The ESA Foundation (ESAF) has awarded the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) at Becker College a $25,000 grant to expand high school student participation in the annual MassDiGI Game Challenge and launch MassDiGI 101, a series of mini workshops focused on game design and development.
“The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute is a statewide collaboration of academics and entrepreneurs dedicated to fostering the growth and development of the Massachusetts digital and video games industry. MassDiGI was established in 2011 at Becker College and is funded through a variety of mechanisms, including corporate sponsorships, in-kind support, and state and federal grants, including a recent federal grant of $1.4 million that will be used to renovate MassDiGI’s New Ventures Center at Becker College, 80 William St., Worcester.”
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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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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration has awarded $1.4 million to the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute to help create the MassDiGI New Ventures Center at Becker College. Please click here to read the press release and stories in the Boston Globe, Gamasutra, GamePolitics, MassLive, Develop, GameSpot, Polygon and Worcester Telegram.
MassDiGI SIP students show off their games at Open House.
When you are a student in Massachusetts, the opportunities for learning beyond the classroom are pretty abundant. You just need to have a clear sense of what interests you and to know where to look! Click here to read the rest of the story on VentureFizz.com.
MassDiGI’s Monty Sharma discusses E3 on NECN’s Morning Show.
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette’s College Town takes a look at the 2013 Summer Innovation Program here.
MassDiGI’s Tim Loew comments on Zynga and the resiliency of the game industry.
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.”