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.I directly correlate all I know about this industry to MassDiGI. Thanks for giving students an opportunity to open their eyes and ears to what they need to know.Not only did the MassDiGI Game Challenge bring together students and game developers to make games, but MassDiGI also provided numerous educational sessions drawing insights from executives in the Boston area and beyond all lending a fresh perspective on game development. It was a pleasure to participate as a mentor / speaker and to interact with such an enthusiastic group of students, who I was glad to see walk away with actionable goals and a concept to pitch to potential investors.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.
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