Inaugural Pre Game Challenge a success – 12/3/18
Inaugural Pre Game Challenge a success
By Timothy Loew, Executive Director
This past Saturday MassDiGI hosted our first-ever Pre Game Challenge. The event, held on campus at Becker College’s Colleen C. Barrett Center, featured a full house on hand to listen, learn and pitch.
The crowd, made up primarily of college and university students, including those from institutions such as Becker, WPI and Baruch among others, were in the room to hear from game industry veterans Jeff Goodsill (Dailybreak CP), Rich Gallup (Otherside Entertainment) and Oleg Brodskiy (BostonFIG Fest) about what goes into a great game pitch.
After hearing some excellent advice and getting some tips, tricks and insight into the elements of a pitch, a dozen teams signed up to take part in the inaugural PGC Minute To Pitch It Contest. The contest, judged by Jeff, Rich and Oleg, featured a lot of well-constructed pitches from many talented, budding game entrepreneurs and in the end the judges chose Sliptime Sleuths by Sunburst Studio, a team from WPI, as the first place winner. In second place was another team from WPI, Gungus, Wungus & Jimmy with Cryptid College. Third place went a team from Becker with Prototype Arrow. An honorable mentioned was awarded to WPI’s Kobi D. with Bloody Mary’s.
The Pre Game Challenge was designed to give attendees a chance to hear from experts and practice pitching well in advance of our annual late winter/early spring Game Challenge. And, to that extent, the event was a great success – we can’t wait to see what’s next!