2013 Game Challenge Archive

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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 event that helps aspiring game developers launch new games in Massachusetts. The 2nd Annual 2013 MassDiGI Game Challenge will be held on March 1-2, 2013 at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, MA; featuring expanded prize offerings and programming – you won’t want to miss this!

Please take the time to visit our 2013 Game Challenge sponsors. We couldn’t do this without them! Thank you to Microsoft NERDGSNOverdriver.comMuzzy Lane SoftwareRoadhouse InteractiveBecker CollegePAX EastMass. Tech. Collaborative’s Innovation InstituteAdyenGreenberg TraurigStomp GamesAdobeMorse Barnes-Brown Pendleton, and Turbine!

The Game Challenge will feature…

Competitive Game Challenge w/ Great Prizes:

Enter your game concept or prototype in one of three levels (High School, College, and Indie) and in one of two categories (Best Entertainment Game or Best Serious Game). The grand-prize winning College team will receive full consideration to the 2013 MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program. In addition, winners in each category will receive cash and experiential prizes, industry mentorship, game promotion/PR opportunities and much more. Check out our list of prizes here, as well as the competition rules here: http://www.massdigi.org/gamechallenge/rules-and-judging-criteria/.

Robust Mentorship Program:

One of the highlights of our 2012 event was the over 30 industry volunteers who met with competing teams on a one-on-one basis to provide valuable insight and critique on each team’s game concept. Participating teams will have a chance to sign-up for mentor meetings in the expertise areas of Art, Design, Business and Technology in 2013. Check out our 2013 mentors here! Competitors will receive more information about mentor sign-up after February 15th.

Educational Programming & Meet-Ups:

Day 1 of the Game Challenge will feature sessions to help teams fine-tune their pitch for the judging committee. Session topics will include How to Pitch a Game, Team Composition/Management, Business Concepts and Scoping. In addition, a selection of our volunteer mentors will lead workshop-style talks around the topics of Art, Design, Business and Technology. View our initial schedule here (subject to change).

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. On Saturday, 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 backyards.

Whether you are a small developer looking to breakout or a student exploring job opportunities, after attending the 2013 MassDiGI Game Challenge you’ll be guaranteed to walk away with valuable new connections and a better understanding of this lucrative industry.

Register Early! – SOLD OUT

Registration for both competing teams and general attendees is on a first come, first serve basis in 2013, so we encourage all interested parties to sign up as early as possible. New for 2013, competing teams will be 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:

*Post-deadline Competitor Registrations 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…

    MassDiGI did an amazing job organizing the event and bringing so many great developers, mentors and speakers together. The feedback and experience I received during the Game Challenge was extremely valuable, and I’d highly recommend it to anyone who is making a game and wants it to succeed.
    Jenna Hoffstein, Founder, Little Worlds Interactive
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