Boston Festival of Indie Games Registration Now Open!
MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies proudly announces The Boston Festival of Indie Games has opened attendee registration for the 3rd annual festival, which will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014.
Fans of digital, tabletop and live action roleplaying games are invited to register starting today at here. Individual tickets are just $10, or two or more tickets for $7.50 apiece. Kids 13 and under can register for free at the door!
A celebration of independent game development in a variety of media and genres, the Boston Festival of Indie Games is open to the public and will take place at the Johnson Athletic Center at MIT in Cambridge, MA. Festival attendees play video games and tabletop games games in a casual, inclusive environment, plus attend film screenings and keynote talks.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend talks, panels, and workshops on indie game development and the future of the game industry, as well as attend the annual Figgies Awards Show at the end of the day. Additional details, including this year’s programming, will be announced in the coming weeks. To stay informed on fest progress, be sure to sign up for updates on bostonfig.com.
“Over the last two years, we’ve seen the gaming community rally behind BostonFIG and the developers presenting at the show. BostonFIG has come to represent not just game development in New England, but the future of game development as a whole. We can’t wait to see you at the show and help foster a whole new generation of game developers.”- Dan Silvers, Festival President.
For independent game developers interested in showcasing their games at the festival, developer submissions for the 2014 digital game showcase are open until Thursday, June 19 and tabletop game showcase submissions are open until Friday, June 6. Submission fees are $30 for digital games and $10 for tabletop and are limited to developers and/or artists in the New England region (see website for complete list of eligible regions). More information about game submissions can be found on bostonfig.com
The Boston Festival of Indie Games is a celebration of independent game development with emphasis on the New England and neighboring regions. The Boston Festival of Indie Games seeks to support and showcase the efforts of independent game developers by providing an inclusive, safe, family-friendly event that encourages attendees to share and interact with games in various media, from video games to tabletop games and beyond. The Boston Festival of Indie Games is focused on creating an intersection between community, academic and development interests in game play.
The MIT Game Lab brings together scholars, creators and technologies to teach, conduct research and develop new approaches to applied game design and construction. Identified as one of the top schools for learning game development by the Princeton Review for the past 6 years, the MIT Game Lab maintains MIT’s roles as leader in the study, design and development of games. The MIT Game Lab’s goal is to explore, educate and engage the public by creating groundbreaking games, interactive online courses and new applications to real world challenges.
Boston Indies is a community of dedicated independent game developers in Massachusetts and the surrounding area. Boston Indies works to foster a sense of community among Boston’s independent game developers, facilitate monthly meet-ups and other related community events, encourage developers to create games independent of large budgets and large company ties, provide a safe environment to obtain critical feedback on game development works in progress and serve as a brain trust for important information sharing among local independent developers.
This press release is made available courtesy of GirlGamerVogue and its partnership with Boston Festival of Indie Games, MIT Game Lab, and Boston Indies.
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