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The Midwest Game Developers Summit is a two day game development conference being held at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin on July 12 -13, 2014. MGDS is meant to bring aspiring students and professional developers from around the Midwest together to network and discuss various game development topics through lectures, panels, and workshops.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is MGDS?

MGDS, or the Midwest Game Developers Summit, is an event that brings together students, industry professionals, and individuals who want to learn more about game development.

When is MGDS?

MGDS is July 12 - 13, 2014

How much is a pass to MGDS?

$60 for a weekend pass.

Will there be a discount for hotel rooms as a MGDS Pass holder?

Yes, you will receive special pricing for being a MGDS attendee. To receive this special discount, please call Olympia at 1.800.558.9573 to reserve a room, and mention you are a MGDS attendee.

Will there be an expo area for me to show off a game I have been working on?

Absolutely! We remember how popular the expo area was last year, and we are dedicating an even bigger area for you to show off your hard work. This is what MGDS is all about, sharing what you have been working on, and receiving the exposure you deserve.

How do I sign up to speak at MGDS?

You can sign up by clicking this link and filling out the form: Speaker Form

Are there single day passes available?

No, the single day passes were a Kickstarter special only. But hey, you can purchase a whole weekend pass for $60! It’s a great deal!

Where can I purchase a pass?

You can purchase your weekend pass here: Registration

Where to pick up my pass?

After you place the order on Constant Contact, you will be sent a confirmation e-mail with a ticket. This will serve as your verification when you come to MGDS, so please save the e-mail or print it to bring with you. Once you check in at the event, you will receive your official MGDS badge.

Where is the event/driving directions?

Here is the Olympia Resort location on Google Maps
Simply click the link, and in the top left corner, click Directions. Then type in your starting point address and you are on your way!

How do I purchase a t-shirt?

You can purchase a MGDS t-shirt in two ways.

1. You have an option to purchase a t-shirt upon registering for MGDS
2. You can purchase a t-shirt on site when you come to MGDS.


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