds both locally and from the greater global games market. Learn how to improve the craft of making games, how to better sell your games, or meet potential partners who can mentor or even finance your games business.


Event Information



Friday, February 14th, 2020


Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713