Announcing XP, our latest program – 12/2/20

Announcing XP, our latest program

Today, we’re happy to announce our latest effort, the MassDiGI Experience Program. Designed with both recent university graduates and current university students in mind, XP is an internship opportunity for folks who have had their early career or academic path disrupted by the pandemic and are interested in a high quality game development experience to bolster their resumes and add to their portfolios. XP is now accepting applications through January 4, 2021.

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Similar to SIP, the MassDiGI Experience Program is a competitive eleven-week virtual internship program that includes the mentoring, guidance and stipends to help teams build a game and prepare it for launch.

The first cycle of XP is scheduled to go from January 26 to April 16, 2021.

XP is funded in part through a CARES Act grant from US EDA as part of its University Center program. The program is expected to run for 4 times – XP 21.1, XP 21.2, XP 21.3 and XP 22.1. Dates related to the latter three will be determined soon.

For more information about XP, please click here.

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GAME LAUNCH: Tap into love with Fostr – 11/13/20

Tap into love with Fostr

Fostr screenshotFostr, a free and fun pet care idle game, is available for download now on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Help cute animals find their forever home in Fostr. Start off as a beginner and advance your skills in order to foster more animals – including exotic and wild ones who also need a safe and loving environment.

The mobile game was created during the 2020 MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program (SIP) as part of a special collaboration with UMass Dartmouth. The team included Jack Carpenter, Mike Correia, John Egan Marcus Johnson and Ryan Wickett from UMassD as well as Mikey Schubert from Becker College and Primrose Kirk from Berklee College of Music.

Working over the summer, the team produced a beta/near-release version of the game – watch the trailer here. From there, we brought Fostr into our Collab (FKA LiveStudio) program during the fall ’20 semester. Through Collab, more UMassD students had roles – as did others in our Becker-based marketing lab – in polishing the game and getting it ready to launch. For a roster of all the contributors to the game, check out the credit roll. You can download Fostr today for iOS and Android.

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Career workshop: October 30, 2020 – Online

At 1p, learn from Jillian Mood, president of the Canadian Gaming Expo, on how to:

    • Create a strong LinkedIn profile
    • Develop a strong resume
    • Make a great portfolio
    • Have a successful interview
    • Search for job online

Free and open to all. Email info[at]massdigidotorg for event link.

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GAME LAUNCH: Play your cards right in Pluto’s Ascent – 10/1/20

Play your cards right in Pluto’s Ascent

Pluto’s Ascent, a free and fun card-based role-playing game, is available for download now on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Compete in a tournament as Pluto, the outcast god, in a quest to redeem your honor as a true planet. Face off against other cosmic deities, grow your set of celestial skills and face your destiny in the ultimate battle against Sol himself.

The mobile game was created during the 2020 MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program (SIP) by Jack Breenfrom Framingham State, Jasmine Duerk from WPI, JD Calvelli from Brown, Lexis Harvey from Becker, Andrew Knollmeyer, Sam Shapiro from Clark by Primrose Kirk from Berklee.

Working over the summer, the team produced a beta/near-release version of the game – watch the trailer here. From there, we brought the game into our Collab (FKA LiveStudio) program at Becker during the fall ’20 semester. Through Collab, more students across a range of disciplines, including business students in our marketing lab, had roles in polishing the game and getting it ready to launch. For a roster of all the contributors to the game, check out the credit roll. You can download Pluto’s Ascent today for iOS and Android.

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GAME LAUNCH: Make way for Danger Ducklings – 9/30/20

Make way for Danger Ducklings

Danger Ducklings, a free, fun and cute puzzle game, is available for download now on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Help two ducklings get through their 9-to-5! Both ducklings go where they’re told to but they aren’t the brightest – they think every instruction given is for both of them so they both move in the same direction and the same time. It’s up to you to help them avoid hazards, perfect levels and clock out!

DDThe mobile game was created during the 2020 MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program (SIP) by John D’Amico from Becker, Sofie Levin from RISD, Arianna Sargent from Lesley, Ezra Szanton from Tufts, Cavan Vince from RIT, Alina Zheng from Wellesley and Primrose Kirk from Berklee.

Working over the summer, the team produced a beta/near-release version of the game – watch the trailer here. From there, we brought the game into our Collab (FKA LiveStudio) program at Becker during the fall ’20 semester. Through Collab, more students across a range of disciplines, including business students in our marketing lab, had roles in polishing the game and getting it ready to launch. For a roster of all the contributors to the game, check out the credit roll. You can download Danger Ducklings today for iOS and Android.

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