Game Portfolio Review Round-up: April 17, 2015 – Worcester, MA

Students, particularly juniors and seniors, are welcome to join us or a day of portfolio review (and mock interviews) with game industry professionals. This free event is organized by the students in Becker IGDA.

  • Friday, April 7, 11:00am to 4:00pm
  • Becker College, Design Building, 45 Cedar St., Worcester, MA

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MassDiGI at PAX East: March 6-8, 2015 – Boston, MA

Drop by our booth (#4248) at PAX East 2015 and say hello! This year we will have game demos from Wooplex, Black Hat Oculus, Cat Tsunami, Midnight Terrors and more! And, as always, we will be offering drop-in mentoring and  running the Made in MA QR Quest!

You’re also welcome to join us at our panel: “Game Devs: The Next Generation, Part Two” on Saturday, March 7th at 1:00pm in the Bobcat Theatre. This panel features students from MIT, Becker College, WPI, RISD and Berklee College of Music talking about their experiences making games in our Summer Innovation Program.

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Pre-PAX East Made in MA Party: March 5, 2015 – Cambridge, MA

Party time!

Join us for the best party of the year on March 5 in Cambridge! Click here to RSVP!

Download the program here!

Pre-PAX East Made in MA Party

March 5, 2015, 6-9pm

Made in MA 2-4-15

Event Sponsors:  Microsoft and Turbine 

Gold Sponsor: Disruptor Beam

Silver Sponsors: Funkitron and Becker College

Bronze Sponsors: GSN Games and BlueSnap

Featured Community Partner: Extra Life Boston Guild

Community Partners: Boston Post Mortem/IGDA, MassTLC, Boston Fesitval of Indie Games, Women in Games Boston, MIT Enterprise Forum Games Circle, MassTech, Boston Indies, Boston Unity Group, Playcrafting Boston, IGCPioneer Valley Game Developers, Worcester Game Pile, Lowell Independent Game Development Meetup, Purple Monkey Game Jam, HackerRankIGDA NH and Game Makers Guild!

Presented by MassDiGI

Main Showcase: Disruptor Beam, Funkitron, Becker College, GSN Games and BlueSnap!

Indie Showcase: The Molasses Flood, Skymap Games, Part12 Studios, Skreens TV, Black Hat OculusGlass Knuckle Games, Asinine Games, TestTubeGames, Wooplex, Mob Made Games, Urban Electronics, Nasty Dragon Games, Idle Action StudiosWorcester Game Pile, Pioneer Valley Game Developers, Ysbryd Games, Obey and Half Glass Games

College Showcase: The EcoKids and the Paper Pests (WPI), Midnight Terrors (Becker), Xeero (WPI), Champoline (Fitchburg St.), Drifter (NEIT), Legend of Ora (Fitchburg St.), Sticky Tongue (Becker), Authentic Octopus (Wentworth), Pole Control (Becker), Hikari Michi – Light Road (WPI), Prism Wars (NEIT) and Eye Bot (Fitchburg St.)

  • Free for students – email us for a promo code!
  • Advance purchase – $10 + fee on Eventbrite
  • At the door – $15
  • Recommended 17+
  • Positive ID 21+ required for cash bar
  • No refunds
  • Limited capacity

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MassDiGI at GDC: March 2-5, 2015 – San Francisco, CA

We will be at GDC from March 2-5. If you wish to schedule a meeting, please drop us a line. In addition, we are hosting our annual Made in MA at GDC Party on March 3. Details below.

Made in MA at GDC Party

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Please join us for drinks and snacks before another long night of work. Great chance to catch up with old friends and to make new ones. RSVP required. Contact us for a promo code.

Sponsored by VivoxBlueSnapHappyGiant & Pileated Pictures

 

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Making Games 101: Fall/Winter 2014/15 – New England

Join us at one of MassDiGI’s New England-wide Making Games 101 mini-workshop series coming up this fall and winter. Stops will include locations in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut and, of course, Massachusetts. Each mini-workshop, held in partnership with local institutions and organizations, will focus on game development educational content for high school students. This series is underwritten by the ESA Foundation.

Drop us a line for more information!

Locations and dates*:

  • Worcester Youth Leadership Institute, Becker College, Worcester, MA – 8/13/14 – registration closed
  • RISD, Providence, RI – 10/8/14 – registration closed
  • NH TechFest, Nashua North High School, Nashua, NH – 11/1/14 – registration closed
  • UConn, Digital Media & Design, Stamford, CT – 12/10/14  and 12/16/14 – registration closed
  • SNHU, Manchester, NH – 12/6/14 -registration closed; rescheduled.
  • Worcester Technical High School, Worcester, MA – 12/12/14 and 12/17/14 – registration closed
  • Hampshire College, GGJ, Amherst, MA – 1/23/15 – registration closed
  • Champlain College, Burlington, VT – TBD*
  • Maine College of Art, Portland, ME – TBD*
  • Lowell High School, Lowell, MA – TBD*

* Check site for updates.

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“I built a game – now what?” by Alex Engel, Disruptor Beam – Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series at Becker College: October 28, 2014 – Worcester, MA

I built a game – now what?

Alex Engel, Disruptor Beam

- Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:30 p.m. -

Game developers can be so focused on shipping a product that many forget that games actually have to go live in front of players! What is it like to ship a game? How does focus change from being in development to being live? And, what are some common perils that developers make once their game is live?

engelAlex Engel has been in game development for a decade, working on half a dozen major games like Eve Online, Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeon and Dragons Online, Asheron’s Call, Batman, and Game of Thrones. Currently Disruptor Beam’s Product Manager for Game of Thrones Ascent, he manages a multi-million-dollar online game with millions of players on mobile, web, and tablet.

This talk is co-sponsored by MassDiGI

Location: Becker College, Weller Academic Center, Room 210, 61 Sever St., Worcester

Click here to download the event flyer.

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“Satellites and Startups” by Nick Allain, Spire – Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series at Becker College: September 15, 2014 – Worcester, MA

Satellites and Startups: How we went to space and why you should too

- Monday, September 15, 2014, 5:30 p.m. –

nickJoin Spire’s Nick Allain for a first-hand look at how Silicon Valley’s space race is heating up and how satellites, the size of a large coffee, are changing the way we listen to signals from Earth. Nick will speak about what it’s like to join a space startup like Spire, the process of building a cubesats, and how you can get involved – and, maybe even get hired.

Nick, from Charlton, MA, is an alumnus of Becker College. He graduated in 2009 with a bachelor of arts in interactive media. He has spent time working in the game industry and higher education. He now lives and works in the Bay Area.

This special talk is co-sponsored by MassDiGI. Light snacks and refreshments will be available. Free and open to the public.

Location: Becker College, Weller Academic Center, Room 210, 61 Sever St., Worcester

Click here to download the event flyer.

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