The Creative Economy Summit is a major regional event designed to increase the capacity and success of the creative industries in Western Massachusetts. This annual convening of the creative sector provides the opportunity to network, address public/private partnerships, gain business and technical skills, and access practical information about available resources. Keynoting this year’s summit is MassDiGI’s Tim Loew.
Students, particularly juniors and seniors, are welcome to join us or a day of portfolio review (and mock interviews) with game industry professionals. This free event is organized by the students in Becker IGDA.
- Friday, April 7, 11:00am to 4:00pm
- Becker College, Design Building, 45 Cedar St., Worcester, MA
Drop by our booth (#4248) at PAX East 2015 and say hello! This year we will have game demos from Wooplex, Black Hat Oculus, Cat Tsunami, Midnight Terrors and more! And, as always, we will be offering drop-in mentoring and running the Made in MA QR Quest!
You’re also welcome to join us at our panel: “Game Devs: The Next Generation, Part Two” on Saturday, March 7th at 1:00pm in the Bobcat Theatre. This panel features students from MIT, Becker College, WPI, RISD and Berklee College of Music talking about their experiences making games in our Summer Innovation Program.
Join us for the best party of the year on March 5 in Cambridge! Click here to RSVP!
Download the program here!
Pre-PAX East Made in MA Party
March 5, 2015, 6-9pm
Gold Sponsor: Disruptor Beam
Featured Community Partner: Extra Life Boston Guild
Community Partners: Boston Post Mortem/IGDA, MassTLC, Boston Fesitval of Indie Games, Women in Games Boston, MIT Enterprise Forum Games Circle, MassTech, Boston Indies, Boston Unity Group, Playcrafting Boston, IGC, Pioneer Valley Game Developers, Worcester Game Pile, Lowell Independent Game Development Meetup, Purple Monkey Game Jam, HackerRank, IGDA NH and Game Makers Guild!
Presented by MassDiGI
Indie Showcase: The Molasses Flood, Skymap Games, Part12 Studios, Skreens TV, Black Hat Oculus, Glass Knuckle Games, Asinine Games, TestTubeGames, Wooplex, Mob Made Games, Urban Electronics, Nasty Dragon Games, Idle Action Studios, Worcester Game Pile, Pioneer Valley Game Developers, Ysbryd Games, Obey and Half Glass Games
College Showcase: The EcoKids and the Paper Pests (WPI), Midnight Terrors (Becker), Xeero (WPI), Champoline (Fitchburg St.), Drifter (NEIT), Legend of Ora (Fitchburg St.), Sticky Tongue (Becker), Authentic Octopus (Wentworth), Pole Control (Becker), Hikari Michi – Light Road (WPI), Prism Wars (NEIT) and Eye Bot (Fitchburg St.)
- Free for students – email us for a promo code!
- Advance purchase – $10 + fee on Eventbrite
- At the door – $15
- Recommended 17+
- Positive ID 21+ required for cash bar
- No refunds
- Limited capacity
We will be at GDC from March 2-5. If you wish to schedule a meeting, please drop us a line. In addition, we are hosting our annual Made in MA at GDC Party on March 3. Details below.
Made in MA at GDC Party
Please join us for drinks and snacks before another long night of work. Great chance to catch up with old friends and to make new ones. RSVP required. Contact us for a promo code.
Join us for our 4th annual Game Challenge at Microsoft New England Research & Development Center in Cambridge! More information on the competition including registration details here.
Join us at one of MassDiGI’s New England-wide Making Games 101 mini-workshop series coming up this fall and winter. Stops will include locations in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut and, of course, Massachusetts. Each mini-workshop, held in partnership with local institutions and organizations, will focus on game development educational and career content for high school students. This series is underwritten by the ESA Foundation.
Drop us a line for more information!
Locations and dates*:
- Worcester Youth Leadership Institute, Becker College, Worcester, MA – 8/13/14 – registration closed
- RISD, Providence, RI – 10/8/14 – registration closed
- NH TechFest, Nashua North High School, Nashua, NH – 11/1/14 – registration closed
- SNHU, Manchester, NH – 12/6/14 – registration closed
- UConn, Digital Media & Design, Stamford, CT – 12/10/14 and 12/16/14 – registration closed
- Worcester Technical High School, Worcester, MA – 12/12/14 and 12/17/14 – registration closed
- Hampshire College, GGJ, Amherst, MA – 1/23/15 – registration closed
- Bonus – Pathways in Technology Early College High School, New York, NY – 3/18/15 – registration closed
- Champlain College, Burlington, VT – 4/28/15 – registration closed
- Maine College of Art, Portland, ME – TBD*
- Lowell High School, Lowell, MA – TBD*
* Check site for updates.
Come on down and ”Meet MassDiGI” with NUGDC – a great opportunity to network, talk games and more! All Northeastern Univ. and Boston-area game development students are welcome.
When: October 30, 2014 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Northeastern University, 108 West Village H, 440 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115
“I built a game – now what?” by Alex Engel, Disruptor Beam – Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series at Becker College: October 28, 2014 – Worcester, MA
I built a game – now what?
Alex Engel, Disruptor Beam
– Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:30 p.m. –
Game developers can be so focused on shipping a product that many forget that games actually have to go live in front of players! What is it like to ship a game? How does focus change from being in development to being live? And, what are some common perils that developers make once their game is live?
Alex Engel has been in game development for a decade, working on half a dozen major games like Eve Online, Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeon and Dragons Online, Asheron’s Call, Batman, and Game of Thrones. Currently Disruptor Beam’s Product Manager for Game of Thrones Ascent, he manages a multi-million-dollar online game with millions of players on mobile, web, and tablet.
This talk is co-sponsored by MassDiGI
Location: Becker College, Weller Academic Center, Room 210, 61 Sever St., Worcester
Click here to download the event flyer.
Join us at RISD Internship Connect at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Details here.