Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Department
Office of Governor Deval L. Patrick
GOVERNOR PATRICK VISITS DIGITAL GAMES START-UP ACCELERATOR IN MONTREAL TO STRENGTHEN EMERGING VIDEO AND DIGITAL GAMING INDUSTRY
MONTREAL – Thursday, October 10, 2013 – As part of the Massachusetts – Canada Innovation Partnership Mission, Governor Deval Patrick today met with digital gaming start-up companies and industry leaders in Montreal to identify opportunities for collaboration between globally recognized digital and video game clusters in Massachusetts and Canada.
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Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray helped to officially kick off the second annual MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program with students pursuing careers in digital and video game development, and recognized the role this dynamic young organization is playing in bringing new jobs and energy to the state’s technology community.
“I am proud to have partnered with President Johnson [chair of the MassDiGI Advisory Board] and the Becker College community to advance opportunities for students pursuing careers in the state’s growing digital and video game industry,” said Lt. Gov. Murray. “Video games are a growing industry, and MassDiGI is dedicated to helping students improve their talent and help Massachusetts stay competitive in the increasingly global marketplace of the 21st Century.”
NECN’s Peter Howe talks games and entrepreneurship with 2013 MassDiGI Game Challenge winners Erik Asmussen of 82 Apps, maker of PWN, Zoe Quinn of Depression Quest and Tim Loew of MassDiGI. Watch the three video segments below or click here.