Della Rocca Quits IGDA

Della Rocca Quits IGDA

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has announced that Jason Della Rocca will step down as executive director effective March 31.

"Jason has tirelessly served the IGDA for nearly 9 years, and we are thankful for all that he has done for the community", said Jen MacLean, IGDA chairperson and SVP of business development, 38 Studios. "We wish him the best of luck with his future endeavors and look forward to an exciting year for the IGDA."

Della Rocca has worked with IGDA since 2000, a period in which the organization’s membership has increased from 500 to 15,000 members. He said, "Each day was a race to keep up with the passion and energy of members and volunteers in their drive to advance games. I am forever grateful for the enriching experience, and look forward to assisting the Board on a smooth transition."

Writing on his blog, Della Rocca explained, "There are some exciting personal opportunities that I want to pursue that simply require me to strike out on my own and step away from my role as the IGDA’s executive director. (Watch for more specific news on this after GDC, and no, I’m not starting a game development studio.) After 8.5 years of service, I won’t deny a certain amount of, uh, fatigue. And, given the maturation and evolution of the IGDA, I’m not sure if I’m actually the “right guy” anymore…"