Save these dates! – 1/7/20

Please save the following dates!

MassDiGI Game Challenge pitch contest – Feb. 7 & 8 – registration is open through Jan. 17.

Made In MA at PAX East Party – Feb. 27 – tickets are on sale right up to the event.

MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program internships – May 19 to Aug. 16 – accepting applications through Mar. 20.

Made In MA at GDC Party – Mar. 18 (tentative) – our usual venue is not available on our preferred date so we are exploring other options including moving the event to Weds. evening. Stay tuned

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“Start-up stories” by Marco Mereu – Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series at Becker College: December 6, 2019 – Worcester, MA

Start-up stories:

Lessons learned along the way

By Marco Mereu, Framerate GM & SVP, Super League Gaming

Since 2013 Marco Mereu, a Boston-based entrepreneur, has started up three companies, Gameblyr, Roostr and Framerate, and sold the latter two – one to Chartboost in 2016 and the other to Super League Gaming in 2019. In this talk, “Start-up stories,” he’ll speak about some of the most important lessons he learned along the way.

Barrett Center, 80 William St., Worcester, MA 01609

Co-sponsored by MassDiGI

Open to the public. Seats are limited.

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GAME LAUNCH: In Carbon Dating: Green Romance, choices matter – 11/13/19

In Carbon Dating: Green Romance, choices matter

Carbon Dating: Green Romance, a free and fun visual novel, is available for download now on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

In this choice-based, environmentalism-themed, adventure game/dating sim, you play as a high school student named Alex. As Alex you have to navigate the perils of senior year while also managing your own environmental activism club. But, keep in mind that your choices matter and every decision will have repercussions in the future.

The mobile game, built in a visual novel engine, was created during the spring and fall 2019 semesters of MassDiGI’s LiveStudio course at Becker College by students Samira Al-Ayed, Nick Catalano, Savannah Gaspar, Jason Gertner, Jennifer Kindl, Xinying Lin, Drew Petersen, Nate Smith, Yukon Wainczak and Robby Williams.

You can download Carbon Dating: Green Romance today for iOS and Android.

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GAME LAUNCH: Click, clickety, click, click with Merge Critters! – 10/24/19

Click, clickety, click, click with Merge Critters!

Merge Critters, a free, fun and combining clicker, is available for download now on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Merge Critters imageA swarm of dastardly demons have attacked a planet of adorable animals! These creatures have to unite, get stronger, and fight the evil horde to take their home back! Combine two of the same animal to get a new, stronger critter! Send your creatures off to fight and bring back gold and glory, then use that to buy even stronger animals with crazy weapons. Who will you add to your army in your quest?

The mobile game was created during the 2019 MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program (SIP) by students Valeria Yang from Wellesley, Katarina Tesmer from RIT, Julian Hernandez from MIT, Gavin Camlin from Becker, Dana Hsiao from Cornell, Maddy Marzano from Emerson and Ethan Reese 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 LiveStudio program at Becker during the fall ’19 semester. Through LiveStudio, more students across a range of disciplines, including business students, 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 Merge Critters today for iOS and Android.

 

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GAME LAUNCH: Fire it up with Save the Flame! – 10/23/19

Fire it up with Save the Flame!

Save the Flame, a free, fun and high-flying runner, is available for download now on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Save the Flame imageExplore the world of Vishal as you play Omar, a young fire magic prodigy and last hope for humanity. In this endless runner, Omar is trying to take back The Flame from the ancient spirit Onii, while dodging possessed obstacle fragments, and collecting coins to help with his quest. Will you be able to save the flame, or will Onii plunge humanity into darkness forever?

The mobile game was created during the 2019 MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program (SIP) by students Angel Ortiz from Lesley, Savannah Gaspar from Becker, Sebastian Schindler from Becker, Emma Lowry from WPI, Toby Maclure-O’Reilly from LYIT, Griffin Beels from Brown and Ethan Reese 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 LiveStudio program at Becker during the fall ’19 semester. Through LiveStudio, more students across a range of disciplines, including business students, 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 Save the Flame today for iOS and Android.

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GAME LAUNCH: Play Bloom Blast! The ultimate plant puzzle game – 10/22/19

Play Bloom Blast! The ultimate plant puzzle game

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

Join Cyp the Cat as they travel the cute, colorful world of Bloom Blast in the Plantmobile. Tap the plants that customers want to complete challenges!

Bloom Blast imageThe mobile game was created during the 2019 MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program (SIP) by students Tyler Marcus from WPI, Tulani Reeves-Miller from Wellesley, Julia Krawiec from RPI, Jordan Kegler from Becker, Jamie Camera from Northeastern, Brandon Li from Brown and Ethan Reese 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 LiveStudio program at Becker during the fall ’19 semester. Through LiveStudio, more students across a range of disciplines, including business students, 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 Bloom Blast today for iOS and Android.

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GAME LAUNCH: Bop some baddies in Roller Riot – 10/21/19

Bop some baddies in Roller Riot

Roller Riot, a free, fun and fast-paced beat-em-up game, is available for download now on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Roller Riot imageCrazy cyborgs are causing chaos in the city and have made their way towards the Roller Derby District. You are the last one standing. Punch, kick and roll your way through a frenzy of different enemies hell bent on taking you down. Show them that you are a force to be reckoned with and that they chose the wrong street. And, don’t forget to use your cyber upgrades to take down more enemies!

The mobile game was created during the 2019 MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program (SIP) by students Oriana Carletto from SVA, Denis Gillespie from LYIT, Ben Aube from Becker, Jason Gertner from Becker, Amanda Saker from MECA, Sarah Ke from Mt. Holyoke and Ethan Reese 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 LiveStudio program at Becker during the fall ’19 semester. Through LiveStudio, more students across a range of disciplines, including business students, 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 Roller Riot today for iOS and Android.

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