The Game Design and Art Collaboration (GDA) was founded in January 2015, by a small group of UC Santa Cruz students. Our mission statement is to promote the collaborative work of artists, musicians, programmers, and game designers, with an emphasis on networking and skill-sharing.
GDA currently runs as a mock game studio, where members volunteer together to learn what it takes to bring a game from concept to production. We also host the official UC Santa Cruz Global Game Jam site annually. To learn more about us, visit https://www.gdacollab.com.