Key players in Sac video game scene
Nathan Allshouse, programmer
Favorite game: Minecraft
Developed his first video game in 1984 and hasn’t stopped since. Has run the Sacramento Developer Collective since 2018, helping local game developers connect with publishers and see their projects to completion.
Chris Alaimo, retro buff
AKA: Classic Gaming Quarterly
Favorite Game: Sonic The Hedgehog (1991)
Grew up playing video games on Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Genesis and Sony Playstation. Hasn’t outgrown the games of his youth and through the Classic Gaming Quarterly channel on YouTube shares his passion with tens of thousands.
Julia, Twitch streamer
Favorite Game: The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Began streaming on Twitch.tv in 2016 and quickly rose in popularity with a fan base of more than 66,000 followers. On Nov. 16, completed a continuous 24-hour livestream playing Red Dead Redemption 2.
Jay Gist, tournament fighter
AKA: CFD Jay
Favorite Game: Street Fighter II: World Warrior
Always the best Street Fighter player in his neighborhood, but was destroyed at first in tournaments. Since 2011, has run Capitol Fight District, providing hundreds of Sacramento gamers the opportunity to compete.