Square One is a software and game developer business accelerator. We are made up of game developers and organizers from Sacramento wishing to give back to the emerging game developer community in Sacramento.
Square One Clubs is part of a several year long effort to build independent startup game companies in the Sacramento area. We are a product of IGDA Sacramento’s efforts to invigorate our community by organizing and hosting events, (such as game jams, training and education classes, and the Sacramento Indie Arcade event,) and by bringing us all together. While IGDA Sacramento is focused on fostering and developing the game development community, Square One will focus on the real world need of new startup companies to develop their business.
What we plan to do is offer office or club space with the basic necessities a small startup company will need to grow, (e.g., street address, phone, network, storage space, web site hosting, mentoring etc.) Our lowest tier offers will be very reasonably priced, as most startup game development companies have development costs with little or no revenues, sometimes for the first several years of their company’s life. We understand the unique challenges to startup game development companies, because we come from that community and have been through that ourselves.
Square One will offer two main membership areas. The Club Area will be an open environment where members can come to work, meet others, hold meetings, and share ideas. You will have access to all of our shared amenities, such as printers, secure file storage space, Internet, remote access, and much more. The Office Space will be private, secured offices varying in size where you or your business can work together in a private environment, as well as make use of all the shared amenities on the property including conference rooms, training room and event space, office phones, and much more.
Square One does not yet have an opening date, but we are tentatively planning to open this Summer. If you are interested in becoming a member, please register for our wait list and we will contact you as soon as we start taking reservations.