MassDiGI Game Challenge: March 1-2, 2013 – Cambridge, MA

There’s a new opportunity for those dreaming of creating the next Call of Duty or Angry Birds: The MassDiGI Game Challenge invites high school, college, and indie developers to participate in a weekend competition. For more information and to register, please click here.

Thank you to our 2013 Game Challenge sponsors – Microsoft NERDGSNOverdriver.comMuzzy Lane SoftwareRoadhouse InteractiveBecker CollegePAX EastMass. Tech. Collaborative’s Innovation InstituteAdyenGreenberg TraurigStomp GamesAdobeMorse Barnes-Brown Pendleton, and Turbine!

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“Game Change” by Walter Somol, Microsoft – Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series at Becker College: November 27, 2012 – Worcester, MA

Game Change: Where Have We Been & Where Are We Going?
November 27, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Becker College, 80 William Street, Worcester, MA

Walter Somol serves as the director of tech community outreach at Microsoft NERD, helping to grow and foster the technology community in the Greater Boston area. Before coming to Cambridge, Mr. Somol spent over five years in Redmond, WA managing one of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business Development and Publishing teams. His job in IEB included structuring and negotiating complex strategic partnerships, evaluating new business models, growing the online business via Xbox LIVE, publishing and distributing new video games, and developing and fostering long-term relationships with partners. Mr. Somol has worked with many of the top-tier Xbox 360, PC, online, and mobile publishers and developers.

Free and open to the  community.  Seating is limited.  RSVP to lectures(at)


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Plug into…the Creative Valley: November 13, 2012 – Holyoke, MA

Creatives in the Pioneer Valley – – it is time to start talking! Find out who else works in the area and what they do; network, chit chat and make new friends. This free event is hosted by Anzovin Studio and the City of Holyoke and sponsored by MassDiGI, EDC of Western Mass and Paper City Brewery. RSVP here:

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Meet MassDiGI at Northeastern University: November 1, 2012 – Boston, MA

Love games? Dig free pizza? Open to all students and faculty. Drop by the Thursday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m. at 106 West Village G, Northeastern University and hear about its programs and services including the 2013 Game Challenge and Summer Innovation Program – and learn about how you can get involved! Hosted by the NU Game Development Club, Animation Club and Creative Industries program.

Location: Becker College, Weller Academic Center, Hawk’s Nest, 61 Sever St., Worcester, MA 01609


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Meet MassDiGI & Becker IGDA Chapter Launch Event: October 18, 2012 – Worcester, MA

Love games? Dig free pizza?  Open to all students and faculty. Drop by the Thursday, October 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the Hawk’s Nest at Becker College to meet MassDiGI, hear about its programs and services including the 2013 Game Challenge and Summer Innovation Program –  and learn about how you can get involved with the brand new Student IGDA Chapter at Becker.

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Location: Becker College, Weller Academic Center, Hawk’s Nest, 61 Sever St., Worcester, MA 01609

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Boston Festival of Indies Games: September 22, 2012 – Cambridge, MA

Co-presented by the MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies, Boston Festival of Indie Games (BostonFIG) is a debut celebration of independent game development with emphasis on the New England region. Boston Festival of Indie Games seeks to support and showcase the efforts of independent game developers by providing a free public event that encourages attendees to share and interact with games in various media. Boston Festival of Indie Games is focused on creating an intersection between community, academic and independent interests in game play. For more information, please visit  Sponsored by:



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MassDiGI Education Working Group – Meet-Up: August 9, 2012 – Worcester, MA

Are you an educator who teaches game development, art, music, programming or design? Interested in course or curriculum development? Game-based learning? Working on research in the field? Is your company developing products for the space? Are you just plain curious about games and education? Faculty, teachers, professionals and researchers from college to high school to kindergarten to industry are welcome to drop by, meet colleagues, share ideas, make new friends and network. Please click here to register.

In addition to the meet-up, attendees will have a chance to visit the MassDiGi Summer Innovation Program featuring student developed projects. 18 students from 9 different colleges and universities are participating in SIP. For more information on the program, please visit the SIP pages on the website.


Becker College, Weller Academic Center, Labs 313/314, 61 Sever St., Worcester, MA 01609

Light snacks and refershments will be available.


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