MassDiGI at PAX East: April 11-13, 2014 – Boston, MA

Visit us in our MassDiGI Made in MA: The State of Play booth #499! We will have drop-in mentoring for aspiring game developers of all ages, awesome game demos from Little Worlds Interactive, gameblyr, Moonshot Games, Catlateral Damage, area college and university students, special international friends in our Swiss Gaming Corner from swissnex Boston and more. Also, back by popular demand is the Made in MA Quest! Visit all the MA exhibitors, score a badge from each and win a prize!

BONUS – Start PAX East off with our awesome panel featuring area college students at 10:00am on April 11 in the Dragonfly Theatre!

Game Devs: The Next Generation

Games: The final frontier. These are the tales of five college students. Their continuing mission: to explore strange new titles, to seek out new genres and new platforms, to boldly go where no one has gone before. More details here.

DOUBLE BONUS – Join MassDiGI and our friends from BlueSnap for a fun, happy hour event at 6:00pm on April 11. Register here. Ping us for a code.


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Career Chat – It’s Not Enough to be a Brilliant Designer/Programmer: November 21, 2013 – Worcester, MA

You’ve got to be able to network with professionals in the industry, communicate effectively, and know what the studio wants. Come meet Marc Girolimetti, founder of Red Raider Studios, who will be on campus presenting to game students on:

Perfecting Your Pitch and Face-to-Face Networking in Gaming

All area students are welcome.

When: Thursday, November 21, Noon – 1:00p

Where: Becker College, 80 William Street, Worcester, MA 01609

For more information, click here.

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Career Chat – the Future of the Game Industry: November 13, 2013 – Worcester, MA

Please join the Becker College Center for Career Education for a special conversation with Scott Hyman, a video game executive with a background in mobile and console business development, production and product development. Scott’s areas of expertise include a deep understanding of market drivers, business models, digital entertainment, character animation and art content pipelines. Student are encouraged to drop by, all are welcome. For more information, please click here.

When: November 13, 2013, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Becker College, 80 William St., Worcester, MA 01609


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“Word play: Video games and journalism” by Alexander Sliwinski, Joystiq – Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series at Becker College: October 22, 2013 – Worcester, MA


Word play: Video games and journalism

October 22, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Becker College, Weller Academic Center, Lecture Hall/210, 61 Sever Street, Worcester, MA

Alexander Sliwinski is the news editor for game industry news site, Joystiq, and has been a contributor to the site for over half a decade. He is responsible for more than 8,000 posts and is distinguished by his breaking and original news reports. He has a degree in broadcast journalism from Hofstra University, and he is currently studying for his MBA at Northeastern University.

The Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series at Becker College is free and open to the community. This lecture is sponsored by MassDiGI.  RSVP to lectures(at) Seating is limited.

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Massachusetts – Canada Innovation Partnership Mission: October 10, 2013 – Execution Labs, Montreal, QC

As part of a trade mission to pursue job growth and economic opportunity, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will be visiting Execution Labs in Montreal. The Governor has specifically identified the game industry as a target sector for collaboration, and wants to learn more about XL’s talent platform as an engine to fund and launch talented teams and hit games.

The Governor will visit XL 3:15pm on October 10th. Game development studios interested in building bonds with the Boston area game community are welcome to attend. More information here.

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