Key players in Sac video game scene

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Nathan Allshouse, programmer

AKA: NateZGreat

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

AKA: Khaljiit

Favorite Game: The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion

Began streaming on 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


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.