2016 Game Challenge Archive

The 2016 MassDiGI Game Challenge concluded on February 27. Check back in November for information and registration details about 2017.

The MassDiGI Game Challenge is a one-of-a-kind pitch competition and event that helps aspiring game developers launch new games. The 2016 Game Challenge will be held on February 26 & 27 at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, Mass. featuring industry mentors, panel discussions, keynote talks and great prizes – you won’t want to miss this!


—> COMPETITORS: Team Captains may register their teams here. Once Team Captains have registered, Team Members must register here.

—> NON-COMPETING ATTENDEES/GENERAL ADMISSION: Register for general admission here.

WORCESTER-CAMBRIDGE ROUND TRIP BUS: Information to be posted in January.

Registration for both competing teams and general admission is on a first come, first serve basis, so we encourage all interested parties to sign up as early as possible.  There is a cap to the number of teams that can enter and the number of general attendees. Competing teams are required to provide team details (team name, captain contact info, member list, etc.) and a game description during the registration process.

  • For competitors, registration closes on Feb. 12, 2016 at 5:00pm ET.
  • For non-competing attendees/general admission, registration closes on Feb. 24, 2016 at 5:00pm ET.

We encourage all potential competitors to read the competition rules in full prior to registering to ensure that you qualify.

Contact us at info(at)massdigi.org with any questions! Good luck!

The 2016 Game Challenge will feature…

Competitive Game Challenge with Great Prizes:

Enter your game concept or prototype in one of three levels (Indie, College and High School) and in one of two categories (Best Entertainment Game or Best Serious Game). Grand Prize and Category Winners will receive great prize packages – from cash and/or gift cards, experiential prizes, industry mentorship, game promotion/PR opportunities and much more. In addition, all college teams are eligible to be considered for the 2016 MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program.  Check out our list of prizes here, as well as the competition rules here.

Mentorship Program:

One of the highlights of our event has been the opportunity for teams to meet one-on-one with industry mentors to provide valuable insight  on each team’s entry. This year, participating teams will have a chance to sign-up for mentor meetings in the expertise areas of Art, Design, Business and Technology. Check out mentors to date here. Registration information for the 2016 Mentorship Program will be sent to Team Captains once capacity is reached or registration is closed.

Educational Program:

Day 1 of the Game Challenge will feature sessions to help teams fine-tune their pitch for the judging committee. Mini-sessions will focus on the topics of art, design, business and technology. See schedule for information.

Indie Game Showcase:

What would a Game Challenge be without a few games to play! The New England indie community is full of extremely talented individuals with great ideas on the cutting edge of game development. Teams and general attendees will have a chance to network with and, more importantly, play some of the great indie games created in our own backyard. Featured companies will be listed soon!

*Once capacity has been reached or registration has closed, latecomers may be added to the wait list or considered on a case by case basis. Contact us at info(at)massdigi.org for details.

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