One of Racketboy’s PAX East 2012 interviews, this episode features Timothy Loew of the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute talking about how it is bringing together the state’s academic institutions and various large and small companies in the games industry to foster a successful environment for people to create exciting new games, find careers and success in the industry, and advance knowledge about gaming and its economic and cultural influence. Click here to listen.
“As we all know, the state of Rhode Island loaned 38 Studios $75 million on the condition that the video game developers create 450 new jobs over the next three years. As we also know, 38 Studios could either make a payment or keep its staff, but not both.” Click here to read the full story at Forbes.
“The ongoing events in Rhode Island concerning Curt Schilling’s star-crossed 38 Studios and state loan guarantees have focused attention on the regional video game industry as well as video game-related economic development policy. Schadenfreude aside, the circumstances offer an opportunity for Massachusetts policymakers to learn lessons and educate themselves on the job creation potential of the industry.” Click here to read the complete op-ed in the Boston Globe.
San Francisco, Austin, Toronto; when it comes to centers for game development and instructing the gaming innovators of tomorrow, MassDiGI wants to add one more city to that list – Boston.
Home of some of the most prestigious schools and development studios such as Irrational Games, the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) is looking to create an environment where students looking to get into the industry start in college and finish with a real job in a development studio right down the road. Click here to read the complete story at G4.
BostInno looks at the MassDiGI Game Challenge mentoring program. Click here to read the full story.
Click below to read the stories announcing the MassDiGI Game Challenge Winners. Congratulations to all of the competitors!
The first MassDiGI Game Challenge kicked off yesterday at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, where 300 aspiring video game developers will compete this weekend for a chance to release their game concept to the world. Click here to read the full article at the Boston Herald.
On April 12, MassDiGI was featured on the popular WCVB TV (ABC) magazine show “Chronicle” along with PAX East, Irrational Games, Becker College, Turbine, Muzzy Lane Software & MA EOHED Sec. Greg Bialecki. Click here to see the show (view Segment 2 for MassDiGI).
“As the third annual video gaming PAX East expo wrapped up its final day at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center yesterday, the president of its producer, Penny Arcade, said the event “has taken over the city like never before.” Click here to read the full article at the Boston Herald.
The Boston Globe previews PAX East with local game company leaders at HitPoint, Turbine and QuickHit/Majesco Entertainment along with MassDiGI. Click here to read the full story.