2015 Game Challenge

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    Game Challenge '14 - People's Choice winner Chris Chung and Grand Prize winner Jenna Hoffstein
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    Game Challenge '14 - Panelists Jamie Gotch, Scott Kirsner and Jon Radoff
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    Game Challenge '14 - Student winners and runners up - fun!
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    Game Challenge '14 - Demiurge's Tom Lin mentoring
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    Game Challenge '14 - Judges
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    Game Challenge '14 - GSN Games' Nick Bogovich
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    Game Challenge '14 - Runners-up Big Bat Baseball
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    Game Challenge '14 - Indie Showcase
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    Game Challenge '14 - Keynote speaker Johan Eile, Ubisoft Montreal
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    Game Challenge '14 - Indie Showcase
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    Game Challenge - Speaker Seth Sivak from Proletariat
  • Game Challenge '13 - Winners, runners up and honorable mention teams - Fun!
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    Game Challenge '13 - Best Indie Serious Game Winner - Patrick Lindsey and Zoe Quinn of Depression Quest
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    Game Challenge '12 - Winners with judges and organizers

 

 

The MassDiGI Game Challenge is a one-of-a-kind pitch competition and event that helps aspiring game developers launch new games. The 2015 Game Challenge will be held on February 6 & 7 at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, Mass. featuring industry mentors, panel discussions, keynote talks and great prizes – you won’t want to miss this!

Registration Opens on December 2!

Registration for both competing teams and general attendees is on a first come, first serve basis, so we encourage all interested parties to sign up as early as possible.  There is a cap to the number of teams that can enter and the number of general attendees. Competing teams are required to provide team details (team name, captain contact info, member list, etc.) and a game concept description during the registration process. We encourage all potential competitors to read the competition rules in full prior to registering to ensure that you qualify.

Competing teams register here and general attendees here. 

*Once registration has closed, latecomers may be added to the wait list or considered on a case by case basis. Contact us at info(at)massdigi.org for details.

The Game Challenge will feature…

Competitive Game Challenge w/ Great Prizes:

Enter your game concept or prototype in one of three levels (Indie, College and High School) and in one of two categories (Best Entertainment Game or Best Serious Game). Winners in each category will receive great prize packages – from cash and/or gift cards, experiential prizes, industry mentorship, game promotion/PR opportunities and much more. In addition, all college teams are eligible to be considered for the 2014 MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program.  Check out our list of prizes here, as well as the competition rules here.

Mentorship Program:

One of the highlights of our event has been the opportunity for teams to meet one-on-one with industry mentors to provide valuable insight  on each team’s entry. This year, participating teams will have a chance to sign-up for mentor meetings in the expertise areas of Art, Design, Business and Technology. Check out our 2015 mentors here and then sign up here.

Educational Program:

Day 1 of the Game Challenge will feature sessions to help teams fine-tune their pitch for the judging committee. Mini-sessions will focus on the topics of art, design, business and technology. Schedule forthcoming.

Indie Game Showcase:

What would a Game Challenge be without a few games to play! The Massachusetts Indie community is full of extremely talented individuals with great ideas on the cutting edge of game development. Teams and general attendees will have a chance to network with and, more importantly, play some of the great Indie games created in our own backyard.

Registration Opens on December 2!

Registration for both competing teams and general attendees is on a first come, first serve basis, so we encourage all interested parties to sign up as early as possible. There is a cap to the number of teams that can enter. Competing teams are required to provide team details (team name, captain contact info, member list, etc.) and a game concept description during the registration process. We encourage all potential competitors to read the competition rules in full prior to registering to ensure that you qualify. Teams and general attendees can register here:

Competing teams register here and general attendees here. 

*Once registration has closed, latecomers may be added to the wait list or considered on a case by case basis. Contact us at info(at)massdigi.org for details.

  • What people are saying…

    Massachusetts is not only one of the largest digital games clusters in the United States, representing a $2 billion industry and employing approximately 4,000 people [directly and indirectly] across the state, but we are also home to strong academic institutions focused on digital game design and development. This presents a real opportunity for MassDiGI to promote collaboration between academia and industry, nurture existing and new talent, and strengthen the industry’s growing presence in the Commonwealth. We’re excited about the partnerships already underway and the future collaborations this new institute will foster.
    Timothy P. Murray, Former Mass. Lieutenant Governor
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